Reigning Supercars champion Mark Winterbottom will join BMW Team SRM for the Bathurst 12 Hour, along with DTM champion Marco Wittmann and Formula 1 and DTM star Timo Glock.

The three new additions to the squad will be spread across the two entries. Glock will join Tony Longhurst, Mark Skaife and Russell Ingall in the ‘Bathurst Legends’ entry. Winterbottom and Wittmann, meanwhile, will be paired with team boss and lead driver Steve Richards in the #100 BMW Team SRM M6 GT3.

Both Wittmann and Glock join through the team’s involvement with BMW Motorsport in Europe. Wittmann cut his teeth in Formula BMW in Europe before a three-year stint in European Formula 3. He returned to the brand as a GT driver and DTM test driver in 2012, before being promoted to a DTM race seat in 2013. Wittman went on to win his first DTM title in 2014, backing this up with a second championship in 2016 aboard the BMW M4 DTM.

Glock also started his career in Formula BMW, before a long stint in open-wheelers that saw him win a GP2 title and spend five seasons as a full-time Formula 1 driver. After leaving F1 at the end of the 2012 season, he joined BMW’s DTM program, where he has raced for the last four seasons.

Winterbottom joins the team as the reigning Supercars champion, having broken through for his maiden title with Prodrive Racing Australia last season. ‘Frosty’ and Richards have prior form at Bathurst, the pair teaming up to win the Bathurst 1000 back in 2013. His addition to the team takes the total number of Great Race wins across the two line-ups to 15.

QUOTES

Steve Richards:

“It's fantastic that we can announce three exceptional drivers are joining BMW Team SRM for our two-car assault on the 2017 Bathurst 12 hour. Frosty and I have past experience at Bathurst, and share a career highlight together with our win there in 2013. Since then has added a Supercars championship to his CV, so there’s no doubt he’ll help us be in the hunt for a great result in February.

“BMW Group Australia has connected us with BMW Motorsport in Europe to help facilitate the inclusion of recently-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann in our driving lineup. As a two-time DTM winner for BMW, and with his experience driving the BMW M6 GT3, he will bring a huge amount to the table at Bathurst.

“With Timo joining Tony, Skaifey and Russell, I couldn't have possibly asked for a better lineup for BMW Team SRM to head to our first Bathurst 12 hour with.”

Mark Winterbottom:

“This is my first Bathurst 12 Hour, which is exciting. GT3 cars are obviously very cool to drive, and having all-professional line-ups in the top cars really makes it feel like a proper race to me. It’s changed my whole view on it. To have all these well-credentialed drivers going at it for 12 Hours, that’s going to be very cool to be a part of.

“Steve and I have had a lot of cracks at Bathurst together. We won together in 2013, which was incredible. That was the last time we raced there together, so we’re coming off the back of a win, technically. ‘Richo’ is easy to drive with, and working with him will make it an enjoyable week. It’s good when you know someone and you’ve worked with them before. I really enjoyed all the times we raced at Bathurst together in the past, and that was one of the things that made the decision easy for me.”

Marco Wittmann: 

“It is very exciting for me to be making my first start at the Bathurst 12 Hour. I have never been to Australia before, so there are a lot of new things awaiting me. And I am really looking forward to them. At the moment, I only know the circuit from computer games. It is iconic, and it’s sure to be a lot of fun to drive. I can hardly wait to do my first laps there in the BMW M6 GT3.

“I already know the car very well from my GT outings at the Nürburgring and in Daytona, and hope that I can use my experience to help the team.”

Timo Glock:

“It is fantastic to be back racing in Australia after a few years away. I love the country and the people. I always travelled to Formula 1 races a week early, in order to do a bit of sightseeing. The Australian GP in Melbourne was my favourite race. I have not driven at Bathurst before, but the circuit is legendary. I am really looking forward to the challenge and my first race in the BMW M6 GT3. Hopefully we can get a good result for BMW and the team.”

A pair of Honda NSX supercars will participate in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, marking the North American racing debut of Acura’s next-generation NSX. The Pikes Peak hill climb is the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance and the only supercar made in America.

