Crimsafe Endurance Countdown, Episode 4, TDR/LDM

Team Hiflex driver Tony D'Alberto at Sydney Motorsport Park

Team Hiflex driver Tony D’Alberto at Sydney Motorsport Park

The fourth episode of the 2012 Crimsafe Endurance Countdown looks at the form of the two single-car teams in the V8 Supercars and their chances ahead of the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races.

While a win, or even a podium, is unlikely for Tony D’Alberto Racing or Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, there’s no reason why this pair can’t raise some eyebrows.

Tony D’Alberto will be paired with Dale Wood, and after finishing ninth in last year’s Bathurst 1000, a similar result will be the team’s aim.

In the iSelect-backed LDM Commodore, regular driver Taz Douglas and rookie Scott Pye will be hoping to stay out of trouble and threaten for a top 10 finish.

Could one of these teams spring a Sandown or Bathurst surprise?

The 2012 Crimsafe Endurance Countdown will run for 12 consecutive days, looking at each V8 Supercars organisation and their chances of victory in the two-driver V8 races – in particular, the famous Bathurst 1000.

There are also two special episodes, dissecting the return of endurance racing to Sandown, and this October’s 50th year celebrations at Mount Panorama.

See below for today’s episode, as well as the other episodes that have been published so far.

This year’s Crimsafe Endurance Countdown is hosted by Tim Hodges (Fox Sports producer and radio presenter), GRM endurance driver Jack Perkins and two-times Bathurst 1000 winner John Bowe, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews by’s journalists Grant Rowley and Stefan Batholomaeus.

Australian motorsport legend Dick Johnson also chips in, presenting Speedcafe’s Crimsafe Ratings, giving each V8 organisation a score out of 10, rating their chances of winning Bathurst.

You will be able to use these ratings to go into the draw to win a new-specification 18 inch control wheel, signed by TeamVodafone’s Craig Lowndes.

All you will have to do is collect the 10 ratings presented by Johnson, send them to and you could win the wheel! Stay tuned for more details.

See below for Episode 4 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – the single-car V8 Supercars teams.

See below for Episode 3 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Kelly Racing

See below for Episode 2 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Dick Johnson Racing

See below for Episode 1 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Garry Rogers Motorsport

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