2012 V8SuperTourer season

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2012 V8SuperTourer season
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The 2012 V8SuperTourer season is a motor racing championship for touring cars held in New Zealand. It began on 17 February at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and will end on 25 November at Powerbuilt Tools Raceway, Ruapuna after seven rounds. All cars use a chassis built by Paul Ceprnich of Pace Innovations in Australia, and are powered a Mosler 7-litre engine.

While the chassis and engines are the same (to provide a level playing field and hopefully allow the best drivers to succeed due to talent, not equipment), the cars can 'wear' body panels from any suitable model. So far, cars have appeared as either the Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore, but the chassis are a generic enough shape that a manufacturer such as Toyota or BMW could likely fit their bodywork to a Supertourer chassis and race as Lexus or 5-series model.

16 cars were confirmed to run in the inaugural season. The V8SuperTourer also confirmed an exclusive broadcasting deal with TV3 to screen all of the races live on the Gillette Motorsport show.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The 2012 V8SuperTourer season will consist of seven rounds:[2]

Details Results
Rnd. Race Event Circuit City / State Date Winning driver Winning team
1 1 Hampton Downs Hampton Downs Motorsport Park North Waikato, New Zealand 18 February Greg Murphy M3 Racing
2 19 February Greg Murphy M3 Racing
3 Ant Pedersen International Motorsport
2 4 Ruapuna Powerbuilt Tools Raceway Christchurch, New Zealand 7 April Fabian Coulthard M3 Racing
5 8 April Fabian Coulthard M3 Racing
6 John McIntyre John McIntyre Racing
3 7 Manfeild Manfeild Autocourse Feilding, New Zealand 28 April Jonny Reid International Motorsport
8 29 April Jonny Reid International Motorsport
9 Greg Murphy M3 Racing
4 10 Mike Pero 250 Hampton Downs Motorsport Park North Waikato, New Zealand 2 June Scott McLaughlin MPC Motorsport
11 3 June Scott McLaughlin MPC Motorsport
12 Scott McLaughlin MPC Motorsport
5 13 Fathers Day 400 Taupo Motorsport Park Taupo, New Zealand 2 September Nick Cassidy
Jack Perkins
M3 Racing
14 Scott McLaughlin
Jonathon Webb
MPC Motorsport
6 15 Pukekohe 500 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand 28 October Scott McLaughlin
Jonathon Webb
MPC Motorsport
16 Greg Murphy
Jack Perkins
M3 Racing
17 Greg Murphy
Jack Perkins
M3 Racing
7 18 Mike Pero Real Estate 350 Powerbuilt Tools Raceway Christchurch, New Zealand 25 November Scott McLaughlin
Jonathon Webb
MPC Motorsport
19 Daniel Gaunt
Andrew Waite
Tasman Motorsports

Key:

  Race forms part of the V8 SuperTourers Championship.
  Race forms part of the V8 SuperTourers Championship and the Endurance Series.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers will compete during the 2012 V8SuperTourer season.[3][4]

Team No Driver Co-driver Vehicle Rounds
International Motorsport 2 New Zealand Jonny Reid[5] New Zealand Wade Cunningham[6] Ford FG Falcon All
96 New Zealand Ant Pedersen[7] New Zealand Matt Halliday[6]
Australia Alex Davison[8]
32 New Zealand Mitch Cunningham[9] Australia Dean Canto[9] 5–7
Knight Motorsport 5 New Zealand Andy Knight[10] Ford FG Falcon 1–4
Edgell Performance Racing 8 New Zealand Tim Edgell[11] New Zealand Nick Chester[12]
New Zealand Chris van der Drift[13]
Holden VE Commodore All
MPC Motorsport 12 Australia Geoff Emery[14][15] Austria Christian Klien[16]
Australia Steve Owen[17]
Holden VE Commodore 1–2, 4–7
93 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia Jonathon Webb[18]
M3 Racing 10 New Zealand Richard Moore[10] Australia Owen Kelly[19] Holden VE Commodore All
15 New Zealand Paul Manuell[20][21] New Zealand Scott Harrison[22]
New Zealand John Penny[22] 1
51 New Zealand Greg Murphy
New Zealand Fabian Coulthard[23]
New Zealand Nick Cassidy[24]
Australia Jack Perkins[25]
AV8 Motorsport 22 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner[26]

