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2018 Supercars Championship
Drivers' Champion: Scott McLaughlin
Teams' Champion: Triple Eight Race Engineering
Enduro Cup winners: Craig Lowndes
and Steven Richards
Previous: 2017 Next: 2019
Support series:
Super2 Series
SuperUtes Series
Scott McLaughlin (pictured in 2013) won his first Supercars Championship.
Triple Eight Race Engineering won the teams' championship with one event to go.

The 2018 Supercars Championship (known for commercial reasons as the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship)[1] was an FIA-sanctioned international motor racing series for Supercars. It was 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 competed in thirty-one races at sixteen venues across Australia and New Zealand for the championship titles. Scott McLaughin won his maiden title at the final race in Newcastle,[2] while Red Bull Holden Racing Team won the Teams Championship[3] at Pukekohe.[4]

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.

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Teams and driversEdit

Holden and Nissan were represented by factory-backed teams Triple Eight Race Engineering and Nissan Motorsport respectively.[5][6] Teams were free to develop new chassis and engine packages under the Gen 2 regulations, while the New Generation cars first introduced in 2013 remained eligible to compete.[7]

The following drivers contested the 2018 championship:

Championship entries Enduro Cup entries
Manufacturer Model Team No. Driver Events Endurance co-driver Events
Ford Ford FG X Falcon Tickford Racing[a] 5[b]   Mark Winterbottom All   Dean Canto 12–14
6[c]   Cameron Waters All   David Russell 12–14
55   Chaz Mostert All   James Moffat 12–14
56   Richie Stanaway All   Steve Owen 12–14
DJR Team Penske 12   Fabian Coulthard All   Tony D'Alberto 12–14
17   Scott McLaughlin All   Alexandre Prémat 12–14
Matt Stone Racing 35   Todd Hazelwood 1–10 N/A
23Red Racing 230[d]   Will Davison All   Alex Davison 12–14
Holden Holden VF Commodore Matt Stone Racing 35   Todd Hazelwood 11–16   Bryce Fullwood 12–14
Holden ZB Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering[e] 1   Jamie Whincup All   Paul Dumbrell 12–14
97   Shane van Gisbergen All   Earl Bamber 12–14
888   Craig Lowndes All   Steven Richards 12–14
Walkinshaw Andretti United 2   Scott Pye All   Warren Luff 12–14
25   James Courtney All   Jack Perkins 12–14
Brad Jones Racing 8   Nick Percat All   Macauley Jones 12–14
14   Tim Slade All   Ashley Walsh 12–14
Tim Blanchard Racing[f] 21   Tim Blanchard All   Dale Wood 12–14
Erebus Motorsport[g] 9   David Reynolds All   Luke Youlden 12–14
99   Anton de Pasquale All   Will Brown 12–14
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 18[h]   Lee Holdsworth All   Jason Bright 12–14
Tekno Autosports 19   Jack Le Brocq All   Jonathon Webb 12–14
Garry Rogers Motorsport 33   Garth Tander All   Chris Pither 12–14
34   James Golding All   Richard Muscat 12–14
Nissan Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport[i] 7   Andre Heimgartner All   Aaren Russell 12–14
15[j]   Rick Kelly All   Garry Jacobson 12–14
23   Michael Caruso All   Dean Fiore 12–14
78   Simona de Silvestro All   Alex Rullo 12–14
Wildcard entries
Holden Holden ZB Commodore Brad Jones Racing 4   Macauley Jones 7, 11 N/A
Holden VF Commodore Kostecki Brothers Racing 42   Kurt Kostecki 9, 11 N/A
Source:[11][12][13][14][15][16][17] Source:[18]

Team changesEdit

The Holden ZB Commodore was homologated, making it eligible to compete in the championship.[19][20][21][22] All existing Holden teams commenced the season with the new car, either new chassis or reskinned VF Commodores.[23][24][25][26][27] 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.[28] However, the programme was put on indefinite hold in April 2018.[29] 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.[30]

Britek Motorsport left the championship.[31] 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.[32] The team switched to competing with a VF Commodore mid-season.[17] 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.[33] 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,[34] while Walkinshaw Racing was rebranded as Walkinshaw Andretti United when Andretti Autosport and United Autosports purchased stakes in the team.[35]

