Pairing up

  • 20/05/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Additional drivers will take to the track today for an exclusive half-hour session at the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint this afternoon.

Two sessions through the year give teams the opportunity to run drivers other than their full-timers – here and at Queensland Raceway – running on tyres from the Australian Grand Prix.

Most teams have co-drivers confirmed, after a flurry of announcements this week.

The only car not to run in the session will be the #97, with Shane van Gisbergen’s French co-driver Alex Premat overseas.

Erebus Motorsport will run racer-turned-commentator Greg Murphy today in David Reynolds’ car as a one-off.

"These cars change so fast and I haven't driven one in a testing environment since 2014,” Murphy said. 

“For me it's a little opportunity to get in and feel what the cars are like now and find the limits on a beautiful day on a brand new track surface.

“I've know Barry [Ryan, Erebus boss] for a long time and when he asked if I could drive here the timing was good.

“It works for television and if I can give a bit of feedback to Dave so be it, but I'm really looking forward to just getting out there and having a bit of fun.”

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport is yet to confirm co-drivers, and will run Dunlop Series young gun Alex Rullo and 2004 Winton race winner Cameron McConville today as an evaluation. 

CarTeamPrimary DriverAdditional Driver
1The Bottle-O Racing TeamMark WinterbottomDean Canto
2Holden Racing TeamGarth TanderWarren Luff
3Lucas Dumbrell MotorsportAndre HeimgartnerCameron McConville/Alex Rullo
4Plus Fitness RacingAaren RussellShae Davies
6Monster Energy RacingCameron WatersJack Le Brocq
7carsales RacingTodd KellyMatt Campbell
8Team BOCJason BrightAndrew Jones
9Erebus Motorsport Penrite RacingDavid ReynoldsGreg Murphy
12DJR Team PenskeFabian CoulthardLuke Youlden
14Freightliner RacingTim SladeAsh Walsh
15Nissan MotorsportRick KellyRussell Ingall
17DJR Team PenskeScott PyeTony D'Alberto
18Preston Hire RacingLee HoldsworthKarl Reindler
19Team Darrell Lea STIXWill DavisonJonathon Webb
21Team CoolDriveTim BlanchardMacauley Jones
22Holden Racing TeamJames CourtneyJack Perkins
23Nissan MotorsportMichael CarusoDean Fiore
33Wilson Security Racing GRMScott McLaughlinDavid Wall/James Golding
34Wilson Security Racing GRMJames MoffatDavid Wall/James Golding
55Supercheap Auto RacingChaz MostertSteve Owen
88Red Bull Racing AustraliaJamie WhincupPaul Dumbrell
96GB Galvanising RacingDale WoodDavid Russell
97Red Bull Racing AustraliaShane Van GisbergenN/A
111Super Black RacingChris PitherRichie Stanaway
222Lucas Dumbrell MotorsportNick PercatCameron McConville/Alex Rullo
888TeamVortexCraig LowndesSteven Richards

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