Monday, 20 March 2017 15:11

Frosty column: Welcoming back Brighty


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.

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"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."

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November







 Jamie Whincup



 Scott McLaughlin



 Fabian Coulthard



 Shane van Gisbergen



 Chaz Mostert



Mark Winterbottom 



 David Reynolds



 Cameron Waters



 Garth Tander



 Craig Lowndes


 Full points table