2016 V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsport Discussion

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2016 V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsport Discussion

Postby MadRacer38 » 25 Feb 2016, 10:00

With this season set to be the last of the V8 only era, the teams are ready to put on a show in what promises to be one of the most competitive seasons in the series history.

The silly season was also one of the most confusing on record with nearly every team on the grid changing drivers, manufacturers and anything in between.

The grid is as follows (pics to come soon)

Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FGX
1 - Mark Winterbottom
6 - Cameron Waters
55 - Chaz Reynolds
111 - Chris Pither (Super Black Racing)

DJR Team Penske Ford FGX
12 - Fabien Coulthard
17 - Scott Pye

Triple-8 Racing Holden VF
88 - Jamie Whincup
97 - Shane Van Gisbergen
888 - Craig Lowndes

Tekno Atousport Holden VF
*19 - Will Davison

Holden Racing Team Holden VF
2 - Garth Tander
22 - James Courtney

Brad Jones Racing Holden VF
8 - Jason Bright
14 - Tim Slade
21 - Tim Blanchard

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF
3 - Andre Heimgartner
222 - Nick Percat

Erebus Motorsport Holden VF
4 - Aaren Russell
9 - David Reynolds

Team 18 Holden VF
18 - Lee Holdsworth

GRM Team Polester Volvo S60
33 - Scott McLaughlin
34 - James Moffat

Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima
7 - Todd Kelly
15 - Rick Kelly
23 - Michael Caruso
99 - Dale Wood

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Dunlop Series

The main support category for Australia's top tin-top series is the Dunlop Series.
This year, COTF is allowed in the Dunlop Series, competing against the older Project Blueprint vehicles.

Reigning Champion Cam Waters has graduated to the main game with PRA leaving two-time series winner, Paul Dumbrell as the favourite for the title. He will have to fight of a massive contingent of young talent. His main competitor will be Waters PRA replacement, Jack Le Brocq.

Le Brocq is a talented young driver that rose through the ranks as an Erebus Academy driver. Having finished 3rd in the DVS last season, he hopes the switch to PRA will give him the best chance at a title.

Reigning Kuhmo Series Champion, Liam McAdam has graduated to the series full time after running the last 2 rounds last season.

Their will be 2 women on track this season with Chelsea Angelo and Renee Gracie set to take the fight to the front runners. Renee has an extra year with the cars but Chelsea is widely regarded as the quickest Aussie girl since Leanne Tander.

- The Grid -
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FGX COTF
5 - Jack Le Brocq
6 - Garry Jacobsen

Image Racing Ford FG
2 - Dan Day
10 - Steve Owen

Brad Jones Racing Holden VF COTF
8 - Andrew Jones
14 - Macauley Jones
21 - Josh Kean

Matt Stone Racing
15 - Adam Majoram (Ford FG)
35 - Todd Hazelwood (Holden VF COTF)

MW Motorsport Ford FG
16 - Bryce Fullwood
26 - Shae Davies
28 - TBA

RSport Race Engineering Ford FG
18 - Matt Chahda
48 - Matt Palmer

Dragon Motor Racing Holden
34 - Chelsea Angelo (VEII)
44 - Richard Muscat (VF COTF)
99 - James Golding (VF COTF)

Eggleston Motorsport Holden VEII
38 - Liam McAdam
54 - TBA
88 - Paul Dumbrell

THR Developments Holden VEII
45 - Taz Douglas

Kostecki Brothers Racing Holden VF COTF
55 - Kurt Kostecki
56 - Jake Kostecki

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF COTF
62 - Alex Rullo

Adam Wallis Holden VEII
64 - Adam Wallis

Nemo Racing PMM Ford FG
67 - Anton de Pasquale
98 - Renee Gracie


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Australian GT Championship

GT racing has lurked around the Australian Motorsport scene for quite a while, but since the AGT was taken over by the business-mastermind Tony Quinn, it has blossomed.

This season, the category has expanded into 3 seperate series, one for sprint races, one for endurance series and one for those who don't run GT3 spec vehicles.

CAMS AusGT Championship Grid

Jamec-Pem Racing MPC Audi R8 LMS
1 - Christopher Mies / Geoff Emery
2 - Steve McLaughlin

Subabarn Performance MPC Audi R8 LMS
4 - James Koundouris

Adina Racing MPC Audi R8 LMS
5 - Greg Taylor / Barton Mawer

Skwirk Racing MPC Audi R8 Ultra
6 - Rod Salmon

Team ASR Mercedes SLS
9 - Ash Samadi

Objective Racing McLaren 650S
11 - Tony Walls

Taplin Racing Reiter Gallardo REX
14 - Andrew Taplin / Dean Canto

INV Veloce Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3.R
15 - Keith Wong

Hogs Breath Racing - Erebus Mercedes AMG GT3
19 - Mark Griffith

JBS Australia Reiter Gallardo REX
23 - Roger Lago

HBS Motorsports Audi R8 Ultra
33 - Sam Ellingham / TBA

Darrell Lea McLaren 650S
37 - Klark Quinn / Tony Quinn

Eggleston Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT3
38 - TBA / TBA
63 - Peter Hackett / Dominic Storey

INV Koala Motorsport Ferrari 430 GT3
43 - Brenton Griguol / Tim Macrow

M Motorsport Reiter Gallardo
46 - John Magro / Hayden Cooper (FL2)
48 - Justin McMillen / Glen Wood (REX)

AMAC Racing Porsche 997 GT3R
51 - Andrew Macpherson

Tekno Autosports McLaren 650S
59 - Jonothan Webb / Grant Denyer
60 - Nathan Morcom
61 - Nathan Antunnes / Elliot Barber

Performance West Reiter Gallardo FL2
62 - Alex Rullo / Peter Rullo

Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458 / 488
88 - Tony D'Alberto / TBA

Modena Engineering BMW Z4
92 - Ricky Capo

Waltec Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3R
97 - John Martin / Aaron Tebb

BMW Team SRM BMW M6
100 - Steve Richards / Max Twigg

Scott Taylor Motorsport - Erebus Mercedes AMG GT3
222 - Scott Taylor / Craig Baird
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Re: 2016 V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsport Discussion

Postby Quiksilver » 25 Feb 2016, 10:38

Moffat at Volvo !! Nice
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Re: 2016 V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsport Discussion

Postby MadRacer38 » 25 Feb 2016, 11:00

Quiksilver wrote:Moffat at Volvo !! Nice

Both Volvo's being quick is definitely a change for the better! Hopefully they are reliable.
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Re: 2016 V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsport Discussion

Postby MadRacer38 » 26 Feb 2016, 11:04

Updated with Dunlop Series information!
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Re: 2016 V8 Supercars and Australian Motorsport Discussion

Postby MadRacer38 » 04 Mar 2016, 06:37

V8 Supercars Qualifying result for race 1
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