2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
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The 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series was an Australian motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It was the eleventh running of the V8 Supercar Development series. The series supported the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series, beginning on 11 March at the Clipsal 500 and ending on 5 December at the Sydney 500 after seven rounds.

Steve Owen won the series with a race in hand with victory in the first race at the 2010 Sydney Telstra 500. Owen, driving a Holden VE Commodore for Greg Murphy Racing placed in the top three in six of the seven rounds held, including round wins at the Adelaide, Queensland, Sandown and Sydney rounds, achieving eight race wins in total. It was the first time a Greg Murphy Racing driver had won the series.

Second place was attained by Tim Blanchard, driving a Ford BF Falcon for Sonic Motor Racing Services. He held onto a gap of 47 points over James Moffat. Walkinshaw Performance driver Nick Percat finished fourth, 27 behind Moffat and 9 ahead of MW Motorsport driver David Russell, who fell from third in the series with poor finishes in Sydney.

David Russell took victory at the Bathurst 1000 support round with two race victories, as well as scoring addition race wins at Winton and Sandown. Tim Blanchard, won the Townsville round, also winning his first Fujitsu Series race. Other race wins were mostly claimed by guest drivers making brief appearances in the series ahead of endurance co-driving roles in the Phillip Island 500K and Bathurst 1000 races, with wins being taken by Cameron McConville (2), Paul Morris and Jack Perkins. Taz Douglas took the remaining race win, the reverse grid race at Sandown.

Calendar

The Ford BF Falcon of John McIntyre at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit for the opening round of the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.

The 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series consisted of seven rounds:[1]

Rd. Event Circuit Location Date Winner
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 11–14 March Steve Owen
2 Queensland City of Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 30 April-2 May Steve Owen
3 Victoria (Australia) Winton Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 14–16 May Cameron McConville
4 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 9–11 July Tim Blanchard
5 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 7–10 October David Russell
6 Victoria (Australia) Norton 360 Sandown Challenge Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 19–21 November Steve Owen
7 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 3–5 December Steve Owen

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.

Team Vehicle No Driver Rounds
Sieders Racing Team Ford BF Falcon 13 Australia Colin Sieders 4–7
MW Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 021 New Zealand 1–3
Australia Marcus Marshall 4
26 New Zealand Ant Pedersen 1–3
Australia Luke Youlden 4
United Kingdom 5
Australia Matthew White 6
Australia 7
27 Australia 7
28 Australia David Russell All
Triple F Racing Holden VE Commodore 32 Australia 1,3
Ford BF Falcon 5, 7
Holden VE Commodore Australia 2, 4
Ford BF Falcon 6
Eggleston Motorsport
Walkinshaw Racing
Holden VE Commodore 38 Australia Cameron McConville 3
New Zealand Craig Baird 4
Australia 5
54 Australia David Reynolds 4
222 Australia Nick Percat 5–7
Red Lion Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore 40 Australia 7
41 Australia 7
Jay Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 43 Australia 5
Australia Shane Price 7
222 Australia Nick Percat 1–4
Greg Murphy Racing Holden VE Commodore 45 Australia Steve Owen All
46 New Zealand 3, 5–7
Australia Geoff Emery 4
Holden VZ Commodore 48 Australia Geoff Emery 1–3, 5–7
Australia 4
Ben McCashney Racing Holden VZ Commodore 57 Australia Ben McCashney 3–4
Novocastrian Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 58 Australia Drew Russell All
59 Australia Aaren Russell All
Warrin Mining Holden VZ Commodore 62 Australia 1, 5
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 66 Australia 1–5
Australia Paul Morris 11, 7
Australia 6
Holden VE Commodore 67 Australia Paul Morris 2, 4–5
Australia Jack Perkins 3, 6
78 Australia Jack Perkins 2
Action Racing Holden VZ Commodore 71 Australia All
McGill Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 75 Australia 1, 3–7
Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 77 Australia Owen Kelly 2–3
Miles Racing Ford BF Falcon 86 Australia 2–4
Australia Chaz Mostert 5
Fastaz Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 92 Australia Taz Douglas 4, 6–7
Stone Brothers Racing Ford BF Falcon 93 New Zealand John McIntyre 1
New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 2–7
Batavia Coast Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 95 Australia All
Peters Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 96 Australia 1–6
Australia David Besnard 7
Ford Rising Stars Racing Ford BF Falcon 99 Australia James Moffat All
Sonic Motor Racing Services Ford BF Falcon 777 Australia All
999 Australia Tim Blanchard All

^1 – Paul Morris was a last minute entry in Round 1 in the #66 car after the regular driver Phill Foster failed to qualify.

