Happy hunting grounds: Whincup's Symmons supremacy

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 30/03/2021
  • By James Pavey

The return to Symmons Plains will see Jamie Whincup take to his most successful venue.

Whincup has won a record 12 races at the Tasmanian circuit, which will host the third round of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship.

He has also recorded 12 wins on the streets of Townsville, which is a whopping seven more than the next best.

The Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint will mark the 48th ATCC/Supercars event at the 2.4km circuit.

Whincup wins in 2015

After nearly 50 visits, Whincup has ruled the roost on the Apple Isle with his dozen, with former teammate Craig Lowndes the next best with 10 wins.

Whincup won his first race at Symmons Plains in 2007, winning both Sunday sprints to take overall round honours.

Between 2007 and 2015, Whincup won 11 of 23 races held at the venue.

Since his 2007 breakthrough, the seven-time champion has only missed out on a Tasmanian win at the 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2019 visits to the circuit.


However, despite his dominance at the circuit, Whincup hasn’t won a race in Tasmania since his Saturday triumph in 2018.

In the championship’s most recent visit in 2019, Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen shared the wins.

In 47 visits to Symmons Plains, 29 drivers have won races, with Whincup leading the way.

Of active drivers, Whincup is the winningest driver at nine of the 2021 championship’s 11 venues, and is the most successful all-time at four of them.

Whincup takes the flag in 2018

The most imperious winning record at a circuit belongs to Lowndes, who claimed 16 victories at Perth’s Wanneroo Raceway.

Five active drivers have won races at Symmons Plains; Whincup (12 wins), van Gisbergen and Fabian Coulthard (three), Will Davison (two) and Mark Winterbottom (one).

Whincup is also level with Peter Brock with eight pole positions at the circuit, ahead of Lowndes and Winterbottom (both with six).

The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to Symmons Plains for the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint across April 10-11. Tickets are on sale now.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo.

Most wins at active venues (active drivers)*

Venue Winners
Bathurst (sprint) van Gisbergen x2
Sandown Whincup x7, van Gisbergen x3, Winterbottom x2
Tasmania Whincup x12, van Gisbergen x3, Coulthard x3, Davison x2
Tailem Bend van Gisbergen x2
Winton Whincup x4, Winterbottom x4, Courtney x3. Slade x2, Coulthard x2
Darwin Whincup x7, Winterbottom x4, van Gisbergen x2, Reynolds x2
Townsville Whincup x12, van Gisbergen x5, Winterbottom x3
Sydney Whincup x4, van Gisbergen x4, Mostert x2, Percat x2
Perth Winterbottom x7, Whincup x5, Davison x3
Bathurst (1000) Whincup x4, Davison x2
New Zealand Whincup x10, van Gisbergen x6, Winterbottom x4, Davison x2
Gold Coast Whincup x9, van Gisbergen x4, Winterbottom x2, Mostert x2

Most wins at active venues (all-time)*

Venue Winners
Bathurst (sprint) Geoghegan x3, Bowe x3
Sandown Lowndes x11
Tasmania Whincup x12
Tailem Bend McLaughlin x5
Winton Seton x5, Bowe x5
Darwin Skaife x 8, McLaughlin x8
Townsville Whincup x12
Sydney Skaife x10
Perth Lowndes x16
Bathurst (1000) Brock x9
New Zealand Whincup x10
Gold Coast Whincup x9

*Correct to the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint

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