The two NSX supercars will compete in the Time Attack 1 and 2 classes and will be piloted by brothers James and Nick Robinson, respectively, both from the company’s North American engineering team. In addition, an NSX-inspired prototype vehicle will campaign in the Electric Modified Class, featuring a further evolution of the experimental all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won last year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.

“Pikes Peak is like no other race in the world and offers a unique opportunity to showcase the power and performance of our products,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura Division in North America. The NSX will be sold in North America under the Acura brand. “We are excited for this year’s ‘Race to the Clouds’ to test the endurance and engineering of the Acura NSX and our advanced powertrain technologies – as well as an expression of our racing spirit.”

A team of North American R&D engineers has been working on both NSX entries, which feature the same three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) as the production NSX. This powertrain features a twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and Rear Direct Drive Motor, and a front Twin Motor Unit with a world’s first electrically powered torque vectoring capability in the supercar realm. Modifications to the NSX competing in the Time Attack 1 class included chassis lightening and a custom high-flow racing exhaust.

The NSX competing in the Time Attack 2 class is a production car with the required safety equipment for competition. The Time Attack 1 NSX will be driven by James Robinson of the company’s North American powertrain development group, who drove a first-generation NSX in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb from 2012 to 2015. His brother Nick Robinson, an engineer in charge of the new NSX’s dynamic performance during its development, will drive the Time Attack 2 NSX. Nick is also the reigning PP250 winner from the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

The supercar-inspired 4-Motor EV Concept will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who campaigned last year’s CR-Z-based electric prototype. The EV Concept is the ultimate embodiment of the all-wheel-drive Electric SH-AWD powertrain featuring a world’s first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation.

The Electric SH-AWD powertrain, an evolution of the CR-Z prototype powertrain, produces three times the total system output of last year’s electric prototype and is mated to the NSX body. As Official Pace Car sponsor, Acura will feature three pace cars – the NSX as well as two North American Acuras, the seven-passenger MDX performance-luxury SUV and the TLX sports sedan. President of Polyphony Digital and Producer of the Gran Turismo series Kazunori Yamauchi and Pikes Peak legends Randy Schranz and Leonard Vahsholtz will lead the field of 100 entrants to the top of the 14,115-foot Colorado peak.

For Pikes Peak race attendees, the NSX and other pace cars will appear at a number of pre-race activities, including the popular Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs, on Friday, June 24.

Jaguar announced its return to global motorsport. In the autumn of 2016, Jaguar will enter the third season of the exciting FIA Formula E Championship as a manufacturer with its own team. FIA Formula E is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars. FIA Formula E offers a unique opportunity for Jaguar Land Rover to further the development of future EV powertrain including motor and battery technology.

Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director for Jaguar Land Rover, said: “I am proud to announce Jaguar's return to racing with an entry into the innovative FIA Formula E championship. Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover's future product portfolio and Formula E will give us a unique opportunity to further our development of electrification technologies. The Championship will enable us to engineer and test our advanced technologies under extreme performance conditions. It is my belief that over the next five years we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades. The future is about being more connected and more sustainable; electrification and lightweight technologies are becoming more important than ever as urbanisation continues to increase. Formula E has recognised and reacted to these trends and the championship's exciting and pioneering approach is the perfect fit for our brand."

Jaguar Land Rover employs over 8,000 engineers and is the UK's largest investor in research and development across any business sector. Jaguar's Formula E team will be able to draw upon this industry leading resource with Jaguar Land Rover engineers working closely with the race operations team. Those engineers will not only be able to apply their knowledge within the race team environment but crucially use the experience to extract data and push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment.

Williams Advanced Engineering will be Technical Partner to the Jaguar Formula E Team and provide extensive motorsport knowledge, combined with high performance EV Systems experience and success. Jaguar Land Rover has a long term relationship with Williams, who partnered with Jaguar on the development of the Jaguar C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept car. The team entry has been granted by Formula E and approved by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

Alejandro Agag, Chief Executive Officer for Formula E, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jaguar into Formula E. Jaguar is a brand with a rich sporting heritage and the fact that it is returning to global motorsport with Formula E is a huge endorsement of the championship and its ability to influence the development of electric cars. Jaguar brings with it a passionate fan base that will drive the popularity of the championship across the world and once again shows that Formula E is the future of motorsport.”