Points system

Points were awarded only to drivers who completed 75% of race distance and were running on the completion of the final lap. Points were awarded on the following basis.[2]

Pos 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Rounds 1, 5 & 7
Both races
150 138 129 120 111 102 96 90 84 78 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42
Rounds 2–4 & 6
Races 1 & 3
120 110 103 96 89 82 77 72 67 62 57 55 53 51 48 46 43 41 38 36 33
Rounds 2–4 & 6
Race 2
60 56 52 48 44 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17

Driver standings

Pos Driver Penalty Rd 1[3] Rd 2[4] Rd 3[5] Rd 4[6] Rd 5[7] Rd 6[8] Rd 7[9] Pts
1 Steve Owen 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 1st 15th 2nd 17th 1st 5th 3rd 1st 1st 1835
2 Tim Blanchard 5th 5th 5th 10th 4th 4th 6th 17th 6th 3rd 1st 14th 5th 5th 2nd 5th 4th 4th 1520
3 James Moffat 2nd 2nd 15th 9th Ret 3rd 5th Ret 2nd Ret 7th 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1473
4 Nick Percat 4th 10th 8th 4th 7th 6th 3rd 3rd 10th 2nd 3rd 5th 3rd Ret Ret 7th 2nd 2nd 1446
5 David Russell 14th 3rd 3rd 8th Ret 5th 1st 19th 3rd 4th 4th 1st 1st 4th 8th 1st 18th 12th 1437
6 7th 11th 6th 5th 10th 7th 9th 6th 20th 19th 11th 7th 8th 8th 6th 12th 9th 16th 1161
7 Geoff Emery 30 8th 7th 12th 14th 8th Ret 10th 12th Ret Ret 10th 8th 6th 7th 8th 9th 11th 7th 1002
8 9th 8th 14th 13th 6th 19th Ret 11th Ret 9th 9th 10th 9th Ret 10th 11th 6th 10th 960
9 Aaren Russell 12th 13th 18th 15th 13th 8th 15th 8th 12th 10th 13th 12th 10th 11th 16th 14th 10th Ret 920
10 Drew Russell 15 Ret 6th 11th 6th 9th Ret 14th 7th 8th 16th 6th Ret 11th 9th 9th 19th Ret 5th 850
11 13th 9th 16th Ret 15th 12th 17th 16th 14th 14th 19th 18th 12th 13th 12th 17th 723
12 Scott McLaughlin 9th Ret DNS 13th 7th 4th 9th 8th 12th Ret DNS 6th Ret 6th Ret 6th 678
13 Jack Perkins 4th 3rd 1st 15th 8th 5th 2nd 4th 10th 661
14 DNQ DNQ 19th 16th 14th 17th 18th 20th 15th Ret 18th 20th 15th 15th 14th 13th 16th 13th 649
15 11th 14th 14th 21st 15th Ret 15th Ret 16th 14th 17th 15th 16th 12th 11th 647
16 Paul Morris Ret Ret 1st 7th 3rd 4th Ret DNS 3rd Ret 5th Ret 597
17 Ant Pedersen 6th 4th 10th 2nd 11th Ret 13th 10th 485
18 10th 11th 13th 11th 13th 16th Ret Ret 7th Ret 425
19 Taz Douglas 7th 6th 8th 10th 1st 4th Ret DNS 407
20 Ret 12th 13th 11th 12th 11th 12th 14th 343
21 17th 12th Ret 18th 11th 16th 12th 13th 15th 317
22 Cameron McConville 1st 2nd 1st 296
23 Ben McCashney 9th 16th 9th 11th 12th 14th 292
24 DNQ DNQ 20th DNS DNS 16th 19th 18th 16th Ret DNS 19th 18th 287
25 21st 17th Ret 18th 20th 19th 17th 20th 20th 248
26 10th Ret Ret DNS DNS 13th Ret 19th 17th 246
27 Chaz Mostert 6th 4th 222
28 Colin Sieders 19th 13th Ret 14th 15th 187
29 13th 17th 17th 17th Ret 171
30 David Besnard 11th 8th 162
31 15th 7th 156
32 Owen Kelly 15 7th Ret 5th DNS DNS DNS 151
33 David Reynolds Ret 7th 2nd 148
34 Matthew White 15 14th 11th 8th 138
35 Craig Baird 5th 5th DNS 133
36 John McIntyre 3rd Ret 129
13th 14th 129
38 15th 18th 111
Ret DNS 17th 16th 111
40 Luke Youlden Ret 18th 5th 109
41 18th 17th 18th 103
42 9th Ret 84
Shane Price Ret 9th 84
Marcus Marshall Ret Ret DNS 0
DNQ DNQ 0
DNQ DNQ 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

See also

References

  1. ^ "2010 Fujitsu Series Event Calendar". Official website of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 14/03/2010 2010 Clipsal 500 Adelaide". National Software. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 02/05/2010 Ipswich 300 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series-Race 9&10". National Software. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Winton Motor Raceway 16/05/2010 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 11 & 12". National Software. 16 May 2010. Archived from the original on 20 May 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Townsville Street Circuit 11/07/2010 Sucrogen Townsville 400-V8 Supercar Championship Races 15&16". National Software. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Mount Panorama – Bathurst 10/10/2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – V8 Supercar Championship Race 18". natsoft.com.au. National Software. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Sandown International Motor Raceway 21/11/2010 Norton 360 Sandown Challenge-2010 V8 Supercars Races 23 & 24". natsoft.com.au. National Software. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit 05/12/2010 Sydney Telstra 500 – 2010 V8 Supercars Races 25 & 26". natsoft.com.au. National Software. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010.

Further reading

  • Main Men in a Private World, The Speedcafe Annual – Australian Motorsport – Number 6/2010, pages 58 to 62

External links