Monday, 20 March 2017 15:11

Frosty column: Welcoming back Brighty

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Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright reunite as teammates in 2017, over a decade since they teamed up for victory at Sandown in 2006.

Winterbottom discusses Bright's arrival at Prodrive Racing Australia in his exclusive column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #97.

Issue #97 is your must-have guide to the new season, including full-field driver profiles, team-by-team changes and event previews. Included with the print edition is a 2017 Freightliner-backed Supercars calendar fridge magnet and V8 champions and Shane van Gisbergen poster.

Issue #97 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #97.

"I loved working with him then and, 11 years on, here we are teaming up yet again. It's great to have him at Prodrive Racing Australia this season," writes Winterbottom.

"He's very technical and that adds another dimension to the team. When you're young and a bit raw, like I was back in 2006 and the likes of Cam Waters are now, it's hard to have that technical nous.

"Jason has been around a long time and now he can add another element to our team. Also, the good part is he doesn't have any ego and he's not worried about what he tells you; he's very open with his feedback, which not all drivers are...

"We worked really well together and even when we weren't teammates over the last decade we still had massive amounts of respect for each other and got along really well.

"It's almost like rewinding the clock and taking up where we left off... even if we do look a bit older when you look at old photos! But he just got straight in and it's funny because there are still a handful of guys who were there a decade ago. So he's come back in, learnt a few new names and off he goes... a pretty easy transition."

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #97 to read the full column.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 28-March 3
Melbourne 400 March 14-17
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint April 5-7
WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint April 12-14
Perth SuperNight May 2-4
Winton SuperSprint May 24-26
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown June 14-16
Watpac Townsville 400 July 5-7
Ipswich SuperSprint July 26-28
The Bend SuperSprint August 23-25
ITM Auckland SuperSprint September 13-15
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 10-13
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 October 25-27
Sandown 500 November 8-10
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 22-24
   

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3944

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3873

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3433

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3153

 5

 David Reynolds

3225

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2807

 7

 Scott Pye

2608

 8

 Rick Kelly

2515

 9

 Fabian Coulthard

2477

 10

 Nick Percat

2290

 Full points table