Driver changesEdit

Super2 Series drivers Todd Hazelwood and Anton de Pasquale made their Supercars début.[36] Hazelwood joined Matt Stone Racing—the team he won the 2017 Super2 title with—while De Pasquale replaced Dale Wood at Erebus Motorsport.[37] 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,[38] while Richie Stanaway replaced Bright at Tickford Racing.[39][40][k]

Will Davison moved from Tekno Autosports to the newly-formed 23Red Racing team.[41] Davison's place at Tekno Autosports was filled by Super2 Series driver Jack Le Brocq.[42] James Moffat left Garry Rogers Motorsport at the end of the 2017 championship and joined Tickford Racing for the Enduro Cup.[43] 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.[44]

CalendarEdit

The calendar was expanded to sixteen events in 2018, with the following events taking place:

Event Event name Circuit Location Dates
1 Adelaide 500   Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 3–4 March
2 Melbourne 400   Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne, Victoria 23–25 March
3 Tasmania SuperSprint   Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 7–8 April
4 Phillip Island 500   Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 21–22 April
5 Perth SuperSprint   Barbagallo Raceway Pinjar, Western Australia 5–6 May
6 Winton SuperSprint   Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 19–20 May
7 Darwin Triple Crown   Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 16–17 June
8 Townsville 400   Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 7–8 July
9 Ipswich SuperSprint   Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 21–22 July
10 Sydney SuperNight 300   Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 4 August
11 The Bend SuperSprint   The Bend Motorsport Park Tailem Bend, South Australia 25–26 August
12 Sandown 500   Sandown Raceway Springvale, Victoria 16 September
13 Bathurst 1000   Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 7 October
14 Gold Coast 600   Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 20–21 October
15 Auckland SuperSprint   Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, Auckland Region 3–4 November
16 Newcastle 500   Newcastle Street Circuit Newcastle, New South Wales 24–25 November
Source:[45]

Calendar changesEdit

The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, which hosted the Supercars Challenge non-championship event between 1996 and 2017,[l] joined the calendar as a championship event for the first time. The event, which was named the Melbourne 400, continued to be run as part of the support bill for the Australian Grand Prix.[46]

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 event of the championship. The Bend SuperSprint ran on the 4.9 km "International" configuration of the circuit.[47]

Format changesEdit

 
The Sydney Motorsport Park event featured a single race held at night.

The Melbourne 400 event featured four races. All four were longer than the races that were run as part of the Australian Grand Prix support event in previous years, before it was granted championship status. Two of the races were run at twilight and included mandatory pit stops, while the other two were shorter sprint races run in daylight hours.[48][49]

Sydney Motorsport Park hosted the Sydney SuperNight 300, which consisted of a single 300 km race held under lights.[50] It was the first night race since the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi hosted the opening event of the 2010 season. The event consisted of two 30 minute practice sessions and a 20 minute qualifying session ahead of a 300 km race. The race included three compulsory pit stops.[51]

The Auckland SuperSprint included a Top 10 Shootout for the Sunday race.[51] A Top 10 Shootout was added to the first race of the Gold Coast 600 after the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport suspended the licence of the Stadium Super Trucks support category on safety grounds, removing the category from the Supercars' support bill.[52]

Rule changesEdit

Sporting regulationsEdit

  • A new qualifying format was introduced for the Symmons Plains, Barbagallo and Sydney Motorsport Park events.[53][54] The system uses three stages similar to the system used in Formula One and was introduced as a response to the shorter layouts of the Symmons Plains and Barbagallo circuits which drew criticism about congestion as drivers on flying laps would encounter slow-moving cars preparing to start their own laps.[53] The system was later added to the Sydney SuperNight 300 after proving popular during its trials at the Symmons Plains and Barbagallo events.[54]
  • The "wildcard" programme introduced in 2017, which allowed teams from the Dunlop Super2 Series to compete in the Supercars Championship, continued in 2018. Entries were open for the Winton, Hidden Valley, Ipswich and Tailem Bend events,[45] while the Barbagallo event was discontinued after the 2017 edition failed to attract wildcard entries. The Bathurst 1000 was open to wildcard entries, but was separate to the wildcard programme for Super2 teams. No entries were received for the latter.
  • The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) adjusted the eligibility requirements of the licensing system used by the championship. The revised requirements were designed to make it easier for Super2 drivers to qualify for a racing licence.[55]

