2018 Calendar

  • Rd 1 - Phillip Island, VIC - April 20-22
  • Rd 2 - Winton, VIC - May 18-20
  • Rd 3 - Sydney MS Park, NSW - June 8-10
  • Rd 4 - Queensland Raceway, QLD-Jul 20-22
  • Rd 5 - Tailem Bend (the Bend), SA - Aug 24-26
  • NCR -  Gold Coast 600, QLD- Oct 19-21

The Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series

This touring car category gives the perfect place for ex-V8 Supercars to continue their long and successful lives after they finish in the V8 Supercars Championship and Development Series.

Run to the same technical platform, the category is ideal for young drivers wanting a taste of V8s or veterans and businessmen racers with the passion for these cars, many of which are run in the same colours as carried by some of the biggest stars in V8 Supercar racing.

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The Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series

Nov 13, 2018
Jason Gomersall will be part of Matt Stone Racing's Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Car Series line-up in 2019, following the new addition of chassis SBR FG01.
Oct 21, 2018
JON McCorkindale has emerged a surprise round winner of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Cars Series event on the streets of Surfers Paradise.
Oct 20, 2018
TYLER EVERINGHAM has won the Kumho V8 Touring Car series’ first street circuit race after early leader Jack Smith crashed out following contact with a lapped runner.
Oct 19, 2018

JACK SMITH has topped the Kumho Tyre V8 Touring Cars series first day of street circuit racing on the Gold Coast.

Oct 15, 2018
The last two champions of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car series will headline a strong field gathered for the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 this weekend.
Mar 29, 2016

EMILY DUGGAN JOINS KUMHO V8 SERIES

Emily Duggan will become Australia’s latest female V8 Supercar driver, when she lines up on the grid for this weekend’s opening round of the Kumho Tyre Austraian V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown.



Duggan will pilot the #15 R-Sport Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore, with backing from Penrite and Caradvice.com.au. The car was formerly campaigned in the V8 Supercars Championship by Kelly Racing.

The Sydney driver can barely contain her excitement about becoming the first female driver in the Kumho Series – recognised as the third tier of national V8 competition – and becoming just the third female to race V8s in 2016 alongside Chelsea Angelo and Renee Gracie.

“My dream has always been to race V8 Supercars and I can hardly believe it’s going to become a reality for me this weekend,” Duggan said.

Duggan’s racing background is different to most; instead of taking the typical go-kart racing route, her circuit racing career began in the highly competitive NSW Excel Racing Series in 2014. Despite her lack of experience compared to others in the category, she was immediately on the pace, scoring several podium finishes and a race win in her rookie season.

“I always loved cars and loved driving, but it wasn’t until I finished school and started full-time work that I was able to pursue my motorsport ambitions,” Duggan said.

“I attended some CAMS events and did some research, and the Excel Series seemed to be an ideal place to start my career.

“Because the cars are so evenly matched, racing in the Excel Series has taught me a lot about race-craft and how to overtake, and it’s also allowed me to forge contacts and relationships in the motorsport industry including my partnerships with Penrite and Car Advice, which will be invaluable as I take this next step.”

Duggan acknowledges that there will be a massive leap from the front-wheel-drive, four cylinder Hyundai Excel into a V8 Supercar with more than 600 horsepower, but is mentally prepared for the challenge that lies ahead.

“I have been doing everything I can to prepare myself for the transition, including a lot of simulator work and studying in-car footage and data,” Duggan said.

“Mark Robinson from R-Sport Race Engineering has been extremely supportive and he wants me to succeed.”

Competing amongst a richly talented Kumho Series field that includes 2014 Bathurst 1000 runner-up Taz Douglas, Duggan is realistic about her expectations for this weekend, with the aim of securing the financial backing to compete in the remainder of the series.

“As a racer, you always want to be up the front, but at the same time I know I will have a lot to learn, so the aim will be to increase my understanding of how to drive a V8 Supercar, keep improving over the weekend, and above all, to enjoy the experience,” Duggan said.