2013 International V8 Supercars Championship

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2013 International V8 Supercars Championship season
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Support series:
Dunlop Series
Jamie Whincup, the defending drivers' champion,[1] won his fifth consecutive title.
Triple Eight Race Engineering—competing as Red Bull Racing Australia—won the teams' championship for the fourth consecutive season.

The 2013 International V8 Supercars Championship[2][3] was an FIA-sanctioned international motor racing series for V8 Supercars that was based in Australia. It was the fifteenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the seventeenth series in which V8 Supercars contested the premier Australian touring car title. The championship was contested over thirty-six races,[4][5][N 1] starting with the Clipsal 500 Adelaide on 2 March 2013,[6] and finishing with the Sydney 500 on 8 December.[7] The series' calendar also expanded, travelling to the United States for the first time for a race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.[8]

The 2013 season saw the introduction of the "New Generation V8 Supercar", a revision to the regulations which were designed to cut costs and to make the series more attractive to new manufacturers.[9] Nissan and Mercedes-Benz entered the series,[10][11] with four Nissan Altimas being prepared by Kelly Racing and three Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs being run by Erebus Motorsport — who purchased Stone Brothers Racing during the off-season — respectively.[12][13] Holden teams competed with the new VF Commodore, which replaces the VE model,[14] whilst Ford continued to use the FG Falcon, which had been raced since 2009, but built to New Generation V8 Supercar specifications for the 2013 season.

Jamie Whincup started the season as the defending drivers' champion.[1] The team for which he drives, Triple Eight Race Engineering, are the defending teams' champions. Whincup successfully defended his title, winning eleven of the season's thirty-six races and scoring a record-breaking thirteen pole positions. His team-mate Craig Lowndes finished second in the championship for the third consecutive season, giving Triple Eight Race Engineering its fourth consecutive Teams Championship win. Ford Performance Racing driver Will Davison finished the season in third place. Rick Kelly finished the highest of the Nissan drivers, in fourteenth place, while Lee Holdsworth ended the season in twentieth to be the highest placed Erebus Motorsport driver.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed during the 2013 championship:

Season entries Endurance entries
Team Vehicle No. Drivers Events Co-drivers Events
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore[14] 1 Australia Jamie Whincup[15] All Australia Paul Dumbrell[16] 10–12
10 N/A N/A Sweden Mattias Ekström[17]
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx[17]
11
888 Australia Craig Lowndes[18] All Australia Warren Luff[19] 10–12
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore[14] 2 Australia Garth Tander[20] All Australia Nick Percat[21] 10–12
22 Australia James Courtney[22] 1–13 New Zealand Greg Murphy[21] 10–12
Australia Nick Percat[23] 14
Walkinshaw Racing (HRT) 66 Australia Russell Ingall[24] All Australia Ryan Briscoe[25] 10–12
Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VF Commodore[14] 3 Australia Tony D'Alberto All New Zealand Jonny Reid[26] 10–12
Erebus Motorsport[27] Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG[28] 4 Australia Lee Holdsworth[29] All New Zealand Craig Baird[30] 10–12
9 Germany Maro Engel[31] All Australia Steven Johnson[32] 10–12
James Rosenberg Racing (Erebus) 47 Australia Tim Slade[33] All Australia Andrew Thompson[34]
Australia David Brabham[35]
10–11
12
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon[36] 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom[37] All New Zealand Steven Richards[38] 10–12
6 Australia Will Davison[39][40] All Australia Steve Owen[38] 10–12
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing[41] (FPR) 18 Australia Alex Davison[41] All New Zealand John McIntyre[42] 10–12
Rod Nash Racing (FPR) 55 Australia David Reynolds[40] All Australia Dean Canto[38] 10–12
Nissan Motorsport[43][N 2] Nissan Altima L33[43] 7 Australia Todd Kelly[12] All Australia David Russell[44] 10–12
15 Australia Rick Kelly[12] All Australia Karl Reindler[44] 10–12
36 Australia Michael Caruso[43][45] All New Zealand Daniel Gaunt[46] 10–12
360 Australia James Moffat[43][45] All Australia Taz Douglas[46] 10–12
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore[14] 8 Australia Jason Bright[47] All Australia Andrew Jones[48] 10–12
14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard[47] All Australia Luke Youlden[49] 10–12
Britek Motorsport (BJR) 21 Australia David Wall[50] All New Zealand Chris Pither[51] 10–12
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon[52] 12 New Zealand Jonny Reid[53] 1–3 Australia Dale Wood[54] 10–12
Australia Chaz Mostert[55] 4–14
17 Australia Tim Blanchard[56] All Australia Ashley Walsh[54] 10–12
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore[14] 19 Australia Jonathon Webb[57] All Germany Marc Lieb[58] 10–12
97 New Zealand Shane Van Gisbergen[59] All Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen[58] 10–12
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore[14] 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[60][61] All Australia Jack Perkins[62] 10–12
34 France Alexandre Prémat[61][63] All Australia Greg Ritter[62] 10–12
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore[14] 80 Australia Scott Pye[64] 1–2, 4–14[N 3] Australia Paul Morris[67] 10–12
88 Australia Dean Fiore[68] All New Zealand Matt Halliday[67] 10–12
Entries with a grey background were wildcard entries which only competed in the Bathurst 1000

Team changes[edit]

Driver changes[edit]

Mid-season changes[edit]

Scheduled events[edit]