Results and standingsEdit

Season summaryEdit

 
Scott McLaughlin driving a Ford FG X Falcon won Race 30 and placed second in Race 31 at the final event, securing the Drivers Championship title.
Event Event Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 1 Adelaide 500   Shane van Gisbergen   Jamie Whincup   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
2   Shane van Gisbergen   Jamie Whincup   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering
2 3 Melbourne 400   Scott McLaughlin   Tim Slade   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
4   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
5   Scott McLaughlin   James Courtney   Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United
6   Jamie Whincup   Nick Percat   David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport
3 7 Tasmania SuperSprint   Shane van Gisbergen   Scott Pye   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
8   Craig Lowndes   James Courtney   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
4 9 Phillip Island 500   Scott McLaughlin   Scott McLaughlin   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
10   Scott McLaughlin   Scott McLaughlin   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske
5 11 Perth SuperSprint   Scott McLaughlin   James Courtney   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
12   Shane van Gisbergen   Tim Slade   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske
6 13 Winton SuperSprint   Scott McLaughlin   Shane van Gisbergen   Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Report
14   Scott McLaughlin   Scott McLaughlin   Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske
7 15 Darwin Triple Crown   David Reynolds   Will Davison   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
16   Rick Kelly   Nick Percat   David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport
8 17 Townsville 400   Scott McLaughlin   Chaz Mostert   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
18   Shane van Gisbergen   Scott McLaughlin   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering
9 19 Ipswich SuperSprint   Scott McLaughlin   James Courtney   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Report
20   Scott McLaughlin   Tim Slade   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering
10 21 Sydney SuperNight 300   Scott McLaughlin   Jamie Whincup   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
11 22 The Bend SuperSprint   Jamie Whincup   Shane van Gisbergen   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
23   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
12 24 Sandown 500   David Reynolds
  Luke Youlden
  Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup
  Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
13 25 Bathurst 1000   David Reynolds   David Reynolds   Craig Lowndes
  Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
14 26 Gold Coast 600   Scott McLaughlin   Jamie Whincup   Chaz Mostert
  James Moffat
Tickford Racing Report
27   David Reynolds race abandoned[m]
15 28 Auckland SuperSprint   Scott McLaughlin   Scott McLaughlin   Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
29   Jamie Whincup   Jamie Whincup   Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske
16 30 Newcastle 500   Shane van Gisbergen   Jamie Whincup   Scott McLaughlin[n] DJR Team Penske Report
31   David Reynolds   Jamie Whincup   David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport

Points systemEdit

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. At least 50% of the planned race distance must be completed for the result to be valid and championship points awarded.

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
  • Standard: Used for all SuperSprint and street races, including the Gold Coast 600.
  • Endurance: Used for the Sydney SuperNight 300, Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000.
  • Melbourne (long): Used for Race 1 and 3 of the Melbourne 400.
  • Melbourne (short): Used for Race 2 and 4 of the Melbourne 400.

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
MEL
 
SYM
 
PHI
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
BEN
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
NEW
 
