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V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup stands out in a year of change

Peter McKay Australian motor sport in 2013 will be remembered as the year when the premier category, V8 Supercars, took a reality pill and joined the 21st century.


Craig Lowndes nostalgic over return of marques to Bathurst 1000

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: Craig Lowndes driver of the #888 Team Vodafone Holden sits in his car prior to qualifying for the Sandown Challenge, which is round 13 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on November 19, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

He's mastered the mountain five times before, but never has Craig Lowndes had to be wary of a Nissan or Mercedes popping into his rear-view mirror during a Bathurst 1000.

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Lowndes chasing sixth crown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff drivers of the #888 Team Vodafone Holden celebrate after winning the Sandown 500, which is round 10 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on September 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ed Jackson Few V8 Supercars fans would begrudge veteran Craig Lowndes a sixth Bathurst crown in the 1000-kilometre endurance event at Mount Panorama.

Whincup joins greats on mount

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell.

Mark Fogarty, Bathurst Jamie Whincup joins greats in the pantheon of Bathurst heroes with fourth victory in great race in just seven years.


Whincup joins greats on mount

Jamie Whincup

Mark Fogarty, Bathurst IT WAS a day for legends of the Bathurst 1000. As a host of former greats looked on, Jamie Whincup joined them in the pantheon of Bathurst heroes with his fourth victory in the great race in just...

Live blog: 2012 Australian Grand Prix

Grand Prix

Peter Litras Welcome to our live blog coverage of the 2012 Australian formula one grand Prix at Albert Park.

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Whincup takes V8 best and fairest award

Guy Hand New V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup won his second successive Barry Sheene Medal as the sport's best and fairest on Monday night.

Davison won't confirm V8 plans

Guy Hand The man likely to spark the V8 Supercar driver-go-round for 2009, Ford's Will Davison, aims to ignore speculation about his future for the rest of the season.

Lowndes and Whincup win Bathurst 1000

Ford drivers Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup became the first men in 24 years to win a hat-trick of Bathurst 1000 titles with victory at Mount Panorama.

Jack Perkins back to V8s after diabetes

Robert Grant Young Holden driver Jack Perkins is set to return to elite V8 Supercar racing after being forced out of the series when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

V8 stars to unveil new cars in Perth

Robert Grant Supercar stars Jason Bright and Todd Kelly will both unleash brand new cars on the opposition at this weekend's round of the series in Perth.

Todd Kelly enthused by new V8 challenge

By Robert Grant High-profile recruit Todd Kelly says he wants the Jack Daniels Commodores to be targeting V8 Supercar race wins by the end of this year.

Kelly leaves HRT to join V8 rival

By Cameron Tomarchio The path has been cleared for V8 Supercar champion Garth Tander to join the Holden Racing Team after Todd Kelly made the switch to Jack Daniels Racing.

Perkins pulls out of remaining V8 races

Rookie V8 Supercar driver Jack Perkins faces an uncertain future, pulling out of the remaining two series races because he is struggling with type one diabetes.