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Dunlop V8 Supercar Series

Category

Touring car racing

Country or region

Australia

Inaugural season

2000

Drivers

25

Teams

17

Constructors

2

Engine suppliers

5.0 litre pushrod V8

Tyre suppliers

Dunlop

Drivers' champion

Andrew Thompson

The Dunlop V8 Supercar Series is an Australian touring car racing competition, specifically the second tier series for V8 Supercars competitors. Competing vehicles are older than those used in the V8 Supercars Championship series and are run by smaller teams with low budgets. Approximately half the teams are for 'gentleman racers', while some team owners will put an emerging young driver into the car and team they own. The series runs half the number of events that the V8 Supercars Championship runs.

The series was first held in 2000 as the 2000 Konica V8 Lites Series and this inaugural contest was won by Dean Canto. Towards the end of the season Stone Brothers Racing entered a car for David Besnard into the series as preperation for the long distance races in the V8 Supercar series, the Queensland 500 and the Bathurst 1000, which unlike the other races require two drivers for each competing vehicle. Since then main series teams have used the series to help improve their endurance co-drivers, or have employed drivers already racing in the series.

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