Jean Todt, President of the FIA said: “The FIA is pleased to welcome Jaguar as a new manufacturer to enter the FIA Formula E Championship. We built this series to offer an alternative competition for manufacturers to step into the sport and develop road-relevant electric technologies. The choice of Jaguar to come back to motor racing with Formula E is a proof of success. As it forges a path forward for the future of the electric car, Formula E managed to attract one of the most prestigious and historical brand across the automotive industry. I wish them success ahead of their arrival in 2016/2017”.

James Barclay, Jaguar Team Director, said: “We looked in detail at alternative ways of returning to motorsport. This was such an important decision for Jaguar and we wanted to get it right. With our future EV plans, Formula E was the obvious choice and we believe that the benefits are enormous. The FIA and the promoter have exciting plans for the future of the championship and we are proud to be one of the first vehicle manufacturers to commit to the series with our own team. We have a lot of work to do ahead of the first race but it is a challenge we relish. We hope that we can welcome a new generation of fans to Jaguar through this exciting programme.”

More details on Jaguar’s return to racing including team presentation, drivers and partners will be released in the run up to season three.

This will be the V8 Ute Racing Series eighth appearance at Sandown Raceway. The V8 Utes first appeared at Sandown Raceway in their inaugural year in 2001, then again in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014. The current Lap Record is held by Kris Walton in a time of 1:21.9415, Walton broke teammate and Multspares driver Ryan Hansford’s 2013 record by almost a second.

Mick Donaher was the first V8 Racing Ute driver to hold the record at Sandown Raceway in a Ford AU. This was the only time that Ford held the lap record at Sandown. Damien White broke Paul Stokell’s 2002 record in Race 2, 2004, with a time of 1:27.136 in a Holden. In 2005, the lap record was broken in every race, firstly by the late Allan Simonsen in Race 1, followed by Marcus Zukanovic in Race 2 and then the next day by Ryal Harris who held it in a time of 1:26.0552.

Ford v’s Holden
Two-time V8 Ute Champion, Ryal Harris stood on the podium back in 2009 when he raced a Holden, and won for the first time in a Ford last year making him the only driver to win in both a Ford and Holden. He also gave Ford their second only ever Round win in their 7 years at Sandown. Ford driver Mick Donahue had a clean-sweep of the field in 2001 claiming qualifying and all three races (Damien White is the only other driver to claim a clean sweep at Sandown in 2005 in a Holden), James Moffat was the only other Ford driver to stand on the podium when he placed third outright in 2005 until Kris Walton and Harris broke the drought last year claiming second and first respectively.

Holden have dominated Sandown races having won 16 out of the 23 races.

Race Trivia:
Race 2 in 2009 was declared a Race, however no points were issued. It was deemed a race because more than 2 laps were completed, but because 75% of the race distance wasn’t achieved, no points were issued. The race was shortened due to an incident when Stephen Robinson rolled his car in spectacular fashion at Turn 1.

2002 was the “Great Aussie Ute Race”, which was a two driver format with each driver paired with a legend, some of which included: 3 x Australian Gold Star Champion, Paul Stokell, Touring Car Legend Andrew Miedecke, Country Singer Adam Brand, V8 Supercar star Brad Jones and Formula 1 World Champion (1980), Alan Jones.

Dunlop Development Series regular Todd Hazelwood will debut in the V8 Utes this weekend in the All Purpose Pest Control Ford run by Matt Stone Racing. Australian Super Six Touring Car Driver, Ben Grice will also debut in a V8 Ute this weekend, his father Allan raced a V8 Ute in 2002/ 2003 and 2005 and competed in the Great Aussie race with Alan Jones. Allan is a seven time Bathurst 1000 podium sitter, two of which were wins (1986 & 1990).

Six out of the 32 V8 Ute Racing drivers will drive a V8 Racing Ute around Sandown Raceway for the first time including; Todd Hazelwood, Ben Grice, Leigh Nicolaou, Mason Barbera, Richard Mork and Bruce Oaklands, who will be sporting a new livery moving from blue and white to green and black.

Townsville Pole winner, Rhys McNally will miss this round due to work commitments.

