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Bathurst 1000

Bathurst 1000

15 - 18 October 2020

📍Bathurst, New South Wales

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Bathurst 1000 News

All the latest news straight from the Team in South Australia.

Live Diary: Bathurst

Jamie Whincup / Craig Lowndes – Car #888 Race – Fourth Championship – Fifth (2,380 points)   Jamie Whincup – Car #888 “Today it was just

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Live Diary: Bathurst 1000

SUNDAY Jamie Whincup / Paul Dumbrell – Car #1 Race 1 –  10th Championship –  Third (2,872 points) Jamie Whincup – Car #1 “I don’t feel like we did

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The Bend

The Bend

19 - 20 & 26 - 27 September 2020

📍Adelaide, South Australia

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Jamie Whincup – Car #88 Practice 4 – 13th (Fastest Time: 01:48.8647) Qualifying – Fourth (Fastest Time: 01:47.9946) Race 2 – Fifth Championship – Fifth (1,981 points) “I am disappointed

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Darwin

Darwin Triple Crown

15 - 16 & 22 - 23 August 2020

📍Darwin, Northern Territory

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Live Diary: Darwin

Sunday 16th June 1550: Time to pack down after a long, hot week. Thanks to you guys for all your support, we’re aiming to do you

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Sydney: Let there be light!

It’s Saturday night in Western Sydney. You’re on your front porch admiring your VX Commodore sitting in the driveway while sipping on a couple of cold ones…Red Bulls we mean.

Suddenly a glow catches your eye as you finish off that last drop of liquid-y goodness.

“I wonder what that is?” you ask yourself while reaching into the Esky for another refreshment.

“Is the Rooty Hill RSL having a fireworks display?” No, that’s not it.

“Is it the sunrise? Damn, how many drinks have I had?” Again, not quite.

All of a sudden you realise; “Yes, that’s it! Supercars are back under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park!”

Yes, we’re just as excited to see SMP lit up like a Christmas tree once again, and so are our drivers Shane ‘SVG van Gisbergen and Jamie ‘JDub’ Whincup. It was a happy hunting ground for the team since our last appearance under lights, and we’re looking to put on a show once again.

“The last night race for us went pretty well, but the biggest thing for us is that it’s been two weeks since we last raced there. It’s pretty rare that we go back to a track in the same year, let alone the next round,” SVG said.

Although we’ll be retuning to Western Sydney for another round of Supercars action, the tyre strategies will be vastly different. JDub, can you explain the differences to us?

“It’s pretty basic. As soon as we start qualifying onwards, you’ve got two sets of soft tyres and three sets of hard tyres, whereas when we were there a couple of weeks ago, it was five sets of soft tyres. That small change creates a massive change as far as strategy goes.

“So, as you know, they’ve changed up the rules a fair bit. There’s obviously a different tyre strategy, but the biggest change will be racing under lights. I’m looking forward to getting back there, and hopefully the rain stays away so we can have a cracking battle under lights.” JDub said.

“The tyre strategy is going to be crazy,” says SVG.

“We only have five sets: two softs and three hards, and we need six sets if we’re going to put new tyres on every pit stop, so we’re going to have to reuse one of those sets. It’ll be interesting to see what tyre strategies each team uses just to get a result.”

On a serious note, the Red Bull Holden Racing team would like to thank all the Victorian Supercars teams, drivers, personnel, and their families left behind in Victoria for their massive sacrifice to keep our sport alive during these challenging times.

“It’s a pretty amazing commitment by those guys – it surely is appreciated by us. No doubt we’re living in crazy times, and it’s a massive sacrifice by all the Victorian teams to leave their families behind, but everyone loves this sport and we want to keep racing, so it will all be worth it this weekend when we’re on the grid,” SVG said.

“I have massive praise for all the Victorians that have made massive sacrifices in leaving their families to get on the road to keep our sport going. We have massive respect for all of those guys,” said JDub.

On-track action from Sydney Motorsport Park begins Saturday July 18, with drivers battling it out over three races on Saturday and Sunday.

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Stronger, Fitter, Faster

Life in the fast lane for our drivers is pretty awesome, but it sure does take its toll on their bodies and mental strength.

Picture this. You’re heading down Conrod Straight at 300-clicks in a 600-plus horsepower supercar, trying to make a move on the car in front, or defend the one behind, all while focussing on not making a mistake which could send you into the wall at any moment…we can tell you right now, that’s a lot of pressure and force for your body to handle!

But, as the lyrical genius Kanye West says, “N-now th-that that don’t kill me, can only make us stronger.”

So, with this in mind, we decided to ask what Jamie ‘JDub’ Whincup and Shane ‘SVG’ van Gisbergen’s training routines look like between events to keep their mind’s strong and their body’s race-fit?

“Our biggest challenge in the race car is heat which is generally 25 degrees hotter than the ambient,” says JDub.

“There’s no scientific evidence to say that heat training improves your ability to cope with this discomfort, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that general fitness does help you preform outside of your comfort zone for longer.

“My training consists of plenty of cardiovascular training most days. There are no big crazy fitness numbers in my world, my full focus is to be consistent over a long period of time.

“You will find me running between 5-10 kilometres around the block, riding 30-60 kilometres around the Gold Coast at different intensity depending on the focus of that session.

“I also really enjoy my swimming. Mark Webber once said to me that swimming is a poor man’s physio, and I agree, it’s a great way to keep the body inline for the long haul.”

For SVG, adopting a ‘keep-it-simple’ training regime is the most beneficial for him.

