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2015 International V8 Supercars Championship

2015 International V8 Supercars Championship
Drivers' Champion: Mark Winterbottom
Teams' Champion: Triple Eight Race Engineering
Manufacturers' Championship: Holden
Previous: 2014 Next: 2016
Support series:
V8 Supercars Dunlop Series
Australian Formula 4 Championship
Mark Winterbottom won his first drivers' championship.
Triple Eight Race Engineering won its sixth consecutive teams' championship.

The 2015 International V8 Supercars Championship (often simplified to the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship) was an FIA-sanctioned international motor racing series for V8 Supercars. It was the seventeenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the nineteenth series in which V8 Supercars have contested the premier Australian touring car title.

Mark Winterbottom, driving for Prodrive Racing Australia, secured his first championship title with one race remaining, winning nine races during the season. Triple Eight Race Engineering won the Teams' Championship.[1] The Enduro Cup was won by Garth Tander and Warren Luff, driving for the Holden Racing Team.

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Teams and driversEdit

Holden, Nissan and Volvo were all represented by factory-backed teams.[2][3][4] Ford reduced its commitment as a prelude to a complete exit from the series at the end of the season,[5] while Mercedes-Benz continued to be represented without any factory support.[6]

The following drivers competed in the 2015 championship.

Season entries Endurance entries
Team Vehicle No. Driver Events Co-driver Events
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 1   Jamie Whincup[7] All   Paul Dumbrell[8] 9–11
888   Craig Lowndes[7] All   Steven Richards[9] 9–11
Holden Racing Team Holden VF Commodore 2   Garth Tander[10] All   Warren Luff[11] 9–11
22   James Courtney[12] 1–7, 11–14   Jack Perkins[13] 11
  Jack Perkins[14] 8–10   Russell Ingall[15] 9–10
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18   Lee Holdsworth[16] All   Sébastien Bourdais[17]         9–11
Walkinshaw Racing 47   Tim Slade[18] All   Tony D'Alberto[19] 9–11
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 3   Tim Blanchard[20] All   Karl Reindler[21] 9–11
222   Nick Percat[16] 1–12   Oliver Gavin[22] 9–11
  Paul Dumbrell[23] 13
  Jack Perkins[24] 14
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-AMG E63 4   Ashley Walsh[25] 1–12   Jack Le Brocq[26] 9–11
  Dean Canto[27] 13
  Alex Davison[28] 14
9   Will Davison[29] All   Alex Davison[30] 9–11
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 5   Mark Winterbottom[31] All   Steve Owen[32] 9–11
6   Chaz Mostert[33] 1–10   Cameron Waters[32] 9-10
  Cameron Waters[34] 11–13   Russell Ingall[34] 11
  Steve Owen[35] 14
Rod Nash Racing Ford FG Falcon[36]
Ford FG X Falcon
55   David Reynolds[37] All   Dean Canto[32] 9–11
Super Black Racing 111   Andre Heimgartner[16] 1–12   Ant Pedersen[30] 9–11
  Chris Pither[38] 13–14
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 7   Todd Kelly[16] All   Alex Buncombe[39] 9–11
15   Rick Kelly[40] All   David Russell[41] 9–11
23   Michael Caruso[42] All   Dean Fiore[43] 9–11
99   James Moffat[44] All   Taz Douglas[43] 9–11
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 8   Jason Bright[45] All   Andrew Jones[30] 9–11
14   Fabian Coulthard[45] All   Luke Youlden[30] 9–11
Britek Motorsport 21   Dale Wood[16] All   Macauley Jones[46] 9–11
DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 17   Marcos Ambrose[47] 1   Marcos Ambrose[48] 9–11
  Scott Pye[48] 2–14
Garry Rogers Motorsport[49] Volvo S60 33   Scott McLaughlin[50] All   Alexandre Prémat[51] 9–11
34   David Wall[52] All   Chris Pither[53] 9–11
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 97   Shane van Gisbergen[54]         All   Jonathon Webb[55] 9–11
Wild Card Entries
Novocastrian Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 62 N/A   Aaren Russell[56]
  Drew Russell[56]
10
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 200 N/A   Renee Gracie[57]
  Simona de Silvestro[57]
10

Team changesEdit

 
Ford teams updated to the new FG X model.

Driver changesEdit

 
Marcos Ambrose was scheduled to return to the series full-time, but stepped down after the first event. He returned as a co-driver in the endurance races.

Mid-season changesEdit

  • Marcos Ambrose stepped down from full-time driving duties at DJR Team Penske prior to the second event of the championship. He was replaced by Scott Pye, who had originally been listed as the team's endurance co-driver, for the rest of the season. Ambrose returned as a co-driver for the endurance races.[48]
  • James Courtney was injured during practice for the Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint when he was hit by pieces of pit equipment which were flung into the air by a low-flying helicopter. His endurance co-driver, Jack Perkins, replaced him for the remainder of the weekend.[14] Courtney also missed the Wilson Security Sandown 500 and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with Russell Ingall coming out of retirement to be co-driver for Perkins.[15][66]
  • Cameron Waters made his full-time V8 Supercar début, replacing Chaz Mostert at Prodrive Racing Australia after Mostert was injured in an accident at the Bathurst 1000. As Waters was originally scheduled to partner Mostert for the Gold Coast 600, Russell Ingall was drafted in as co-driver ahead of James Courtney's return to the Holden Racing Team.[34] Steve Owen drove the car at the Sydney 500 to allow Waters to concentrate on his Dunlop Series commitments.[35]
  • Dean Canto replaced Ashley Walsh at the Phillip Island event, with Erebus Motorsport citing the need for an experienced driver to help with car setup.[27] Alex Davison drove the car at the Sydney 500 as Erebus Motorsport continues its development program.[28]
  • Chris Pither replaced Andre Heimgartner at the Phillip Island event as Super Black Racing evaluated its full-time driver options for 2016.[38] Pither also drove at the Sydney 500, having been confirmed as Heimgartner's replacement for 2016.[67]
  • After taking part in Friday practice at the Phillip Island event, Nick Percat elected not to take part in the rest of the weekend due to a foot injury sustained at the Gold Coast 600. He was replaced by Paul Dumbrell for the rest of the event.[23] Percat did not recover in time for the Sydney 500 and was replaced by Jack Perkins for the event.[24]

