Supercars releases 2021 pitlane order
Saturday 6th February, 2021 - 6:00am
Supercars has confirmed the order in which teams and drivers will line up along pitlane for the coming season.
Being closest to the pit exit is well known to be advantageous, including strategically being able to make calls at refuelling events based on seeing where competitors are in the lane.
That honour, as usual, has fallen with the previous year’s teams’ title winner – which again is Dick Johnson Racing.
The order of the 2020 teams’ championship follows from there: Triple Eight, Tickford Racing, Erebus Motorsport, Team 18, Walkinshaw Andretti United, Brad Jones Racing, Kelly Racing, Team Sydney, and Matt Stone Racing closest to pit entry.
There are a couple of items to note around the Tickford set-up, however.
The Ford team’s effective loss of a Racing Entitlements Contract means the Blanchard Racing Team will round out its second garage.
Interestingly too, Tickford has split Cameron Waters and Jack Le Brocq, with the former now sharing a garage with 2010 champion James Courtney.
Le Brocq will be alongside BRT driver Tim Slade in the next pit bay down.
The decision could be viewed as a move to prioritise the teams’ championship, given that Courtney outscored Le Brocq last season despite spending the opening round at Team Sydney.
On the flipside, that could put Courtney at increased risk of double-stacking given how strong Waters’ form was en route to being runner-up in the 2020 standings.
The Repco Mount Panorama 500 will act as the 2021 season-opener across February 26-28.
The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship pitlane order
|1||Dick Johnson Racing||Will Davison|
|2||Dick Johnson Racing||Anton De Pasquale|
|3||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Jamie Whincup|
|4||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Shane van Gisbergen|
|5||Tickford Racing||Cameron Waters|
|6||Tickford Racing||James Courtney|
|7||Tickford Racing||Jack Le Brocq|
|8||Blanchard Racing Team||Tim Slade|
|9||Erebus Motorsport||Will Brown|
|10||Erebus Motorsport||Brodie Kostecki|
|11||Team 18||Mark Winterbottom|
|12||Team 18||Scott Pye|
|13||Walkinshaw Andretti United||Chaz Mostert|
|14||Walkinshaw Andretti United||Bryce Fullwood|
|15||Brad Jones Racing||Nick Percat|
|16||Brad Jones Racing||Todd Hazelwood|
|17||Brad Jones Racing||Macauley Jones|
|18||Brad Jones Racing||Jack Smith|
|19||Kelly Grove Racing||Andre Heimgartner|
|20||Kelly Grove Racing||David Reynolds|
|21||Team Sydney||Fabian Coulthard|
|22||Team Sydney||Garry Jacobson|
|23||Matt Stone Racing||Jake Kostecki|
|24||Matt Stone Racing||Zane Goddard|