“To be honest, I just do a lot of running, maybe three to four times a week. 

“I also enjoy mountain biking and playing squash, which are really good ways of keeping my cardio up.

“For me, I like to focus more on watching video of past races, look through data and study the next track we’re racing at. That’s how I like to keep race-fit,” SVG said.

Although a champion of the sport, having an escape from racing is also important for JDub’s preparation.

“I just love sport in general. Whether its golf, kicking the footy, mountain bike riding or shooting some hoops, I just love it. While I don’t call this training, the experts tell me it is!”

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Nuri Paterson

Nuri Paterson

Financial Director

The master of the spreadsheet and a key behind-the-scenes figure of Triple Eight Race Engineering’s operations, Nuri joined the company as a financial controller in 2005 – one month after Craig Lowndes signed on.

With her came a wealth of motorsport experience, having grown up as an avid F1 fan and previously worked for two of the sport’s greatest teams: Ferrari and McLaren.

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Garth Tander

Garth Tander

Co-driver

GT

The West Aussie was our first choice when we needed someone to put up with SVG’s antics and co-drive the #97 Red Bull Holden Commodore, and came out with a bang after finishing runner-up in the Pirtek Enduro Cup behind their teammates in their inaugural year together.

The three-time Bathurst 1000 winner and 2007 Supercars champion sits fourth on Supercars’ all-time winners’ list with 54 victories, behind only Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife.

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Crew in View: Chris Brady

What is your role at the Red Bull Holden Racing Team?

Team Welfare (mother, father, brother, ear, shoulder etc). I’m not very good with cars, but I’m not bad with people!

How long have you been part of the team?

After an apprenticeship year in 2005, my first official year in the team was 2006.

What does a normal working day for you look like at the track, as well as away from the track?

First of all, race weekends involve me making sure that we get RD safely to the track. Usually this involves finding the best coffee venue that is on the way to the track and listening to his description of what we can all do better.

Once at the track, the role pivots to ensuring that our drivers are both in tip-top shape and pointed in the direction they need to be facing. This involves helping the drivers transition between three different mindsets.

First and foremost, they are race car drivers, so we just need to give them enough space to do that job as well as possible. At other times though, we need them to be able to extract the qualitative data from the car and deliver it to the engineering team. This is a very different skill set to driving and requires a different way of thinking. The third direction we’re helping the drivers to point in, is the direction of our commercial partners. We all know we couldn’t go racing without these important people, and yet knowing how to interact with them mightn’t come naturally.

As a specialist sports physio, there is a strong emphasis in good physical preparation which is built from interacting with each driver’s training team off track. This preparation is the cornerstone of a good outcome when we go racing.

Back home, I moonlight as a Director of the Queensland Sports Medicine Centre in Brisbane.

Where does your passion for motorsport and working within Supercars come from?

It doesn’t. In truth, my passion is for people. The joy that comes from working with the Red Bull Holden Race Team really lies in the brilliant people who I’ve had the pleasure of working with for the last 15 years. From the top down, Roland has compiled a group of extremely passionate and focussed people who have then designed, constructed, and raced some terrific cars around Australia in one of the world’s best motorsport categories. My passion comes from serving them to the best of my ability.

What’s your favourite track on the Supercars calendar and why?

I do have a fondness for a certain patch of tarmac west of the blue mountains in New South Wales. It’s one of the most challenging racetracks in the world. To go there and survive the walls, the speed, the fatigue, and the pressure truly tests a driver to be at the top of their game.

What’s your favourite memory in motorsport?

I’ve got a few. That incredible day at Bathurst in 2006 just after Brock had passed. I have never experienced a day in sport like it, before or since. Craig winning that race was just meant to be. For Jamie, it was Pukekohe in 2017 – the penultimate round of the championship which he won in Newcastle in a fairy-tale two weeks later. The truth is that it took a lot of hard work to build that fairy-tale. None tougher than the honour of working with Jamie in the darkest of days in New Zealand. It’s not the good days that define you. It’s the difficult ones.

What would your advice be for someone interested in a career in Supercars?

Work hard, learn your stuff, and say yes to opportunities.

Funniest thing you’ve seen on the road?

A hotel room full of refrigerators, each one full of celebratory drinks. It was like a cross between NASA Mission control, Harvey Norman’s white goods department, and a scene from the Hangover…

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Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes

Co-driver

CL

He’s one of Australia’s most popular and recognised racing drivers with an impressive resume to match. Three championships, seven Bathurst 1000 wins, five Barry Sheene medals and an Order of Australia medal to top it off – is there anything he can’t do?

CL bowed out of full-time competition at the end of 2018 in which he claimed his seventh Bathurst victory, before becoming JDub’s co-pilot in the #888 Commodore for the Supercars endurance season.

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Jeromy Moore

Jeromy Moore

JJ

JJ is the tech guru of the entire operation here at the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.

Moore has been with Triple Eight as an engineer since its inception in 2003, before acting as the smiling assassin’s (we mean Lowndsey) race engineer from 2008 and progressing to chief designer.

After 12 years at Triple Eight and concerns he was starting to morph into a junior RD (let us tell you, nobody wants that!), JJ headed over to Germany at the start of 2015, having accepted an exciting role with Porsche.

His time with the German powerhouse was focused on their World Endurance Championship program, race-engineering its #2 entry to victory in the championship and at Le Mans in 2016.

Now back in Triple Eight Land, he oversees the technical directive of the team’s Supercars Championship, Dunlop Super2 Series and GT operations.

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