With all of the new and exciting racing taking place at the end of the year, the next round of the Supercars Championship season will come to a close with the start of a series of ‘big three’ races.
This will be the final opportunity to preview the teams, drivers and the cars, before the end-of-season races and championship season begin.
With the series gearing up to kick off the new season, here are the best new car changes, driver changes and teams to watch for in 2017.
The 2018 season will feature three big three races, the opening round of 2018, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the New South Wales Grand Prix.
Aero Performance Supercars team-mate Daniel Gault is set to return to the field for the second race of the season, the Bathurst 12 Hour, but his replacement Jann Mardenborough will be a different man.
With Jann returning to the team, he will take over the duties of Tom Hillier, who retired from the sport at the age of 37 after nine seasons.
Gault has been with the team since 2010, and has won the Superbike title and has been a constant contributor for the team in its current incarnation.
Mardenborough was also the driving force behind the 2017 team and will be expected to be a key part of this year’s season, as well as help the team with the Supercar series.
He has been at the helm of the team for six years, having previously worked for the Winton Racing team and the COTA Racing team.
Despite Mardenville’s return to Supercars, he has a long and successful career in Supercars.
It’s hard to find many teams who have more drivers in the top five, and a number of the teams are in a good position.
This year, four of the five top teams are the same as last year, with the exception of a couple of the newcomers to the championship.
Ferrari are on a three-race winning streak, and are also set to compete at Bathurst, but it’s not just their form that is good this year.
Their first win came in 2016, when they qualified for the Australian Grand Prix for the first time in their history.
Another win would be great news for their future, as they’ve been struggling to win races in recent years.
Renault, with its strong relationship with Supercars and its two seasons in the championship, are also looking strong.
As the top team, Renault have had a busy first season.
Formula 1’s new regulations are proving to be very interesting for the teams this year, as the manufacturers have been able to introduce new and interesting technology.
We’ve seen a few changes, like the new fuel system, new regulations and new regulations in 2018, but also some really strong teams.
There’s not a whole lot of competition for Supercars this year so the top teams will have to fight for the title.
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