2018 Supercars Championship

2018 Supercars Championship
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Support series:
Super2 Series
Australian Formula 4
Carrera Cup Australia
Scott McLaughlin (pictured in 2013) is the current championship leader.
DJR Team Penske are the defending teams' champions.

The 2018 Supercars Championship (known for commercial reasons as the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship)[1] is an FIA-sanctioned international motor racing series for Supercars. It is the twentieth running of the Supercars Championship and the twenty-second series in which Supercars have contested the premier Australian touring car title. Teams and drivers are competing in thirty-one races at sixteen venues across Australia and New Zealand for the championship titles.

Jamie Whincup is the defending driver's champion and DJR Team Penske the defending teams' champions.[2] After eight rounds, Scott McLaughlin leads the drivers' championship by one hundred and thirty-one points. Shane van Gisbergen is second, three hundred and eighty-seven points ahead of David Reynolds. In the teams' championship, DJR Team Penske hold a forty-eight point lead over Triple Eight Race Engineering. Walkinshaw Andretti United are in third place, a further three hundred and eighteen points behind.

The 2018 season saw the introduction of the first Gen 2 Supercars, which opened up the category up to a wider variety of body shapes and engine configurations. The championship saw the introduction of the hatchback Holden ZB Commodore, marking the first time since 1994 that a car with a body shape other than a four-door sedan has competed.

Teams and drivers[]

Holden and Nissan are represented by factory-backed teams Triple Eight Race Engineering and Nissan Motorsport respectively.[3][4] Teams are free to develop new chassis and engine packages under the Gen 2 regulations, while the New Generation cars first introduced in 2013 remain eligible to compete.[5]

The following drivers are contesting the 2018 championship:

Championship entries Enduro Cup entries
Manufacturer Model Team No. Driver Rounds Endurance co-driver Rounds
Ford Ford FG X Falcon Tickford Racing[a] 5[b] Australia Mark Winterbottom 1–9 Australia Dean Canto TBA
6 Australia Cameron Waters 1–9 Australia David Russell TBA
55 Australia Chaz Mostert 1–9 Australia James Moffat TBA
56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway 1–9 Australia Steve Owen TBA
DJR Team Penske 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 1–9 Australia Tony D'Alberto TBA
17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 1–9 France Alexandre Prémat TBA
Matt Stone Racing 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood 1–9 Australia Bryce Fullwood TBA
23Red Racing 230[c] Australia Will Davison 1–9 Australia Alex Davison TBA
Holden Holden Commodore ZB Triple Eight Race Engineering[d] 1 Australia Jamie Whincup 1–9 Australia Paul Dumbrell TBA
97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 1–9 New Zealand Earl Bamber TBA
888 Australia Craig Lowndes 1–9 New Zealand Steven Richards TBA
Walkinshaw Andretti United 2 Australia Scott Pye 1–9 Australia Warren Luff TBA
25 Australia James Courtney 1–9 Australia Jack Perkins TBA
Brad Jones Racing 8 Australia Nick Percat 1–9 Australia Macauley Jones TBA
14 Australia Tim Slade 1–9 Australia Ashley Walsh TBA
Tim Blanchard Racing[e] 21 Australia Tim Blanchard 1–9 Australia Dale Wood TBA
Erebus Motorsport[f] 9 Australia David Reynolds 1–9 Australia Luke Youlden TBA
99 Australia Anton de Pasquale 1–9 Australia Will Brown TBA
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18[g] Australia Lee Holdsworth 1–9 Australia Matthew Brabham TBA
Tekno Autosports 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq 1–9 Australia Jonathon Webb TBA
Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 Australia Garth Tander 1–9 Australia Richard Muscat TBA
34 Australia James Golding 1–9 New Zealand Chris Pither TBA
Nissan Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport[h] 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 1–9 Australia Aaren Russell TBA
15 Australia Rick Kelly 1–9 Australia Garry Jacobson TBA
23 Australia Michael Caruso 1–9 Australia Dean Fiore TBA
78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 1–9 Australia Alex Rullo TBA
Wildcard entries
Holden Holden Commodore VF Kostecki Brothers Racing 42 Australia Kurt Kostecki 9 N/A
Holden Commodore ZB Brad Jones Racing 4 Australia Macauley Jones 7 N/A
Source:[9][10][11][12][13][14] Source:[15]

