V8SC | Championship moves to the warmth of Darwin

2015 V8 Supercars Championship | Skycity Triple Crown Darwin – Supersprints

Article and Images by Rhys Vandersyde

Darwin Preview

The V8 Supercar Championship heads north to escape the winter for the fifth round of the season this weekend. The Championship moves up to the Northern Territory for the Skycity Triple Crown at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway.

Solid results for Ford’s Mark Winterbottom (Pepsi Max Crew) at the previous round at Winton Raceway saw him move into the championship lead with a narrow 12 point lead over Holden’s Craig Lowdnes (Red Bull Racing Australia).

MyDrive | Winterbottom & Mostert at Winton

MyDrive | Winterbottom & Mostert at Winton

 

The surprise packet has been Brad Jones Racing’s/Freightliner Racing’s Fabian Coulthard who’s consistent approach has move him quietly into third place in the championship just 86 points behind Winterbottom.

For the other manufacturers, Darwin presents an opportunity to move up the leader board, with Nissan represented in 10th and 11th in the Championship standings by Rick and Todd Kelly.

MyDrive | Nissan ready for Darwin

MyDrive | Nissan ready for Darwin

Further down the ladder Erebus Mercedes has Will Davison in 13th and Volvo has Scott McLaughlin in 16th, both have suffered a couple a DNF’s which have effected their championship points.

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