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October, 2014

 

SVG on Bathurst

He is fast, aggressive, versatile, and looked like he was on his way to win his first Bathurst 1000. It all ended in pit lane when the car stalled, with the starter motor failing to re-engage and kick the car back into life. Van Gisbergen told Supercar Magazine that he could not explain his feelings knowing how strong the car was. “I don’t really know how to put it into words. I’m pretty stoked we had the speed in such a good race, but whatever happened at the stop isRead More


The Bathurst 1000 ‘Rally’

“It looks like a rally service park!” exclaimed Inside Motor Sport’s Peter Norton while in the Media Centre at Mount Panorama.   Phil Keed, Chief Engineer for Fabian Coulthard, agreed with the analogy following the amazing race, he with the BJR team worked tirelessly which saw their Lockwood car almost completely reskinned during the red flag. “Yeah it was unbelievable it really was. Absolutely ridiculous. Anyway I’ve never seen one quite like that before.”   After working tirelessly to get the car together so that it could be a contender,Read More


Alex Davison, Enduro Brother

  This year, Alex Davison teamed up with his Brother Will to drive at Erebus. Teaming with someone else is always a difficult situation, made moreso by V8 Supercars’ opposition to other forms of motor sport, drivers race together for the entire championship, not just for three races in the middle of it. Supercar Magazine asked Alex if he thought it was a surreal experience driving with his brother Will. “I wouldn’t say surreal because it is happening. It feels normal. It doesn’t feel odd. What I mean is onceRead More


The Next Step

In 2015, Renee Gracie will take her next step towards a full time drive in the main game in V8 Supercars when she returns Fujitsu to the Dunlop V8 Development Series. Gracie believes it is the right time to make the move. “It’s the next step we need to take for my development as a driver. It’s exciting news and I am obviously looking forward to next year.” Gracie’s move only two years after stepping from Karts to Carrera Cup seems to put her on a very steep learning curve,Read More


One Driver 1000?

In 1970, 71 & 72 the Hardie-Ferodo 500, forerunner to the Bathurst 1000, allowed for one driver to contest the 130 laps of Mount Panorama. It was twice won under that format by Allan Moffat (1970 & 71), who was happy not to have to hand over his car to a co-driver who could end his chances of winning the race. Moffat and Peter Brock, who won the 1972 edition, both spent over 6 hours in the car man handling it  around the mountain. Could in this era, where theRead More


The dash for cash (and who knew what was left on the last lap.)

Jamie Whincup’s fuel issues have been well documented this week, with the 5 time driver telling his side of the story on his own website. http://www.jamiewhincup.com.au/news/post/can-anyone-spare-me-a-few-bucks-for-a-litre-of-fuel While he was slowing on the last lap, we asked the cars behind, when they were told that he would not make it? Chaz Mostert, Winner: “They just said that he was going to be tight, they didn’t really go into much detail. I kept on saying to them ‘What’s Tight, What’s Tight’ but I don’t think they could really say too much. So,Read More


No Time Cuts for FPR

It was a wild and long Bathurst, Tim Edwards is the team principle of Ford Performance Racing who talked to Supercar Magazine following the amazing almost 8 hour race on the Mountain last weekend, and if a race like that should be the reason that we see the end of time certain events in V8 supercars. “Oh, I don’t know, that’s way about my pay station, that’s really a V8 supercar question. I’m not involved in discussions with networks about whether they have to have the flower and garden showRead More


James Moffat on Bathurst 2014

James Moffat tried to explain this year’s Bathurst 1000 to Supercar Magazine, which he finished 2nd with Taz Douglas, “I think, crazy is the only way you can describe it, With the red flag, and all the accidents we saw  it was out of control really.” Moffat, who is in his second season with the Nissan team, and has endured the knocks along with the mechanics and engineers with a car that has not been able to fight at the pointy end of the grid for most of that time,Read More


Tander Media

Garth Tander’s Bathurst weekend ended when the HRT #2 collected the Triple 8 Commodore heading into Griffins Bend on Saturday mornings practice session. For Tander it was the first time that he had missed the event since he first raced there in 1998, He told Supercar Magazine what it was like to watch the Grand Final event of a V8 Supercar drivers year from the sidelines, “ Arr, It sucked to be honest,  I didn’t enjoy it, but I didn’t really have much choice in the matter obviously, so itRead More


Some Work to do.

Paul Dumbrell has enjoyed great success as Jamie Whincup’s co-pilot over the past 3 years. At the recent Sandown 500 it looked like the Endurance Cup was going to be a forgone conclusion, however the events on Friday at the mountain has changed the game. At Sandown, Dumbrell drove away from the field in both the Co-drivers race and the 500 itself.  If Dumbrell starts the race on Sunday, it will be from the final rows on the grid. His team mate stuffing the car into the cutting’s outside wallRead More