The 2013 calendar was released on 15 October 2012.[89] The season consisted of thirty-six races to be held at fourteen venues in Australia, New Zealand and the United States,[90] plus an additional non-championship event that was held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in support of the 2013 Australian Grand Prix.[91]

Event. Event name Circuit Location Format Date
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 2 2–3 March
2 Tasmania Tasmania Microsoft Office 365 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania S 6–7 April
3 New Zealand ITM 400 Auckland[5] Pukekohe Park Raceway[92] Pukekohe, New Zealand 4 13–14 April
4 Western Australia Chill Perth 360[93] Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia S 4–5 May
5 United States Austin 400[94] Circuit of the Americas Austin, Texas, USA 4 18–19 May
6 Northern Territory Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory S 15–16 June
7 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 2 6–7 July
8 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 360 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland S 27–28 July
9 Victoria (Australia) Winton 360 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria S 24–25 August
10 Victoria (Australia) Wilson Security Sandown 500[95] Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria E 15 September
11 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales E 13 October
12 Queensland Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland E 26–27 October
13 Victoria (Australia) Sargent Security Phillip Island 360 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria S 23–24 November
14 New South Wales Sydney NRMA Motoring & Services 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 2 7–8 December
Sources:[89][90]
Icon Meaning
2 Two races
4 Four races
E Endurance race
S 60/60 Sprint race

Calendar changes[edit]

The series travelled to the United States of America for the first time in 2013, with the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas hosting the Austin 400.[96]

Format changes[edit]

  • The events at Symmons Plains, Barbagallo, Hidden Valley, Queensland Raceway, Winton and Phillip Island all featured a new three-race format, dubbed the "60/60 Sprint" format. The Saturday race was 120-kilometres in length but split into two 60-kilometre halves with a fifteen-minute break in between to allow teams the opportunity to service their cars. The starting grid for the second half of the race was determined by the finishing order of the first half of the race. The remaining two races were then held on Sunday at 100-kilometres in length each.[103] Originally, a driver who finished one lap down in the first half would remain one lap down at the start of the second half of the race. This was changed following the Symmons Plains event, with drivers who were a lap down at the end of the first half gaining the lap back for the second half.[104]
  • Teams were no longer required to compete with a co-driver from an international racing series for the Gold Coast 600. Instead, teams were free to partner each of their drivers with any co-driver they choose, and allowed to enter the same co-drivers for the Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600.[105] The drivers with the most points from the three endurance races received the "Endurance Cup", a new trophy introduced for 2013.[106]

Rule changes[edit]

New Generation V8 Supercar[edit]

The New Generation V8 Supercar (originally Car of the Future) project was first announced in 2008, when a working group was established to explore options for the long-term future of the category. The study found that in the fifteen years since the category had been restricted to a two manufacturers, the costs of building and racing with a competitive car had doubled, with some estimates putting the cost as high as A$600,000 per car, per season.[107][108]

The Car of the Future program was created to address this, aiming to reduce running costs to A$250,000. This was achieved through the use of "control" parts; where teams had previously been charged with designing and developing their own parts, the Car of the Future regulations called for these parts to be built independently and to a set specification. The basic chassis and roll cage, differential, brakes, cooling and fuel systems and rear suspension were all changed to control parts.[109]

The category also introduced a larger fuel tank to combat the phenomenon of "economy racing" whereby drivers would be forced to drive conservatively late in the race so as to preserve enough fuel to reach the finish. The larger tanks and a restructuring of event formats to include more compulsory pit stops instead allowed drivers to push as hard as they pleased until the end of the race.[110]

Manufacturers were free to develop their own aerodynamic aids to suit their cars, which were then put through a rigorous system of parity testing so as to refine the aerodynamics of each model of car so as to prevent one model from having a distinct advantage over the others. Finally, manufacturers were also given the option of using "generic" engines developed by the category and re-badged to reflect the manufacturer using them[111]—though as the season started, no manufacturers had elected to do so—or developing their own engines, which would be built to specifications and then be subject to a process of homologation to ensure that all engines developed by the manufacturer would be identical. In order to ensure the cars can remain competitive, the process of homologation only applies to the basic engine platform, which teams will be free to develop over the course of the season.[76]

With the requirement that all teams build brand-new cars for the 2013 season, most of the cars that were raced in 2011 and 2012 were sold to teams competing in the V8 Development Series, the second-tier category for V8 Supercars.[112][113][114]

In November 2013 the Car of the Future was officially renamed the New Generation V8 Supercar.[115]

Event summaries[edit]

Clipsal 500 Adelaide[edit]

The first race of the season took place on the streets of Adelaide and saw Triple Eight Race Engineering emerge with a firm hold on the championship lead. Craig Lowndes won the first of the two races after pole-sitter Shane Van Gisbergen made a poor start and ultimately retired from the race. Will Davison finished second, with reigning drivers' champion Jamie Whincup completing the podium.[116] Van Gisbergen claimed pole in the second race and went on to win by two seconds ahead of Whincup.[117] Lowndes recovered from a poor qualifying session to finish third, giving him a twelve-point championship lead over Whincup, and a thirty-one point lead over Davison in third place. Rick Kelly achieved a best finish of eleventh place for Nissan in the first race, whilst the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs prepared by Erebus Motorsport struggled throughout the weekend, with Tim Slade recording a best result of fifteenth place.[116]

Tasmania Microsoft Office 365[edit]

