Official Supercars entry list for 2018 released

Official Supercars entry list for 2018 released
February 12, 2018 | 8:00 am | Author: Steven Wright

As the new season of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship itches closer and closer, the pieces have fallen together to make another competitive year for the category.

The driver line-ups for the top two teams, Triple Eight and DJR Team Penske, remain the same in 2018 but there will be a new driver at Tickford (Prodrive) as Richie Stanaway enters as one of five rookies replacing veteran Jason Bright in the team.

Le Brocq will be another one of rookies this racing for Tekno, being the last one to confirm its drivers. Anton De Pasquale (Erebus Motorsport), James Golding (Garry Rogers Motorsport) and Dunlop Super2 Series winner Todd Hazelwood (Matt Stone Racing) are the other remaining rookies this year.

Kiwi Andre Heimgartner has taken up the vacant drive at Nissan Motorsport left by the retiring Todd Kelly, making five New Zealanders in the series joining established Kiwis Fabian Coulthard, Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen.

ENTRY LIST: 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

#1 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB
#2 Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB
#5 The Bottle-O Racing Team Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG/X
#6 Monster Energy Racing Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG/X
#7 Nissan Motorsport Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima L33
#8 Brad Jones Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB
#9 Erebus Penrite Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore ZB
#12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Fabian Coulthard Ford Falcon FG/X
#14 Freightliner Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore ZB
#15 Nissan Motorsport Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33
#17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Scott McLaughlin Ford Falcon FG/X
#18 Preston Hire Racing Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore ZB
#19 TEKNO Autosports Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB
#21 Team Cooldrive Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore ZB
#23 Nissan Motorsport Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33
#25 Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing James Courtney Holden Commodore ZB
#33 Wilson Security Racing GRM Garth Tander Holden Commodore ZB
#34 Wilson Security Racing GRM James Golding Holden Commodore ZB
#35 Matt Stone Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG/X
#55 Supercheap Auto Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG/X
#56 Tickford Racing Richie Stanaway Ford Falcon FG/X
#78 Team Harvey Norman Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima L33
#97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB
#99 Erebus Motorsport V8 Anton De Pasquale Holden Commodore ZB
#230 Milwaukee Racing Will Davison Ford Falcon FG/X
#888 Autobarn Lowndes Racing Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore ZB