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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:26

Column: Winterbottom promises to fight on


Mark Winterbottom endured a winless season in 2017, though a pole position at the season-ending Newcastle 500 showed he still has the pace to compete at the front of the grid as he details in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102.

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“Even though I feel like I am driving well, there have been a number of factors stopping me from getting results as we’ve searched for pace in the races,” writes Winterbottom.

“While we’ve been in the hunt more often than not in qualifying, it’s race pace that has let us down over the course of the season.

“We’ve searched for a new direction with the car and at times it hasn’t paid off, which is why our results have sometimes been mixed across the four entries in the team.

“I know that when everything clicks the results will come and it’s been encouraging to see the performances of teammates Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway over the last season.

“We will continue to drive each other on in 2018, with the rise of these youngsters keeping me on my toes and forcing me to work on my game to keep up with them. I push myself very hard, so when I don’t meet my own expectations it is a frustrating period.”

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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
2049 -305
3. Cameron Waters
1849 -505
4. Shane van Gisbergen
1795 -559
5. Chaz Mostert
1700 -654
6.  Nick Percat
1641 -713
7. Fabian Coulthard
1560 -794
8. Anton De Pasquale
1469 -885
9. Mark Winterbottom
1386 -968
10. Scott Pye
1382 -972

Full championship standings