Team changes[]

The Holden ZB Commodore was homologated, making it eligible to compete in the championship.[16][17][18][19] All existing Holden teams committed themselves to racing the new car.[20][21][22][23][24] Triple Eight Race Engineering, who oversaw the development and homologation of the ZB chassis were also developing a V6 twin-turbocharged engine for Holden cars ahead of a full introduction in 2019.[25] However, the programme was put on indefinite hold in April 2018.[26]

Britek Motorsport left the championship.[27] Its Racing Entitlements Contract (REC) has been leased to Super2 Series team Matt Stone Racing who made their championship début entering a Ford FG X Falcon built by DJR Team Penske.[28] Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport also sold one of its RECs, which was acquired by Prodrive Racing Australia. Dumbrell's team was subsequently rebranded as 23Red Racing when sponsor Phil Munday purchased a 60% stake in the team, before taking full ownership in April 2018.[29] The team is competing with a Prodrive-built Ford FG X Falcon.

Several teams underwent rebrandings. Prodrive Racing Australia became known as Tickford Racing after its lease on the Prodrive name expired,[30] while Walkinshaw Racing was rebranded as Walkinshaw Andretti United when Andretti Autosport and United Autosports purchased a stake in the team.[31]

Driver changes[]

Super2 Series drivers Todd Hazelwood and Anton de Pasquale made their Supercars début.[32] Hazelwood joined Matt Stone Racing—the team he won the 2017 Super2 title with—while De Pasquale replaced Dale Wood at Erebus Motorsport.[33] Wood was one of three drivers to leave the championship, as both Todd Kelly and Jason Bright retired from competition. Andre Heimgartner returned to the championship, replacing the retiring Kelly at Nissan Motorsport,[34] while Richie Stanaway replaced Bright at Tickford Racing.[35][36][i]

Will Davison moved from Tekno Autosports to the newly-formed 23Red Racing team.[37] Davison's place at Tekno Autosports was filled by Super2 Series driver Jack Le Brocq.[38] James Moffat left Garry Rogers Motorsport at the end of the 2017 championship and joined Tickford Racing for the Enduro Cup.[39] Moffat's place at Garry Rogers Motorsport was taken by James Golding, who drove for the team in the Enduro Cup in 2016 and 2017.[40]

Calendar[]

The calendar expanded to sixteen rounds in 2018, with the following events scheduled to take place:

Round Event Circuit Location Dates
1 Adelaide 500 South Australia Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 3–4 March
2 Melbourne 400 Victoria (Australia) Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne, Victoria 23–25 March
3 Tasmania SuperSprint Tasmania Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 7–8 April
4 Phillip Island 500 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 21–22 April
5 Perth SuperSprint Western Australia Barbagallo Raceway Pinjar, Western Australia 5–6 May
6 Winton SuperSprint Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 19–20 May
7 Darwin Triple Crown Northern Territory Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 16–17 June
8 Townsville 400 Queensland Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 7–8 July
9 Ipswich SuperSprint Queensland Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 21–22 July
10 Sydney SuperNight 300 New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 4 August
11 The Bend SuperSprint South Australia The Bend Motorsport Park Tailem Bend, South Australia 25–26 August
12 Sandown 500 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Raceway Springvale, Victoria 16 September
13 Bathurst 1000 New South Wales Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 7 October
14 Gold Coast 600 Queensland Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 20–21 October
15 Auckland SuperSprint New Zealand Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, Auckland Region 3–4 November
16 Newcastle 500 New South Wales Newcastle Street Circuit Newcastle, New South Wales 24–25 November
Source:[41]

Calendar changes[]

The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend, South Australia—the first permanent circuit to be built in Australia since Queensland Raceway in 1999—will host a round of the championship. The event will be known as The Bend SuperSprint and run on the 4.9km "International" configuration of the circuit.[42]

The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, which hosted the Supercars Challenge non-championship event between 1996 and 2017,[note 1] joined the calendar as a championship round for the first time. The event, to be known as the Melbourne 400, continued to be run as part of the support bill for the Australian Grand Prix.[43]

