Triple Eight took its twin-turbo V6 to Queensland Raceway for its first full track test.

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A horror weekend for Fabian Coulthard at the Watpac Townsville 400 has reshaped the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship battle as the season reaches its halfway point. Coulthard had led the way since winning Race 4 at Symmons Plains in April, but fell to third behind team-mate Scott McLaughlin and Red Bull’s Jamie Whincup in Townsville. By contrast […]

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Jamie Whincup finally took his first win of the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship after a race-long battle with Scott McLaughlin at the Watpac Townsville 400. Whincup and his Red Bull Holden Racing Team pulled a surprise by defeating McLaughlin and Shell V-Power, which had dominated the weekend to date. The result brings Whincup equal with […]

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Scott McLaughlin set the fastest ever Supercars lap of the Reid Park street circuit to score pole for Race 14 of the season at the Watpac Townsville 400. McLaughlin was the last man out in the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout thanks to his 1:12.03s effort in the earlier qualifying session. With Shane van Gisbergen’s […]

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Scott McLaughlin has surged to the lead of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with victory in Race 13 at the Watpac Townsville 400. McLaughlin led home Red Bull’s Jamie Whincup and the Prodrive Ford of Mark Winterbottom on a day of damage limitation for Fabian Coulthard. Starting ninth, Coulthard’s hopes of defending his 10 point championship […]

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The first two completed SuperUtes have been revealed in Townsville alongside confirmation of key details for the new series. A Ross Stone Racing Ford Ranger and Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton were uncovered in front of media at the Reid Park street circuit ahead of the series’ kick-off in 2018. The Mazda BT-50, Toyota Hilux, […]

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Shane van Gisbergen currently sits higher in the points than he did at the same time last year, but the defending Supercars champion says an even bigger challenge awaits this season. The Red Bull Holden driver started his campaign with a dominant showing at the Clipsal 500 before Shell V-Power Racing moved to the top […]

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The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will revert to Dunlop’s 2016 construction tyres for Bathurst and Pukekohe to avoid a repeat of the failures seen at Phillip Island in May. Dunlop introduced a new tyre construction into the championship this year, replacing that which had been run since the 18-inch wheel package debuted in 2013. Split […]

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Triple Eight has completed the first track test with its new V6 turbo Supercar engine, taking to Norwell in its Sandman ride car. Although recently announcing that the engine will only appear as a wildcard at selected events next year rather than a full roll-out, the team has already kicked off the next stage of its […]

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Supercars championship leader Fabian Coulthard says he is now in the right place to perform after extending his contract with Shell V-Power Racing. Coulthard joined the Ford squad for the 2016 season, leaving the race-winning Brad Jones Racing outfit in a move that signalled the potential of the emerging powerhouse team. While last season produced mixed […]

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