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Hobson switches to Ford

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RSport Race Engineering’s Brett Hobson will cross over to the blue oval for the remainder of the season, debuting his new Ford this weekend at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.

The 29-year-old began his 2015 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series campaign in a Holden, but after sustaining heavy chassis damage in an epic crash at the Clipsal 500, Hobson was forced to offload the Commodore post-Winton.

After the ex-Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore sold, Hobson remained in Holden colours for Townsville, making a one-off appearance in an ex-Kelly Commodore.

But the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint will see the Challenger pilot switch to the blue oval after inking a deal with Jim Pollicina to loan his Ford for the remainder of 2015.

“We were trying to put together [this deal] before Townsville, but due to time constraints, we just couldn’t get it together,” Hobson told v8supercars.com.au.

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Russell: I want another podium

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Queensland Raceway is special territory for Novocastrian Motorsport’s Aaren Russell.

In 2014, the Newcastle-native secured his first ever V8 Supercars Dunlop Series podium – a result that was four years in the making.

Since then, Russell has gone on to claim another two round podiums – a second place at Sydney Olympic Park and a third place at the first round this year in Adelaide – and has voiced his desire to repeat last year’s success this weekend at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.

“I don’t want to put myself under too much pressure,” he told v8supercars.com.au on his return to Queensland Raceway.

“The competition has just grown immensely this year, it’s a harder series, the gaps are closer.

“But it’s always in the back of my head that we got our first podium here and I want to do it again and I want to do it at every round.

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Waters expects strong showing from Dumbrell

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V8 Supercars Dunlop Series leader Cameron Waters is expecting Paul Dumbrell to come on strong in the fight for the title after the veteran racer’s determined showing at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

Dumbrell took it to the series leader in the final race of the weekend, the Eggleston driver claiming his first win since Clipsal after starting from third, taking the race lead by the second corner on the first lap.

The move that secured him the win was labelled the best move of the weekend by Mark Skaife on last night’s episode of Inside Supercars, while it reasserted his position in the title fight after the victory ended Waters’ run of seven wins in a row.

“It was very close,” Dumbrell said of his race-winning move that had him inches away from the concrete wall on the exit of turn two.

“I was on the dirty side… Cam was really smart and gave me some room, he didn’t have to, he...


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Dumbrell reignites title fight

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Paul Dumbrell reinstated his position in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series title fight yesterday after defeating series dominator Cameron Waters at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.  

The veteran racer drove to his second victory of the season yesterday after starting from third, taking the race lead by the second corner on the first lap.

The race win handed Dumbrell another 150 points towards his series campaign and saw him end the weekend second for the round.

The usually irrepressible Dumbrell has struggled to beat a dominant Waters this season, who held a winning streak of seven race wins after his victory on Saturday. 

But Dumbrell ended Waters’ run of wins yesterday, and as the only other race winner this season, he showed he’d is a force to be reckoned with as the season enters its final few rounds. 

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Dumbrell ends Waters' winning streak

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Defending V8 Supercars Dunlop Series Champion Paul Dumbrell has earned his first victory since the season opening Clipsal 500 at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 this afternoon ahead of points leader Cameron Waters.

After recording fifth yesterday, the two-time series and Bathurst 1000 winner was confident he could challenge the young Prodrive-backed competitor on the Townsville streets and proved the goods today by 2.6 seconds after 21 laps.

The win proves the Eggleston driver is up to the fight, after rounding up pole sitter Chris Pither off the start and passing Waters at turn two for the race lead.

There was plenty of action in the opening stages of the race, with a multi-car incident on lap one at turn six taking out Matt Chahda, Kurt Kostecki and Garry Jacobson and triggering the Safety Car.

Jesse Dixon was also involved and managed to fight on a lap down, though he had a spin...


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Dunlop Series Stewards Summary: Castrol EDGE Townsville 400

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Stewards Update #3 issued Sunday 12th July 2015 at 1030hrs

Matters from Qualifying Race 2;

For causing a Red Flag during the session D6.1.11, the following cars lost their fastest lap time and took no further part in the session;

  • Car #2 Dan Day

  • Car 37 Brett Hobson

 

Other Matters;

Following an investigation and admission by Taz Douglas Car #45 that he failed to meet the Media Requirements as instructed in the Supplementary Regulations, the Stewards imposed $1000 fine with $500 suspended until the 31/12/15 

Stewards Update #2 issued Saturday 11th July 2015 at 1600hrs

Matters from Race 1;

For an incorrect Race Start Procedure by Garry Jacobson Car #54, the Stewards imposed a five second time penalty to be added to Car #54 Race Time

The Black Flag (PLP) was displayed to Car #4 Kurt Kostecki for careless driving, contact to Car #2 Dan Day at Turn 13.

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Pither ends Waters' pole dominance

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Chris Pither has caused an upset at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, ending Cameron Water’s pole dominance to take ARMOR ALL Pole Position for this afternoon’s race. 

The Ice Break Racing pilot beat out the Prodrive Racing Australia young gun for the top spot in the dying stages of the session, setting the fastest time with a 1min14.61 around the 2.8km circuit.