Pen. Points
1   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 3 5  C  2 1 1 2 0 3944
2   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 5 10 C 1 2 5 4 0 3873
3   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 10 14 C 5 3 3 3 0 3433
4   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 1 2 C 11 4 23 11 0 3225
5   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 13 4 C 4 5 2 1 0 3206
6   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 4 1 C 3 6 21 7 0 2807
7   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 2 13 C 6 15 4 10 0 2608
8   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 11 22 C 16 22 9 17 0 2515
9   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 9 11 C Ret 7 Ret 26 0 2477
10   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 7 6 C 8 10 Ret 12 0 2290
11   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 17 21 C 17 11 18 15 0 2249
12   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 12 7 C 13 9 6 13 0 2192
13   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 6 9 C 25 13 22 8 0 2139
14   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 Ret 3 C 9 16 7 5 0 2073
15   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 19 12 C 20 19 16 20 0 1927
16   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 23 8 C 7 12 14 14 0 1873
17   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 16 19 C 18 8 8 6 0 1775
18   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 Ret 23 C 10 17 15 19 0 1765
19   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 15 16 C 22 23 19 18 0 1673
20   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 24 Ret C 19 24 11 16 95 1524
21   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 21 15 C 15 14 12 9 0 1443
22   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 8 24 C 14 21 20 25 0 1418
23   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 14 18 C 21 18 10 24 25 1323
24   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 18 17 C 12 26 Ret 22 0 1277
25   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 22 Ret C 23 20 17 23 0 1214
26   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 20 20 C 24 25 13 21 0 1201
27   Steven Richards 888 3 1 2 C 0 696
28   Alexandre Prémat 17 4 3 5 C 0 609
29   Earl Bamber 97 2 5 10 C 0 576
30   James Moffat 55 10 4 1 C 0 546
31   Warren Luff 2 6 2 13 C 0 546
32   Paul Dumbrell 1 1 10 14 C 0 519
33   Macauley Jones 4/8 27 24 25 19 24 7 6 C 0 495
34   Luke Youlden 9 5 13 4 C 0 474
35   Chris Pither 33 9 6 9 C 0 456
36   Tony D'Alberto 12 7 9 11 C 0 432
37   Garry Jacobson 15 8 11 22 C 0 363
38   Dean Canto 5 17 12 7 C 0 342
39   Richard Muscat 34 18 8 24 C 0 315
40   Alex Davison 230 11 19 12 C 0 309
41   David Russell 6 13 23 8 C 0 294
42   Aaren Russell 7 14 16 19 C 0 288
43   Ashley Walsh 14 15 17 21 C 0 270
44   Jonathon Webb 19 22 15 16 C 0 255
45   Dale Wood 21 19 18 17 C 0 252
46   Jack Perkins 25 16 Ret 3 C 0 243
47   Bryce Fullwood 35 21 20 20 C 0 219
48   Jason Bright 18 23 21 15 C 0 216
49   Will Brown 99 12 24 Ret C 0 204
50   Alex Rullo 78 Ret 14 18 C 0 177
51   Steve Owen 56 20 22 Ret C 0 168
52   Dean Fiore 23 25 Ret 23 C 0 96
53   Kurt Kostecki 42 25 23 27 Ret 0 90
Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
MEL
 
SYM
 
PHI
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
BEN
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
NEW
 
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' championshipEdit

Pos. Team No. ADE
 
MEL
 
SYM
 
PHI
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
BEN
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
NEW
 
Pen. Points
1 Red Bull Holden Racing Team [3]
(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 10 14  C  5 3 3 3 30 7276
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 5 10 C 1 2 5 4
2 Shell V-Power Racing Team [3]
(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 9 11 C Ret 7 Ret 26 0 6421
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 5 C 2 1 1 2
3 The Bottle-O Racing Team
and Supercheap Auto Racing [3]
(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 12 7 C 13 9 6 13 0 4999
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 4 1 C 3 6 21 7
4 Erebus Motorsport [3] 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 13 4 C 4 5 2 1 90 4731
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 23 Ret C 19 24 11 16
5 Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing [3]
(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 2 13 C 6 15 4 10 0 4681
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 Ret 3 C 9 16 7 5
6 Alliance Truck Parts Racing
and Freightliner Racing [3]
(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 7 6 C 8 10 Ret 12 30 4509
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 17 21 C 17 11 18 15
7 Castrol Racing
and Plus Fitness Racing [3]
(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 16 19 C 18 8 8 6 0 4290
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 11 22 C 16 22 9 17
8 Wilson Security Racing GRM [3]
(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 6 9 C 25 13 22 8 0 3557
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 8 24 C 14 21 20 25
9 Autobarn Lowndes Racing [3]
(Triple Eight Race Engineering)  
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 1 2 C 11 4 23 11 0 3225
10 Drive Racing
and Team Harvey Norman [3]
(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 Ret 23 C 10 17 15 19 0 3113
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 14 18 C 21 18 10 24
11 Monster Energy Racing
and RABBLE.club Racing [3]
(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 23 8 C 7 12 14 14 80 3007
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 22 Ret C 23 20 17 23
12 Milwaukee Racing [3]
(23Red Racing) 
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 19 12 C 20 19 16 20 0 1927
13 Tekno Autosports  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 15 16 C 22 23 19 18 30 1643
14 Preston Hire Racing [3]
(Charlie Schwerkolt Racing) 
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 21 15 C 15 14 12 9 0 1413
15 Team CoolDrive [3]
(Tim Blanchard Racing) 
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 18 17 C 12 26 Ret 22 30 1247
16 Bigmate Racing [3]
(Matt Stone Racing) 
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 20 20 C 24 25 13 21 0 1201
Pos. Team No. ADE
 