Kim Jane has a long history at Sandown Raceway having had his first race there at the age of 17 in an EH Holden. He celebrated his 200th V8 Ute Race there in 2011. Nathan Pretty holds the Nations Cup lap record at Sandown Raceway in a Holden Monaro 427 V8, which he set back in 2004. George Miedecke last raced in a Ford at Sandown in 2009, after taking out Race 1 he had a major incident in Race 3 when Jack “The Hustler” Elsegood made contact with him after he missed a gear causing Miedecke to spin and turn 2008 V8 Ute Champion Layton Crambrook around.

Ryan Hansford is expecting his first child around the Sandown weekend so will be on call, he might have to drive extra fast to make it to the delivery room on time. George Miedecke is expecting his first child in February and two-time Champion Ryal Harris was married to long-time partner Casey on the Gold Coast over the weekend.

Series leader, Kris Walton, debuted in the V8 Ute Series at Sandown Raceway in 2012 and went on to drive full-time in the Series in 2013, taking out the Rookie title. Walton claimed Race 2 on debut and in 2013 and 2014 stepped on the podium taking out second overall for the Round, which led to his first V8 Ute Championship. Nathan Pretty and Walton had, a verbal altercation in Parc Ferme following a heated on-track battle in Race 1 2013, which saw Walton push Pretty wide off the track, handing the win to Ryan Hansford. The Rentco Racing driver went as far as posting a dummy (pacifier) onto his on-board camera to make known his thoughts.

Rod Wilson, Kim Jane, Gary Baxter and Kris Walton are the only 3 drivers to stand on the podium more than once. Inaugural V8 Ute Racing Champion Rod Wilson is the most successful driver (3 times) with podium finishes in 2001, 2002 with Gary MacDonald in the Great Aussie Race and 2003, Baxter (2004 and 2005), Jane in 2009 and 2011 and Walton 2013 and 2014.

There has been a different Round winner every year the V8 Utes have raced at Sandown Raceway.

Ryal Harris leads the ARMOR ALL Drivers Championship by a mere 13 points after a dismal round in Townsville. He will continue to carry an extra 40kg success Ballast, Adam Marjoram in second place will carry an extra 30kg and David Sieders 20kg for being in third.

Top five results for the ARMOR ALL Drivers Championship

1

Ryal Harris                                                                       

Holiday For Life

546

2

Adam Marjoram                             

Auto One Racing / Erebus Motorsport

533

3

David Sieders                                                                     

Mango Credit

513

4

Kris Walton                                      

Rentco Transport Equipment Rentals

488

5

Kim Jane                           

Bob Jane T-Marts / Altenzo Tyres / Shark Bite

456

6

 Ryan Hansford        

Multispares

456

Qualifying
There has been a different ARMOR ALL Pole winner every year the V8 Utes have raced at Sandown and 2009 saw one of the closest Pole winning margins in V8 Ute History when Layton Crambrook claimed victory over Grant Johnson by only 0.0125s. The two session qualifying format will also be run at this Round. The format, similar to the qualifying system used in Formula 1, features a 20 minute session broken up into 2 individual segments. Qualifying 1 will include all 32 V8 Utes and after 10 minutes, the top 10 fastest drivers will continue into Qualifying 2, for a short 5 minute session allowing for a 1 or 2 lap shootout. The fastest lap times will then determine the top ten grid for the start of Race 1, with the balance of the grid filled as they drop off in lap time from each segment.

Points
There is a total of 178 points up for grabs over the weekend. Only 3 points will be issued for Qualifying to the ARMOR ALL Pole Winner, 70 points to the winner of Race 1, 35 points (half-points) to the winner of Race 2 reverse Grid Race and 70 points to the winner of Race 3.

The Grids are determined as follows. Race 1 Grid is determined by Qualifying. Race 2 grid is determined by a random ballot drawn by the Race 1 winner. The number drawn is the number of Utes that will be reversed on the grid for that race. The Grid for Race 3 will be a progressive grid from the finishing positions of Race 2. In the event of a tie, the highest grid position will go to the fastest qualifier.