Brad Jones Racing won all three of the races at the next event of the championship in Tasmania. Fabian Coulthard secured his maiden V8 Supercars race win in the first race,[118] while Jason Bright took his first race win since the 2011 Winton 300 when he won the second race.[119] Coulthard took a second win in the third and final race.[120] Craig Lowndes lost the championship lead after an altercation with Shane Van Gisbergen in the first race that saw Lowndes spin and puncture a tyre, leaving him to finish the race in twenty-sixth position, and Whincup gained the championship lead by finishing on the podium in the first race.[118] David Reynolds and Scott Pye were involved in separate accidents over the course of the meeting, the latter of which ruled Pye out of the next event in New Zealand.[119][121]

ITM 400 Auckland[edit]

Main article: 2013 ITM 400 Auckland

The next event in New Zealand saw four different winners in four races. Scott McLaughlin became the youngest person to win a V8 Supercar race when he took his maiden victory in the first race as pole-sitter Jamie Whincup struggled with tyre problems at the start.[122] Whincup survived a chaotic second race—in which Fabian Coulthard jumped the start; Shane Van Gisbergen, Jason Bright and James Courtney all left the circuit at high speed; and Mark Winterbottom collided with Whincup whilst trying to pass for the lead on the last lap—to take his first win of the season.[123] A rare mistake from Whincup saw him run wide in the third race, which was won by Will Davison, also in his—and Ford's—first win of the season.[124] Jason Bright won the fourth race, and with it the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy, as he scored the most points over the four races.[125] Whincup's tyre problems in the first race and off-track excursion in the third meant that he lost the lead of the championship to Will Davison, whose lead was further established when Whincup was penalised fifteen points for an unsportsmanlike pass in the third race.[124]

Chill Perth 360[edit]

Main article: 2013 Chill Perth 360

Triple Eight Race Engineering performed a clean sweep of the fourth event of the series at Barbagallo Raceway, with Craig Lowndes winning the 60/60 sprint race on Saturday. This was Lowndes' ninety-first career race win, breaking Mark Skaife's record of ninety wins.[126] Jamie Whincup went on to win the following two races, and also took pole position for the first and third races; Jason Bright qualified on pole for the second.[127][128] Whincup's wins, coupled with a second place in the first race, allowed him to take the championship lead back from Will Davison, who suffered a puncture in the first race.[126] James Moffat provided Nissan Motorsport with three top ten results, continuing the team's strong form from New Zealand.[128] Engine upgrades for Erebus Motorsport saw the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs find pace, with Maro Engel giving the team its first top ten qualifying result.[129] Chaz Mostert, replacing Jonny Reid at Dick Johnson Racing, made a strong championship debut, finishing in the top fifteen in all three races.[130] The Saturday race saw a major incident involving Scott Pye, who was launched into the air sideways and landed heavily in the infield after he made contact with Rick Kelly and Garth Tander coming onto the back straight during the first race. Pye was uninjured and the car undamaged and the team was able to continue racing throughout the weekend.[126]

Austin 400[edit]

Main article: 2013 Austin 400

Triple Eight Race Engineering dominated V8 Supercars' first foray into the United States, with Jamie Whincup winning three of the four races at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas. Fabian Coulthard denied Whincup a clean sweep of the event when he won the third race. Whincup later caused controversy when he claimed that "external factors" had inspired an unorthodox penalty that he, Coulthard and Craig Lowndes were given for breaching safety car regulations in the third race,[131] implying that the penalty had been applied to allow a different driver to win the race. Elsewhere, Rick Kelly demonstrated the Nissan Altima L33's development by securing four top-ten finishes, whilst James Moffat claimed an extra top-ten finish for the marque in the second race. Erebus Motorsport, on the other hand, continued their difficult introduction to V8 Supercars, spending most of the weekend outside the top twenty.

Skycity Triple Crown[edit]

David Reynolds took the second pole position of his career at Hidden Valley Raceway and despite leading the 60/60 Sprint race at the halfway mark, contact with Mark Winterbottom robbed him of the chance to take his maiden victory. Jamie Whincup went on to win the race ahead of Shane Van Gisbergen, who had spent most of practice struggling with mechanical problems, and James Courtney. Courtney claimed his first pole position since the Winton event in the 2010 season for the second race, whilst Reynolds bounced back from his difficulties in the sprint race to take pole again. Winterbottom recovered from the Saturday incident to win the second race from Courtney and Craig Lowndes, while Lowndes would win the third race ahead of Winterbottom and Reynolds. Whincup was given a drive-through penalty in the third race for spinning his wheels while the car was in the air, allowing Lowndes to close the points gap in the championship. James Rosenberg Racing's Tim Slade demonstrated a reversal of fortunes for the Mercedes AMG E63 teams, finishing in the top ten in the first race and qualifying inside the top ten for the second and third races. However, his luck ran out on the first lap in the third race when he was involved in a multi-car accident which caused a red flag and eliminated himself, Lee Holdsworth, Alex Davison, Dean Fiore, David Wall, Alexandre Prémat and James Moffat. Scott McLaughlin, Jason Bright, Fabian Coulthard and Russell Ingall were also involved in the crash but were able to take part in the restarted race. German driver Maro Engel scored a career-best ninth place in the third race, capitalising on the first lap crash.

