V8 PREDICTOR: Odds on Whincup for Sydney win

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Friday 22nd August, 2014 - 10:27am

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Odds are on the Triple 8 duo to perform on Sydney soil

Odds are on the Triple 8 duo to perform on Sydney soil

With less than 24 hours to place their tips for Round 9 of the V8 Supercars Championship players of the Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor are tipping current championship leader Jamie Whincup to shine at Sydney Motorsport Park.

A recent run of form has seen the Red Bull Racing Australia driver take hold of the 2014 championship lead heading into the business end of the season.

This year is the first time the new generation V8 Supercars have raced at the circuit with the last round held there in 2012.

The 2014 field features eight former race winners at the circuit, though only one, Craig Lowndes, has won multiple races (five).

Lowndes also scored the most championship points of any driver at the last round at Queensland Raceway and, in doing so, jumped from sixth to third in the pointscore.

Chaz Mostert, Scott Pye, Dale Wood, Scott McLaughlin, Robert Dahlgren and Nick Percat are all competing for the first time at Sydney Motorsport Park behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar.

The event format is compact and busy, with a pair of 30 minute practice sessions and 10 minute qualifying sessions ahead of twin 100km races on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule features a 20 minute qualifying session and a 200km race.

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 Sydney Motorsport Park 400 will see all 25 competitors run on a combination of hard and soft compound Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres making it a strategic round for engineers.

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 Sydney Motorsport Park 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

Andy
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 Castrol EDGE V8 Predictor – Global Leaderboard

RANK TEAM NAME POINTS
1 Arne’s Mob 492
2 Murph 449
3 SCATTERS 441
4 bad betty 431
5 Team Obsolete 429
6 red bull 01 429
7 The Flying Bulls!!! 425
8 Bryce’s V8 Tipping 423
9 Cakeevans 423
10 monty 420
11 Tarmac 420
12 Bloopy Enterprises 419
13 #1V8SCFAN 418
14 Low and Slow 417
15 Give it some jandal 416
16 woko 416
17 boats n hoes 416
18 JWS-888- 415
19 eightor 415
20 The NASCAR Offseason 413

2014 Expert Leaderboard

RANK

TEAM NAME

POINTS

1

Speedcafe

235

2

Greg Rust

184

3

Andy Priaulx

171

Weekend Results – Coates Hire Ipswich 400

RACE RESULT TIME
1 LOWNDES, Craig 276
2 WHINCUP, Jamie 252
3 COURTNEY, James 244
4 MOSTERT, Chaz 224
5 PYE, Scott 182
6 PERCAT, Nick 178
7 VAN GISBERGEN, Shane 177
8 COULTHARD, Fabian 174
8 TANDER, Garth 174
9 KELLY, Rick 151
10 MOFFAT, James 144
11 WINTERBOTTOM, Mark 141
12 CARUSO, Michael 139
13 MCLAUGHLIN, Scott 136
14 DAVISON, Will 130
15 SLADE, Tim 120
16 BRIGHT, Jason 115
16 WALL, David 115
17 INGALL, Russell 109
18 REYNOLDS, David 102

Additional Points – QR

POLE POSITION LOWNDES, Craig and MOFFAT, James and MCLAUGHLIN, Scott
FASTEST LAP CARUSO, Michael and HOLDSWORTH, Lee
RACE WINNER WHINCUP, Jamie and COURTNEY, James

Championship Points

1 Jamie Whincup 1790
2 Mark Winterbottom 1775
3 Craig Lowndes 1628
4 James Courtney 1598
5 Fabian Coulthard 1535
6 Shane Van Gisbergen 1532
7 Scott McLaughlin 1347
8 Chaz Mostert 1322
9 Garth Tander 1309
10 David Reynolds 1201
11 Jason Bright 1125
12 Michael Caruso 1059
13 Scott Pye 1058
14 Will Davison 1043
15 James Moffat 1017
16 Rick Kelly 1005
17 Lee Holdsworth 982
18 Nick Percat 968
19 Russell Ingall 963
20 Tim Slade 936
21 David Wall 855
22 Dale Wood 731
23 Jack Perkins 679
24 Todd Kelly 662
25 Robert Dahlgren 531

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