V8 PREDICTOR: Whincup to top Texas podium in predictors’ eyes

Whincup is the fans' favourite for the V8 Supercars first foray into the US

V8 PREDICTOR: Whincup is the fans’ favourite for the V8 Supercars first foray into the US

Red Bull Racing’s Jamie Whincup has emerged as the fans’ favourite for this weekend’s Austin 400 in Texas as the battle heats up for the coveted Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor crown

Statistics show Whincup has been predicted to finish atop the Austin round rostrum more than any other driver, by players of the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor.

With his form rejuvenated after a double race and round win at the Chill Perth 360, the 2011 and ’12 V8 Supercars Champion is seen as a strong favourite despite heading into the unknown at the Circuit of the Americas.

Maximising your chance at winning the ultimate V8 experience starts by signing up to the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor – exclusive to Speedcafe.com.

To make your predictions for the round, log in or sign up now at http://predictor.speedcafe.com/

The Austin 400 at Circuit of the Americas is taking place this weekend and you have until midnight (AEST) tonight (Friday May 17) to finalise your team.

Track action kicks-off on Friday, May 17, with qualifying and racing to be held on Saturday and Sunday.

The Austin 400 at the Circuit of Americas track in Texas will see the V8 Supercars compete in four 100km races. Each race will include a compulsory pit stop.

All 28 cars will run on the hard compound Dunlop tyre. No soft compound tyres will be used in Austin.

If you don’t submit predictions before the deadline, you won’t score points for this the Austin 400 round but fans can sign-up anytime during the 2013 season with amazing round-by-round prizes also up for grabs.

If you’re having trouble making predictions for the weekend, check out who the experts think will perform best at the Circuit of the Americas.

Here’s the experts predictions for the Austin 400:

Russell Ingall 223x299 V8 PREDICTOR: A Whincup Winterbottom battle emerges as fans favourite

Russell Ingall (Castrol-backed V8 Supercar driver)

INGALL

Speedcafe 282x299 V8 PREDICTOR: A Whincup Winterbottom battle emerges as fans favourite

The Speedcafe.com (Australia’s leading motorsport website)

Speedcafe

 

Oliver Gavin 222x299 V8 PREDICTOR: A Whincup Winterbottom battle emerges as fans favourite

Oliver Gavin (International sportscar driver)

Gavin

James OConnor 223x299 V8 PREDICTOR: A Whincup Winterbottom battle emerges as fans favourite

James O’Connor (Castrol ambassador and Australian rugby player)

OCONNOR

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