Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Race results

Adelaide, South Australia

01-04 March 2012

  • Qual 1st
  • Shootout 7th
  • Race 1 9th
  • Qual 2 3rd
  • Race 2 2nd
Championship 4th

Without a doubt the most exciting event on the V8 Supercar Calendar, most of the 3.2km layout is a shortened version of the former Australian Formula One Grand Prix street circuit. Renowned as one of the best street circuits in the world after its 11 year tenure as the home of the Grand Prix, the fast layout leaves absolutely no room for errors. This circuit's concrete barriers have on many an occasion provided a stark reminder to V8 Supercar drivers of just how hard it can bite if mistakes are made. Often the scene of titanic V8 Supercar battles, this circuit and record public attendances makes it the jewel in the crown of V8 Supercar racing in Australia and one of the biggest domestic sporting events in the country.

Pre-race report

3 March 2012

After a 3 month break we are back on the streets of Adelaide. I had an eventful off season with breaking my left ankle in a water ski accident on Dec 30, it was an intensive recovery and thanks to my strength and conditioning coach and the Essendon FC 8 weeks later my ankle is feeling good and i'm fit to race. As a race team we are really looking forward to this season as we finished 2011 in strong form.

Post-race report

4 March 2012

First round down and dusted, was great to be on home soil and see the enormous amount of fans come out to Clipsal. Overall not a bad start to the weekend with a 9th, we were in 3rd but had to pit for a splash and dash of fuel with 2 laps to go. 2nd in race 2, also great result for the team to get a 1-2, there was nothing in it, car is fast, i just had a slow in and out lap with my pit stop due to traffic, well done to Will and FPR!