Sucrogen Townsville 400[edit]

The seventh event in Townsville saw mixed results. Series veteran Russell Ingall made his 226th championship event start, breaking John Bowe's record of 225, and used the number 226 in celebration of the achievement.[132] Shane Van Gisbergen continued his strong street circuit form from Adelaide, taking pole position for the Saturday race. However, a penalty from a pit lane infringement dropped him down the order. The Ford Performance Racing duo of Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom were able to capitalise on this and take a one-two finish ahead of Brad Jones Racing's Fabian Coulthard.[133] Winterbottom took pole for the second race on Sunday but lost out on strategy, after many drivers pitted during an early safety car to do a double stint on soft tyres. The Holden Racing Team utilised this strategy to finish first and second, their first win since the 2011 Bathurst 1000, with Garth Tander leading James Courtney. Van Gisbergen rounded out the podium while Winterbottom finished fourth.[134] Championship leaders Triple Eight Race Engineering endured a difficult weekend, with both Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes qualifying outside of the top ten for the first race. Lowndes was able to recover to fourth using an alternative strategy while Whincup finished seventh. The team was not able to recover over night, with Lowndes and Whincup finishing seventh and eleventh respectively on Sunday.[135] Lowndes was able to take 48 points out of Whincup's championship lead, bringing it down from 159 to 111 points. Erebus Motorsport again finished in the top ten, with Tim Slade finishing eighth on Sunday. The Sunday race also saw Tony D'Alberto equal his career-best result with a sixth place while Ingall returned to the top ten with a fifth.[134]

Coates Hire Ipswich 360[edit]

Triple Eight Race Engineering returned to form at Queensland Raceway, with Jamie Whincup winning the 60/60 Sprint race from pole position ahead of Scott McLaughlin and Mark Winterbottom.[136] The race featured several incidents, firstly with Whincup's teammate Craig Lowndes touching the rear of Winterbottom's car on the first lap and causing both Winterbottom and Fabian Coulthard to lose positions.[137] Todd Kelly had separate altercations with David Wall and Chaz Mostert, with Wall and Mostert coming off worse in each incident. Lee Holdsworth was forced out of the race after contact with Dean Fiore and Michael Caruso.[136] Whincup again took pole for the second race but was beaten by McLaughlin for the race win, with James Courtney finishing third.[138] The final race featured tyre problems which affected many drivers: Whincup, McLaughlin, Courtney, Garth Tander, Alex Davison and David Wall all had punctures which dropped them down the order. In just his fifteenth race, Chaz Mostert of Dick Johnson Racing won the race from second on the grid, ahead of pole-sitter Will Davison and Winterbottom. It was the first victory for Dick Johnson Racing since November 2010.[139]

Winton 360[edit]

Main article: 2013 Winton 360

James Moffat took his first win and the maiden victory for Nissan Motorsport in the 60/60 Sprint race at Winton, Nissan's first win in an Australian Touring Car Championship or V8 Supercar race since 1992. His teammate Michael Caruso, who led the first half of the race, finished in second with Jason Bright completing the podium for Brad Jones Racing.[140] Controversy surrounded Moffat's victory, however, as the two Nissans used an E70 fuel blend (compared to the usual E85) in an effort to evaluate its potential in balancing fuel economy between the engines used by Nissan and Erebus Motorsport and those used by Ford and Holden.[141] Championship leader and pole-sitter Jamie Whincup encountered a gearbox problem while leading, forcing his retirement.[140] Whincup's troubles continued in the second race, involved in a first lap crash after qualifying poorly. The crash also affected Caruso, Alex Davison, Russell Ingall, Alexandre Prémat and Garth Tander. Mark Winterbottom won the race for Ford Performance Racing, ahead of pole-sitter Bright and James Courtney.[142] Courtney started on pole for the final race and went on to win ahead of Fabian Coulthard and Chaz Mostert. The race saw differing strategies with many drivers pitting for fresh tyres during a late safety car period and then making their way through the field.[143]

Wilson Security Sandown 500[edit]

Jamie Whincup and Triple Eight Race Engineering recovered from their troubles at Winton to win the Sandown 500, with Paul Dumbrell co-driving the winning car. The win came despite a drive-through penalty for spinning the rear wheels while the car was jacked up during a pit stop. The pair finished ahead of their teammates Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff and the pole-sitting Ford Performance Racing car of Will Davison and Steve Owen. Erebus Motorsport achieved its best result of the season, with Lee Holdsworth and Craig Baird taking their E63 AMG to fourth place. Ashley Walsh, driving with Tim Blanchard for Dick Johnson Racing, had a major accident at the end of the back straight on lap 35, significantly damaging the car.[144]

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000[edit]

An intense finish to the race saw Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards win the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for Ford Performance Racing. It was Winterbottom's and the team's first victory in the race, while Richards won his third and Ford won their first since 2008. The winners of the Sandown 500, Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell, finished second after Winterbottom and Whincup fought for the lead in the final stint, with their Triple Eight Race Engineering teammates Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff in third. Scott Pye achieved his best result of the season, finishing sixth with Paul Morris, while the wildcard entry of Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekström performed strongly to finish in tenth. The race was the quickest in history at six hours, eleven minutes and twenty-seven seconds with only two safety car periods. The first was to allow the clean-up of debris after David Russell struck a kangaroo at Griffins Bend while a heavy crash for Greg Murphy at Reid Park brought about the second safety car period.[145] Despite finishing second, Whincup extended his championship over Lowndes by eighteen points, while Winterbottom overtook teammate Will Davison for third in the standings.

