2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
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The 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series was an Australian motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It was the thirteenth running of the V8 Supercar Development series. Supporting the 2012 International V8 Supercars Championship, it began on 1 March at the Clipsal 500 and ended on 2 December at the Sydney 500 after seventeen races held over seven rounds. 2012 was the last year in which the Ford BF Falcon was eligible for the series.

The series was won by Scott McLaughlin driving a Ford FG Falcon.

Calendar

The series was contested over seven rounds at seven V8 Supercars Championship events.

Rd.[1] Event [1] Circuit Location Date Round format Winner Car
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 1–4 Mar Two races Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG Falcon
2 Western Australia Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 4–6 May Three races New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Ford FG Falcon
3 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 6–8 Jul Three races New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Ford FG Falcon
4 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 3–5 Aug Three races Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG Falcon
5 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 4–7 Oct Two races Australia Nick Percat Holden VE Commodore
6 Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 16–18 Nov Three races Australia Nick Percat Holden VE Commodore
7 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 30 Nov – 2 Dec Two races Australia Scott Pye Holden VE Commodore

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers contested the 2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series.[2]

Team Vehicle No Driver Rounds
Dreamtime Racing Holden VE Commodore 16 Australia David Russell[3] 1–4
77 Australia Cameron Waters 1–4
Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore 20 Australia Andrew Jones[3] All
Pacific Hoists Racing Holden VE Commodore 24 Australia Nandi Kiss [3] All
MW Motorsport[3]
Ford BF Falcon 26 Australia Morgan Haber [4] 4
Ford FG Falcon 27 Australia Tim Blanchard[5] 1–5
Ford BF Falcon Australia Elliot Barbour [6] 6
Australia Morgan Haber 7
Ford BF Falcon 28 Australia Luke Youlden[7] 1–5
Ford FG Falcon[6] 6–7
Eggleston Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 38 Australia Ben Eggleston[8] 5
Greg Murphy Racing Holden VE Commodore 44 Australia Matt Hansen[9] 2
Australia Jim Pollicina[10] 7
45 Australia Dale Wood[11] All
48 Australia Geoff Emery[11] All
71 Australia Marcus Zukanovic[11] 1–2
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 56 Australia Chaz Mostert[3] All
Novocastrian Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 58 Australia Drew Russell[3] All
59 Australia Aaren Russell[3] All
60 Australia Michael Hector[3] All
Warrin Mining Holden VE Commodore 62 Australia Adam Wallis 1–2, 4–6
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 67 Australia Paul Morris[12] 3–4
Action Racing Holden VE Commodore 71 Australia Marcus Zukanovic[13] 3–6
Brett Stewart Racing Holden VE Commodore 73 Australia Brett Stewart[3] All
McGill Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 75 Australia Aaron McGill[3] 1–5, 7
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore 80 Australia Scott Pye[14] All
Matt Stone Racing Ford BF Falcon 86 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen[15] 1–5
Ford BF Falcon 87 Australia Ashley Walsh 1–5
Ford FG Falcon[6] 6–7
Ford FG Falcon 93 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[16] 3–6
Stone Brothers Racing 1–2
Minda Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 98 Australia Elliot Barbour[17] 1–5
Australia Glen Wood[18] 6
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore 222 Australia Nick Percat[19] All
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 300 Australia Kristian Lindbom[20] 1
Sonic Motor Racing Services Ford FG Falcon 777 Australia Rodney Jane All
Ford BF Falcon 999 Australia George Miedecke[21] All

Points system

Series points were awarded at each race according to the following table:[22]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th
2 Race Format 150 138 129 120 111 102 96 90 84 78 72 69 66 63 60 57 54 51 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15
3 Race Format
Races 1 & 3
120 110 103 96 89 82 77 72 67 62 57 55 53 51 48 46 43 41 38 36 33 30 28 26 24 21 19 17 15 12
3 Race Format
Race 2
60 56 52 48 44 40 38 36 34 32 30 28 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 9 7 6

