2020 Super2 Series

2020 Super2 Series
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Supercars Championship

The 2020 Super2 Series will be an Australian motor racing competition for Supercars, which is planned to be staged as a support series to the 2020 Supercars Championship. It will the twenty-first running of the Supercars Development Series, the second tier of competition in Supercars racing.

EntriesEdit

The following teams and drivers are currently under contract to compete in the 2020 championship:

Manufacturer Model Team No. Driver name Class Ref.
Ford Ford FG X Falcon Tickford Racing 5   Broc Feeney R [1]
Matt Chahda Motorsport 18   Matt Chahda [2]
Holden Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 10   Angelo Mouzouris R [3]
Brema Group Racing 11   Zane Morse R [4]
Brad Jones Racing 14   Josh Fife R [5]
Eggleston Motorsport 38   Brodie Kostecki [6]
54   Jack Perkins [7]
Image Racing 49   Jordan Boys [8]
999   Will Brown [9]
Kostecki Brothers Racing 55   Kurt Kostecki [10]
Nissan Nissan Altima L33 MW Motorsport 16   Thomas Randle [11]
31   Jayden Ojeda R [12]
78   Zak Best R [13]
Icon Class
R Rookie driver
  • R – Eligible for the A$100,000 'rookie class' prize pool.[14]

Team changesEdit

Anderson Motorsport will make their début in the series, acquiring a VF Commodore.[15] Brema Group Racing will make their début in the series, acquiring an ex-Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport VF Commodore.[4]

Eggleston Motorsport scaled back their commitment to the series from three cars to two,[7] while Triple Eight Race Engineering scaled back its commitment to the series from two cars to one.[3] Kostecki Brothers Racing will return to the series after withdrawing from final three rounds in 2019.[10] Matt Chahda Motorsport will expand its operations to enter a second car, with an option of adding a third car.[2][16]

Garry Rogers Motorsport withdrew from the series after withdrawing from the Supercars Championship, while Matt Stone Racing withdrew from the series to focus on the Supercars Championship.[17][18]

Driver changesEdit

Will Brown will move from Eggleston Motorsport to Image Racing. The team is supported by Erebus Motorsport and Brown is expected to be promoted to Erebus' Supercars Championship in 2021.[9] His spot was filled by Brodie Kostecki, who will return to the series after withdrawing from the last four rounds in 2019.[6]

Super3 Series drivers Zak Best, Jayden Ojeda, Josh Fife and 2019 champion Broc Feeney will graduate to the Super2 series with MW Motorsport, Brad Jones Racing and Tickford Racing respectively.[5][1][13] Reigning Australian Formula Ford champion Angelo Mouzouris will join the series with Triple Eight Race Engineering.[3]

Tyler Everingham, Brenton Grove and Adam Marjoram will not drive in the series in 2020.[19][20]

Toyota 86 Series driver Zane Morse joined the series with Brema Group Racing.[4]

Kurt Kostecki will return to Kostecki Brothers Racing after spending a single year with Triple Eight Race Engineering.[10]

Thomas Randle will move from Tickford Racing to MW Motorsport.[11]

Bryce Fullwood, Jack Smith, Jake Kostecki and Zane Goddard will graduate to the Supercars Championship, with Walkinshaw Andretti United, Brad Jones Racing and Matt Stone Racing respectively.[21][22][23]

CalendarEdit

The calendar for the 2020 championship will consist of six rounds, down from seven rounds in 2019:

Round Event name Circuit Location Date
1 Adelaide 500   Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 20–23 February
2 Tasmania Super400   Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 3–5 April
3 Townsville 400   Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 26–28 June
4 Sydney SuperNight   Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 28–30 August
5 Bathurst 1000   Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 8–11 October
6 Sandown Super400   Sandown Raceway Springvale, Victoria 20–22 November
Source:[14]

Calendar changesEdit

The Bathurst 250km race was split into two races of 150km. The change was made as the mandatory refuelling in pit stops proved to be problematic in 2019 as Super2 teams were forced to use fuel rigs that were designed for Supercars teams and were not compatible with Super2 cars.[24]

The Ipswich round was removed from the calendar as Supercars will not be hosting the event.[25] Sydney Motorsport Park and Symmons Plains will return to the calendar, after last being in the series in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The Newcastle and Perth rounds were discontinued as a result of this.[14]

Rule changesEdit

Sporting regulationsEdit

The series will increase the prize money awarded, with the champion of the series set to be given $400,000 as a way to secure funding into the Supercars Championship. They will also introduce a "Rookie" class aimed at drivers under the age of 25 in a car that meets current homologation specifications, with the winner to be awarded $100,000 to secure a second year in the series. This was done to help young drivers into the Supercars Championship as part of the Junior Development Program.[14]

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded in each race as follows.

