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V8 PREDICTOR: Frosty favourite for Darwin

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Friday 20th June, 2014 - 9:00am

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After a string of consistent and strong results the current championship leader heads to Darwin as the top tip from V8 Predictors

After a string of consistent and strong results the current championship leader heads to Darwin as the top tip from V8 Predictors

With less than 24 hours to place their tips for Round 6 of the V8 Supercars Championship players of the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor have their tips set on current championship leader Mark Winterbottom.

The #5 Ford Pepsi Max Crew driver is highly predicted after his current run of form which sees him leading the drivers’ championship standings by 101 points ahead of Red Bull Racing Australia’s Craig Lowndes

Winterbottom won at Hidden Valley last year and with two other wins at Darwin he is the top tip for V8 Predictors.

In his 12 races at the track the man they call Frosty has qualified in the top five for 11 of them and finished on the podium nine times.

Lowndes is highly placed among V8 Predictors given his consistent run of form. Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin have also been predicted highly given their form on street circuits.

The weekend will run to V8 Supercars’ Super Sprint format, with a pair of 100km races on Saturday followed by a 200km race on Sunday.  Friday will see three 20 minute practice sessions.

The V8 Supercars SKYCITY Triple Crown Darwin 400 will see a mix of hard and soft Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres.

2013 V8 Predictor winner Tony all set for his hot lap with Frosty at the Clipsal 500

2013 V8 Predictor winner Tony all set for his hot lap with Frosty at the Clipsal 500

For the sprint races, the hard tyre will be used and qualifying is expected to be very crucial.

Teams will use two sets of the Soft SP Sport Maxx tyres for the 200km race on Sunday. This will trigger an array of strategies making the longer run in the heat at Hidden Valley a fascinating encounter.

Signing up for the V8 Predictor is easy and players have the chance of winning the ultimate V8 Supercars holiday in 2015 including flights, accommodation, spending money and behind the scenes access to the V8 Supercars world.

There are also $100 BP Fuel vouchers up for grabs for each of the 14 rounds contested this year plus bonus prizes on top.

The 2013 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor champion enjoyed the ride of a lifetime in Adelaide when Tony Q from Melbourne headed for a hotlap of the circuit with Mark Winterbottom as a part of his prize for winning last year.

Click here to sign up for the 2014 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor.

For an in-depth study guide into this year’s Darwin 400 event check out Speedcafe.com’s Form Guide here.

Need a hand predicting this weekend’s round? Check out what our three experts reckon for the action ahead.

The Experts

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Andy

Andy Priaulx – Three times World Touring Car champion

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It’s never too late to sign up to the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor with plenty of overall and round-by-round prizes to be won. Click here to join.

2014 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor – Global Leaderboard

RANK TEAM NAME POINTS
1 Murph 370
2 Arne’s Mob 349
3 Bloopy Enterprises 331
4 SCATTERS 304
5 Bryce’s V8 Tipping 300
6 lapm 300
7 Flying Falcons 299
8 Team Nosk 292
9 Sixpack Racing 288
10 Topgun 287
11 Becvdh 283
12 team brock 283
13 Hooksta Racing 283
14 boats n hoes 280
15 Kervs 279
16 JohnJohnson 279
17 SLM racing 276
18 Just Guessing Racing 275
19 Chook 275
20 Team Skillsy 273

2014 Expert Leaderboard

RANK

TEAM NAME

POINTS

1

Speedcafe

173

2

Andy Priaulx

117

3

Greg Rust

113

Weekend Results – Perth 400

TIME
1 MOSTERT, Chaz 265
2 LOWNDES, Craig 264
3 WINTERBOTTOM, Mark 258
4 COULTHARD, Fabian 235
5 WHINCUP, Jamie 211
6 MCLAUGHLIN, Scott 189
7 REYNOLDS, David 165
8 BRIGHT, Jason 162
9 WALL, David 160
10 COURTNEY, James 147
11 PYE, Scott 142
12 INGALL, Russell 141
13 HOLDSWORTH, Lee 140
14 MOFFAT, James 132
15 KELLY, Todd 130
15 CARUSO, Michael 130
16 PERCAT, Nick 113
17 DAVISON, Will 106
17 KELLY, Rick 106
18 TANDER, Garth 105
19 WOOD, Dale 94
20 PERKINS, Jack 85
21 VAN GISBERGEN, Shane 84
22 SLADE, Tim 79
23 DAHLGREN, Robert 74
Additional Points
POLE POSITION LOWNDES, Craig and MCLAUGHLIN, Scott
FASTEST LAP MOSTERT, Chaz and LOWNDES, Craig
RACE WINNER MOSTERT, Chaz and LOWNDES, Craig and MCLAUGHLIN, Scott

Championship Points 

Pos Driver Points
1  Mark Winterbottom 1199
2  Craig Lowndes 1098
3  Fabian Coulthard 1059
4  Jamie Whincup  986
5  James Courtney  928
6  Shane Van Gisbergen  861
7  Scott McLaughlin  840
8  Chaz Mostert  792
9  David Reynolds  757
10  Jason Bright  754
11  Lee Holdsworth  702
12  Will Davison  678
13  Michael Caruso  670
14  James Moffat  638
15  Garth Tander  636
16  Tim Slade  629
17  Russell Ingall  623
18  Rick Kelly  618
19  Scott Pye  595
20  David Wall  530
21  Jack Perkins  509
22  Nick Percat  499
23  Dale Wood  489
24  Todd Kelly  476
25  Robert Dahlgren  311

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