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V8 Supercars: Bathurst 1000 – First Bathurst wins for Winterbottom, Ford

Mark Winterbottom (Pepsi Max Crew FPR, Ford) won his first Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, beating Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) to the finish line by 0.47 sec. Winterbottom and co-driver Steven Richards also delivered FPR its first Bathurst win. Ford had announced its continued support of the team the day before. The win was Richards’ third at Bathurst.   “Today was just unbelievable,” said Winterbottom. “The way the race unfolded and to win it ...

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V8 Supercars: Winton – Nissan rises; Winterbottom, Courtney also win

Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) was on the poll for Saturday’s split 60/60-km race of the Winton 360 in Victoria. Michael Caruso, however, qualified his Nissan Norton Hornets machine into P2, a new high for the Altima. Both drivers held their positions through Lap 1, followed by James Moffat (Norton Hornets, Nissan), Mark Winterbottom (Pepsi Max Crew FPR, Ford), and Shane van Gisbergen (Team TEKNO, Holden). Whincup suffered a mechanical failure on Lap 10, moving Caruso t...

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V8 Supercars - Ipswich: McLaughlin, Mostert lead the rookie charge

Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) took the Saturday split 60/60-km race of the Coates Hire Ipswich 360 on the Red Bull test track from pole, half a second ahead of Scott McLaughlin (Fujitsu GRM, Holden), with Mark Winterbottom (Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford) finishing third. Whincup dominated, leading at the halfway mark as well over McLaughlin and teammate Craig Lowndes. Two rookies, however, took wins in the 100-km Sunday races, McLaughlin finishing first in Round 23 and Wilson S...

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V8 Supercars: Skycity Triple Crown – Red Bull takes 2, Winterbottom 1

Red Bull Racing Australia continued to perform well, taking two of the three races in this weekend’s Skycity Triple Crown outside Darwin, and maintaining its championship lead. Even so, greater parity was seen than at the V8 Supercars’ debut in Austin, Tex., with six different drivers taking the nine podium positions available. Season points leader Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia Holden) took the victory in Saturday’s 42-lap Race 17, beating Shane van Gisbergen (TEKN...

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V8 Supercars Race 15: Austin 400 – Coulthard wins

The starting three mimics the podium for the first to Australian V8 Supercars’ races at Circuit of the Americas: Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden), followed by Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden)….likely bad news for the rest of the field. Each team brought 7 sets of dry-weather tires for the entire race weekend. This prompted some to go out for practice on wets and has left most teams with just two sets for the final two races. Mark Winte...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Race 15 qualifying; Red Bull, Coulthard stay on top

The Australian V8 Supercars took to the track this morning with one puzzle to solve: how to break the Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes (both Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden), Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden) stranglehold on the podium. Yesterday’s pole winners were Coulthard (Race 13) and Whincup (Race 14), so starting in front of either of them couldn’t hurt. But it was not to be. Whincup took pole with a time of 1:32.1034, with Lowndes qualifying second 0.4468 sec back and...

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V8 Supercars Race 14: Austin 400 – Whincup, Lowndes, Coulthard again

Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) held onto the lead from pole at the start, with teammate Craig Lowndes running second, and Jonathan Webb (Tekno Autosports, Holden) third at the end of Lap 1. By Lap 6 Whincup had stretched his lead to 1.0870 sec, building a 2.0903-sec gap by Lap 9. Whincup continued to pull away as the first wave of pit stops began, holding a 3.4061-sec lead on Lap 12. Lowndes pitted on Lap 13. Webb pitted two laps later. Whincup came in on Lap 16. Whincup main...

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V8 Supercars: Austin 400 – Van Gisbergen tops Practice 3; tire wear comes into play

Shane van Gisbergen (TEKNO Team VIP, Holden) continued to shine in practice for V8 Supercars Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas, topping Practice 3 after being third quickest in Practice 1 and second in Practice 2. Van Gisbergen’s time of 1:34.5358 was roughly 0.31 sec off the fastest practice time of the two earlier sessions, posted by Scott McLaughlin (Fujitsu Racing GRM, Holden) in the second session. Fabian Coulthard (Lockwood Racing, Holden), the fastest driver in Practice 1, was ...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Whincup rules Perth

Three-time V8 Supercar Champion Jamie Whincup (Red Bull Racing Australia, Holden) won both Sunday races at the Chill Perth 360, reinforcing the championship lead he took Saturday. He won the first race of the day over Team BOC's Jason Bright (Holden) and Pepsi Max Crew's Mark Winterbottom (Ford). He scored the double in by beating teammate Craig Lowndes with Bright third. Whincup’s focus now turns to the series US debut at the Circuit of the Americas, May 17-19. "Going to Texas is going t...

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Australian V8 Supercars: Bright shines in Auckland

APP, with additional reporting by Chris Smith Jason Bright (Holden) took the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy as best overall driver of the weekend home to Brad Jones Racing after winning the fourth and final race of V8 Supercars ITM 400 Auckland. The trophy is named in honor of the Kiwi V8 driver who died from cancer in 2011. Bright was a close friend and former teammate of Richards at BJR and was choked with emotion after stepping out of his Commodore. Richards’ wife, Charlotte, presente...

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