Round
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 27th 28th 29th 30th
Three races 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 16 14 12 10
Two races 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 24 21 18 15
One race 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 48 42 36 30

Series standingsEdit

Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
TOW
 
SMP
 
BAT
 
SAN
 
Pen. Points
1   Brodie Kostecki 38 1 1 3 0 286
2   Thomas Randle 16 2 2 1 0 284
3   Will Brown 999 3 3 2 0 264
4   Jordan Boys 49 5 6 4 0 222
5   Jayden Ojeda 31 9 4 5 0 210
6   Matt Chahda 18 7 5 6 0 206
7   Kurt Kostecki 55 4 11 8 0 188
8   Broc Feeney 5 10 7 7 0 180
9   Zak Best 78 8 8 11 0 168
10   Angelo Mouzouris 10 12 10 9 0 154
11   Josh Fife 14 11 9 Ret 0 104
12   Zane Morse 11 13 Ret 10 0 96
13   Jack Perkins 54 6 Ret Ret 30 38
Pos. Driver No. ADE
 
SYM
 
TOW
 
SMP
 
BAT
 
SAN
 
Pen. Points

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/01/15/chahda-confirms-multi-car-team-for-2020-super2-series/
  3. ^ a b c https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/01/10/triple-eight-signs-formula-ford-champ-for-super2/
  4. ^ a b c O'Brian, Connor (17 January 2020). "Morse confirms Super2 step up". Supercars.com. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b O'Brian, Connor (5 December 2019). "Latest BJR protege gets Super2 call-up". supercars.com. Supercars Championship. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ a b Howard, Tom (18 December 2019). "Eggleston Motorsport signs up Brodie Kostecki". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  7. ^ a b Makhoul, Joshua (7 February 2020). "Perkins secures full season Super2 deal". Supercars. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
  8. ^ Makhoul, Joshua (10 January 2020). "Boys locked in at Image Racing". Supercars.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  9. ^ a b Howard, Tom (11 December 2019). "Brown set to graduate to Supercars in 2021 with Erebus". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Makhoul, Joshua (13 January 2020). "Kostecki reunites with family team". supercars.com. Supercars Championship. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  11. ^ a b Howard, Tom (18 December 2019). "Randle switches to MW Motorsport for 2020 Super2 series". Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  12. ^ https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/02/11/small-grid-expected-for-super2-season-opener/
  13. ^ a b O'Brian, Connor (17 January 2020). "Best graduates to Super2". Supercars.com. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  14. ^ a b c d Herrero, Daniel (18 November 2019). "Super2 drops Newcastle for 2020, adds $500k in prizemoney". Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
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  16. ^ "Three cars an option for Chahdas". Supercars. Retrieved 2020-01-23.
  17. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (12 December 2019). "Goddard, Kostecki to share MSR Holden". Supercars.com. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  18. ^ Coch, Mat (18 October 2019). "Emotional Rogers confirms GRM's Supercars exit". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  19. ^ O'Brian, Connor (9 December 2019). "Triple Eight's parting gift to Groves". Supercars Championship. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  20. ^ Marjoram, Adam (11 February 2020). "Announcement". Facebook. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  21. ^ Herrero, Daniel (20 January 2020). "WAU confirms Bryce Fullwood for 2020". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  22. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (13 November 2019). "BJR adds fourth full-time entry for 2020". supercars.com. Supercars Championship. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
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  24. ^ Herrero, Daniel (6 February 2020). "Bathurst Super2 race split in two". Speedcafe. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  25. ^ Howard, Tom (28 August 2019). "Supercars drops QR, Phillip Island in revised 2020 calendar". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 28 August 2019.