V8 drivers size up in battle of bulge

Karl Reindler and Jason Bright have had a some gains and reductions in the past 12 months

Karl Reindler and Jason Bright have had some gains and reductions in the past 12 months

Jason Bright is the biggest loser of the V8 Supercars field, but that has nothing to do with the results of the opening practice session of the season …

The Team BOC driver has shed a sizey 7.5kg since the first round of last year’s championship dropping him to 93.5kg – the most of any V8 driver in the past 12 months.

Bright’s weight has been released, along with all of the V8 Supercars drivers, who went in for their traditional pre-season weigh-in.

See official weights below.

Bright told Speedcafe.com.au that he’s working hard on his fitness over the summer break.

“I’m pretty happy with my fitness,” Bright told Speedcafe.com.au.

“I worked hard on that over the summer and I wanted to put everything into this season.”

Jim Beam Racing’s Steve Johnson continues his reign as V8 Supercars’ heaviest driver, clocking in at 106kg. He also remains one of the tallest in the field, alongside Shane van Gisbergen, who weigned in at 99.5kg.

Compared to last year, Tony D’Alberto, Dean Fiore, Tim Slade and Jonathon Webb have decreased their weight.

In terms of the most weight gained, Karl Reindler heads the list, adding four kilograms in the past 12 months. This can be attributed to his increased gym activity.

1 James Courtney 78
2 Garth Tander 84.5
3 Tony D’Alberto 74.5
4 Alex Davison 88
5 Mark Winterbottom 80.4
6 Will Davison 80
7 Todd Kelly 82.5
8 Jason Bright 93.5
9 Shane van Gisbergen 99.5
11 Greg Murphy 86.5
12 Dean Fiore 68.5
14 Jason Bargwanna 83.5
15 Rick Kelly 79.5
16 David Reynolds 71.5
17 Steve Johnson 106
18 James Moffat 87.5
19 Jonathon Webb 91
21 Karl Reindler 81.5
30 Warren Luff 76.5
33 Lee Holdsworth 80.5
34 Michael Caruso 80.5
39 Russell Ingall 83
47 Tim Slade 72.5
49 Steve Owen 77.5
55 Paul Dumbrell 76.5
61 Fabian Coulthard 87
88 Jamie Whincup 85.5
888 Craig Lowndes 88.5

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