The Clipsal 500 at Adelaide is a formidable race to make a series debut at. The old guns of Holden and Ford are up for any challengers. NIssan and Mercedes were easily dispelled in their first season last year. I had figured Volvo S60 would be in the same boat this year, but after Race […]
If championships were based on beauty, the 2014 V8 Supercars trophy would be handed to Volvo already. Volvo’s new S60 V8 Supercar is now my favourite touring car for the 2014 season. Since all of the V8s are based on shared architecture, the learning curve should be less significant than of years past (prior to […]
James Courtney escaped from major injuries this weekend after Alexander Premat plowed into the side of his car. Not much blamed can be put on Premat though. Once you leave the track at that speed at that corner, you’re pretty much a passenger.
Volvo has decided to run a full factory effort in the 2014 V8 Supercars Series. They will build and design a 5.0L version for their 4.4 V8 from the XC90. Holden, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes and Volvo. Racing in cars that look like real cars. With USCR, North American DTM, DTM, the revamped WTCC, SuperGT(now with […]
No where else do these V8s looks more on the edge for an entire lap. Bathurst has its section at the top of the mountain and at the bottom of the Chase where they look very unstable but nothing like Pukekohe’s constant
The Aussies (And Kiwis, in this case) know their burnouts. Shane Van Gisbergen puts on a smoke show after yesterdays Clipsal 500 win.
Before looking into the event itself. Lets look at the changes to the V8 Supercars for the 2013 season. They look similar on the outside but many changes went into this new generation. Introduction to the new season. Highlights from qualifying and Shane Van Gisbergen’s Pole lap. Sloooooooooooooowwwwww Moooootion.
It was perplexing at the time. A 26 year old at the top pf his game, quit the game. MotoGP’s Casey Stoner decided he was home sick. He is now tackling 4 wheels via V8 Supercars. He will make his debut in the V8 development series. His first practice session, at Adelaide no less, resulted […]
Pre Season testing for the V8 folks. I have no idea how to predict this season. All new cars (even though they look similar to last years), 2 new manufacturers (in Nissan and Mercedes), and new teams and sponsors. I’d say its hard to bet against the yardstick in Triple 8 Race Engineering, now with […]