Format changes[]

Sydney Motorsport Park will host the Sydney SuperNight 300, which will consist of a single 300km race held under lights.[44] It will be the first night race since the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi hosted the opening round of the 2010 season. The round will consist of two 30 minute practice sessions and a 20 minute qualifying session ahead of a 300km race. The race will include three compulsory pit stops.[45]

The Melbourne 400 round featured four races, all of which were longer than the races that were run as part of the Australian Grand Prix support race in previous years, before it was granted championship status. Two of the races were run at twilight and feature mandatory pit stops, while the other two were shorter sprint races run in daylight hours.[46][47]

The Auckland SuperSprint will include a Top 10 Shootout for the Sunday race.[45]

Rule changes[]

Sporting regulations[]

Results and standings[]

Season summary[]

Round Event Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 1 Adelaide 500 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Australia Jamie Whincup New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
2 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Australia Jamie Whincup New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering
2 3 Melbourne 400 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia Tim Slade New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
4 Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
5 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia James Courtney Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United
6 Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Nick Percat Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport
3 7 Tasmania SuperSprint New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Australia Scott Pye Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
8 Australia Craig Lowndes Australia James Courtney Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
4 9 Phillip Island 500 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
10 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske
5 11 Perth SuperSprint New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia James Courtney New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
12 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Australia Tim Slade New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske
6 13 Winton SuperSprint New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Report
14 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske
7 15 Darwin Triple Crown Australia David Reynolds Australia Will Davison New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
16 Australia Rick Kelly Australia Nick Percat Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport
8 17 Townsville 400 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia Chaz Mostert Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
18 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen New Zealand Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering
9 19 Ipswich SuperSprint New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia James Courtney New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
20
10 21 Sydney SuperNight 300 Report
11 22 The Bend SuperSprint Report
23
12 24 Sandown 500

Report
13 25 Bathurst 1000
Report
14 26 Gold Coast 600
Report
27
15 28 Auckland SuperSprint Report
29
16 30 Newcastle 500 Report
31

Points system[]

Points were awarded for each race at an event, to the driver or drivers 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.

Points format Position
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
Standard format 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
Endurance format 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
Melbourne (long format) 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
Melbourne (short format) 50 46 43 40 37 34 32 30 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9

Drivers' championship[]

Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
MEL
Victoria (Australia)
SYM
Tasmania
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
BAR
Western Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
BEN
South Australia
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PUK
New Zealand
NEW
New South Wales
Pen. Points
1 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 17 3 10 1 2 15 7 9 2 1 1 1 1 5 3 1 2 3 3 0 2033
2 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 97 1 1 4 4 13 13 6 25 3 6 3 5 3 2 2 4 2 1 0 1902
3 Australia David Reynolds 9 4 2 7 12 14 1 4 8 6 2 17 2 25 15 3 1 7 6 0 1646
4 Australia Jamie Whincup 1 6 Ret 2 1 2 3 1 3 14 9 11 6 17 8 8 3 1 2 0 1630
5 Australia Craig Lowndes 888 9 7 16 Ret 6 12 2 1 4 7 5 3 13 12 7 10 4 4 0 1602
6 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 12 21 16 3 3 12 6 5 17 12 4 8 16 4 1 15 8 5 8 0 1430
7 Australia Scott Pye 2 10 8 6 11 1 5 8 6 9 11 12 15 2 6 4 20 14 21 0 1384
8 Australia Rick Kelly 15 23 14 17 13 17 Ret 15 11 2 3 14 10 1 4 6 5 15 7 0 1372
9 Australia Chaz Mostert 55 7 4 5 6 10 4 Ret 10 5 8 10 11 14 10 17 12 13 5 0 1286
10 Australia James Courtney 25 2 6 12 20 5 Ret 3 4 17 Ret 13 4 9 19 23 11 17 10 0 1236
11 Australia Tim Slade 14 13 11 10 10 4 11 7 14 10 12 4 17 7 7 14 21 11 14 0 1232
12 Australia Nick Percat 8 11 15 9 7 3 2 12 9 26 13 9 7 18 14 9 6 10 13 0 1222
13 Australia Mark Winterbottom 5 5 13 14 9 7 17 14 12 13 15 2 21 10 20 20 13 6 12 0 1172
14 Australia Garth Tander 33 16 3 8 18 26 9 13 7 11 10 19 14 8 22 5 7 21 19 0 1158
15 Australia Will Davison 230 8 12 25 14 8 10 18 22 8 21 7 20 11 13 13 14 9 Ret 0 1000
16 Australia Michael Caruso 23 14 9 13 8 16 8 16 24 18 5 20 26 6 5 10 9 DNS Ret 0 988
17 Australia Cameron Waters 6 15 5 11 5 9 22 24 13 16 17 6 13 Ret 26 12 Ret 8 9 0 973
18 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 7 17 25 18 16 20 14 17 19 15 14 25 8 16 11 16 16 12 11 0 917
19 Australia Anton de Pasquale 99 19 17 15 19 21 15 19 15 7 16 18 23 12 16 11 15 19 17 35 879
20 Australia Jack Le Brocq 19 20 22 20 22 22 21 10 5 20 18 16 9 15 17 18 Ret 22 18 0 848
21 Australia Lee Holdsworth 18 12 24 19 15 19 23 11 23 22 25 23 18 23 21 21 Ret 18 15 0 693
22 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 78 18 18 Ret 23 23 16 22 21 24 22 15 12 22 23 22 17 25 22 25 651
23 Australia Todd Hazelwood 35 22 21 22 Ret 18 19 21 20 23 24 21 22 19 24 24 23 20 23 0 625
24 Australia James Golding 34 Ret 19 21 17 24 Ret 23 18 25 19 22 25 20 25 26 22 16 16 0 605
25 Australia Tim Blanchard 21 Ret 23 23 21 11 20 20 16 21 23 Ret 24 24 18 19 18 24 24 0 599
26 New Zealand Richie Stanaway 56 Ret 20 24 Ret 25 18 25 Ret 19 20 24 19 21 9 25 19 23 20 0 593
27 Australia Macauley Jones 4 27 24 0 57
Pos. Driver No. ADE
South Australia
MEL
Victoria (Australia)
SYM
Tasmania
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
BAR
Western Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
BEN
South Australia
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PUK
New Zealand
NEW
New South Wales
Pen. Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap

  Results count toward the Enduro Cup.

Teams' championship[]

