The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship schedule is the biggest in the history of the category with the addition of the Coates Hire Melbourne 400 at the Australian Grand Prix and The Bend Motorsport Park. Mark Winterbottom discusses the schedule and new events for this season in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103.
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“We drivers just want to race as often as possible, every weekend if we can, so the addition of two more Supercars championship events is a winner for all of us,” writes Winterbottom.
“The Australian Grand Prix support races and The Bend Motorsport Park beef up the Supercars championship schedule in 2018, adding to an already strong calendar of events.
The format for the Australian Grand Prix will be interesting with two sprint races and two longer races, but there’s sure to be more intensity with championship points on the line.
“We normally roll out of Adelaide and use the races at Albert Park as an extended test session, trying new setups and the like, but now we won’t have that luxury.
“We finished last season strongly with the pole position in Newcastle, confirming that we had the outright pace but not necessarily the consistent pace over the course of a race.
“We have lots of little areas we need to improve on to address that into 2018 and I’m definitely hungry to get back onto the top step of the podium.
“Richie Stanaway joins Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters and I in 2018 and the arrival of someone new into the team always brings new ideas and new motivations, so let’s see how we go!”
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