James Rosenberg Racing was a V8 Supercar racing team owned by South Australian agricultural business identity, James Rosenberg. The team was reformed in 2010 with Tim Slade as the team's driver after a toe-in-the water year working with Paul Morris Motorsport in 2009.

Biography

The team began in the 1980s as a Sports Sedan team with Rosenberg himself as driver. In 1995 the opportunity presented to step into the Australian Touring Car Championship with the 1993 Bathurst winning Perkins Engineering Holden VP Commodore for Formula Holden front-runner Mark Poole.[1] The team was considered a second-tier team within the ranks of the privateers, capable of reaching the top ten results on occasion. In mid-1999 the team upgraded to an ex Holden Racing Team VT Commodore[2] before folding part way through the 2000 season.

Rosenberg became involved in the running of Australian Formula 3, and the emerging career of Tim Slade, assisting him into the Paul Morris Motorsport team for 2009.[3] Rosenberg announced the reformation of the team in December 2009 after acquiring a Racing Entitlement Contract from Paul Cruickshank Racing, to race a Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon for Tim Slade in 2010.[4][5] This arrangement continued in 2011 and 2012 with a few podium positions. Between 2010 and 2012, The team shared a pit boom with Rod Nash Racing's entry.

As part of the sale of Stone Brothers Racing to Erebus Motorsport, James Rosenberg Racing campaigned a Mercedes-Benz E63 in 2013.[6] The team struggled in 2013, with Slade recording just 4 Top 10 race finishes, at season's end Slade was 22nd in points. In 2013, the team shared a pit boom with Britek Motorsport.[7]

In November 2013 James Rosenberg announced he would be taking his REC to operate a car out of the Walkinshaw Racing operation in 2014[8] with Nick Percat signed to drive.[9]

The team closed at the end of 2014, with the REC returned to V8 Supercars.[10]

Results

Complete Bathurst 1000 results

Year No. Car Drivers Position Laps
1995 38 Holden Commodore VP Australia Mark Poole
Australia Ed Ordynski
Australia Bernie Stack
DNF 136
1996 38 Holden Commodore VR Australia Mark Poole
Australia Peter Gazzard
20th 141
1997 38 Holden Commodore VS Australia Mark Poole
Australia Tony Scott
DNF 74
1998 38 Holden Commodore VS Australia Mark Poole
Australia Tony Scott
DNF 34
1999 66 Holden Commodore VT Australia Mark Poole
Australia Tony Scott
15th 157
2010 47 Ford Falcon FG Australia Tim Slade
Australia Jack Perkins
18th 161
2011 47 Ford Falcon FG Australia Tim Slade
New Zealand Daniel Gaunt
12th 161
2012 47 Ford Falcon FG Australia Tim Slade
Australia Andrew Thompson
7th 161
2013 47 Mercedes-Benz E63 W212 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Andrew Thompson
26th 137
2014 222 Holden Commodore VF Australia Nick Percat
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
3rd 161

Gallery

The Mercedes-Benz E63 of Tim Slade at the Sydney Motorsport Park test day in 2013.

References

  1. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1995). The Great Race 15. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
  2. ^ Normoyle, Steve (1999). The Great Race 19. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
  3. ^ Normoyle, Steve (2009). The Great Race 29. Hornsby: Chevron Publishing. ISSN 1031-6124.
  4. ^ Three out of four RECs sold Speedcafe 19 November 2009
  5. ^ Slade's V8 Supercar future confirmed Speedcafe 21 November 2009
  6. ^ Erebus secures major sponsor for #47 Mercedes Speedcafe 17 January 2013
  7. ^ V8 Supercars pit lane order confirmed Speedcafe 14 December 2012
  8. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (29 November 2013). "Walkinshaw confirms expansion four cars". SpeedCafe. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  9. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (26 February 2013). "Nick Percat reveals Coates Hire Holden". SpeedCafe. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Rosenberg dumps license in Walkinshaw shock". Speedcafe. 3 December 2014.