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V8 Supercars - 2012 Season Full Races on DVD

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2012 International V8 Supercars Championship







The 2012 International V8 Supercar Championship was an FIA sanctioned international motor racing series for V8 Supercars. It was the fourteenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the sixteenth series in which V8 Supercars have contested the premier Australian touring car title. The championship began on 1 March at the Clipsal 500, with the Adelaide event returning to its place as the opening round, and finished on 2 December at the Homebush Street Circuit. The 53rd Australian Touring Car Championship title was awarded to the winner of the Drivers' Championship by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Jamie Whincup and Triple Eight Race Engineering started the season as the defending drivers' and teams' champions. At Winton, the penultimate event of the season, Whincup secured his defence of the Drivers Championship, with Triple Eight Race Engineering also wrapping up the Teams Championship. Whincup's team mate Craig Lowndes took second in the points standings from Mark Winterbottom, of Ford Performance Racing, at the final round of the series to give Triple Eight their second consecutive 1-2 finish in the Drivers Championship.

 teams' champions. At Winton, the penultimate event of the season, Whincup secured his defence of the Drivers Championship, with Triple Eight Race Engineering also wrapping up the Teams Championship. Whincup's team mate Craig Lowndes took second in the points standings from Mark Winterbottom, of Ford Performance Racing, at the final round of the series to give Triple Eight their second consecutive 1-2 finish in the Drivers Championship.

Race calendar

A provisional calendar was released on 8 October 2011.

Race Event Circuit City / State Date Winner Team
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 1—4 March Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
2 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
3 Tasmania Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 30 March—1 April Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
4 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
5 New Zealand ITM Hamilton 400 Hamilton Street Circuit Hamilton, New Zealand 20—22 April Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
6 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing
7 Western Australia Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 4—6 May Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing
8 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
9 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
10 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island 300 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 18—20 May Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing
11 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing
12 Northern Territory Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory 15—17 June Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
13 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
14 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 6—8 July Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
15 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
16 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 3—5 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
17 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
18 New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park 360[2] Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 25—26 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
19 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
QR Victoria (Australia) Dick Smith Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 14—16 September Luke Youlden Stone Brothers Racing
Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing
20 Craig Lowndes
Warren Luff
Triple Eight Race Engineering
21 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 4—7 October Jamie Whincup
Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
22 Queensland Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland 19—21 October Jamie Whincup
Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering
23 Will Davison
Mika Salo
Ford Performance Racing
24 United Arab Emirates Yas V8 400 Yas Marina Circuit Yas Island, United Arab Emirates 2—4 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
25 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
26 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
27 Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 16—18 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering
28 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
29 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 30 November—2 December Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering
30 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing

Calendar changes

  • The Yas V8 400 was moved from the first eventof the championship to the first weekend of November, supporting the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. It was changed to a three sprint-race format.[3]
  • The Falken Tasmania Challenge at Symmons Plains Raceway was moved from its November date to become the second event of the championship.
  • Phillip Island and Sandown switched formats. Phillip Island hosted a standalone race meeting in May, while Sandown returned to the 500 km endurance race format. The Sandown 500 featured a revised qualifying format.
  • The Queensland 300 was changed from the three-race structure which was used in 2011, returning to a more traditional two-race format.[4]
  • The Saturday races at Symmons Plains, Phillip Island, Winton and Queensland Raceway were extended by twenty kilometres.[4]
  • An additional international event was planned for the weekend of 11 November. At the 2012 Clipsal 500, V8 Supercars chairman Tony Cochrane said that the vacant place was "unlikely" to be filled by an Australian venue.[5] On 22 April 2012, it was announced that an international location could not be secured for the November date, and the Winton event was moved to November to replace it. The Sydney Motorsport Park at Eastern Creek will make a return to the calendar after a three year absence to fill in Winton's original August date.[6]



   
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