Season calendarEdit

The 2015 calendar was released on 12 September 2014.[68][69]

Rnd. Event name Circuit Location Format Date
1   Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia ST 28 February–1 March
2   Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania SP 28–29 March
3   Ubet Perth Super Sprint Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia SP 2–3 May
4   NP300 Navara Winton Super Sprint Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria SP 16–17 May
5   Skycity Triple Crown Darwin Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory SP 20–21 June
6   Castrol Edge Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland ST 11–12 July
7   Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint         Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland SP 1–2 August
8   Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint         Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales SP 22–23 August
9   Wilson Security Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria EC 13 September
10   Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales EC 11 October
11   Castrol Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland EC 24–25 October
12   ITM 500 Auckland Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand SP 6–8 November
13   WD-40 Phillip Island Super Sprint Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria SP 21–22 November
14   Coates Hire Sydney 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales ST 5–6 December
Icon Meaning
ST Super Street
SP Super Sprint
EC Endurance Cup

Calendar changesEdit

The Auckland event moved from April to November, while the Winton and Perth events swapped positions on the calendar.[68]

Format changesEdit

Each Super Sprint event featured two hours of Friday practice which incorporated testing time for the teams. The Townsville event reverted to its original 400-kilometre format, with a 200-kilometre race held on both Saturday and Sunday.[68] The Saturday races of Super Sprint events were contested over a shorter distance of 60 kilometres per race, compared to the 100-kilometre races held in 2014. No twilight races were held.[70] After holding a fourth race on the Friday in 2013 and 2014, the Auckland event was reduced to three races, the same as all other Super Sprint events.[71]

Other changesEdit

The season saw the commencement of a new television deal, with Foxtel and Network Ten taking over from the Seven Network. All races are being shown live on Foxtel's Fox Sports with six events – Adelaide, Townsville, Sandown, Bathurst, the Gold Coast and Sydney – also being televised live on Ten.[72] Ten also broadcasts limited highlights of the other events. The television series Inside Supercars and Supercars Life were also launched by Fox Sports to accompany their coverage. Ten revived their motorsport magazine series RPM to accompany their own coverage.

The number of test days allocated to each team was reduced from four to three. A compulsory two-day test was held at Sydney Motorsport Park on 7–8 February 2015, with teams allocated one further day of private testing that can be used at their discretion. The amount of track time on Fridays at eight rounds has been increased to account for the reduced number of test days.[68]

From Darwin, in response to processional racing in the 60 km SuperSprint races, the V8 Supercar Commission changed tyre allocations to give teams a set of soft compound rubber for the second race[73]

Season resultsEdit

Round Event name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 1 Clipsal 500 Adelaide   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
2   Jamie Whincup   Tim Slade   Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Racing
3   James Courtney   Garth Tander   James Courtney Holden Racing Team
2 4 Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint   Craig Lowndes   Shane van Gisbergen   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
5   Craig Lowndes   Craig Lowndes   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
6   Craig Lowndes   Craig Lowndes   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
3 7 Ubet Perth Super Sprint   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
8   Mark Winterbottom   Mark Winterbottom   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
9   Chaz Mostert   Rick Kelly   Will Davison Erebus Motorsport
4 10 NP300 Navara Winton Super Sprint   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert Prodrive Racing Australia
11   Chaz Mostert   David Reynolds   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
12   Chaz Mostert   Rick Kelly   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
5 13 Skycity Triple Crown Darwin   James Courtney   Shane van Gisbergen   Chaz Mostert Prodrive Racing Australia
14   Rick Kelly   Shane van Gisbergen   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
15   David Reynolds   Rick Kelly   David Reynolds Rod Nash Racing
6 16 Castrol Edge Townsville 400   Chaz Mostert   Mark Winterbottom   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
17   Scott McLaughlin   Mark Winterbottom   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
7 18 Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint   Chaz Mostert   Mark Winterbottom   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
19   Craig Lowndes   Craig Lowndes   Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia
20   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert Prodrive Racing Australia
8 21 Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert   Chaz Mostert Prodrive Racing Australia
22   Chaz Mostert   Scott Pye   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
23   Scott McLaughlin   Craig Lowndes   Chaz Mostert Prodrive Racing Australia
9 24 Wilson Security Sandown 500   Jamie Whincup
  Paul Dumbrell
  Paul Dumbrell   Mark Winterbottom
  Steve Owen
Prodrive Racing Australia
10 25 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000   David Reynolds   Jamie Whincup   Craig Lowndes
  Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering
11 26 Castrol Gold Coast 600   Shane van Gisbergen   Shane van Gisbergen   Shane van Gisbergen
  Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports
27   Scott McLaughlin   Craig Lowndes   James Courtney
  Jack Perkins
Holden Racing Team
12 28 ITM 500 Auckland   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
29   David Reynolds   Craig Lowndes   David Reynolds Rod Nash Racing
30   Scott McLaughlin   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
13 31 WD-40 Phillip Island Super Sprint   Jamie Whincup   Craig Lowndes   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
32   Scott McLaughlin   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
33   Mark Winterbottom   Scott Pye   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
14 34 Coates Hire Sydney 500   Mark Winterbottom   Shane van Gisbergen   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
35   Jamie Whincup   Shane van Gisbergen   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
36   James Courtney   Jamie Whincup   Shane van Gisbergen Tekno Autosports

