V8 Supercars confirms 25 car grid for 2014

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Wednesday 5th February, 2014 - 11:44am

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V8 Supercars sets 2014 grid

V8 Supercars sets 2014 grid

The release of the official entry list for the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship has confirmed that the field will consist of just 25 cars.

The three Racing Entitlements Contracts that did not meet official series deadlines were Tony D’Alberto Racing, FFF Racing and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport.

D’Alberto, whose family had been working on a possible alliance with Tekno Autosports as late as this week, is now expected to line-up alongside Tim Slade at Walkinshaw Racing in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Together with the reduced field from 28 runners last season the entry list confirms number changes for two RECs.

The James Rosenberg-owned license, which has moved from Erebus to Walkinshaw for the new season has swapped #47 to #222, allowing Nick Percat to carry over the number he had previously run in the Dunlop Series and Carrera Cup.

The Walkinshaw  Racing Supercheap REC meanwhile moves from #66 to #47, ensuring Slade retains the plate he drove under at Erebus.

Other previously known changes see the #97 REC renumbered to #16 in line with is move to DJR.

The #19 Tekno REC has subsequently been changed to #97 to ensure Shane Van Gisbergen can continued with his preferred plate.

Despite 25 cars marking the lowest field size in recent history, V8 Supercars remain defiantly optimistic that the field is among the most robust the series has attracted.

“The quality and depth of this field is without doubt one of the best we have had,” V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said.

“V8 Supercars continues to produce one of the largest grids by any global standard which will assure that we continue to see the remarkable racing, multiple race winners and close finishes that we did across 2013.”

See below for final 2014 V8 Supercars grid

Number

Team

Driver

Model

1

Red Bull Racing Australia

Jamie Whincup

VF

2

Holden Racing Team

Garth Tander

VF

4

Erebus Motorsport V8

Lee Holdsworth

AMG E63

5

Ford Pepsi Max Crew

Mark Winterbottom

FG

6

Ford Pepsi Max Crew

Chaz Mostert

FG

7

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Todd Kelly

ALTIMA

8

Team BOC

Jason Bright

VF

9

Erebus Motorsport V8

Will Davison

AMG E63

14

Lockwood Racing

Fabian Coulthard

VF

15

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Rick Kelly

ALTIMA

16

Wilson Security Racing

Scott Pye

FG

17

Wilson Security Racing

David Wall

FG

18

Team JELD-WEN

Jack Perkins

FG

21

Advam Racing

Dale Wood

VF

22

Holden Racing Team

James Courtney

VF

23

Repair Management Australia Racing

Russell Ingall

VF

33

Valvoline Racing GRM

Scott McLaughlin

S60

34

Valvoline Racing GRM

Robert Dahlgren

S60

36

Norton Hornets

Michael Caruso

ALTIMA

47

Supercheap Auto Racing

Tim Slade

VF

55

The Bottle-O Racing Team

David Reynolds

FG

97

Team Tekno V.I.P. Petfoods

Shane van Gisbergen

VF

222

Walkinshaw Racing

Nick Percat

VF

360

Norton Hornets

James Moffat

ALTIMA

888

Red Bull Racing Australia

Craig Lowndes

VF

 

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