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2003 V8 Series Schedule and Winners
 2003 V8 Supercar Tracks

2003 Results!
 

 
 
China heads O/S Expansion!
The V8 Supercar fight will grow to a 15 round Champioship in the next few years according to avesco boss Tony Cochrane. Most of the growth how-ever, will be directed outside Australia with a second round in New Zealand and another event in South - East Asia in the pipeline.
Cochrane outlined his international expansion plans during a press conference at the Clipsal 500 where the Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Promoters Group confirmed the Chinese round of the Series next year will be contested at the $800 million Circuit that will also host the inaugural Chinese F1 Grand Prix in 2004.
"We are looking to have 10 to 11 rounds of the series here in Australia and four off-shore," Cochrane said. "We certainly won't have any less than 13 rounds."Cochrane virtually conceded another trip across the Tasman is iminent but admitted it won't be held on a street circuit - therefore eliminating a return to the Wellington docks and virtually confirming it will be held at Ruapuna circuit outside of Christchurch.
He also confirmed that former Northern Territory Chief Minister Shane Stone, who was instrumental in bringing the V8 Supercars to Hidden Valley, is working with potential canidates to host a second race in South -East Asia.
The Chinese officials confirmed an official date for the inaugural race in Shanghai has yet to be set, and that confirmation of next year's Formula One calendar, which a draft copy is scheduled to be released mid year, may dictate any decisions.
The Shanghai Circuit is currently under construction and is due to be completed before March 2004.
The Holden Guru
The Shanghai Circuit map!


 
2003 Schedule and Results

New points system explained

 

Round:

Venue:

Location:

Date:

Winner:

NA

Aust. Grand Prix (support)

VIC,Aust.

March 7-9

 R.Ingall

1

Clipsal 500

SA,Aust

March 21-23

 M.Skaife

2

Phillip Island

VIC,Aust

April 11-13

 C.Lowndes

3

Eastern Creek

NSW,Aust

May 2-4

 M.Ambrose

4

Winton Raceway

VIC,Aust

May 23-25

 

5

VB 300, Barbagallo

WA, Aust

June 6 -8

 

6

Hidden Valley

NT,Aust

June 2729

 

7

Qld Raceway

QLD ,Aust

July 18-20

 

8

Oran Park

NSW,Aust

August 15-17

 

9

Melbourne 500, Sandown

Vic ,Aust

September 12-14

 

10

Bob Jane T-marts 1000, Bathurst

NSW,Aust

October 9-12

 

11

Honda Indy 300, Surfers Paradise

QLD,Aust

October 24 -26

 

12

Boost Mobil V8 International

New Zealand

November 7-9

 

13

The V8 Ultimate, Sandown

VIC,Aust

November 28- 30

 
 

*The Canberra and QLD 500 rounds has been scrapped for the 2003 Season

     
 
 
2003 Teams and Drivers
 
(To go to the Team and Driver Profiles and Images click here)
 
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Click on team or driver name to goto profile page! (Inactive at the moment)

 

Team

Car

Drivers

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Holden Racing Team

Car 1

Car 2

Mark Skaife

Todd Kelly

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Kmart Racing

Car 51

Car 15

Greg Murphy

Rick Kelly

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Landsvale Racing Team

Car 3

Cameron McConville

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Stone Brothers Racing

Car 4- Pirtek

Car 9- Caltex Havoline

Marcus Ambrose

Russell Ingall

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Ford Performance Racing

Car 5

Car 6-(CAT)

Car 19

Glen Seton

Craig Lownes

David Besnard

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00 Motorsports

Car 7

Carr 00

Rodney Forbes

Greg Ritter

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Castol Perkins Racing 

Car 8

Car 11

Paul Dumbrell

Steven Richards

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Orrcon Racing

Car 10

Car 20

Mark Larkham

Jason Bargwanna

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Shell Helix Racing

Car 17

Car 18

Steve Johnson

Max Wilson

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OzEmail Racing Team

Car 21

Car 888

Brad Jones

John Bowe

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Noske Racing

Car 23

Mark Noske

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Romano Racing

Car 24

Paul Romano

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Sirromet Wines

Car 29

Paul Morris

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Super Cheap Auto Racing

Car 31

Steven Ellery

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Valvoline Cummins Racing

(Gary Rogers Motorsport)