Event summariesEdit

Clipsal 500 AdelaideEdit

 
The Holden VF Commodore of Fabian Coulthard, who won the second race of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Jamie Whincup began his title defence in a strong manner, taking pole position for both of the Saturday races.[74] He went on to win the first race of the weekend ahead of Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard. Scott McLaughlin, after qualifying third, failed to start the race after his car's oil pump failed on the warm-up lap.[75] Whincup dropped down the order in the second race due to a puncture, while Coulthard took victory with James Courtney and Craig Lowndes rounding out the podium. McLaughlin jumped the start and served the resulting ten-second penalty under safety car conditions, which led to another ten seconds being added to his race time, while Mostert hit the wall at turn eight and retired from the race. Michael Caruso also hit the wall at turn eight after contact with David Reynolds led to a puncture. Will Davison, after retiring from the first race, failed to start the second after a clutch failure on the warm-up lap.[76] Courtney won the final race of the weekend on Sunday ahead of Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander. Whincup and Mostert made contact on the last lap while battling for fourth, which led to Mostert hitting the wall and being collected by James Moffat. Both Mostert and Moffat failed to complete the lap. Marcos Ambrose, after struggling on Saturday, qualified inside the top ten on Sunday and finished twelfth. Courtney left the event with the championship lead ahead of Coulthard and Tander.[77]

Tyrepower Tasmania Super SprintEdit

As in 2014, Triple Eight Race Engineering won all three races at the Symmons Plains event. Having qualified on pole position for both of the Saturday races,[78] Craig Lowndes went on to comfortably win both races. Mark Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup filled the runner-up positions, while James Courtney finished third in both races.[79][80] Will Davison, after taking third place at the beginning of the first race, was turned around by Courtney later on the first lap. Davison labelled Courtney as "arrogant" after the latter claimed that contact from behind pushed him into the back of Davison.[81] Courtney was not penalised for the incident, despite Davison's team Erebus Motorsport protesting the stewards' original decision.[82] Lowndes again took pole position for the Sunday race but made contact with David Reynolds at the first corner, causing Reynolds to spin and earning himself a drive-through penalty. This handed the lead to Whincup, who went on to win the race ahead of Chaz Mostert and Shane van Gisbergen. The result saw Whincup move into the championship lead ahead of Courtney and Lowndes.[83]

Ubet Perth Super SprintEdit

Chaz Mostert took his first V8 Supercar pole position when he qualified fastest for the first race of the Ubet Perth Super Sprint. His teammate Mark Winterbottom qualified second and went on to score pole position for the second race.[84] Winterbottom made a better start than Mostert in the first race and the pair went on to finish first and second, while Craig Lowndes finished in third. Jamie Whincup, after qualifying in 21st place, managed to finish in 15th place but lost the championship lead to Lowndes.[85] Winterbottom won the second race ahead of Whincup and Fabian Coulthard. With Lowndes finishing fifth, Winterbottom took the championship lead.[86] Mostert took his second pole in qualifying for the Sunday race. The session saw Lee Holdsworth make a mistake at turn six and his car rolled onto its side after digging into the sand trap.[87] Despite starting off the front row, Mostert and Winterbottom finished fourth and 15th respectively after their tyre strategy was ruined by a safety car on lap 48. Will Davison won the race, taking Erebus Motorsport's second ever victory, after passing Lowndes for the lead with five laps remaining. Coulthard finished third despite starting 24th. With Winterbottom finishing down the order, Lowndes left the event with the championship lead.[88]

NP300 Navara Winton Super SprintEdit

Prodrive Racing Australia carried their strong form into the Winton event. Chaz Mostert claimed the opening race, his first for the season, ahead of his teammate Mark Winterbottom, while Michael Caruso claimed Nissan Motorsport's first podium finish for the year.[89] Winterbottom won the second race of the weekend, with Rick Kelly scoring another podium for Nissan Motorsport, while Mostert finished in third place after starting from pole. The Holden Racing Team endured a difficult race after James Courtney carried too much speed into the first corner and took his teammate Garth Tander out of the race. Lee Holdsworth, driving a customer Holden Racing Team car, also suffered damage in the incident.[90] Mostert took his fourth consecutive pole position in qualifying for the third race, becoming the first driver to achieve the feat since Winterbottom in 2011.[91] Mostert was leading at the halfway mark of the race when he dropped his left-rear wheel onto the grass on the entry to turn four, causing him to spin into the tyre wall. Winterbottom inherited the lead and went on to win the race ahead of Fabian Coulthard and Craig Lowndes. Despite finishing on the podium, Lowndes lost the championship lead to Winterbottom.[92]

