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The 2012 International V8 Supercar Championship is an FIA sanctioned international motor racing series for the V8 Supercars. It is the fourteenth running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and the sixteenth series in which V8 Supercars have contested the premier Australian touring car title. The championship began on 1 March at the Clipsal 500, with the Adelaide event returning to its place as the opening round, and will finish on 2 December at the Homebush Street Circuit. The 53rd Australian Touring Car Championship title was awarded to winner of the series by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

Jamie Whincup and Triple Eight Race Engineering started the season as the defending drivers' and teams' champions. At the penultimate event of the season Whincup secured the defence of his championship.

Towards the end of the season, Shane Van Gisbergen announced that he would be leaving V8 Supercars at the end of the 2012 season, not taking up his contract extension with Stone Brothers Racing.

Race calendarEdit

The race calendar was released on 8 October 2011.

Race Event Circuit Date Winner Team Report
1 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit 3 March Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
2 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit 4 March Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
3 Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway 31 March Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
4 Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains Raceway 1 April Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
5 ITM Hamilton 400 Hamilton Street Circuit 21 April Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
6 ITM Hamilton 400 Hamilton Street Circuit 22 April Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Report
7 Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway 5 May Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Report
8 Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway 5 May Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
9 Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway 6 May Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
10 Phillip Island 300 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 19 May Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Report
11 Phillip Island 300 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 20 May Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report
12 Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway 16 June Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
13 Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway 17 June Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
14 Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit 7 July Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
15 Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit 8 July Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
16 Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway 4 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
17 Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway 5 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
18 Sydney Motorsport Park 360 Sydney Motorsport Park 25 August Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
19 Sydney Motorsport Park 360 Sydney Motorsport Park 26 August Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
20 Dick Smith Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway 16 September

Craig Lowndes

Warren Luff

Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
21 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit 7 October

Jamie Whincup

Paul Dumbrell

Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
22 Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 20 October

Jamie Whincup

Sébastien Bourdais

Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
23 Armor All Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 21 October

Will Davison

Mika Salo

Ford Performance Racing Report
24 Yas V8 400 Yas Marina Circuit 3 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
25 Yas V8 400 Yas Marina Circuit 3 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
26 Yas V8 400 Yas Marina Circuit 4 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
27 Winton Winton Motor Raceway 18 November Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
28 Winton Winton Motor Raceway 18 November Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
29 Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit 1 December Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Report
30 Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit 2 December Will Davison Ford Performance Racing Report

Teams and driversEdit

Team Vehicle No. Drivers Endurance co-driver International co-driver
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore 1 Jamie Whincup Paul Dumbrell Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore 888 Craig Lowndes Warren Luff Richard Lyons
Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore 2 Garth Tander Nick Percat Ryan Briscoe
Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore 22 James Courtney Cameron McConville Darren Turner
Walkinshaw Racing (HRT) Holden VE Commodore 66 Russell Ingall Christian Klien Peter Dumbreck
Tony D'Alberto Racing Ford FG Falcon 3 Tony D'Alberto Dale Wood Vitantonio Liuzzi
Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon 4 Lee Holdsworth Craig Baird Simon Pagenaud
Stone Brothers Racing Ford FG Falcon 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Luke Youlden Jeroen Bleekemolen
James Rosenberg Racing (SBR) Ford FG Falcon 47 Tim Slade Andrew Thompson David Brabham
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 5 Mark Winterbottom Steven Richards Will Power
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 6 Will Davison John McIntyre Mika Salo
Rod Nash Racing (FPR) Ford FG Falcon 55 David Reynolds Dean Canto Nick Heidfeld
Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 7 Todd Kelly Tim Blanchard Marco Andretti
Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 11 Karl Reindler Daniel Gaunt Franck Montagny
Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 15 Rick Kelly David Russell Graham Rahal
Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 51 Greg Murphy, David Russell, Jacques Villeneuve Owen Kelly Justin Wilson
Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore 8 Jason Bright Andrew Jones Stéphane Sarrazin
Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore 14 Fabian Coulthard David Besnard Nicolas Minassian
Britek Motorsport (BJR) Holden VE Commodore 21 David Wall Chris Pither Jamie Campbell-Walter
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 17 Steven Johnson Allan Simonsen Max Papis
Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon 18 James Moffat Alex Davison Peter Kox
Triple F Racing (DJR) Ford FG Falcon 12 Dean Fiore Matt Halliday Gianni Morbidelli
Paul Morris Motorsport (DJR) Ford FG Falcon 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Boris Said
Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore 19 Jonathon Webb Scott McLaughlin Marc Lieb
Tekno Autosports Holden VE Commodore 91 Michael Patrizi Jonny Reid Lucas di Grassi
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 30 Taz Douglas Scott Pye Mike Conway
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 33 Alexandre Prémat Jack Perkins James Hinchcliffe
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 34 Michael Caruso Greg Ritter Ricky Taylor

"Wildcard" entriesEdit

Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 23 n/a

Cameron Waters

Jesse Dixon

n/a

NotesEdit

  • For points-scoring purposes, Kelly Racing is recognised as two seperate entities: "Jack Daniel's Racing" for cars #7 and #15; and "Kelly Racing" for cars #11 and #51.
  • Greg Murphy was ruled out of the Symmons Plains round due to a back injury sustained during the 2012 Clipsal 500. Dunlop Series driver David Russell was used a replacement for the event. Two weeks before the round at Hidden Valley Raceway, Murphy suffered a relapse of his back injury and Kelly Racing announced that he would be forced to sit out until at least the Sandown 500 endurance race. David Russell was retained as Murphy's replacement for Hidden Valley, with 1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve joining the team for the Townsville, Queensland Raceway and Sydney Motorsport Park events.
  • The #23 wildcard entry will be prepared by Dunlop Series team Minda Motorsport and operated by Kelly Racing. It will only be raced in the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 races.

Team and driver changesEdit

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