2018 Supercars Championship

2018 Supercars Championship
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Support series:
Super2 Series
Australian Formula 4
Carrera Cup Australia
Shane van Gisbergen (pictured in 2016) 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 are the defending teams' champions.[2] After 12 rounds, Shane van Gisbergen leads the drivers' championship by 55 points. Scott McLaughlin is second, 283 points ahead of Jamie Whincup. In the teams' championship, Triple Eight Race Engineering hold a 656 point lead over DJR Team Penske. Erebus Motorsport are in third place, a further 1,425 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 1–12 Australia Dean Canto 12
6 Australia Cameron Waters 1–12 Australia David Russell 12
55 Australia Chaz Mostert 1–12 Australia James Moffat 12
56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway 1–12 Australia Steve Owen 12
DJR Team Penske 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 1–12 Australia Tony D'Alberto 12
17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 1–12 France Alexandre Prémat 12
Matt Stone Racing 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood 1–10 N/A
23Red Racing 230[c] Australia Will Davison 1–12 Australia Alex Davison 12
Holden Holden VF Commodore Matt Stone Racing 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood 11–12 Australia Bryce Fullwood 12
Holden ZB Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering[d] 1 Australia Jamie Whincup 1–12 Australia Paul Dumbrell 12
97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 1–12 New Zealand Earl Bamber 12
888 Australia Craig Lowndes 1–12 New Zealand Steven Richards 12
Walkinshaw Andretti United 2 Australia Scott Pye 1–12 Australia Warren Luff 12
25 Australia James Courtney 1–12 Australia Jack Perkins 12
Brad Jones Racing 8 Australia Nick Percat 1–12 Australia Macauley Jones 12
14 Australia Tim Slade 1–12 Australia Ashley Walsh 12
Tim Blanchard Racing[e] 21 Australia Tim Blanchard 1–12 Australia Dale Wood 12
Erebus Motorsport[f] 9 Australia David Reynolds 1–12 Australia Luke Youlden 12
99 Australia Anton de Pasquale 1–12 Australia Will Brown 12
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18[g] Australia Lee Holdsworth 1–12 Australia Jason Bright 12
Tekno Autosports 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq 1–12 Australia Jonathon Webb 12
Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 Australia Garth Tander 1–12 New Zealand Chris Pither 12
34 Australia James Golding 1–12 Australia Richard Muscat 12
Nissan Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport[h] 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 1–12 Australia Aaren Russell 12
15 Australia Rick Kelly 1–12 Australia Garry Jacobson 12
23 Australia Michael Caruso 1–12 Australia Dean Fiore 12
78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 1–12 Australia Alex Rullo 12
Wildcard entries
Holden Holden ZB Commodore Brad Jones Racing 4 Australia Macauley Jones 7, 11 N/A
Holden VF Commodore Kostecki Brothers Racing 42 Australia Kurt Kostecki 9, 11 N/A
Source:[9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Source:[16]

Team changes[]

The Holden ZB Commodore was homologated, making it eligible to compete in the championship.[17][18][19][20] All existing Holden teams commenced the season with the new car, either new chassis or reskinned VF Commodores.[21][22][23][24][25] 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.[26] However, the programme was put on indefinite hold in April 2018.[27] Triple Eight team were proposing to debut the V6 powerplant with a number of wildcard entries, however the discontinuation of the project resulted in this being scrapped.[28]

Britek Motorsport left the championship.[29] Its Racing Entitlements Contract (REC) was leased to Super2 Series team Matt Stone Racing who made their championship début entering an FG X Falcon built by DJR Team Penske.[30] The team switched to competing with a VF Commodore mid-season.[15] Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (LDM) sold one of its RECs to Prodrive Racing Australia. LDM was rebranded as 23Red Racing after sponsor Phil Munday purchased a 60% stake in the team in the off-season, before taking full ownership in April 2018.[31] The team is competing with a Prodrive-built FG X Falcon.