Skycity Triple Crown DarwinEdit

Chaz Mostert won the first race of the Skycity Triple Crown ahead of teammate Mark Winterbottom. Rick Kelly took his second podium finish in three races by finishing third. James Courtney had taken pole position but tangled with Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander on a restart after a safety car period, with Courtney penalised for his role in the incident.[93] Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes and Jason Bright also received points penalties for various incidents during the race.[94] Lowndes recovered in the second race to score his 100th career victory in the Australian Touring Car Championship and V8 Supercars, becoming the first driver to reach the mark. Tim Slade finished second ahead of Mostert. Rick Kelly had qualified on pole position for the first time since 2011 but collided with Fabian Coulthard at the first corner and received a drive-through penalty.[95] David Reynolds took pole position for the Sunday race but Coulthard took the lead at the start. Coulthard lost the lead when he went off the track while lapping Andre Heimgartner, losing places to Reynolds and Mostert. Reynolds himself ran off the circuit in trying to avoid the lapped Michael Caruso, cutting off a portion of the track in the process. After retaking his place behind Caruso, Reynolds held off Mostert to take victory. A delaminated tyre for Lowndes towards the end of the race dropped him to fifteenth, allowing Winterbottom to extend his championship lead to 95 points.[96]

Castrol Edge Townsville 400Edit

Mark Winterbottom further extended his championship lead by winning both races of the Castrol Edge Townsville 400. He qualified second for the first race behind teammate Chaz Mostert but took the lead at the start and then held off David Reynolds in the closing stages of the race.[97] Fabian Coulthard finished third while Mostert drifted to eighth late in the race due to a rear suspension problem.[98] Scott McLaughlin took his first pole position of the season in qualifying for the second race ahead of Mostert and Reynolds.[99] McLaughlin lost positions to Reynolds and Mostert in the opening part of the race before retiring when his car lost a power steering belt. Winterbottom moved up to second after the final pit stop and was able to take the lead from Reynolds. The Holden Racing Team drivers James Courtney and Garth Tander showed good pace late in the race, moving up to second and fourth respectively, but were unable to catch Winterbottom. Reynolds finished third while Mostert again faded in the closing stages, finishing sixth. With Craig Lowndes and Fabian Coulthard both experiencing difficulties during the weekend, Winterbottom left the event with a championship lead of 248 points.[100]

Coates Hire Ipswich Super SprintEdit

Prodrive Racing Australia continued their strong form at the Ipswich Super Sprint, winning all three races. Mark Winterbottom won both of the Saturday races, taking the lead from second place on the first lap of each race. Scott McLaughlin took his first podium of the season by finishing second in the first race, while Winterbottom's closest championship rival Craig Lowndes finished third. Jason Bright suffered heavy damage at the first corner of the race, running into the back of David Wall who slowed after Dale Wood spun Todd Kelly.[101] Lowndes improved one position in the second race to finish behind Winterbottom, whose teammate Chaz Mostert finished third.[102] James Moffat was disqualified from both of the Saturday races due to a technical infringement.[103] Mostert took an easy victory in the Sunday race ahead of Lowndes and Winterbottom.[104] Todd Kelly retired due to an engine failure late in the race, prompting an emotional outburst with Kelly exclaiming "why me?" before swearing a number of times.[105]

Sydney Motorsport Park Super SprintEdit

 
The Prodrive Racing Australia cars of Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom lead the field at Sydney Motorsport Park.

James Courtney was ruled out of the Sydney Motorsport Park event following Friday practice, where he was hit by a piece of pit equipment which had been flung into the air by a low-flying helicopter. He was replaced by his endurance co-driver, Jack Perkins, for the rest of the event.[14] Chaz Mostert continued his strong qualifying form, taking pole position for both of the Saturday races.[106] He went on to win the first race ahead of his teammate Mark Winterbottom while Jamie Whincup finished third, his first podium finish since the Ubet Perth Super Sprint.[107] Dale Wood was penalised for reckless driving after deliberately running into Nick Percat on the slowdown lap after the race. The pair had come together during the race which resulted in Wood spinning.[108] Whincup won the second race ahead of Fabian Coulthard and Mostert.[109] Mostert took his second win of the weekend in the Sunday race, half of which was held in wet conditions, leading home the two Brad Jones Racing cars of Coulthard and Jason Bright.[110] Bright was spun by Shane van Gisbergen in the closing stages but cut across the grass from turn four to turn eight to retain his position.[111]

Wilson Security Sandown 500Edit

 
Prodrive Racing Australia scored a 1–2 finish at the Wilson Security Sandown 500.

Prodrive Racing Australia scored a one-two finish at the Wilson Security Sandown 500, with Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen taking victory ahead of teammates Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters. The Tekno Autosports pairing of Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb finished in third place.[112] Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell started from pole position and led for the majority of the race, but a puncture, caused by a bracket dislodged by a pit crew member during a pit stop, saw them finish in fifteenth place.[113] Russell Ingall returned to the series to substitute for the injured James Courtney. Ingall partnered Jack Perkins, the pair finishing ninth after starting from twenty-fourth place on the grid. The pairings of Will and Alex Davison and Todd Kelly and Alex Buncombe both finished multiple laps down, the former pair due to a starter motor problem at a pit stop and the latter due to Buncombe running off the track. The only retirement during the race was the car of Nick Percat and Oliver Gavin with steering failure. Winterbottom extended his championship lead over Mostert to 198 points, while David Reynolds, who finished fifth with Dean Canto, moved up to third place in the standings after Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards only managed to finish thirteenth.[112] Winterbottom was fined $3000 for performing a celebratory burnout on the main straight after he finished the race.[114]