Television Broadcast
All Practice and Qualifying sessions as well as all three races will be televised LIVE through Fox Sports with a one hour highlights package to be broadcast on ONE HD. Race 2 and Race 3 will be televised LIVE as on Channel Ten.

Full schedule for the weekend

Friday, 11th September        

Practice 1                   

10:50am

Friday, 11th September    

Practice 2                   

1:30pm

Friday, 11th September    

 

4:50pm

Saturday, 12th September  

Race 1

11:10am

Saturday, 12th September

Race 2 

2:45pm   

Sunday, 13th September       

Race 3 

11:40am

Kyle Larson will remember the Quicken Loans 400 as the one that got away. Michigan International Speedway has always ranked as one of his favorites. Larson made his stock car debut at the two-mile track in June 2012. Larson started seventh in the ARCA race and finished 13th. He placed in the top five for the second time in his career at Michigan when he finished third in the XFINITY Series race.

However, the next day, Larson appeared to be headed for his first win. After rain had delayed the race twice in the first 51 laps, it appeared the race would be stopped by precipitation once again. A fourth caution was called for debris on the 125th Lap and both Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards who were running first adn second pulled into the pits for fuel which gave Larson the lead on the 128th Lap.

The No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team gambled that Larson would have enough fuel to go the distance and hold the point before the rain returned but unfortunately, he didn’t. After five laps in the lead, Larson was forced to pit for fuel. In the remaining six laps, Larson salvaged a 17th-place result.

“Yeah, we could see weather coming there off of (Turn) 4 and just praying that it would get here in time for me to stay out and be in the lead when the rain did hit,” Larson said. “Hey, I applaud my guys for trying. We are pretty deep in points so we have to take risks like that to make the Chase. I’m happy with the call, just wish the rain would have come three laps sooner.”

Larson moved up to 18th in the Sprint Cup Point Standings.

Volvo Polestar Racing started the 2015 V8 Supercars opening weekend at the Clipsal 500 fighting hard. Scott McLaughlin scored two strong qualifying positions with second and third on the grid, but the first two races saw the Kiwi having to fight mechanical issues and penalties. ”It has been an up and down day today. We had a really fast car, but it did not translate into the results we wanted. We are going to fight back tomorrow,” said McLaughlin. The very first race ended on the warm up lap as the oil pump failed for McLaughlin. The second race saw McLaughlin starting second after a strong effort by the team to repair the car in the short period of time between the races. The Kiwi claimed the lead into the first corner from reigning champion Jamie Whincup. But the stewards judged McLaughlin to have jumped the start and awarded him a 10 second penalty to take during his pitstop. The Kiwi pitted from a strong lead during a safety car session to take his penalty, a move that was not allowed according to the regulations, resulting in a further penalty of 10 seconds to be added after the race.

McLaughlin rejoined the track in ninth position after his stop and fought hard up through the field to get past Craig Lowndes to third position in the closing laps. The second penalty however meant that McLaughlin dropped from third to ninth position after the race. ”The car was really fast in the second race and I moved forward through the pack after my pitstop penalty. I got third place off Lowndes eventually and I had a great battle with him. The second penalty, well, it is one of those things. That is the rules, we got to take them and we will fight on tomorrow. The pace is there, no doubt,” said McLaughlin. Team mate David Wall fought hard as well in the two opening races, climbing from 23rd to 17th in the first race and from 21st to 15th in the second race. ”We worked on trying to make the tyres lasting longer in the second race. The changes were very effective and it allowed me to climb the order with a better result,” said Wall. One longer race of 250 kilometres remain of the Clipsal 500 weekend and starts at 15:25 tomorrow local time.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide - V8 Supercars
Circuit: Adelaide Parklands Street Circuit
Length: 3219 m
Lap record (V8SC): 1:20.3776, Shane van Gisbergen (2014)

Results
Race 1 – Top 5
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 39 laps
2 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +0.8572
3 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore +1.2519
4 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +1.4641
5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +1.9777

17 David Wall Volvo S60 +8.6105
DNS Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60

Race 2 – Top 5
1 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 39 laps
2 James Courtney Holden Commodore +1.9574
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +8.8547
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +10.0055
5 Jason Bright Holden Commodore +15.0016

9 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +18.2067
15 David Wall Volvo S60 +22.6355