Pither’s fast middle sector was enough to topple Waters for the top spot, with Waters adrift by 0.14 secs.

But Waters will still start from the front row of the grid, setting the second-fastest time in the session.

Notably, Pither is the only other driver to have secured an ARMOR ALL Pole Position this year, having beat out Waters for the top spot in Perth and now again in Townsville. Waters has taken pole for every other race this season. 

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Jacobson: Today was no fluke

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After recording a career best finish in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series today, Eggleston Motorsport’s Garry Jacobson has declared there’s more to come from the 23-year-old.

The Shepparton-native defied all odds to take the chequered flag in second today, after jumping the start from third on the grid.  

Despite redressing the mistake, Jacobson was dealt a five second penalty but managed to make the spot back up when Le Brocq surrendered the position after locking up at turn one in the opening laps.

His Egggleston Motorsport squad notified him of the impending penalty and from there Jacobson pushed hard to maximise his speed and spread a five second gap to third-placed Le Brocq and be unaffected by the penalty. 

He credits his impressive form to the work he’s been putting in behind the scenes with training, seat time in other categories and working with his Eggleston Motorsport squad...


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Waters wins, Jacobson best finish

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Cameron Waters has blitzed the field in race one today, beating Garry Jacobson to the flag at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

After getting the jump at the start of the race, Waters completed a lights-to-flag victory, crossing the line with a 6.9 second lead to Jacobson. 

The second-place finish for Jacobson is his best career finish to date in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series, after the Eggleston Motorsport pilot started the race third on the grid.

He jumped the start and was dealt a five second penalty that was added to his overall race time, but Jacobson managed to defy the penalty and hold on to his second place finish. 

He slipped into second after a massive lock-up at turn one saw Jack Le Brocq surrender the position in the opening laps of the race and finish the 21-lapper in third.

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Teams recruit TAFE Students in Townsville

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Six TAFE Queensland students have been given the ultimate work experience opportunity this weekend, being put on the tools with several V8 Supercars Dunlop Series teams at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

David Hooker, Linsie Kava, Andre Stagnitta, Apa Sents, Scott Griggs and Taylah-Renea Pot will learn practical skills in the fast-paced environment of the Dunlop Series this weekend to complement their TAFE studies.

The opportunity was made available through the partnership between V8 Supercars and TAFE Queensland, which sees the latter become the official education partner of the V8 Supercars Championship.

In addition to their involvement at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, the partnership also sees 48 students be integrated across many areas of the V8 Supercars business at the other marquee events in Queensland: the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint and the Castrol Gold Coast...


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Teams recruit TAFE Students in Townsville

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Six TAFE Queensland students have been given the ultimate work experience opportunity this weekend, being put on the tools with several V8 Supercars Dunlop Series teams at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

David Hooker, Linsie Kava, Andre Stagnitta, Apa Sents, Scott Griggs and Taylah-Renea Pot will learn practical skills in the fast-paced environment of the Dunlop Series this weekend to complement their TAFE studies.

The opportunity was made available through the partnership between V8 Supercars and TAFE Queensland, which sees the latter become the official education partner of the V8 Supercars Championship.

In addition to their involvement at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, the partnership also sees 48 students be integrated across many areas of the V8 Supercars business at the other marquee events in Queensland: the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint and the Castrol Gold Coast...


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Teams recruit TAFE Students in Townsville

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Six TAFE Queensland students have been given the ultimate work experience opportunity this weekend, being put on the tools with several V8 Supercars Dunlop Series teams at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

David Hooker, Linsie Kava, Andre Stagnitta, Apa Sents, Scott Griggs and Taylah-Renea Pot will learn practical skills in the fast-paced environment of the Dunlop Series this weekend to complement their TAFE studies.

The opportunity was made available through the partnership between V8 Supercars and TAFE Queensland, which sees the latter become the official education partner of the V8 Supercars Championship.

In addition to their involvement at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, the partnership also sees 48 students be integrated across many areas of the V8 Supercars business at the other marquee events in Queensland: the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint and the Castrol Gold Coast...


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Dumbrell eager to return to the top

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Paul Dumbrell believes his Eggleston Motorsport squad can topple Cameron Waters after the young gun's recent winning streak this weekend to return to the winners circle at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

While the two-time Dunlop Series champ is second to Waters in the series standings – adrift by 118 points – he’s only won one race all season.

Waters has impressively clinched seven of the eight races staged so far and while Dumbrell hasn’t finished outside of the top 10 all year, he’s felt he hasn’t been able to challenge Waters’ and his dominant form.

But the 32-year-old maintains his Eggleston Motorsport squad will be able to close the gap to the Prodrive Racing Australia tyro, finding the confidence the team lacked earlier in the season.  

“We’re a lot more comfortable and confident than what we were over the last couple of rounds,” Dumbrell told v8supercars.com.au.

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Waters returns to top in final practice

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Friday 10 July 2015 14:50
By: V8 Supercars

Prodrive Racing Australia’s Cameron Waters has confirmed his impressive speed this afternoon, setting the quickest time again in final practice at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

The current leader of the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series topped the time sheets in first practice this morning, and managed to better that time in practice two by almost a second.