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000Edit

Chaz Mostert was ruled out for the remainder of the season after sustaining leg and wrist injuries in a major accident during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000. The crash also injured three marshals.[115] The race was won by Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards, who took their sixth and fourth victories respectively, while Mostert's teammates, Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen finished second. Garth Tander and Warren Luff completed the podium.[116] David Reynolds had qualified on pole position, setting the fastest time in a rain-affected Top Ten Shootout,[117] but he and Dean Canto could only finish sixth. Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell led for most of the race, but Whincup ignored a call to pit during the last safety car period. He then went on to pass the safety car, resulting in a drive-through penalty which dropped the car to eighteenth place.[116] The safety car had been brought on to the track after Scott Pye crashed heavily at the top of the circuit, suffering a fractured rib.[118] With Mostert not taking part in the race, Winterbottom extended his championship lead to 399 points over Lowndes, who moved up to second in the points standings, with Reynolds in third and Mostert falling to fourth place.[116]

Castrol Gold Coast 600Edit

James Courtney returned from injury at the Castrol Gold Coast 600, driving in a race for the first time since the Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint. Having replaced Courtney at the previous two events, Russell Ingall moved to Prodrive Racing Australia to replace the injured Chaz Mostert and partner Cameron Waters. Mark Winterbottom had a difficult weekend, allowing Craig Lowndes and David Reynolds to reduce his championship lead. Winterbottom was released into the path of Garth Tander following a pit stop in the Saturday race. This damaged the suspension on Winterbottom's car and the time lost while repairs were made dropped him to 23rd place.[119] His team, Prodrive Racing Australia, also received a 50-point penalty in the Teams' Championship.[120] The race was won by Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb, who started from pole position and led for most of the race. Reynolds and Dean Canto finished second ahead of Lowndes and Steven Richards.[119] Courtney and Jack Perkins, using an alternative fuel strategy which saw the car pit twice during a mid-race safety car, won the Sunday race ahead of Rick Kelly and David Russell, who used a similar strategy. Garth Tander and Warren Luff, who pitted only once during the safety car period and then pitted for fuel later in the race, finished third. The result saw Tander and Luff win the Pirtek Enduro Cup. With Lowndes finishing fourth and Winterbottom in eleventh, the latter's championship lead was reduced to 258 points.[121]

ITM 500 AucklandEdit

Jamie Whincup dominated the ITM 500 Auckland, winning two of the three races and finishing second in the other. Whincup won from pole position in the first race with Shane van Gisbergen and David Reynolds completing the podium. Scott Pye originally finished in fourth place but was relegated to fifth after cutting a chicane in the closing laps to keep ahead of Craig Lowndes.[122] Lowndes led for the first half of the second race before his left-rear tyre failed at the end of the main straight, causing Lowndes to spin and collide heavily with a wall. The car had to be taken to a local panel shop in order for the necessary repairs to be carried out, with the car not fully fixed until the following morning.[123] Lowndes' demise allowed Reynolds to take victory ahead of Whincup and Scott McLaughlin.[124] Whincup won the third race ahead of Lowndes while Scott Pye achieved his first career podium. Championship leader Mark Winterbottom endured a difficult race, being spun early on before recovering to finish in eleventh place. Reynolds moved into second place in the championship after a strong weekend, 239 points behind Winterbottom and one point ahead of Lowndes.[125]

WD-40 Phillip Island Super SprintEdit

A number of driver changes took place in the lead-up to the Phillip Island Super Sprint: Chris Pither replaced Andre Heimgartner at Super Black Racing; Dean Canto replaced Ashley Walsh at Erebus Motorsport; and Paul Dumbrell replaced Nick Percat at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport. Craig Lowndes further reduced Mark Winterbottom's championship lead by winning two races during the weekend. After qualifying third for the first race, Lowndes made a good start to overtake Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin before the first corner, with the three drivers finishing the race in that order.[126] A major talking point of the race was an incident between David Reynolds and Shane van Gisbergen, where van Gisbergen nudged Reynolds into a high-speed spin on the back section of the circuit.[127] Van Gisbergen denied any wrongdoing, claiming that Reynolds cut across him, but was penalised 25 championship points.[128] Whincup won the second race ahead of McLaughlin and Lowndes.[129] Winterbottom qualified on pole for the Sunday race, but it was Lowndes who won the race with McLaughlin and Whincup again finishing on the podium.[130] Winterbottom finished fourth after being pushed wide by Whincup on the final lap, though he described the pass as "a fair move".[131] The result saw Winterbottom's championship lead come down to 179 points over Lowndes, with Reynolds dropping out of championship contention.[130]

Coates Hire Sydney 500Edit

 
Jamie Whincup won two races at the Coates Hire Sydney 500.

Jamie Whincup continued his strong late-season form by winning the first two races of the Coates Hire Sydney 500. Mark Winterbottom qualified on pole position for the first, with his championship rival Craig Lowndes qualifying last after hitting the wall.[132] Whincup took the lead from Shane van Gisbergen during their pit stops and led to the finish, with van Gisbergen finishing second ahead of Jason Bright. Winterbottom drove a conservative race to finish fifth, while Lowndes made it to fifteenth place.[133] Winterbottom secured the championship by finishing third in the second race behind Whincup and David Reynolds.[134] Van Gisbergen took victory in the third race despite making contact with James Courtney in the opening laps. Courtney spun into the wall and his car suffered damage, but van Gisbergen was not penalised. Whincup finished second ahead of Rick Kelly and Winterbottom. The result saw Winterbottom win the championship by 238 points over Lowndes, with Reynolds in third a further 98 points behind. Van Gisbergen and Whincup, after enjoying a strong weekend, moved up to fourth and fifth in the championship.[135]

Championship standingsEdit

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded for each race at an event, to the driver/s 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.[136]

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
Short format 75 69 64 60 55 51 48 45 42 39 36 34 33 31 30 28 27 25 24 22 21 19 18 16 15
Long 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
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
  • Short format: Used for the 60 km races of Super Sprint events and the 125 km races of Super Street events.
  • Long format: Used for the 200 km races of Super Sprint events, the 250 km race of Super Street events and in both races of the Townsville 400 and Gold Coast 600.
  • Endurance format: Used for the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 endurance races.