Armor All Gold Coast 600[edit]

The twelfth event on the Gold Coast saw Craig Lowndes take the championship lead from Triple Eight Race Engineering teammate Jamie Whincup after Whincup and co-driver Paul Dumbrell failed to finish the Saturday race, with Dumbrell causing a heavy crash for Greg Murphy before suffering a drive-train failure. Lowndes and co-driver Warren Luff won the race from pole ahead of Shane Van Gisbergen and Jeroen Bleekemolen, the first Dutchman to stand on a V8 Supercar podium, and Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards.[146] David Reynolds won the first race of his career in the Sunday race, with he and co-driver Dean Canto winning from pole. Fabian Coulthard and Luke Youlden finished second ahead of Russell Ingall and Ryan Briscoe, Briscoe's first podium finish and Ingall's first since 2009. James Courtney and Murphy looked set to take victory until a steering problem put them out of the race.[147] Whincup and Dumbrell finished fourth while Lowndes and Luff were eighth, leaving Lowndes with a six-point championship lead. Lowndes and Luff won the Endurance Cup ahead of Whincup and Dumbrell and Winterbottom and Richards.[148]

Sargent Security Phillip Island 360[edit]

The Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander took his second win of the season in the 60/60 Sprint race at Phillip Island, ahead of Fabian Coulthard and Alex Davison, who scored his first podium of the season. The race included on a controversial incident between Craig Lowndes and Mark Winterbottom, who came together while battling for the lead on the last lap of the first half of the race, resulting in the pair dropping to fifteenth and fifth places respectively. Other incidents during the first half allowed Jamie Whincup, who had qualified poorly, to move up to sixth place. Whincup would go on to finish fourth in the race to retake the championship lead while Winterbottom finished fifth and Lowndes recovered to eighth.[149] The race was marred my a major accident involving Alexandre Prémat and James Courtney. Prémat had a tyre failure going into turn three before sliding across the damp grass and hitting the driver's door of Courtney's car, causing significant damage to both cars while Courtney also suffered slight tissue damage on his right leg.[150] Triple Eight Race Engineering dominated Sunday's races, with Lowndes winning the first race ahead of teammate Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen.[151] Whincup went on to win the final race ahead of Winterbottom and Lowndes. This left Whincup with a 20 point lead over Lowndes in the championship heading into the final round, with Winterbottom 124 points off the lead.[152]

Sydney NRMA Motoring and Services 500[edit]

Championship standings[edit]

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded for each race at an event, to the driver/s of a car that completed at least 75% of the race distance and was running at the completion of the race, up to a maximum of 300 points per event.

Event
format
Position, points per race
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th
Single-race 300 276 258 240 222 204 192 180 168 156 144 138 132 126 120 114 108 102 96 90 84 78 72 66 60 54 48 42 36
Two-race 150 138 129 120 111 102 96 90 84 78 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 N/A
Three-race 100 92 86 80 74 68 64 60 56 52 48 46 44 42 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14
Four-race 75 69 64 60 55 51 48 45 42 39 36 34 33 31 30 28 27 25 24 22 21 19 18 16 15 13 12 10

