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Friday 4th July, 2014 - 11:24am

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The Castrol Townsville 500 will see two races on Saturday with a 250km closing test on Sunday

The Castrol Townsville 500 will see two races on Saturday with a 250km closing test on Sunday

With less than 24 hours to place their tips for Round 7 of the V8 Supercars Championship players of the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor have their tips split between three as the Castrol Townsville 500 kickstarts.

The #5 Ford Pepsi Max Crew driver Mark Winterbottom and Red Bull Racing Australia’s Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes are highly predicted after recent form sees all three in championship contention.

Winterbottom currently leads the championship standings by 161 points ahead of Red Bull Racing Australia’s Craig Lowndes with Whincup a further 25 points back.

The event will turn to the Super Street V8 Supercars race format which sees two 125km races on Saturday followed by a monster 250km race on Sunday which is sure to buzz the Queensland crowd.

The Townsville Street Circuit is a mix of existing streets and a purpose built road through the Reid Park precinct. Located just south of the Townsville CBD, the circuit winds its way through Reid Park where specially constructed roads from approximately 70 of the circuit.

Set in a parkland style reminiscent of the Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne, the Townsville circuit proved to be a challenge in its inaugural year in 2009 and quickly became a favourite of the drivers.

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

The V8 Supercars Castrol Townsville 500 will see a all competitors run on the hard compound Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres.

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 Castrol Townsville 500 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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Greg

Leading Australian motorpsort commentator

Rust

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 

 

2014 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor – Global Leaderboard

RANK

TEAM NAME

POINTS

1

Arne’s Mob

451

2

SCATTERS

401

3

Murph

399

4

bad betty

387

5

red bull 01

383

6

Tarmac

374

7

Low and Slow

373

8

boats n hoes

372

9

Give it some jandal

370

10

The NASCAR Offseason

369

11

Team Bolo

367

12

Team Morpheus

365

13

Bloopy Enterprises

365

14

Steel Pony

363

15

The Flying Bulls!!!

363

16

#1V8SCFAN

362

17

Arctic Racing

362

18

Acc-sell-or-ators

362

19

Datto510

359

20

woko

358

2014 Expert Leaderboard

RANK

TEAM NAME

POINTS

1

Speedcafe

188

2

Andy Priaulx

147

3

Greg Rust

135

Weekend Results – Darwin 400

1 WHINCUP, Jamie
2 WINTERBOTTOM, Mark
3 VAN GISBERGEN, Shane
4 TANDER, Garth
5 MCLAUGHLIN, Scott
6 REYNOLDS, David
7 LOWNDES, Craig
7 COURTNEY, James
8 COULTHARD, Fabian
9 CARUSO, Michael
10 MOFFAT, James
11 KELLY, Rick
12 BRIGHT, Jason
13 PYE, Scott
13 INGALL, Russell
14 MOSTERT, Chaz
15 SLADE, Tim
16 WOOD, Dale
17 WALL, David
18 DAVISON, Will
19 HOLDSWORTH, Lee
20 PERKINS, Jack
21 PERCAT, Nick
22 DAHLGREN, Robert
23 KELLY, Todd

Additional Points

POLE POSITION LOWNDES, Craig and WHINCUP, Jamie
FASTEST LAP WHINCUP, Jamie and MCLAUGHLIN, Scott
RACE WINNER WHINCUP, Jamie and WINTERBOTTOM, Mark

Championship Points

1 Mark Winterbottom 1451
2 Craig Lowndes 1290
3 Jamie Whincup 1265
4 Fabian Coulthard 1204
5 James Courtney 1120
6 Shane van Gisbergen 1111
7 Scott McLaughlin 1045
8 David Reynolds 952
9 Chaz Mostert 914
10 Jason Bright 881
11 Garth Tander 853
12 Lee Holdsworth 810
13 Michael Caruso 809
14 James Moffat 770
15 Will Davison 768
16 Tim Slade 750
17 Rick Kelly 748
18 Russell Ingall 746
19 Scott Pye 718
20 David Wall 634
21 Dale Wood 609
22 Jack Perkins 589
23 Nick Percat 577
24 Todd Kelly 516
25 Robert Dahlgren 355

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