New Zealand Gene Rollinson[27]

Australia Paul Morris[28]
New Zealand Andy Booth[29]
Holden VE Commodore All
23 New Zealand Andy Booth[20][30] Australia Tony D'Alberto[31]
M2 Racing 26 New Zealand Simon McLennan[32] New Zealand Craig Innes[33]
Australia Cameron Waters[34]
Holden VE Commodore 5–7
PSR Racing 27 New Zealand Craig Baird[35]
Australia George Miedecke[36]
New Zealand Chris Pither[37]
Ford FG Falcon All
Tasman Motorsports Group 31 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt[38] New Zealand Andrew Waite[39] Ford FG Falcon 4–7
John McIntyre Racing 47 New Zealand John McIntyre[10] New Zealand Jono Lester[40] Ford FG Falcon All
556
70
New Zealand Steven Richards[41] New Zealand William Bamber[42]
New Zealand Scott Harrison[43]
New Zealand Dominic Storey[44]
Racing Projects 66 New Zealand Colin Corkery[45] Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen[46] Ford FG Falcon 1–3, 5–7
Eddie Bell Racing 69 New Zealand Eddie Bell Australia Luke Youlden[47]

New Zealand William Bamber[27]

Ford FG Falcon All
Farmer Racing Services[48] 99 New Zealand Kayne Scott[48] New Zealand Simon Evans[49] Holden VE Commodore All
Angus Fogg Racing 247 New Zealand Angus Fogg[50] New Zealand Hugh Gardiner[51] Holden VE Commodore 4–7

Notes:

  • ^1 – Scott Harrison will be Paul Manuell's co-driver for Round 5 at Taupo, and John Penny will be driving with Manuell at Pukekohe and Ruapuna.

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers Championship[edit]

Sprint Championship[edit]

Pos Driver HAM RUA MAN HAM Pts
R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3
1 John McIntyre 9th 6th 2nd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 7th 2nd 5th 3rd 8th 2555
2 Jonny Reid 4th 2nd 9th 3rd 2nd 10th 1st 1st 5th 3rd Ret 4th 2334
3 Scott McLaughlin 10th 15th 3rd Ret 7th 15th 1st 1st 1st 2055
4 Andy Booth 3rd 4th 11th 7th 8th 4th Ret 5th 12th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1958
5 Greg Murphy 1st 1st 7th 3rd 3rd 1st 4th 5th 3rd 1742
6 Kayne Scott 2nd 3rd 13th 6th 5th 5th 10th 10th 7th 6th 10th Ret 1695
7 Ant Pedersen 8th 9th 1st 5th 6th 6th 4th 6th 9th Ret 14th 6th 1661
8 Craig Baird 5th DNF 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 6th 9th 8th Ret 7th Ret 1604
9 Steven Richards 13th 10th 4th 11th 9th 7th 8th 4th 6th 10th 15th 10th 1553
10 Andre Heimgartner 16th 13th 5th 8th 13th 11th 12th 8th 13th 8th 4th 5th 1461
11 Andy Knight 6th 7th 8th 12th Ret Ret 7th 2nd 10th 9th 6th 7th 1277
12 Richard Moore 12th 11th Ret 10th 12th 14th 13th 11th 3rd Ret Ret 13th 1220
13 Paul Manuell 11th 8th Ret 14th 11th 12th 9th Ret 4th 7th 12th 9th 1184
14 Eddie Bell 7th 5th 12th 15th 10th 8th 5th 12th 11th 11th 9th Ret 1039
15 Geoff Emery 15th 12th 10th 9th 14th 9th 12th 11th 12th 639
16 Fabian Coulthard 1st 1st 2nd 757
17 Daniel Gaunt 14th 8th 11th 570
18 Colin Corkery 14th 14th Ret 13th Ret 13th 11th Ret Ret 439
19 Angus Fogg 13th 13th 14th 302
20 Mitch Cunningham 185
21 Simon McLennan 144
22 Tim Edgell 124
23 Gene Rollinson 0
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Endurance Championship[edit]

