TOP 10 MAKES
TOP 10 MAKES
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries provided some racing during the suspension of the season, paving the way for more regular virtual contests.
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries has paved the way for Supercars to further embrace virtual racing, opening up an important avenue to attract and engage with new audiences for the category
1960 – 2020 TOP 60 DRIVERS
Who are the greatest drivers in the 60-year history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars? We rank the top 60 with an emphasis on best championship finishes, race-winning percentage and competitive longevity. Only drivers with top 10 championship finishes were considered, to emphasise championship performances over part-time or endurance campaigns. Also, results from the Bathurst 1000 and other endurance events were only factored in when they were part of the championship.
The F1 Legends At The Mountain
The recently departed Sir Stirling Moss is recognised as the best Formula 1 driver never to win the drivers’ world championship, but his illustrious career extended to many other categories, including an often forgotten appearance in the Bathurst 1000 alongside another legend of the sport.
Top 10 Seasons
Top 10 Seasons
Top 10 (Multi-Car) Crashes
10 mount panorama circuit 2014
The Inside Story: The New Normal
As we prepare for the return of racing, the whole Supercars pitlane is wondering how things will look. And work.
Beyond The Wheel: Racing Virtually
Racing online in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries was a new experience for me. While there were some carryover traits from racing in real life, there were also some significant differences.
Right On Track: Sprinting Back Into Action
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns with shorter sprint races on the reworked calendar in 2020.
The Battles To Watch In 2020
With the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship underway, these are the key battles to keep an eye on throughout the season.
The field for the 2020 PIRTEK Enduro Cup is taking shape with the offseason moves headlined by reigning Bathurst 1000-winning co-driver Alexandre Prémat finding a new home at Tickford Racing.
Two-time Virgin Australia Supercars Championship winner Scott McLaughlin is set to move to North America on a full-time basis in 2021, facilitated by Team Penske and defying expectations with a switch to IndyCars.
HOLDEN IN MEMORIAM
From saddlery manufacturing in Adelaide in 1856, Holden grew into an Australian automotive giant. The news of its impending demise wasn’t unexpected, given its dwindling sales in recent years, but it was still felt acutely not only within Supercars but across Australia. This is the story of Holden’s journey in Australian touring cars, from the formative years to the present.
TOP END TALENT
Twenty-one-year-old Bryce Fullwood will become the first Northern Territorian to race in front of his home crowd as a full-time driver in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship when the main game visits Darwin in July. But, even more remarkably, Fullwood wasn’t even born the last time Walkinshaw Andretti United (formerly the Holden Racing Team) ran a rookie in one of its entries back in 1997.
Following a busy silly season, Jack Le Brocq was one of the big winners by replacing Chaz Mostert in Tickford Racing’s Supercheap Auto-backed Mustang. After a challenging two-year stint at Tekno Autosports, it’s a career reset for Le Brocq in a return to the team where he first made an impression in Supercars.
Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki are in their rookie seasons in Supercars with the added challenge of sharing the one entry at Matt Stone Racing. The unique situation makes the #34 Holden ZB Commodore one to watch in 2020.
RIGHT ON TRACK
The 2019 Supercars championship ended with better parity between the Ford Mustang and Holden ZB Commodore, which meant it was about who extracted the most performance on any given day.
THE DARK HORSE
In a season of massive driver change, Kelly Racing is the only team to switch manufacturers. Now equipped with the Ford Mustang, the streamlined two-car team shapes as a real dark horse this season.
WHAT'S NEW IN 2020
Sydney Motorsport Park returns to the schedule in 2020.
The entrants for the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
FORD VS HOLDEN MUSTANG VS COMMODORE
After seven seasons competing against other manufacturers, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is once again the exclusive domain of Ford and Holden in 2020. And with further parity measures and two more Ford Mustangs on the grid, the battle reignites this season.
LIKE A RED RAG TO A BULL
Triple Eight Race Engineering/Red Bull Holden Racing Team has had a stranglehold on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in the last dozen seasons, winning nine out of 12 teams’ championships. But since American motorsport giant Roger Penske teamed up with Ford hero Dick Johnson five years ago, the landscape has changed and set the scene for one of the most gripping Holden versus Ford team rivalries that will continue on into 2020 and set the tone for the championship.
JACK BE QUICK
After championship wins in the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series and New Zealand V8 Touring Cars, three seasons in the Dunlop Super2 Series, four main-game wildcard rounds and a PIRTEK Enduro Cup campaign, Jack Smith graduates into the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with Brad Jones Racing in 2020.
EXPANSION & CELEBRATION
The 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship marks the 20th anniversary of Brad Jones Racing’s arrival in the category. And the team celebrates the milestone with an expansion to four entries, cementing its place in Supercars as the oldest team not to have had an ownership change since its arrival.
BETTING ON 18
Thirty-year-old Scott Pye joins his fourth Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team when he links with an expanded Team 18 in 2020, pairing with Mark Winterbottom in the Charlie Schwerkolt-owned team in his bid to find a long-term home.
AS THE DECADES ROLL ON...
With the Australian Touring Car Championship/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020, we look back at the decade-on years in the history of the sport.
The End Of The Road
After 24 consecutive seasons in the Australian Touring Car Championship/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Garry Rogers Motorsport will withdraw from the category at the end of 2019. The Victorian-based team leaves a legacy of developing a number of leading drivers, including this season’s record breaker.
Tekno's Sydney Reset
Tekno Autosports team owner Jonathon Webb was prepared to join stalwart Garry Rogers Motorsport on the sidelines in 2020 and just “sit on the beach and walk away from Supercars for a while.”
Right On Track