Several teams underwent rebrandings. Prodrive Racing Australia became Tickford Racing after its lease on the Prodrive name expired,[32] while Walkinshaw Racing was rebranded as Walkinshaw Andretti United when Andretti Autosport and United Autosports purchased stakes in the team.[33]

Driver changes[]

Super2 Series drivers Todd Hazelwood and Anton de Pasquale made their Supercars début.[34] Hazelwood joined Matt Stone Racing—the team he won the 2017 Super2 title with—while De Pasquale replaced Dale Wood at Erebus Motorsport.[35] 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,[36] while Richie Stanaway replaced Bright at Tickford Racing.[37][38][i]

Will Davison moved from Tekno Autosports to the newly-formed 23Red Racing team.[39] Davison's place at Tekno Autosports was filled by Super2 Series driver Jack Le Brocq.[40] James Moffat left Garry Rogers Motorsport at the end of the 2017 championship and joined Tickford Racing for the Enduro Cup.[41] 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.[42]

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:[43]

Calendar changes[]

The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, which hosted the Supercars Challenge non-championship event between 1996 and 2017,[j] 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.[44]

The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend, South Australia, ;the first permanent circuit to be built in Australia since Queensland Raceway in 1999, hosted a round of the championship. The Bend SuperSprint ran on the 4.9km "International" configuration of the circuit.[45]

Format changes[]

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]

Sydney Motorsport Park hosted the Sydney SuperNight 300, which consisted of a single 300km race held under lights.[48] It was the first night race since the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi hosted the opening round of the 2010 season. The round consisted of two 30 minute practice sessions and a 20 minute qualifying session ahead of a 300km race. The race included three compulsory pit stops.[49]

The Auckland SuperSprint will include a Top 10 Shootout for the Sunday race.[49]

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 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia Tim Slade New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering
10 21 Sydney SuperNight 300 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Australia Jamie Whincup New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
11 22 The Bend SuperSprint Australia Jamie Whincup New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
23 Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
12 24 Sandown 500 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Australia Jamie Whincup Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering 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.