His quick time in practice two – a 1min14.49 – was set in the final stages of the session, with Paul Dumbrell setting the second quickest time, 0.32secs adrift of Waters.

Last year’s round winner Chris Pither ended the final session of the day third quickest, while Ant Pedersen was the first Eggleston Motorsport Commodore home in fourth.

Todd Hazelwood was fifth ahead of Jack Le Brocq and Shae Davies, while Jack Le Brocq was eighth fastest. 

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Waters continues form into Townsville

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Friday 10 July 2015 9:47
By: V8 Supercars

Cameron Waters has contined his recent perfect form into the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 by topping the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series’ opening practice.

While second in the series Paul Dumbrell held the top spot for the majority of the session, Waters prevailed in the last few minutes, going quickest with a 1min15.48.

A gap of only 0.083secs separated Dumbrell from Waters in second, with Jack Le Brocq coming home third quickest while debuting his new sponsor Thomas Steel. 

His MW Motorsport teammate Chris Pither followed as fourth fastest after spinning his Ice Break Racing Falcon at turn eight in the final stages of the session.

Garry Jacobson was the second Eggleston Motorsport Commodore home in fifth, while Todd Hazelwood ended the session as sixth fastest. 

Andrew Jones, Shae Davies and Taz Douglas rounded out the top ten.

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Hobson to pilot new car this weekend

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RSport Race Engineering’s Brett Hobson will campaign the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 in a new car this weekend, after offloading his crash-marred Commodore used in the first half of the season.

However the ex-Kelly Commodore he drives this weekend will be making a one-off appearance, with Hobson planning to purchase a different car to tackle the remaining rounds of the 2015 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series.

His original ex-Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore underwent a massive rebuild after Hobson succumbed to Adelaide’s concrete walls at the season opener, suffering major chassis damage.

The 29-year-old considered purchasing a new car after the crash, but the team abandoned those plans and restored the beaten-up VE2 Holden to race at the following rounds at Winton and Perth.  

But Hobson said he still didn’t feel comfortable in the car after it’s repairs, with the squad electing to sell...


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Chahda hits the track with repaired FG

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Matt Chahda Motorsport completed a successful test day yesterday at Winton, determined to improve results in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series at upcoming round the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400.

After contesting the start of the 2015 season with R-Sport Race Engineering, at the last round 21-year old rookie Matt Chahda debuted his own car, switching to a Ford Falcon FG for the remainder of the season and running as a privateer team.

Unfortunately for the young driver, it wasn’t a smooth debut – after an incident with Dan Day, the car needed repairs to the rear.

After sourcing a new boot, rear quarters and bumper from Prodrive Racing (Australia) Chahda and the team hit the track yesterday to ensure everything was working well ahead of this month’s street races at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, running from July 10-12 in Townsville.

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Waters' car key to his success

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Renee Gracie believes V8 Supercars Dunlop Series drivers are queuing up for Cameron Waters’ Prodrive Racing (Australia) seat, should he be elevated to the V8 Supercars Championship next year.

While the 20-year old praised Waters’ talents, she suggested the strength of his Ford Falcon and the support provided by Prodrive were key parts of the Championship leader’s success this year.

Waters – competing for his fourth year in the category – has won seven of the eight races this season, having clean swept the last round at Winton. The 20-year old leads veteran and two-time Dunlop Series winner Paul Dumbrell by 118 points, and a number of high profile pit lane personalities have stated he now deserves a drive in the V8 Supercars Championship.

Gracie featured on the Inside Supercars panel tonight – along with fellow Dunlop Series driver Jack Le Brocq – and when discussions turned to Waters...


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Gracie hopes test day will boost results

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Fujitsu Racing’s Renee Gracie believes an upcoming test day will help her take another step forward in her V8 Supercars Dunlop Series campaign amid a tough initiation into the category this year.

Three rounds in to her debut Dunlop Series season, Gracie sits 16th in the points standings with an average race finish of 19th. While she's satisfied with her progress, she admits the step up to the ultra competitive category has been as challenging as she expected.

The 20-year old Paul Morris Motorsport driver runs in the Dunlop Series for the 2015 season after a two year stint in the Porsche Carrera Cup category, where she recorded multiple top 10 finishes, one round podium finish and a best race result of sixth.

Like any driver, Gracie is hungry for results, and is eager to get on top of her pace at a test day on Monday before resuming her campaign at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400,...


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Gracie hopes test day will boost results

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Fujitsu Racing’s Renee Gracie believes an upcoming test day will help her take another step forward in her V8 Supercars Dunlop Series campaign amid a tough initiation into the category this year.

Three rounds in to her debut Dunlop Series season, Gracie sits 16th in the points standings with an average race finish of 19th. While she's satisfied with her progress, she admits the step up to the ultra competitive category has been as challenging as she expected.

The 20-year old Paul Morris Motorsport driver runs in the Dunlop Series for the 2015 season after a two year stint in the Porsche Carrera Cup category, where she recorded multiple top 10 finishes, one round podium finish and a best race result of sixth.

Like any driver, Gracie is hungry for results, and is eager to get on top of her pace at a test day on Monday before resuming her campaign at the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400,...


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