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
PUK
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
COTA
United States
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
1 Jamie Whincup 1 3 2 2 4 5 26 1 24 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 5 19 7 11 1 2 25 Ret Ret 13 1 2 Ret 4 4 2 1 1 3 45 3094
2 Craig Lowndes 888 1 3 26 10 11 3 16 4 9 1 8 2 2 2 2 5 26 3 1 4 7 4 12 6 21 12 10 2 3 1 8 8 1 3 15 5 70 2966
3 Will Davison 6 2 6 6 5 6 7 2 1 5 14 5 4 4 9 12 Ret Ret 4 7 1 10 6 9 2 6 7 6 3 7 6 9 17 8 6 5 7 25 2799
4 Mark Winterbottom 5 Ret 5 3 6 2 19 13 23 24 3 3 12 8 6 7 6 22 1 2 2 4 3 10 3 4 1 17 6 1 3 18 5 7 2 Ret 6 0 2793
5 Shane Van Gisbergen 97 Ret 1 7 12 9 4 6 2 11 9 7 6 26 5 5 3 2 8 6 17 3 12 17 11 13 5 5 12 11 2 Ret 7 3 10 3 1 25 2508
6 Fabian Coulthard 14 19 Ret 1 3 1 5 10 3 4 27 4 7 3 3 1 2 12 7 13 3 17 11 4 5 7 8 2 7 16 Ret 2 2 5 5 19 15 30 2501
7 Jason Bright 8 22 Ret 4 1 4 2 4 6 1 4 2 3 12 21 8 7 8 13 10 5 16 7 5 7 3 2 Ret 24 5 DNS 15 24 23 4 4 2 15 2381
8 Garth Tander 2 7 Ret 5 2 10 6 3 5 2 19 11 9 5 13 6 4 13 9 5 8 1 8 11 21 8 23 4 22 4 18 7 1 10 15 14 Ret 0 2322
9 David Reynolds 55 20 Ret 14 Ret 24 8 5 7 8 7 12 5 11 11 16 13 14 10 3 11 26 Ret 8 4 10 6 7 17 9 8 1 22 9 12 11 4 0 2058
10 Scott McLaughlin 33 6 9 8 8 8 1 24 Ret DNS 12 14 13 28 7 11 27 11 27 8 14 9 2 1 20 19 9 14 8 8 22 23 19 19 11 Ret 12 0 1934
11 James Courtney 22 5 7 9 7 3 9 Ret 22 6 8 6 17 9 14 10 10 3 2 Ret 6 2 5 3 23 5 3 1 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS 15 1909
12 Jonathon Webb 19 8 10 10 11 7 10 11 8 18 16 22 19 7 4 4 9 4 6 4 22 12 26 15 14 20 24 22 13 12 10 17 18 18 Ret 2 23 40 1901
13 Alex Davison 18 9 Ret 13 15 12 11 15 9 7 5 9 16 14 17 18 26 20 20 Ret 9 18 9 7 22 15 18 12 15 13 20 13 3 6 9 12 8 15 1812
14 Rick Kelly 15 11 14 20 23 16 12 7 10 15 26 16 18 6 8 9 8 5 25 12 12 20 13 21 9 14 22 Ret 16 19 11 6 20 13 8 9 18 0 1754
15 Russell Ingall 66 10 4 15 18 26 14 14 11 13 23 21 Ret 24 18 22 22 23 26 16 Ret 5 14 20 Ret 9 Ret DNS 9 17 5 3 13 15 Ret 22 10 25 1556
16 Tony D'Alberto 3 12 8 12 13 25 16 20 Ret 17 24 18 22 18 25 26 21 9 18 14 25 6 21 18 13 11 4 21 23 24 4 21 12 Ret Ret 6 14 15 1526
17 Chaz Mostert 12 15 15 10 13 19 13 15 7 17 17 10 13 23 6 1 16 13 3 14 21 9 11 9 4 Ret 21 9 0 1520
18 James Moffat 360 14 13 19 20 15 22 9 13 10 10 10 8 16 10 17 14 15 23 Ret 15 14 10 23 12 1 11 8 26 18 Ret Ret Ret 21 7 20 Ret 15 1448
19 Alexandre Prémat 34 4 Ret 21 21 14 Ret 8 21 12 6 19 11 17 12 28 11 21 15 Ret 13 19 20 14 26 17 Ret 11 10 23 14 14 Ret DNS DNS 13 16 30 1376
20 Lee Holdsworth 4 17 17 23 17 13 18 25 17 22 18 Ret 14 27 20 21 20 18 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 26 20 20 4 14 12 5 14 17 Ret 23 13 0 1361
21 David Wall 21 16 16 11 Ret 19 21 17 19 19 22 24 Ret 10 Ret 19 12 19 14 Ret 21 25 18 16 24 23 10 18 19 22 7 12 11 14 17 16 22 0 1346
22 Tim Slade 47 15 Ret 22 22 18 25 26 16 23 13 23 24 22 26 20 17 6 11 Ret Ret 8 24 13 8 22 19 15 21 26 15 20 25 24 20 8 11 0 1298
23 Michael Caruso 36 23 Ret 16 19 17 13 12 14 16 11 25 Ret 20 15 15 24 10 21 11 18 22 25 24 16 2 Ret Ret 20 25 Ret 10 10 Ret Ret 7 19 15 1233
24 Dean Fiore 88 21 12 25 9 21 20 19 12 Ret 17 13 15 21 23 23 18 24 19 Ret 20 24 17 26 15 25 16 16 18 Ret 16 19 23 20 18 17 21 0 1211
25 Todd Kelly 7 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 17 18 15 14 20 17 21 25 16 14 19 17 12 20 16 15 15 22 10 24 14 Ret 11 Ret 17 Ret 16 16 13 10 17 65 1139
26 Tim Blanchard 17 18 15 17 26 22 15 23 Ret 20 21 20 23 19 24 27 23 Ret 24 15 23 23 16 19 Ret 27 21 9 Ret 15 19 16 6 12 16 Ret Ret 15 1080
27 Scott Pye 80 13 11 18 14 Ret 28 27 20 15 22 25 16 25 28 18 24 21 22 25 19 12 15 Ret Ret 6 13 Ret 15 11 14 Ret Ret 25 1049
28 Maro Engel 9 24 Ret Ret 24 23 24 21 20 21 25 26 Ret 23 Ret 24 25 16 22 9 19 27 19 27 17 18 17 19 25 20 21 22 21 22 19 Ret 20 152 836
29 Warren Luff 888 2 3 1 8 0 774
30 Paul Dumbrell 1 1 2 Ret 4 0 696
31 Steven Richards 5 6 1 3 18 0 684
32 Steve Owen 6 3 7 6 9 0 636
33 Nick Percat 2/22 22 4 18 7 18 24 0 549
34 Craig Baird 4 4 14 12 5 0 546
35 Dean Canto 55 17 9 8 1 0 516
36 Ryan Briscoe 66 9 17 5 3 0 516
37 Jonny Reid 12/3 Ret Ret 24 25 20 23 22 18 25 23 24 4 21 0 449
38 Luke Youlden 14 7 16 Ret 2 0 444
39 Jack Perkins 33 8 8 22 23 0 435
40 Jeroen Bleekemolen 97 12 11 2 Ret 0 420
41 Marc Lieb 19 13 12 10 17 0 402
42 Karl Reindler 15 16 19 11 6 0 384
43 Dale Wood 12 14 21 9 11 0 366
44 John McIntyre 18 15 13 20 13 0 363
45 Greg Ritter 34 10 23 14 14 0 354
46 Andrew Jones 8 24 5 DNS 15 0 348
47 Chris Pither 21 19 22 7 12 0 339
48 Paul Morris 80 Ret 6 13 Ret 0 270
49 Steven Johnson 9 25 20 21 22 0 231
50 Daniel Gaunt 36 20 25 Ret 10 0 228
51 Ashley Walsh 17 Ret 15 19 16 0 225
52 Greg Murphy 22 5 Ret Ret Ret 0 222
53 Matt Halliday 88 18 Ret 16 19 0 207
54 David Russell 7 11 Ret 17 Ret 0 198
55 Andy Priaulx 10 10 0 156
Mattias Ekström 10 10 0 156
57 Taz Douglas 360 26 18 Ret Ret 0 156
58 Andrew Thompson 47 21 26 0 138
59 David Brabham 47 15 20 0 105
Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
PUK
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
COTA
United States
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

  Results count toward the Endurance Cup.