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 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 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) 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) 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 Shane van Gisbergen 97 1 1 4 4 13 13 6 25 3 6 3 5 3 2 2 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 3054
2 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 17 3 10 1 2 15 7 9 2 1 1 1 1 5 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 6 10 4 0 2999
3 Australia Jamie Whincup 1 6 Ret 2 1 2 3 1 3 14 9 11 6 17 8 8 3 1 2 4 4 2 4 1 1 0 2716
4 Australia Craig Lowndes 888 9 7 16 Ret 6 12 2 1 4 7 5 3 13 12 7 10 4 4 3 8 4 10 8 3 0 2487
5 Australia David Reynolds 9 4 2 7 12 14 1 4 8 6 2 17 2 25 15 3 1 7 6 7 7 7 17 3 5 0 2435
6 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 12 21 16 3 3 12 6 5 17 12 4 8 16 4 1 15 8 5 8 5 5 11 14 14 7 0 2114
7 Australia Rick Kelly 15 23 14 17 13 17 Ret 15 11 2 3 14 10 1 4 6 5 15 7 13 9 6 2 17 8 0 2098
8 Australia Chaz Mostert 55 7 4 5 6 10 4 Ret 10 5 8 10 11 14 10 17 12 13 5 6 3 5 9 12 10 0 2048
9 Australia Scott Pye 2 10 8 6 11 1 5 8 6 9 11 12 15 2 6 4 20 14 21 16 19 25 18 6 6 0 1906
10 Australia Tim Slade 14 13 11 10 10 4 11 7 14 10 12 4 17 7 7 14 21 11 14 14 6 10 12 4 15 0 1862
11 Australia Nick Percat 8 11 15 9 7 3 2 12 9 26 13 9 7 18 14 9 6 10 13 10 25 8 11 5 24 0 1759
12 Australia Mark Winterbottom 5 5 13 14 9 7 17 14 12 13 15 2 21 10 20 20 13 6 12 20 26 15 5 16 17 0 1640
13 Australia Garth Tander 33 16 3 8 18 26 9 13 7 11 10 19 14 8 22 5 7 21 19 11 11 20 28 20 9 0 1626
14 Australia James Courtney 25 2 6 12 20 5 Ret 3 4 17 Ret 13 4 9 19 23 11 17 10 8 Ret Ret 8 13 16 0 1596
15 Australia Will Davison 230 8 12 25 14 8 10 18 22 8 21 7 20 11 13 13 14 9 Ret 17 12 17 7 7 11 0 1567
16 Australia Michael Caruso 23 14 9 13 8 16 8 16 24 18 5 20 26 6 5 10 9 DNS Ret 9 13 22 3 9 25 0 1489
17 Australia Cameron Waters 6 15 5 11 5 9 22 24 13 16 17 6 13 Ret 26 12 Ret 8 9 22 17 19 13 15 13 0 1420
18 Australia Jack Le Brocq 19 20 22 20 22 22 21 10 5 20 18 16 9 15 17 18 Ret 22 18 21 10 9 16 18 22 0 1322
19 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 7 17 25 18 16 20 14 17 19 15 14 25 8 16 11 16 16 12 11 15 14 24 19 Ret 14 0 1280
20 Australia Anton de Pasquale 99 19 17 15 19 21 15 19 15 7 16 18 23 12 16 11 15 19 17 26 16 18 24 11 12 95 1248
21 Australia James Golding 34 Ret 19 21 17 24 Ret 23 18 25 19 22 25 20 25 26 22 16 16 18 15 13 21 24 18 0 1025
22 Australia Lee Holdsworth 18 12 24 19 15 19 23 11 23 22 25 23 18 23 21 21 Ret 18 15 24 21 12 20 Ret 23 0 1023
23 Australia Tim Blanchard 21 Ret 23 23 21 11 20 20 16 21 23 Ret 24 24 18 19 18 24 24 23 22 16 15 21 19 0 986
24 New Zealand Richie Stanaway 56 Ret 20 24 Ret 25 18 25 Ret 19 20 24 19 21 9 25 19 23 20 12 18 21 22 22 20 0 965
25 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 78 18 18 Ret 23 23 16 22 21 24 22 15 12 22 23 22 17 25 22 19 20 14 23 23 Ret 25 942
26 Australia Todd Hazelwood 35 22 21 22 Ret 18 19 21 20 23 24 21 22 19 24 24 23 20 23 27 24 23 26 25 21 0 895
27 Australia Paul Dumbrell 1 1 0 300
28 New Zealand Earl Bamber 97 2 0 276
29 New Zealand Steven Richards 888 3 0 258
30 France Alexandre Prémat 17 4 0 240
31 Australia Luke Youlden 9 5 0 222
32 Australia Warren Luff 2 6 0 204
33 Australia Macauley Jones 4/8 27 24 25 19 24 0 201
34 Australia Tony D'Alberto 12 7 0 192
35 Australia Garry Jacobson 15 8 0 180
36 New Zealand Chris Pither 33 9 0 168
37 Australia James Moffat 55 10 0 156
38 Australia Alex Davison 230 11 0 144
39 Australia Will Brown 99 12 0 138
40 Australia David Russell 6 13 0 132
41 Australia Aaren Russell 7 14 0 126
42 Australia Ashley Walsh 14 15 0 120
43 Australia Jack Perkins 25 16 0 114
44 Australia Dean Canto 5 17 0 108
45 Australia Richard Muscat 34 18 0 102
46 Australia Dale Wood 21 19 0 96
47 Australia Steve Owen 56 20 0 90
48 Australia Kurt Kostecki 42 25 23 27 Ret 0 90
49 Australia Bryce Fullwood 35 21 0 84
50 Australia Jonathon Webb 19 22 0 78
51 Australia Jason Bright 18 23 0 72
52 Australia Dean Fiore 23 25 0 60
53 Australia Alex Rullo 78 Ret 0 0
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 4 4 2 4 1 1 0 5769
97 1 1 4 4 13 13 6 25 3 6 3 5 3 2 2 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2
2 DJR Team Penske 12 21 16 3 3 12 6 5 17 12 4 8 16 4 1 15 8 5 8 5 5 11 14 14 7 0 5113
17 3 10 1 2 15 7 9 2 1 1 1 1 5 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 6 10 4
3 Erebus Motorsport 9 4 2 7 12 14 1 4 8 6 2 17 2 25 15 3 1 7 6 7 7 7 17 3 5 90 3688
99 19 17 15 19 20 15 19 15 7 16 18 23 12 16 11 15 19 17 26 17 18 24 11 12
4 Tickford Racing 5 5 13 14 9 7 17 14 12 13 15 2 21 10 20 20 13 6 12 20 26 15 5 16 17 0 3688
55 7 4 5 6 10 4 Ret 10 5 8 10 11 14 10 17 12 13 5 6 3 5 9 12 10
5 Brad Jones Racing 8 11 15 9 7 3 2 12 9 26 13 9 7 19 14 9 6 10 13 10 25 8 11 5 24 0 3621
14 13 11 10 10 4 11 7 14 10 12 4 17 7 7 14 21 11 14 14 6 10 12 4 15
6 Walkinshaw Andretti United 2 10 8 6 11 1 5 8 6 9 11 12 15 2 6 4 20 14 21 16 19 25 18 6 6 0 3502
25 2 6 12 20 5 Ret 3 4 17 Ret 13 4 9 19 23 11 17 10 8 Ret Ret 8 13 16
7 Nissan Motorsport 7 17 25 18 16 21 14 17 19 15 14 25 8 16 11 16 16 12 11 15 14 24 19 Ret 14 0 3378
15 23 14 17 13 17 Ret 15 11 2 3 14 10 1 4 6 5 15 7 13 9 6 2 17 8
8 Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 16 3 8 18 26 9 13 7 11 10 19 14 8 22 5 7 21 19 11 11 20 28 20 9 0 2651
34 Ret 19 21 17 24 Ret 23 18 25 19 22 25 21 25 26 22 16 16 18 16 13 21 24 18
9 Triple Eight Race Engineeringdouble-dagger 888 9 7 16 Ret 6 12 2 1 4 7 5 3 13 12 7 10 4 4 3 8 4 10 8 3 0 2487
10 Nissan Motorsport 23 14 9 13 8 16 8 16 24 18 5 20 26 6 5 10 9 DNS Ret 9 13 22 3 9 25 0 2456
78 18 18 Ret 23 23 16 22 21 24 22 15 12 18 23 22 17 25 22 19 21 14 23 23 Ret
11 Tickford Racing 6 15 5 11 5 9 22 24 13 16 17 6 13 Ret 26 12 Ret 8 9 22 15 19 13 15 13 80 2305
56 Ret 20 24 Ret 25 18 25 Ret 19 20 24 19 22 9 25 19 23 20 12 18 21 22 22 20
12 23Red Racingdouble-dagger 230 8 12 25 14 8 10 18 22 8 21 7 20 11 13 13 14 9 Ret 17 12 17 7 7 11 0 1567
13 Tekno Autosportsdouble-dagger 19 20 22 20 22 22 21 10 5 20 18 16 9 15 17 18 Ret 22 18 21 10 9 16 18 22 30 1292
14 Charlie Schwerkolt Racingdouble-dagger 18 12 24 19 15 19 23 11 23 22 25 23 18 23 21 21 Ret 18 15 24 20 12 20 Ret 23 0 1023
15 Tim Blanchard Racingdouble-dagger 21 Ret 23 23 21 11 20 20 16 21 23 Ret 24 24 18 19 18 24 24 23 22 16 15 21 19 30 956
16 Matt Stone Racingdouble-dagger 35 22 21 22 Ret 18 19 21 20 23 24 21 22 20 24 24 23 20 23 27 24 23 26 25 21 0 895
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.