Car 33

Car 34

Jamie Whincup

Garth Tander

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Team Dynamik

Car 44

Car 45

Simon Wills

Jason Richards

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Team Betta Electrical

Car 65

Car 66

Paul Radisich

Dean Canto

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Toll Racing

Car 75

Anthony Tratt

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Thexton Motor Racing

Car 99

David Thexton

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Team Kiwi Racing

Car 021

Craig Baird

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Team Brock

Car 16

Car 50

Paul Weel

Jason Bright

 
2003 V8 Supercar Tracks
 

Track

Link

Fosters Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park

Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria

http://www.grandprix.com.au/

Circuit Length 5.303km
Race Direction Clockwise
Interesting Fact Grandstands and grassed viewing mounds surround the circuit

Clipsal 500, Adelaide Street Circuit,

 South Australia

http://www.clipsal500.com.au/

Circuit Length 3.22 km
Race Direction Clockwise
Interesting Fact Adelaide's Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar event held on the former Grand Circuit is Australia's most successful domestic motor racing meeting. It has won the AVESCO awards four times in its four year history and last year hosted a record crowd of 171,200.

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Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria

http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/

Circuit Length

4.445km
Race Direction Anticlockwise

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Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales

http://www.eastern-creek-raceway.com/

Circuit Length 3.93 km
Race Direction Anticlockwise
Interesting Fact Fastest start/finish line in Australia!!

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Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria

http://www.wintonraceway.com.au/

Circuit Length 3.0 klms
Race Direction Clockwise
Interesting Fact Winton Motor Raceway is 'The Nation's Action Track' with a good combination of tight and twising corners, as well as some long fast straights. The racing at Winton is always close and exciting.

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VB 300, Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo,

Western Australia

http://www.wascc.com.au/

Circuit Length 2.415 km
Race Direction Clockwise
Interesting Fact Wanneroo has hosted a consecutive round of the Australian Touring Car Championship since the series' inception and hosted the Australian Grand Prix in 1979.

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Hidden Valley Raceway, Northern Territory

http://www.nt.gov.au/hiddenvalley

Circuit Length 2.9 km
Race Direction Anticlockwise
Interesting Fact In its five year history the Hidden Valley circuit has been the scene of two V8 Supercar round wins for Ford making it the 'Blue Ovals' most successful venue in recent years. Jason Bright won for Ford in 1999, while Marcos Ambrose took the honours in 2001 behind the whell of his Stone Brothers Falcon in only his fourth V8 Supercar start.

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Queensland Raceway, Queensland

http://www.queenslandraceway.com.au/

Circuit Length 3.121 km
Race Direction Clockwise
Interesting Fact The VIP Petfoods Queensland 500 is Round 9 of the 2002 V8 Supercar Series. Held at one of the country's premier motorsport facilities this event has proven to be hugely popular with motorsport fans of all ages.

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Oran Park Raceway, New South Wales

http://www.oranpark.com/

Circuit Length 2.7km
Race Direction Anticlockwise

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Betta Electrical 500, Sandown International

 Raceway, Victoria

http://www.sandownraceway.com.au/

Circuit Length 3.1k
Race Direction Anticlockwise

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Bob Jane T-marts 1000, Mount Panorama

Bathurst, New South Wales

http://www.bobjanetmarts1000.com/

Circuit Length 6.213 klm
Race Direction Anticlockwise

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Gold Coast Indy 300, Queensland

http://www.indy.com.au/

Circuit Length 4.498km
Race Direction Anticlockwise

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New Zealand V8 International,

Pukekohe Park Raceway, NZ

http://www.nzv8supercars.co.nz/

Race Direction Clockwise
Interesting Fact The first V8 Supercar event was held during 2001

 

2003 Points system!!

For the 2003 season there has been a massive shake-up in the points!
There is a maximum of 192 points available in each round, with the double points rounds abolished.
AVESCO may have found a way to prevent the problems of one driver or team running away with the title in the first few rounds of the season!.
Furthermore, to penalize inconsistency further, each driver will have to drop their worst round of th season.

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