Crimsafe Endurance Countdown, Episode 10, Walkinshaw Racing
The 10th episode of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown looks at Walkinshaw Racing – the reigning Bathurst 1000 champions.
After an uncharacteristically disappointing start to the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship, the factory Holden squad has found a late, timely turn of speed, with all three of its entries racing competitively inside the top 10 at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Has this turn around come just at the right time of year?
The Holden Racing Team cars of Garth Tander/Nick Percat and James Courntey/Cameron McConville enter this year’s enduros with the same combination as last year – and can never be discounted, especially at Mount Panorama.
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For Russell Ingall, he will be hoping Austrian driver Christian Klien can come to grips quickly with his Supercheap Auto Commodore and continue his car’s recent rapid speed.
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 Speedcafe.com’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 Speedcafe.com and you could win the wheel! Stay tuned for more details.
See below for Episode 10 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Walkinshaw Racing.
See below for Episode 9 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Stone Brothers Racing.
See below for Episode 8 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Brad Jones Racing.
See below for Episode 7 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – 50 years at Bathurst.
See below for Episode 6 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – The Return of the Sandown 500.
See below for Episode 5 of the Crimsafe Endurance Countdown – Tekno Autosports.
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