Pirtek Enduro Cup[]

Pos. Drivers No. SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
Queensland
Pen. Pts.
1 Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell 1 1 0 300
2 Shane van Gisbergen / Earl Bamber 97 2 0 276
3 Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards 888 3 0 258
4 Scott McLaughlin / Alexandre Prémat 17 4 0 240
5 David Reynolds / Luke Youlden 9 5 0 222
6 Scott Pye / Warren Luff 2 6 0 204
7 Fabian Coulthard / Tony D'Alberto 12 7 0 192
8 Rick Kelly / Garry Jacobson 15 8 0 180
9 Garth Tander / Chris Pither 33 9 0 168
10 Chaz Mostert / James Moffat 55 10 0 156
11 Will Davison / Alex Davison 230 11 0 144
12 Anton de Pasquale / Will Brown 99 12 0 138
13 Cameron Waters / David Russell 6 13 0 132
14 Andre Heimgartner / Aaren Russell 7 14 0 126
15 Tim Slade / Ashley Walsh 14 15 0 120
16 James Courtney / Jack Perkins 25 16 0 114
17 Mark Winterbottom / Dean Canto 5 17 0 108
18 James Golding / Richard Muscat 34 18 0 102
19 Tim Blanchard / Dale Wood 21 19 0 96
20 Richie Stanaway / Steve Owen 56 20 0 90
21 Todd Hazelwood / Bryce Fullwood 35 21 0 84
22 Jack Le Brocq / Jonathon Webb 19 22 0 78
23 Lee Holdsworth / Jason Bright 18 23 0 72
24 Nick Percat / Macauley Jones 8 24 0 66
25 Michael Caruso / Dean Fiore 23 25 0 60
26 Simona De Silvestro / Alex Rullo 78 Ret 0 0
Pos. Drivers No. SAN
Victoria (Australia)
BAT
New South Wales
SUR
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 Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold - Pole position
Italics - Fastest lap

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.
  10. ^ The Supercars Challenge was not held in 2007.

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