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Friday, 09 February 2018 10:17

Column: Rogers on the state of Supercars


Team owner Garry Rogers gives his assessment of the state of Supercars with the transition of leadership from James Warburton to acting CEO Shane Howard to the incoming Sean Seamer in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102.

Issue #102 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #102.

“The sport has never been better than what it is today, but it could be even better if we had a bigger market,” writes Rogers.

“People say that Asians would not be interested in our series, but so long as we provide good racing and entertainment then of course they are going to be interested.

“I believe the new CEO is going to come in at a good time. The Supercars business is in good shape.

“Financially it could be better, because – unlike cricket, football or tennis – our sport is expensive to compete in, so anything that can be done to help the teams financially and provide them with some additional income would be good.

“A lot of people can the television deal, but the fact of the matter is that if you are into sport, whether you like it or not, you will need to have pay television because that’s where all sport will eventually be broadcast. The financial reward for the teams was necessary and beneficial at the time.

“Since Tony Cochrane left Supercars there has been a number of people in leadership roles that, in my opinion, were completely unsuited to those roles.

“The current group, including Shane Howard, did a great job keeping things going despite not having the right leader in place, but when James came along they once again had someone to provide that important leadership.”

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint June 27-28
Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint July 18-19
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown August 15-16
CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint August 22-23
NTI Townsville SuperSprint August 29-30
Townsville SuperSprint September 5-6
The Bend Motorsport Park September 19-20
The Bend Motorsport Park September 26-27
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 15-18



1. Scott McLaughlin
2. Jamie Whincup
1847 -215
3. Cameron Waters
1577 -485
4. Shane van Gisbergen
1555 -507
5. Chaz Mostert
1524 -538
6. Fabian Coulthard 
1444 -618
7. Nick Percat
1425 -637
8. David Reynolds
1298 -764
9. Lee Holdsworth
1261 -801
10. Scott Pye
1258 -804

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