Pirtek Endurance Cup[edit]

Pos. Drivers No. SAN
500

Victoria (Australia)
BAT
1000

New South Wales
SUR
1

Queensland
SUR
2

Queensland
Pen. Pts.
1 Craig Lowndes / Warren Luff 888 2 3 1 8 0 774
2 Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell 1 1 2 Ret 4 0 696
3 Mark Winterbottom / Steven Richards 5 6 1 3 18 0 684
4 Will Davison / Steve Owen 6 3 7 6 9 0 636
5 Lee Holdsworth / Craig Baird 4 4 14 12 5 0 546
6 David Reynolds / Dean Canto 55 17 9 8 1 0 516
7 Russell Ingall / Ryan Briscoe 66 9 17 5 3 0 516
8 Garth Tander / Nick Percat 2 22 4 18 7 0 465
9 Fabian Coulthard / Luke Youlden 14 7 16 Ret 2 0 444
10 Scott McLaughlin / Jack Perkins 33 8 8 22 23 0 435
11 Shane Van Gisbergen / Jeroen Bleekemolen 97 12 11 2 Ret 0 420
12 Rick Kelly / Karl Reindler 15 16 19 11 6 0 384
13 Jonathon Webb / Marc Lieb 19 13 12 10 17 25 377
14 Chaz Mostert / Dale Wood 12 14 21 9 11 0 366
15 Alex Davison / John McIntyre 18 15 13 20 13 0 363
16 Alexandre Prémat / Greg Ritter 34 10 23 14 14 0 354
17 Jason Bright / Andrew Jones 8 24 5 DNS 15 0 348
18 David Wall / Chris Pither 21 19 22 7 12 0 339
19 Tony D'Alberto / Jonny Reid 3 23 24 4 21 0 300
20 Scott Pye / Paul Morris 80 Ret 6 13 Ret 0 270
21 Tim Slade / Andrew Thompson / David Brabham 47 21 26 15 20 0 243
22 Maro Engel / Steven Johnson 9 25 20 21 22 0 231
23 Michael Caruso / Daniel Gaunt 36 20 25 Ret 10 0 228
24 Tim Blanchard / Ashley Walsh 17 Ret 15 19 16 0 225
25 James Courtney / Greg Murphy 22 5 Ret Ret Ret 0 222
26 Dean Fiore / Matt Halliday 88 18 Ret 16 19 0 207
27 Todd Kelly / David Russell 7 11 Ret 17 Ret 0 198
28 Andy Priaulx / Mattias Ekström 10 10 0 156
29 James Moffat / Taz Douglas 360 26 18 Ret Ret 0 156
Pos. Drivers No. SAN
500

Victoria (Australia)
BAT
1000

New South Wales
SUR
1

Queensland
SUR
2

Queensland
Pen. Pts.
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

Teams championship[edit]

