Friday, 13 October 2017 12:21

Column: Frosty on the next generation

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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.

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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

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

3042

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

3021

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2812

 4

 Shane van Gisbergen

2769

 5

 Chaz Mostert

2748

 6

Mark Winterbottom 

2208

 7

 David Reynolds

2196

 8

 Cameron Waters

2173

 9

 Garth Tander

2169

 10

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 Full points table