Apr 21, 2014

Field full of familiar and new names for V8 Touring Car season opener

THE 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series begins this weekend at Mallala Motorsport Park in South Australia with a field of new names and faces set to compete.

The Kumho Series – held for ex-V8 Supercars no longer eligible to compete in the V8 Supercars Championship or Dunlop Series – is the banner head category at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals event this weekend.

A major number of drivers have graduated from the Kumho Series into the Dunlop Series, leaving the door open for a range of drivers to grab some attention in the feeder class this season.

Reigning champion Shae Davies is fully focused on Porsche Carrera Cup this season, opening the door to 2013 runner-up Ryan Simpson and his ex-Craig Lowndes/Triple Eight Falcon to be the dominator of the new year.


2014 Schedule

The 2014 V8 Touring Car Series will be contested over six rounds in four states:

Round One Mallala, SA April 25 - 27
Round Two Winton, VIC June 13 - 15
Round Three Queensland Raceway, QLD August 8 - 10
Round Four Phillip Island, VIC September 19 - 21
Round Five Wakefield Park, NSW October 17 - 19
Round Six Sydney Motorsport Pk, NSW Oct 31 - Nov 2

(Note: Dates include Friday Practice)