Pos. Team No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
PUK
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
COTA
United States
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
1 Triple Eight Race Engineering 1 3 2 2 4 5 26 1 24 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 5 19 7 11 1 2 25 Ret Ret 13 1 2 Ret 4 4 2 1 1 3 75 6100
888 1 3 26 10 11 3 16 4 9 1 8 2 2 2 2 5 26 3 1 4 7 4 12 6 21 12 10 2 3 1 8 8 1 3 15 5
2 Ford Performance Racing 5 Ret 5 3 6 2 19 13 23 24 3 3 12 8 6 7 6 22 1 2 2 4 3 10 3 4 1 17 6 1 3 18 5 7 2 Ret 6 0 5617
6 2 6 6 5 6 7 2 1 5 14 5 4 4 9 12 Ret Ret 4 7 1 10 6 9 2 6 7 6 3 7 6 9 17 8 6 5 7
3 Brad Jones Racing 8 22 Ret 4 1 4 2 4 6 1 4 2 3 12 21 8 7 8 13 10 5 16 7 5 7 3 2 Ret 24 5 DNS 15 24 23 4 4 2 0 4927
14 19 Ret 1 3 1 5 10 3 4 27 4 7 3 3 1 2 12 7 13 3 17 11 4 5 7 8 2 7 16 Ret 2 2 5 5 19 15
4 Tekno Autosports 19 8 10 10 11 7 10 11 8 18 16 22 19 7 4 4 9 4 6 4 22 12 26 15 14 20 24 22 13 12 10 17 18 18 Ret 2 23 0 4474
97 Ret 1 7 12 9 4 6 2 11 9 7 6 26 5 5 3 2 8 6 17 3 12 17 11 13 5 5 12 11 2 Ret 7 3 10 3 1
5 Holden Racing Team 2 7 Ret 5 2 10 6 3 5 2 19 11 9 5 13 6 4 13 9 5 8 1 8 11 21 8 23 4 22 4 18 7 1 10 15 14 Ret 0 4330
22 5 7 9 7 3 9 Ret 22 6 8 6 17 9 14 10 10 3 2 Ret 6 2 5 3 23 5 3 1 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS 18 24
6 Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 6 9 8 8 8 1 24 Ret DNS 12 14 13 28 7 11 27 11 27 8 14 9 2 1 20 19 9 14 8 8 22 23 19 19 11 Ret 12 0 3340
34 4 Ret 21 21 14 Ret 8 21 12 6 19 11 17 12 28 11 21 15 Ret 13 19 20 14 26 17 Ret 11 10 23 14 14 Ret DNS DNS 13 16
7 Nissan Motorsport — Jack Daniel's Racing 7 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 17 18 15 14 20 17 21 25 16 14 19 17 12 20 16 15 15 22 10 24 14 Ret 11 Ret 17 Ret 16 16 13 10 17 0 2958
15 11 14 20 23 16 12 7 10 15 26 16 18 6 8 9 8 5 25 12 12 20 13 21 9 14 22 Ret 16 19 11 6 20 13 8 9 18
8 Dick Johnson Racing 12 Ret Ret 24 25 20 23 22 18 25 15 15 10 13 19 13 15 7 17 17 10 13 23 6 1 16 13 3 14 21 9 11 9 4 Ret 21 9 0 2764
17 18 15 17 26 22 15 23 Ret 20 21 20 23 19 24 27 23 Ret 24 15 23 23 16 19 Ret 27 21 9 Ret 15 19 16 6 12 16 Ret Ret
9 Nissan Motorsport — Norton 360 Racing[N 4] 36 23 Ret 16 19 17 13 12 14 16 11 25 Ret 20 15 15 24 10 21 11 18 22 25 24 16 2 Ret Ret 20 25 Ret 10 10 Ret Ret 7 19 0 2711
360 14 13 19 20 15 22 9 13 10 10 10 8 16 10 17 14 15 23 Ret 15 14 10 23 12 1 11 8 26 18 Ret Ret Ret 21 7 20 Ret
10 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 80 13 11 18 14 Ret 28 27 20 15 22 25 16 25 28 18 24 21 22 25 19 12 15 Ret Ret 6 13 Ret 15 11 14 Ret Ret 0 2285
88 21 12 25 9 21 20 19 12 Ret 17 13 15 21 23 23 18 24 19 Ret 20 24 17 26 15 25 16 16 18 Ret 16 19 23 20 18 17 21
11 Erebus Motorsport 4 17 17 23 17 13 18 25 17 22 18 Ret 14 27 20 21 20 18 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 26 20 20 4 14 12 5 14 17 Ret 23 13 102 2247
9 24 Ret Ret 24 23 24 21 20 21 25 26 Ret 23 Ret 24 25 16 22 9 19 27 19 27 17 18 17 19 25 20 21 22 21 22 19 Ret 20
12 Rod Nash Racing 55 20 Ret 14 Ret 24 8 5 7 8 7 12 5 11 11 16 13 14 10 3 11 26 Ret 8 4 10 6 7 17 9 8 1 22 9 12 11 4 0 2058
13 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18 9 Ret 13 15 12 11 15 9 7 5 9 16 14 17 18 26 20 20 Ret 9 18 9 7 22 15 18 12 15 13 20 13 3 6 9 12 8 0 1827
14 Tony D'Alberto Racing 3 12 8 12 13 25 16 20 Ret 17 24 18 22 18 25 26 21 9 18 14 25 6 21 18 13 11 4 21 23 24 4 21 12 Ret Ret 6 14 0 1541
15 Walkinshaw Racing 66 10 4 15 18 26 14 14 11 13 23 21 Ret 24 18 22 22 23 26 16 Ret 5 14 20 Ret 9 Ret DNS 9 17 5 3 13 15 Ret 22 10 62 1519
16 Britek Motorsport 21 16 16 11 Ret 19 21 17 19 19 22 24 Ret 10 Ret 19 12 19 14 Ret 21 25 18 16 24 23 10 18 19 22 7 12 11 14 17 16 22 0 1346
17 James Rosenberg Racing 47 15 Ret 22 22 18 25 26 16 23 13 23 24 22 26 20 17 6 11 Ret Ret 8 24 13 8 22 19 15 21 26 15 20 25 24 20 8 11 0 1298
18 Triple Eight Race Engineering (wildcard) 10 10 0 156
Pos. Team No. ADE
South Australia
SYM
Tasmania
PUK
New Zealand
BAR
Western Australia
COTA
United States
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
SYD
New South Wales
Pen. Pts.
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

  Results count towards the Endurance Cup.

Notes:

  •  — Denotes a single-car team.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Drivers also contested four races at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in support of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, but these races do not form a part of the championship and no points were awarded.
  2. ^ For points-scoring purposes, Nissan Motorsport was divided into two separate teams: "Jack Daniel's Racing", which was made up of car #7 and car #15; and "Norton 360 Racing", which was made up of car #36 and car #360.
  3. ^ Scott Pye was ruled out of the third event of the championship at Pukekohe Park Raceway after crashing heavily at Symmons Plains Raceway.[65] The damage to his car was so extensive that Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport were unable to repair it in time for the race.[66]
  4. ^ Norton 360 Racing contested the Sucrogen Townsville 400 under the name "Norton Hornets Race Team" before reverting to the "Norton 360 Racing" name for the Coates Hire Ipswich 360.[153]

See also[edit]

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