The V8 Supercars season on Motors TV!

The V8 Supercars, Australia’s premier motor racing series has been a Motors TV staple for more than a decade. The Aussies love their motor racing and the V8s are as popular as Australian football and cricket. Jamie Whincup, Craig Lowndes, James Courtney, Garth Tander, Rick Kelly, Todd Kelly, Greg Murphy, Russell Ingall are the star drivers…Ford and Holden have fought for constructor top honours for years. With the latest addition of Volvo, there are now five different constructors involved in the V8 Supercars series, as the Swedish car manufacturer joins Holden, Ford, Nissan and Mercedes Down Under. Garry Rogers will lead the Volvo team with Sweden’s Robert Dahlgren behind the wheel for a year-long programme.

A revised event format

2014 is set to be a transition year for V8 Supercars as only 25 drivers will be on the grid, three down from last season. The Austin round has been cancelled although it’s expected to return in 2015 when the series secures a new TV deal, including programmes only available on pay-per-view. The race format has been standardised, with three new formats: the Enduro Cup featuring the Bathurst, Sandown and Gold Coast events, iconic street races in Adelaide, Homebush and Townsville, and more regular circuits where three races with pit-stops are planned. This year will also witness the return of Sydney Motorsport Park, once known as Eastern Creek.

Can anyone beat Whincup?   

On the drivers’ front, Jamie Whincup has won five titles over the past six years. He is definitely the man to beat and the ultimate yardstick in the V8 Supercars series. Clinching a record sixth title will further cement his place among the greats, since it would place him one crown ahead of fellow countrymen Mark Skaife, Dick Johnson and Ian Geoghegan. In his quest for glory, Whincup can rely on Red Bull Racing Australia, perhaps the best structured team in the field. They should keep a watchful eye however on Mark Winterbottom at Ford Performance Racing. Last year saw a record number of winners with 12 different drivers claiming victory on race day. Among them are two young hotshoes, Scott McLaughin and Chaz Mostert. It will be interesting to see how these rising stars progress this year. There is also no shortage of experienced hands as Bathurst Legend Craig Lowndes lines up alongside fellow veteran Russell Ingall, who is approaching 50.

The V8 Utes are also part of the Motors TV line up

Motors TV will air all the action from the V8 Utes championship. The Australian pick-up series continues the Ford-Holden battle from the V8 Supercars division and you’d be hard pressed to find a more competitive and exciting support series anywhere else in the world!

International broadcast - (click for UK broadcast)

  • Sat. 07.02 23:00
  • Sun. 08.02 17:45
  • Sun. 08.02 19:30
  • Mon. 09.02 2:50
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