Monday, 17 April 2017 18:38

Editor’s note on #98: When history repeats

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Watching Supercars in 2017 is sure to spark a case of déjà vu for long-time fans. There's two Shell-backed Dick Johnson Racing Team Penske entries running at the front of the field, followed by two Mobil-backed HSV Holden entries and with Garth Tander back at Garry Rogers Motorsport and Jason Bright at Prodrive Racing Australia.

They provide some of the fascinating subplots in Supercars in 2017 and issue #98 of V8X Supercar Magazine.

We uncover the changes at Walkinshaw Racing as the team rebrands following the loss of Holden funding and the Holden Racing Team name, with a new look that harks back to the team's past with Mobil backing and Holden Special Vehicles branding.

There's also a Walkinshaw Racing pullout poster in the print edition that features TeamVortex's Craig Lowndes on the opposite side.

Tander left Walkinshaw Racing at the end of last season and returned to Garry Rogers Motorsport following a 13-year absence. We chat with the 2007 champion about his return to Garry Rogers' team and his hopes for this season.

Mark Fogarty also sits down with Jason Bright for his own homecoming at Prodrive Racing Australia (formerly Ford Performance Racing), where he joined in 2005 in his bid to setup up his own Britek Motorsport entry.

There's also the second part of our exclusive state of Supercars roundtable discussion, in which we debate the future of the series into Gen2 and beyond.

We also profile the lead engineers who play such an important role to the success of the drivers and the female racers hoping to join Simona de Silvestro in Supercars.

In our Motorsport Legends section, we chat with Glenn Seton 20 years on from his second Supercars championship win – the most recent title success for a single-car team.

Also, we celebrate the iconic sponsor and driver/team combinations in honour of Shell and Mobil's reappearance in the series.

Remember, V8X Supercar Magazine is also available in digital form in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Shane van Gisbergen

3276

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

3257

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

2872

 4

 Craig Lowndes

2787

 5

 David Reynolds

2567

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2288

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

2282

 8

 Rick Kelly

2242

 9

 Scott Pye

2182

 10

 Tim Slade

1970

 Full points table