Qualifying Race 1 – Top 5
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 1:20.0905
2 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore +0.3437
3 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.4182
4 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +0.6184
5 James Courtney Holden Commodore +0.6303

23 David Wall Volvo S60 +1.4297

Qualifying Race 2 – Top 5
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 1:20.0319
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.2843
3 James Courtney Holden Commodore +0.3071
4 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore +0.4280
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.4711

21 David Wall Volvo S60 +1.1074

Schedule
(Times in UTC +10,5h)

Sunday 1/3
10:55 Qualifying Race 3 (20 min)
12:10 Top Ten Shootout (25 min)
15:25 Race 3 (78 laps)

The 2015 V8 Supercars season starts this weekend with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, and Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin, the over-achiever of 2014, is aiming high. “I am going for the win, the Volvo is really good around a street circuit like Adelaide,” said McLaughlin. The 21-year-old Barry Sheene Medal Winner made his debut for Volvo Polestar Racing at the Clipsal 500 last year and thrilled the crowds to qualify second and then beat multiple champion Jamie Whincup in an epic last lap fight. “We had an awesome race last year at Clipsal. Obviously the car has been developed a lot further since then so I am looking forward to using that knowledge this year,” said McLaughlin. Newly-signed driver David Wall is going to make his debut for Volvo Polestar Racing in Adelaide, and the 32-year-old is aiming to build momentum as the season progresses.

“I am really excited to get to the Clipsal 500 and get the season underway,” he said. “I was pretty happy with the feeling in the car during the test days. The environment with the team is great and everything is working well so far. I just want to build momentum as the year goes on and really get stuck into it.” McLaughlin and Wall face a 23-car field in the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship, with 14 rival teams representing Holden, Ford, Nissan and Mercedes. The season features 15 race weekends, with the season finale being held in Sydney on the first weekend of December. “For us it is very important we hit the ground running and get a good bag of points this weekend. This is the start of our second year and I’m looking forward to it,” said McLaughlin.

Clipsal 500
Circuit: Adelaide Parklands Street Circuit
Length: 3.219km
Lap record (V8SC): 1:20.3776, Shane van Gisbergen (2014)

Friday 27 February
09:05 Practice 1 (30min)
10:50 Practice 2 (30min)
12:55 Practice 3 (30min)
15:35 Qualifying Race 1 (10min)
16:00 Qualifying Race 2 (10min)

Saturday 28 February
10:10 Practice 4 (20min)
13:45 Race 1 (39 laps)
16:25 Race 2 (39 laps)

Sunday 1 March
10:55 Qualifying Race 3 (20min)
12:10 Top Ten Shootout (25min)
15:25 Race 3 (78 laps)

2015 V8 Supercars Championship calendar
(Date / Event / Location / Race / Format)
Feb 26-Mar 1 / Clipsal 500 Adelaide / Adelaide Street Circuit / Super Street
Mar 12-15 / Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix* / Albert Park / International
Mar 27-29 / Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint / Symmons Plains / Raceway Super Sprint
May 1-3 / Perth Super Sprint / Barbagallo Raceway / Super Sprint
May 15-17 / Winton Super Sprint / Winton Motor Raceway / Super Sprint
June 19-21 / Skycity Triple Crown Darwin / Hidden Valley Raceway / Super Sprint
July 10-12 / Castrol Townsville 400 / Reid Park / Super Street
July 31-Aug 2 / Coates Hire Ipswich / Queensland Raceway / Super Sprint
Aug 21-23 / Sydney Motorsport Park / Sydney Motorsport Park / Super Sprint
Sept 11-13 / Wilson Security Sandown 500 / Sandown Raceway Pirtek / Enduro Cup
Oct 8-11 / Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 / Mount Panorama / Pirtek Enduro Cup
Oct 23-25 / Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600 / Surfers Paradise / Pirtek Enduro Cup
Nov 6-8 / ITM 500 Auckland / Pukekohe Park Raceway / Super Sprint
Nov 20-22 / Phillip Island Super Sprint / Phillip Island Circuit / Super Sprint
Dec 4-6 / Sydney 500 / Sydney Olympic Park / Super Street
* = Non-championship round