Driver standings

Pos Driver No. ADE BAR TOW QUE BAT WIN SYD Pen Pts
1 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 93 2 3 3 4 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 13 6 4 10 4 1 3 1761
2 Australia Scott Pye 80 5 7 1 9 2 4 Ret 11 2 4 2 3 3 2 11 2 2 1 1688
3 Australia Chaz Mostert 56 1 1 4 5 3 3 19 3 1 5 1 2 2 5 19 5 6 2 100 1665
4 Australia Nick Percat 222 3 2 8 1 Ret 2 3 1 4 23 10 1 1 1 2 1 Ret 5 1561
5 Australia Luke Youlden 28 6 4 5 3 4 6 8 20 6 Ret 7 5 4 3 3 7 8 8 1415
6 Australia Dale Wood 45 15 11 17 Ret DNS 13 17 8 7 6 6 4 5 6 1 3 3 4 1245
7 Australia Ashley Walsh 87 4 5 2 7 7 5 5 Ret 5 3 4 20 11 8 8 6 DNS 7 25 1204
8 Australia Geoff Emery 48 7 18 19 13 14 17 9 6 18 11 12 9 10 10 15 11 5 9 1046
9 Australia George Miedecke 999 10 15 12 Ret 12 10 2 5 13 10 15 7 8 11 4 10 12 Ret 25 985
10 Australia Andrew Jones 20 14 6 7 Ret DNS 9 4 Ret 10 8 8 18 9 7 16 Ret 4 6 983
11 Australia Drew Russell 58 11 12 15 12 9 15 10 7 16 14 13 8 12 13 5 9 9 Ret 971
12 Australia Rodney Jane 777 8 16 10 6 8 11 Ret 14 15 15 11 22 13 12 7 8 11 10 50 927
13 Australia Marcus Zukanovic 71 12 9 14 10 15 Ret 13 10 11 Ret 24 11 14 16 14 13 10 11 863
14 Australia Tim Blanchard 27 Ret 8 6 2 5 7 20 4 19 16 9 6 7 25 808
15 Australia Aaren Russell 59 18 13 16 14 13 14 15 19 17 13 16 10 Ret 14 6 18 7 Ret 50 723
16 Australia Elliot Barbour 98/27 13 17 13 11 10 18 7 16 20 12 14 12 Ret 9 20 12 714
17 Australia Brett Stewart 73 17 20 20 16 16 19 12 17 23 19 18 17 16 19 17 14 13 Ret 687
18 Australia David Russell 16 9 14 11 DSQ 6 8 6 9 9 1 5 25 656
19 Australia Michael Hector 60 19 22 24 Ret 20 Ret 16 18 24 24 21 19 Ret 18 13 16 15 14 569
20 Australia Adam Wallis 62 16 21 22 17 18 22 20 19 15 18 17 12 15 507
21 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen 86 Ret DNS 9 8 21 16 11 15 14 18 20 16 15 484
22 Australia Nandi Kiss 24 Ret 23 23 18 19 20 14 Ret 25 21 23 DNS DNS 20 18 17 Ret 15 410
23 Australia Cameron Waters 77 Ret DNS 18 15 11 12 Ret 12 8 7 17 384
24 Australia Paul Morris 67 22 Ret 13 12 9 25 196
25 Australia Aaron McGill 75 Ret 19 Ret DNS DNS 21 18 Ret Ret 22 22 21 Ret DNS DNS 189
26 Australia Morgan Haber 26/27 21 17 26 Ret 13 141
27 Australia Jim Pollicina 44 14 12 132
28 Australia Ben Eggleston 38 14 17 117
29 Australia Glen Wood 98 15 9 Ret 72
30 Australia Kristian Lindbom 300 Ret 10 25 53
31 Australia Matt Hansen 44 21 Ret 17 25 51
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)

References

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  13. ^ "ZUKANOVIC GOES IT ALONE". V8 Supercars. 6 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
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  15. ^ SpeedCafe (20 February 2012). "Jilesen scores new Dunlop Series drive for 2012". Speedcafe. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Scott McLaughlin switches Dunlop Series teams". SpeedCafe. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  17. ^ "FORMULA FORD SQUAD JOINS DUNLOP SERIES". The official site of V8 Supercars Australia. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  18. ^ Grant Rowley (7 November 2012). "Glen Wood reveals colours ahead of Dunlop V8 debut". Speedcafe. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Percat Revels New Look". SpeedCafe. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Dumbrell team expands into Dunlop Series". SpeedCafe. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  21. ^ "FIRST PICS: Miedecke reveals 2012 livery". SpeedCafe. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.
  22. ^ "Pointscore system, Rule D15.4.2, www.v8supercars.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

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