Pos. Team No. ADE
South Australia
MEL
Victoria (Australia)
SYM
Tasmania
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
BAR
Western Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
BEN
South Australia
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PUK
New Zealand
NEW
New South Wales
Pen. Points
1 Triple Eight Race Engineering 1 6 Ret 2 1 2 3 1 3 14 9 11 6 17 8 8 3 1 2 0 3532
97 1 1 4 4 13 13 6 25 3 6 3 5 3 2 2 4 2 1
2 DJR Team Penske 12 21 16 3 3 12 6 5 17 12 4 8 16 4 1 15 8 5 8 0 3463
17 3 10 1 2 15 7 9 2 1 1 1 1 5 3 1 2 3 3
3 Walkinshaw Andretti United 2 10 8 6 11 1 5 8 6 9 11 12 15 2 6 4 20 14 21 0 2620
25 2 6 12 20 5 Ret 3 4 17 Ret 13 4 9 19 23 11 17 10
4 Erebus Motorsport 9 4 2 7 12 14 1 4 8 6 2 17 2 25 15 3 1 7 6 60 2500
99 19 17 15 19 20 15 19 15 7 16 18 23 12 16 11 15 19 17
5 Tickford Racing 5 5 13 14 9 7 17 14 12 13 15 2 21 10 20 20 13 6 12 0 2458
55 7 4 5 6 10 4 Ret 10 5 8 10 11 14 10 17 12 13 5
6 Brad Jones Racing 8 11 15 9 7 3 2 12 9 26 13 9 7 19 14 9 6 10 13 0 2454
14 13 11 10 10 4 11 7 14 10 12 4 17 7 7 14 21 11 14
7 Nissan Motorsport 7 17 25 18 16 21 14 17 19 15 14 25 8 16 11 16 16 12 11 0 2289
15 23 14 17 13 17 Ret 15 11 2 3 14 10 1 4 6 5 15 7
8 Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 16 3 8 18 26 9 13 7 11 10 19 14 8 22 5 7 21 19 0 1763
34 Ret 19 21 17 24 Ret 23 18 25 19 22 25 21 25 26 22 16 16
9 Nissan Motorsport 23 14 9 13 8 16 8 16 24 18 5 20 26 6 5 10 9 DNS Ret 0 1664
78 18 18 Ret 23 23 16 22 21 24 22 15 12 18 23 22 17 25 22
10 Triple Eight Race Engineeringdouble-dagger 888 9 7 16 Ret 6 12 2 1 4 7 5 3 13 12 7 10 4 4 0 1602
11 Tickford Racing 6 15 5 11 5 9 22 24 13 16 17 6 13 Ret 26 12 Ret 8 9 30 1536
56 Ret 20 24 Ret 25 18 25 Ret 19 20 24 19 22 9 25 19 23 20
12 23Red Racingdouble-dagger 230 8 12 25 14 8 10 18 22 8 21 7 20 11 13 13 14 9 Ret 0 1000
13 Tekno Autosportsdouble-dagger 19 20 22 20 22 22 21 10 5 20 18 16 9 15 17 18 Ret 22 18 0 848
14 Charlie Schwerkolt Racingdouble-dagger 18 12 24 19 15 19 23 11 23 22 25 23 18 23 21 21 Ret 18 15 0 693
15 Matt Stone Racingdouble-dagger 35 22 21 22 Ret 18 19 21 20 23 24 21 22 20 24 24 23 20 23 0 625
16 Tim Blanchard Racingdouble-dagger 21 Ret 23 23 21 11 20 20 16 21 23 Ret 24 24 18 19 18 24 24 30 569
17 Brad Jones Racingdouble-dagger 4 27 24 0 57
Pos. Team No. ADE
South Australia
MEL
Victoria (Australia)
SYM
Tasmania
PHI
Victoria (Australia)
BAR
Western Australia
WIN
Victoria (Australia)
HID
Northern Territory
TOW
Queensland
QLD
Queensland
SMP
New South Wales
BEN
South Australia
SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
PUK
New Zealand
NEW
New South Wales
Pen. Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)

Bold – Pole position
Italics – Fastest lap
double-dagger – Denotes single-car team

  Results count toward the Enduro Cup.

Notes[]

  1. ^ For points-scoring purposes, Tickford Racing is divided into two teams: one which is made up of car #5 and #55, and another consisting of car #6 and #56.[6]
  2. ^ Mark Winterbottom raced as number 200 at the Phillip Island 500.
  3. ^ Will Davison raced as number 400 at the Perth SuperSprint and as number 120 at the Ipswich SuperSprint.
  4. ^ For points-scoring purposes, Triple Eight Race Engineering is divided into two teams: "Red Bull Holden Racing Team", which is made up of cars #1 and #97, and "Autobarn Lowndes Racing",[7] consisting of car #888.
  5. ^ Tim Blanchard Racing is a satellite team of Brad Jones Racing; Tim Blanchard Racing own the Racing Entitlement Contract for car #21, while Brad Jones Racing runs the car and oversees trackside activities on their behalf.
  6. ^ Erebus Motorsport contested the Tasmania SuperSprint with Erebus Motorsport badges rather than Holden badges. However, the team was still recognised as being a Holden team for the round.[8]
  7. ^ Lee Holdsworth raced as number 400 at the Winton SuperSprint.
  8. ^ For points-scoring purposes, Nissan Motorsport is divided into two teams: one which is made up of car #7 and #15, and another consisting of car #23 and #78.
  9. ^ Jason Bright competed with the Racing Entitlement Contract (REC) he owned under the Britek Motorsport banner, which was operated by Prodrive Racing Australia as a satellite team. Although this REC was leased to Matt Stone Racing, Prodrive replaced it with an REC owned by Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport. Stanaway effectively replaced Bright despite the restructuring of the teams.

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