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

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

Apr 22, 2018
Jack Smith opened his account in style for 2018, while young guns impressed at the Island..
Apr 21, 2018
Champion on top but positive signs from series newcomers Everingham, Best, Harris and more at Phillip Island..
Apr 20, 2018
Close times in practice as McCorkindale gets out of the blocks quickly at the Island..
Apr 20, 2018

Brad Jones Racing’s Jack Smith confirms multi-category program for 2018 …

Apr 18, 2018
A BUMPER 22-strong grid will tackle the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit during the opening round of the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Cars series this weekend.
Sep 10, 2016

JACOBSON BREAKS WINNING STREAK IN KUMHO OPENER

GARRY JACOBSON has ended Taz Douglas’ nine-race winning streak in the Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car series, storming to victory in the first race of round five today at Phillip Island.

Starting from pole on his Kumho series debut, Jacobson – who also currently sits second in the Supercars development series – was never headed in his MW Motorsport BF Falcon, leading all 10-laps to score his first Kumho series win.

Jacobson, who set a new Phillip Island lap record for the Kumho Series today, also won two of the three DVS races held at the circuit earlier this year.

Held in conditions that started damp but ended dry, the championship battle also changed complexion today as Douglas was relegated to fourth following a spin during a frenetic three-way fight with his nearest rivals in the points battle.

Having started fourth, Douglas ran second on the opening few laps however was passed by Tyler Greenbury on lap three.

Josh Smith then attacked the THR Developments Commodore at MG later on the same lap, Douglas spinning to the outside of the circuit following contact between the two Commodores.

The contact was investigated by race officials who deemed it to be a racing incident – with no penalty awarded.

Douglas ultimately rebounded to fourth place, behind Greenbury and Smith, however surrendered points in the championship battle heading into tomorrow’s two races that will complete the round.

Jim Pollicina continued his strong form to extend his lead in the Privateer’s Cup, after early leader Steve Briffa ran his poco.com.au Commodore off the road at Honda Hairpin early in the race.

Briffa had earlier qualified his VZ Commodore in fifth position and held the same position before running off the road in the tricky conditions.

Chris Smerdon (6th), Jack Sipp, Simon Emerzidis, Warren Millett and Troy Stapleton completed the top-10.

A gearbox failure later ruled the poco.com.au Commodore out of the race with the team racing to source a replacement prior to race two on Sunday morning.

Michael Anderson also failed to finish, black flagged by circuit officials after exceeding the circuit’s maximum allowable noise levels.

Earlier, Jacobson stormed to a commanding pole position, taking the top spot on the grid a full second in front of Greenbury. Josh Smith was third, Taz Douglas fourth and Steve Briffa fifth.

Jim Pollicina, Michael Anderson, Chris Smerdon, Jack Sipp and Simon Emerzidis completed the top 10.

A further two races will compete the round tomorrow, both to be streamed live via Nationals TV and the MotorsportsTV app.