Our strategy was a lot different to everyone else’s, and me against the main game drivers was a risk we had to take from as far back as we were in qualifying. The anticipation for the start of the race … that’s something you never lose at Bathurst. Whincup won the Clipsal in Adelaide, and won a further six rounds after that including the Bathurst for a third year running. Friday and Saturday were tougher for us than we wanted and we struggled with the car a bit, but the car felt mega on Sunday. I had a great battle with Scotty too. Winner of the Bathurst with Paul Dumbrell.

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Playing the long game: T8’s co-drivers on Bathurst

So it’s more small differences year on year, so not quite a fresh start. Or receive your news right to your email.

He was also victorious in the series’ first outing to the US at the Circuit of the Americastaking victory on three of four occasions. But proved to be difficult and Whincup found himself dumped come the end of the season and only able to scrape together an endurance seat in the third Castrol Perkins car in There’s no need to overthink it or give yourself any extra stress.

Read SVG’s exclusive driver column for redbull. Create an account to gain access to more nzherald. While saw the lowest number of race wins sinceJamie’s consistency kept him at the top jamoe the tables namie ultimately led him taking the championship by just 21 points.


One for all three of you to finish — what is it about that Sunday morning at Bathurst that stays with you, that makes it different to any other race? Share on Twitter twitter. With seven championships to his name the most successful driver in the history of the championship is convinced there is no blueprint to handle a straight battle for the title over the last four races.

And Richards, 45, gets to rekindle a partnership with Lowndes that saw the pair win Bathurst just two years ago, the most recent of four Mount Panorama victories for a driver who has achieved success in most things he’s driven in a Jxmie career that spans two decades.

He backed it up again in with a new FG Falcon, winning 11 races and sealing back-to-back titles and his title win made him just the second man after Norm Beechey — but first in the modern V8 Supercar era — to have won the championship in both a Ford and a Holden.

Jamie is a natural on the track and a fan of anything with an ignition. Sign jaie your NZ Herald.

Motorsport: Jamie Whincup strikes return blow to Ford rivals – NZ Herald

Whincup moved into the championship lead after a successful defence his and Lowndes’ Bathurst crown, coming just weeks after teaming with Lowndes to win the last Sandown That is not the game we play. AP 6 piston callipers, mm ventilated steel rotors, driver adjustable front to rear brake force distribution Rear: When you come back to a familiar partnership each season — and one that’s already been successful — do you pick up from where you left off, or does so much change in the category between seasons that you need to take each one as a fresh start?

Share on Pinterest pinterest. After some incidents and unreliability, Whincup finished the championship in a slightly disappointing tenth position at years end. It can be a bit tricky when you’re jqmie in there, but you can play a reasonably significant role in the outcome. On the go and no time to finish that story right now? The Holden driver took out the top shoot-out leading Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright with a time wihncup 2. Archived from the original PDF on February 5, He attended Eltham College in whibcup suburbs of Melbourne.


Definitely unusual, and going into the weekend that wasn’t in the plan, to be starting from as far back ajmie we did on Sunday. How mindful are all of you that you’re being dropped into a live championship for the main game guys, and that it’s not all about whuncup race per se as they happen? He had many solid results throughout the season, including a fourth at the one-off Jmaie round at the Shanghai International Circuita third at the Sandown and most notably, second at the Bathurst endurance events with teammate Jason Richards after leading late in the race.

You need to know where that line sits in terms of risk versus reward during the race, where you can make up a position or make a change to the jamiw benefit. I shouldn’t be alive New Zealander of the Year: He returned in to challenge for the title, winning four rounds on his way to becoming runner-up to Garth Tander by a mere two points.