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
PHI
 
SYD
 
Pen. Pts.
1   Mark Winterbottom 5 5 11 5 2 6 5 1 1 15 2 1 1 2 7 5 1 1 1 1 3 2 8 16 1 2 23 11 7 4 11 7 4 4 5 3 4 0 3246
2   Craig Lowndes 888 4 3 9 1 1 6 3 5 2 12 8 3 18 1 15 14 9 3 2 2 5 10 10 13 1 3 4 4 Ret 2 1 3 1 15 7 6 15 3008
3   David Reynolds 55 13 17 15 6 4 11 6 7 9 4 4 6 16 10 1 2 3 7 4 4 4 6 6 5 6 2 9 3 1 4 25 5 10 9 2 5 0 2910
4   Shane van Gisbergen 97 6 13 2 4 8 3 4 24 14 8 5 23 12 5 4 10 20 4 Ret 21 20 5 4 3 8 1 5 2 5 9 4 9 7 2 6 1 25 2712
5   Jamie Whincup 1 1 21 4 7 2 1 15 2 19 9 6 10 11 16 22 9 5 8 5 8 3 1 14 15 18 24 7 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 50 2647
6   Garth Tander 2 7 4 3 8 5 4 Ret 11 6 16 Ret 5 20 8 12 7 4 13 12 5 18 11 12 4 3 4 3 10 10 10 8 13 9 22 12 11 0 2584
7   Fabian Coulthard 14 3 1 6 10 10 9 8 3 3 6 21 2 Ret 15 3 3 13 10 15 14 11 2 2 16 4 7 13 23 9 7 12 11 11 10 14 10 0 2542
8   Scott McLaughlin 33 DNS 9 18 Ret 9 7 11 Ret 18 25 9 9 Ret 9 11 4 Ret 2 9 13 8 4 5 14 5 21 6 9 3 6 3 2 2 8 5 19 0 2205
9   Rick Kelly 15 15 6 7 14 16 14 9 8 20 7 2 11 3 21 13 16 16 16 13 17 6 12 15 10 16 9 2 14 11 17 17 8 6 7 8 3 0 2154
10   James Courtney 22 10 2 1 3 3 10 10 6 5 14 23 7 23 6 7 6 2 6 8 6 5 1 8 6 15 6 10 13 4 4 12 65 2110
11   Chaz Mostert 6 2 Ret Ret 5 12 2 2 4 4 1 3 25 1 3 2 8 6 5 3 1 1 3 1 2 DNS 0 2017
12   Michael Caruso 23 21 Ret 14 15 23 19 18 15 10 3 10 4 5 14 21 15 11 17 11 12 16 15 7 11 13 20 10 6 15 5 19 7 22 12 15 8 40 1898
13   Tim Slade 47 8 Ret 8 9 14 Ret 16 10 23 19 11 14 7 2 9 20 14 11 14 19 15 14 8 6 14 14 12 15 7 23 10 16 17 6 20 Ret 15 1764
14   Lee Holdsworth 18 9 10 Ret 22 11 16 14 14 17 18 Ret 15 13 18 18 13 7 15 21 18 14 7 13 7 9 Ret 14 13 16 8 16 18 Ret 18 10 7 0 1699
15   Will Davison 9 Ret DNS 19 17 7 23 7 9 1 13 7 24 14 19 24 12 24 9 7 7 13 9 20 23 12 15 16 Ret 13 16 15 17 12 13 11 18 0 1672
16   Jason Bright 8 12 5 11 19 15 12 5 13 16 11 14 13 19 13 8 19 12 Ret 16 9 10 24 3 22 7 22 23 Ret DNS 18 14 12 23 3 23 20 75 1671
17   Todd Kelly 7 14 12 10 23 13 13 12 12 13 5 13 12 10 12 17 17 10 19 6 Ret 17 25 24 24 20 13 17 12 17 13 11 19 5 11 16 13 0 1664
18   James Moffat 99 11 7 Ret 12 19 22 13 20 7 17 22 19 4 11 14 11 17 DSQ DSQ 10 12 18 Ret 18 10 10 8 11 14 14 5 14 8 24 Ret 16 10 1643
19   Scott Pye 17 18 17 18 22 21 Ret 15 18 8 6 4 16 5 19 Ret 10 15 9 22 17 12 Ret 8 21 5 8 3 13 6 14 16 9 9 40 1589
20   Dale Wood 21 22 18 13 13 24 15 24 19 11 24 17 21 8 22 10 24 18 21 20 24 24 21 22 20 15 11 20 21 19 19 18 20 24 14 13 21 75 1325
21   Tim Blanchard 3 19 19 17 21 21 20 20 23 12 23 16 20 17 Ret 23 21 21 20 18 23 23 23 18 8 Ret 12 22 22 23 12 20 22 16 25 21 14 25 1272
22   Nick Percat 222 18 14 20 16 18 17 19 17 8 10 12 16 9 Ret 6 Ret 15 12 Ret 11 21 17 9 Ret 19 6 15 16 20 Ret 25 1204
23   David Wall 34 17 15 16 20 20 Ret 23 22 21 21 19 18 15 17 20 18 22 22 19 20 22 20 23 21 Ret 16 Ret 18 22 20 23 23 15 19 19 17 0 1118
24   Andre Heimgartner 111 23 20 21 11 25 8 21 16 Ret 20 20 17 22 Ret 19 23 8 14 17 16 7 13 19 17 Ret 18 18 19 18 21 40 1068
25   Ashley Walsh 4 20 8 Ret Ret 22 21 17 18 22 22 15 22 21 20 Ret 22 23 18 Ret 22 25 16 21 19 Ret 19 DSQ 20 21 24 25 769
26   Jack Perkins 22/222 19 19 11 9 11 5 1 17 17 DSQ 0 747
27   Warren Luff 2 4 3 4 3 0 747
28   Dean Canto 55/4 5 6 2 9 22 25 18 0 733
29   Steve Owen 5/6 1 2 23 11 20 Ret Ret 0 706
30   Jonathon Webb 97 3 8 1 5 0 699
31   Steven Richards 888 13 1 3 4 0 681
32   Cameron Waters 6 2 DNS 17 19 17 12 22 9 15 20 0 595
33   Luke Youlden 14 16 4 7 13 0 516
34   David Russell 15 10 16 9 2 0 492
35   Alexandre Prémat 33 14 5 21 6 0 492
36   Tony D'Alberto 47 6 14 14 12 0 462
37   Alex Davison 9/4 23 12 15 16 21 22 15 0 427
38   Sébastien Bourdais 18 7 9 Ret 14 0 423
39   Taz Douglas 99 18 10 10 8 10 416
40   Russell Ingall 22/6 9 11 17 19 0 414
41   Paul Dumbrell 1/222 15 18 24 7 21 21 21 25 410
42   Dean Fiore 23 11 13 20 10 0 399
43   Marcos Ambrose 17 16 16 12 12 Ret 8 21 0 395
44   Andrew Jones 8 22 7 22 23 0 345
45   Macauley Jones 21 20 15 11 20 0 327
46   Karl Reindler 3 8 Ret 12 22 0 288
47   Alex Buncombe 7 24 20 13 17 0 276
48   Chris Pither 34/111 21 Ret 16 Ret 24 24 19 23 18 Ret 0 264
49   Oliver Gavin 222 Ret 19 6 15 0 258
50   Ant Pedersen 111 17 Ret 18 18 25 185
51   Jack Le Brocq 4 19 Ret 19 DSQ 0 144
52   Aaren Russell 62 17 0 108
  Drew Russell 62 17 0 108
54   Renee Gracie 200 21 0 84
  Simona de Silvestro 200 21 0 84
Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
PHI
 
