Friday, 13 October 2017 12:21

Column: Frosty on the next generation

202columnfrosty

Mark Winterbottom has a first-hand view of the rise of the next generation of Supercars with the likes of Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters, Richie Stanaway and Garry Jacobson emerging from his Prodrive Racing Australia team.

Winterbottom discusses the arrival of the next generation in Supercars in his latest column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100.

Issue #100 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 #100.

"Shane van Gisbergen has won a championship and is still very young, despite having been in the series for a decade. Scott McLaughlin, Chaz Mostert and Cameron Waters have come on strong in recent seasons and are genuine contenders," writes Winterbottom.

"The arrival of new talent challenging the established competitors is what makes sport so exciting. And, as a competitor, it keeps you on your toes and hungry for the challenge.

"Personally, even though I'm called a veteran for having been in the series for over a decade, I am still as hungry, fit and fast as I have ever been."

Winterbottom also discusses the prospects of changing cars into the Gen2 era of Supercars with continued speculation around if/when Ford teams will replace the FG X Falcon with the Mustang.

"While there's been a lot of discussion around the next generation of cars that will be raced into Gen2, there's also still a lot of life in the FG X Falcon," he says.

"Remember, we are only in the third season of running the FG X and we are still extracting speed from the car."

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 to read the full column.

calendar-banner

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
   

 

points-banner

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