Jamie Whincup – Car #1
“We didn’t have the best preparation on the third and final test day before Sandown. But in saying that, we have been in similar positions before and have been able to recover. It is a circuit I enjoy driving around, mainly from a history point of view, Sandown is one of our most prestigious race tracks that we go to. Fingers crossed Melbourne turns on a nice spring day and we can race hard in some dry conditions. PD and I have spent some time together to make sure we prepare well, so I am sure if we do a good job on Friday and have a good car underneath us, we should have as good a chance as anyone else.
Craig Lowndes – Car #888
“Sandown 500 is the first of the Enduro’s, it is always an exciting time of year. Steve and I had a great combination and good run there last year. Weather always plays a big part in Melbourne, but thats the same for everyone. So for us it is about getting a car that is good under brakes, rides the curves well as Sandown is one of the bumpiest tracks we go to. Of course making sure we get the elements of the long distance side of it is important and theres no doubt strategy will play a big part. I am keen to get there, we have had great success in the past, its a circuit that I really love.
RBRA head to the Wilson Security Sandown 500 for the first race of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. Sandown has hosted more V8 Supercar Championship events than any other circuit.
Sandown includes individual qualifying races for all drivers on Saturday, with a 500km driver and co-driver race on Sunday.
Wilson Security Sandown 500 – Sandown International Raceway
Circuit length: 3.1km
Circuit direction: Anti-Clockwise
Average speed: 142km/h
Maximum speed: 261km/h
1st – Mark Winterbottom, 1915 points
2nd– Chaz Mostert, 1741 points
3rd– Craig Lowndes, 1660 points
4th – David Reynolds, 1633 points
5th – Fabian Coulthard, 1580 points
6th – Jamie Whincup, 1466 points
1st – Pepsi Max Crew, 3656 points
2nd – RBRA, 3136 points
3rd – HRT, 2927 points
4th – BJR, 2702 points
5th – Jack Daniel’s Racing, 2105 points