SYD
 
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
  Results count toward the Endurance Cup.

Pirtek Endurance CupEdit

Pos. Drivers No. SAN
500

 
BAT
1000

 
SUR
1

 
SUR
2

 
Pen. Pts.
1 Garth Tander / Warren Luff 2 4 3 4 3 0 747
2 Shane van Gisbergen / Jonathon Webb 97 3 8 1 5 0 699
3 Mark Winterbottom / Steve Owen 5 1 2 23 11 0 684
4 Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards 888 13 1 3 4 0 681
5 David Reynolds / Dean Canto 55 5 6 2 9 0 648
6 Jack Perkins / Russell Ingall / James Courtney 22 9 11 5 1 0 573
7 Fabian Coulthard / Luke Youlden 14 16 4 7 13 0 516
8 Rick Kelly / David Russell 15 10 16 9 2 0 492
9 Scott McLaughlin / Alexandre Prémat 33 14 5 21 6 0 492
10 Tim Slade / Tony D'Alberto 47 6 14 14 12 0 462
11 Lee Holdsworth / Sébastien Bourdais 18 7 9 Ret 14 0 423
12 James Moffat / Taz Douglas 99 18 10 10 8 10 416
13 Michael Caruso / Dean Fiore 23 11 13 20 10 0 399
14 Chaz Mostert / Cameron Waters / Russell Ingall 6 2 DNS 17 19 0 378
15 Jason Bright / Andrew Jones 8 22 7 22 23 0 345
16 Dale Wood / Macauley Jones 21 20 15 11 20 0 327
17 Will Davison / Alex Davison 9 23 12 15 16 0 327
18 Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell 1 15 18 24 7 25 326
19 Tim Blanchard / Karl Reindler 3 8 Ret 12 22 0 288
20 Todd Kelly / Alex Buncombe 7 24 20 13 17 0 276
21 Scott Pye / Marcos Ambrose 17 12 Ret 8 21 0 270
22 Nick Percat / Oliver Gavin 222 Ret 19 6 15 0 258
23 Andre Heimgartner / Ant Pedersen 111 17 Ret 18 18 25 185
24 Ashley Walsh / Jack Le Brocq 4 19 Ret 19 DSQ 0 144
25 David Wall / Chris Pither 34 21 Ret 16 Ret 0 141
26 Aaren Russell / Drew Russell 62 17 0 108
27 Simona de Silvestro / Renee Gracie 200 21 0 84
Pos. Drivers No. SAN
500

