Additional drivers gear up

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 22/07/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke

Co-drivers will be the first on-track in Supercars today at Queensland Raceway, in the final exclusive session before the Pirtek Enduro Cup at 1.50pm local time. 

Most Supercars will participate in the additional drivers’ session, though there are a few switches from the confirmed co-drivers.

Dunlop Series standout Garry Jacobson will have his first run in a main game Supercar in Chaz Mostert’s #55 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Falcon FG X, in the absence of co-driver Steve Owen who is heading to Spa in Europe ahead of the 24 Hour race.

With David Reynolds’ co-driver Craig Baird steering Erebus Motorsport’s #4 Commodore, Taz Douglas will drive the #9 in the session.

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport has not confirmed its co-drivers, but will repeat Winton’s line-up with ex-Supercars driver and former DSO Cameron McConville driving alongside now 16-year old Alex Rullo.

Jamie Whincup’s regular co-driver Paul Dumbrell is unable to steer today, though he is regularly racing a Supercar in the Dunlop Series, which ran in Townsville and races again at Sandown.

The second Red Bull Commodore will also be absent from the session with Alex Premat based overseas – his first hit-out will be the team’s pre-enduro test day.

Chris Pither’s Kiwi co-driver Richie Stanaway took part in the Winton session but is not on the ground today.

Here is the updated list of pairings for today. 

CarTeamPrimary DriverAdditional Driver
1The Bottle-O Racing TeamMark WinterbottomDean Canto
2Holden Racing TeamGarth TanderWarren Luff
3Lucas Dumbrell MotorsportAndre HeimgartnerCameron McConville/Alex Rullo
4Erebus MotorsportCraig BairdShae Davies
6Monster Energy RacingCameron WatersJack Le Brocq
7carsales RacingTodd KellyMatt Campbell
8Team BOCJason BrightAndrew Jones
9Erebus Motorsport Penrite RacingDavid ReynoldsTaz Douglas
12DJR Team PenskeFabian CoulthardLuke Youlden
14Freightliner RacingTim SladeAsh Walsh
15Nissan MotorsportRick KellyRussell Ingall
17DJR Team PenskeScott PyeTony D'Alberto
18Preston Hire RacingKurt KosteckiKarl 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 MostertGarry Jacobson
88Red Bull Racing AustraliaJamie WhincupN/A
96GB Galvanising RacingDale WoodDavid Russell
97Red Bull Racing AustraliaShane Van GisbergenN/A
111Super Black RacingChris PitherN/A
222Lucas Dumbrell MotorsportNick PercatCameron McConville/Alex Rullo
888TeamVortexCraig LowndesSteven Richards
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