MEL
 
SYM
 
PHI
 
BAR
 
WIN
 
HID
 
TOW
 
QLD
 
SMP
 
BEN
 
SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
PUK
 
NEW
 
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
  – Denotes single-car team
  Results count toward the Enduro Cup.

Pirtek Enduro CupEdit

Pos. Drivers No. SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
Pen. Pts.
1 Craig Lowndes / Steven Richards 888 3 1 2 C 0 696
2 Scott McLaughlin / Alexandre Prémat 17 4 3 5  C  0 609
3 Shane van Gisbergen / Earl Bamber 97 2 5 10 C 0 576
4 Scott Pye / Warren Luff 2 6 2 13 C 0 546
5 Chaz Mostert / James Moffat 55 10 4 1 C 0 546
6 Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell 1 1 10 14 C 0 519
7 David Reynolds / Luke Youlden 9 5 13 4 C 0 474
8 Garth Tander / Chris Pither 33 9 6 9 C 0 456
9 Fabian Coulthard / Tony D'Alberto 12 7 9 11 C 0 432
10 Rick Kelly / Garry Jacobson 15 8 11 22 C 0 363
11 Nick Percat / Macauley Jones 8 24 7 6 C 0 360
12 Mark Winterbottom / Dean Canto 5 17 12 7 C 0 342
13 James Golding / Richard Muscat 34 18 8 24 C 0 315
14 Will Davison / Alex Davison 230 11 19 12 C 0 309
15 Cameron Waters / David Russell 6 13 23 8 C 0 294
16 Andre Heimgartner / Aaren Russell 7 14 16 19 C 0 288
17 Tim Slade / Ashley Walsh 14 15 17 21 C 0 270
18 Jack Le Brocq / Jonathon Webb 19 22 15 16 C 0 255
19 Tim Blanchard / Dale Wood 21 19 18 17 C 0 252
20 James Courtney / Jack Perkins 25 16 Ret 3 C 0 243
21 Todd Hazelwood / Bryce Fullwood 35 21 20 20 C 0 219
22 Lee Holdsworth / Jason Bright 18 23 21 15 C 0 216
23 Anton de Pasquale / Will Brown 99 12 24 Ret C 0 204
24 Simona de Silvestro / Alex Rullo 78 Ret 14 18 C 0 177
25 Richie Stanaway / Steve Owen 56 20 22 Ret C 0 168
26 Michael Caruso / Dean Fiore 23 25 Ret 23 C 0 96
Pos. Drivers No. SAN
 
BAT
 
SUR
 
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

Champion Manufacturer of the YearEdit

The Champion Manufacturer of the Year title was awarded to Holden.[56]

NotesEdit

  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.[8]
  2. ^ Mark Winterbottom raced as number 200 at the Phillip Island 500.
  3. ^ Cameron Waters raced as number 100 at the Newcastle 500.
  4. ^ Will Davison raced as number 400 at the Perth SuperSprint and as number 120 at the Ipswich SuperSprint.
  5. ^ 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",[9] consisting of car #888.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Since the Tasmania SuperSprint event, Erebus Motorsport has contested with Erebus Motorsport badges rather than Holden badges. However, the team was still recognised as being a Holden team for the event.[10]
  8. ^ Lee Holdsworth raced as number 400 at the Winton SuperSprint.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Rick Kelly and Garry Jacobson raced as number 11 at the Bathurst 1000.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ The Supercars Challenge was not held in 2007.
  13. ^ Race 27 was suspended due to torrential rain and could not be re-started. As less than 50% of the race distance had been completed when the race was abandoned, no points were awarded.
  14. ^ Shane van Gisbergen was the winner of Race 30, but received a post-race penalty for a pit stop infringement and was reclassified as finishing fifth. Scott McLaughlin was recognised as the eventual race winner.

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