 
BAT
1000

 
SUR
1

 
SUR
2

 
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

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Team[1] No. ADE
 
SYM
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
PHI
 
SYD
 
Pen. Pts.[1]
1 Triple Eight Race Engineering 1 1 21 4 7 2 1 15 2 19 9 6 10 11 16 22 9 5 8 5 8 3 1 14 15 18 24 7 1 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 30 5690
888 4 3 9 1 1 6 3 5 2 12 8 3 18 1 15 14 9 3 2 2 5 10 10 13 1 3 4 4 Ret 2 1 3 1 15 7 6
2 Prodrive Racing Australia 5 5 11 5 2 6 5 1 1 15 2 1 1 2 7 5 1 1 1 1 3 2 8 16 1 2 23 11 7 4 11 7 4 4 5 3 4 50 5554
6 2 Ret Ret 5 12 2 2 4 4 1 3 25 1 3 2 8 6 5 3 1 1 3 1 2 DNS 17 19 17 12 22 9 15 20 20 Ret Ret
3 Holden Racing Team 2 7 4 3 8 5 4 Ret 11 6 16 Ret 5 20 8 12 7 4 13 12 5 18 11 12 4 3 4 3 10 10 10 8 13 9 22 12 11 0 5191
22 10 2 1 3 3 10 10 6 5 14 23 7 23 6 7 6 2 6 8 6 19 19 11 9 11 5 1 8 6 15 6 10 13 4 4 12
4 Brad Jones Racing 8 12 5 11 19 15 12 5 13 16 11 14 13 19 13 8 19 12 Ret 16 9 10 24 3 22 7 22 23 Ret DNS 18 14 12 23 3 23 20 0 4288
14 3 1 6 10 10 9 8 3 3 6 21 2 Ret 15 3 3 13 10 15 14 11 2 2 16 4 7 13 23 9 7 12 11 11 10 14 10
5 Nissan Motorsport 7 14 12 10 23 13 13 12 12 13 5 13 12 10 12 17 17 10 19 6 Ret 17 25 24 24 20 13 17 12 17 13 11 19 5 11 16 13 0 3818
15 15 6 7 14 16 14 9 8 20 7 2 11 3 21 13 16 16 16 13 17 6 12 15 10 16 9 2 14 11 17 17 8 6 7 8 3
6 Nissan Motorsport 23 21 Ret 14 15 23 19 18 15 10 3 10 4 5 14 21 15 11 17 11 12 16 15 7 11 13 20 10 6 15 5 19 7 22 12 15 8 0 3591
99 11 7 Ret 12 19 22 13 20 7 17 22 19 4 11 14 11 17 DSQ DSQ 10 12 18 Ret 18 10 10 8 11 14 14 5 14 8 24 Ret 16
7 Garry Rogers Motorsport 33 DNS 9 18 Ret 9 7 11 Ret 18 25 9 9 Ret 9 11 4 Ret 2 9 13 8 4 5 14 5 21 6 9 3 6 3 2 2 8 5 19 0 3323
34 17 15 16 20 20 Ret 23 22 21 21 19 18 15 17 20 18 22 22 19 20 22 20 23 21 Ret 16 Ret 18 22 20 23 23 15 19 19 17
8 Rod Nash Racing 55 13 17 15 6 4 11 6 7 9 4 4 6 16 10 1 2 3 7 4 4 4 6 6 5 6 2 9 3 1 4 25 5 10 9 2 5 0 2910
9 Tekno Autosports 97 6 13 2 4 8 3 4 24 14 8 5 23 12 5 4 10 20 4 Ret 21 20 5 4 3 8 1 5 2 5 9 4 9 7 2 6 1 0 2737
10 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 3 19 19 17 21 21 20 20 23 12 23 16 20 17 Ret 23 21 21 20 18 23 23 23 18 8 Ret 12 22 22 23 12 20 22 16 25 21 14 30 2634
222 18 14 20 16 18 17 19 17 8 10 12 16 9 Ret 6 Ret 15 12 Ret 11 21 17 9 Ret 19 6 15 16 20 15 21 21 21 17 17 DSQ
11 Erebus Motorsport 4 20 8 Ret Ret 22 21 17 18 22 22 15 22 21 20 Ret 22 23 18 Ret 22 25 16 21 19 Ret 19 DSQ 20 21 24 22 25 18 21 22 15 30 2621
9 Ret DNS 19 17 7 23 7 9 1 13 7 24 14 19 24 12 24 9 7 7 13 9 20 23 12 15 16 Ret 13 16 15 17 12 13 11 18
12 Walkinshaw Racing 47 8 Ret 8 9 14 Ret 16 10 23 19 11 14 7 2 9 20 14 11 14 19 15 14 8 6 14 14 12 15 7 23 10 16 17 6 20 Ret 0 1779
13 DJR Team Penske 17 16 16 12 18 17 18 22 21 Ret 15 18 8 6 4 16 5 19 Ret 10 15 9 22 17 12 Ret 8 21 5 8 3 13 6 14 16 9 9 0 1754
14 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18 9 10 Ret 22 11 16 14 14 17 18 Ret 15 13 18 18 13 7 15 21 18 14 7 13 7 9 Ret 14 13 16 8 16 18 Ret 18 10 7 0 1699
15 Britek Motorsport 21 22 18 13 13 24 15 24 19 11 24 17 21 8 22 10 24 18 21 20 24 24 21 22 20 15 11 20 21 19 19 18 20 24 14 13 22 0 1367
16 Super Black Racing 111 23 20 21 11 25 8 21 16 Ret 20 20 17 22 Ret 19 23 8 14 17 16 7 13 19 17 Ret 18 18 23 12 23 24 24 19 23 18 Ret 0 1231
17 Novocastrian Motorsport 62 17 0 108
18 Prodrive Racing Australia 200 21 0 84
Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
PHI
 
SYD
 
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
  Results count toward the Endurance Cup.

Notes:

  •  — Denotes a single-car team.
  •  — Denotes a wildcard entry.

Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

The Manufacturers Championship was won by Holden.[137]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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