Pos. Drivers Team TAU PUK RUA Pts.
R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2
1 New Zealand Nick Cassidy (Taupo)
New Zealand Greg Murphy (Pukekohe & Ruapuna)
Australia Jack Perkins
Mike Pero Racing 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 13th 5th 1852
2 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Australia Jonathon Webb
MPC Motorsport 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 15th 1803
3 New Zealand Richard Moore
Australia Owen Kelly
M3 Racing 4th 4th 4th 4th 3rd 10th 13th 1220
4 New Zealand Daniel Gaunt
New Zealand Andrew Waite
Tasman Motorsports Group 6th 14th 7th 3rd 5th Ret 1st 1162
5 New Zealand Ant Pedersen
New Zealand Matt Halliday (Taupo & Pukekohe)
Australia Alex Davison (Ruapuna)
International Motorsport 18th 8th 6th 6th 7th 8th 4th 1068
6 New Zealand Craig Baird (Taupo)
Australia George Miedecke (Pukekohe & Ruapuna)
New Zealand Chris Pither
PSR Racing 8th 7th 10th 12th 11th 3rd 10th 976
7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
New Zealand Gene Rollinson (Pukekohe R2 & R3)
Australia Paul Morris
New Zealand Andy Booth (Pukekohe R2 & R3)
AV8 Motorsport 5th Ret 8th 11th 6th 9th 11th 856
8 New Zealand Steven Richards
New Zealand William Bamber (Taupo)
New Zealand Scott Harrison (Pukekohe)
New Zealand Dominic Storey (Ruapuna)
John McIntyre Racing 7th 9th 14th Ret 9th 7th 8th 795
9 New Zealand Mitch Cunningham
Australia Dean Canto
International Motorsport 10th 15th 13th 8th 13th 4th 16th 779
10 New Zealand Andy Booth
Australia Tony D'Alberto
AV8 Motorsport 9th 11th 5th DNS DNS 2nd 14th 777
11 New Zealand John McIntyre
New Zealand Jono Lester
John McIntyre Racing 3rd 3rd 18th 7th 14th DNS DNS 771
12 Australia Geoff Emery
Austria Christian Klien (Taupo)
Australia Steve Owen (Pukekohe & Ruapuna)
MPC Motorsport 17th 12th 15th 5th 15th Ret 2nd 755
13 New Zealand Kayne Scott
New Zealand Simon Evans
Farmer Racing Services Ret 5th 3rd 15th 4th DNS DNS 728
14 New Zealand Simon McLennan
New Zealand Craig Innes (Taupo)
Australia Cameron Waters (Pukekohe & Ruapuna)
M2 Motorsport 12th 18th 17th 13th 10th 5th 12th 692
15 New Zealand Jonny Reid
New Zealand Wade Cunningham
International Motorsport 13th 6th 9th 14th 16th 11th 17th 690
16 New Zealand Angus Fogg
New Zealand Hugh Gardiner
Angus Fogg Racing 14th 17th 12th 10th 12th 12th 9th 659
17 New Zealand Paul Manuell
New Zealand Scott Harrison (Taupo)
New Zealand John Penny (Pukekohe & Ruapuna)
M3 Racing 15th 13th 11th 9th 8th Ret 6th 608
18 New Zealand Tim Edgell
New Zealand Nick Chester (Taupo)
New Zealand Chris van der Drift (Pukekohe & Ruapuna)
Edgell Performance Racing 16th 16th 16th Ret DNS Ret 3rd 429
19 New Zealand Eddie Bell
Australia Luke Youlden (Taupo & Ruapuna)
New Zealand William Bamber (Pukekohe)
Eddie Bell Racing Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 6th 7th 336
20 New Zealand Colin Corkery
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Racing Projects 11th 10th Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 221
Pos. Drivers Team R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 Pts.
TAU PUK RUA
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

See also[edit]

V8SuperTourer

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