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The V8 Supercar Report writes:
"The V8's are coming"
Posted by Leo Graae on February 22, 2014
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The cat has been let out of the bag - the V8 Supercars will be soon be featured here at racing-reference.

I've been wanting a more informative results database for my country's premier motorsport category for a long time now. Right now, there isn't anywhere that you can look back at a V8 Supercar race result and see where everyone started, who led what laps, how many lead changes there were, how many safety cars were called, etc, etc - but all that is about to change. The 2012 and 2013 seasons will be the first two included in the database, with the 2014 season to be updated after each race and past seasons added over time.

Those two seasons are significant years in the V8 Supercar series, for a number of different reasons. 2012 was the last year of the original V8 Supercar formula, which was first introduced in 1993. That era was closed off with an intense season of racing, with two of the best teams in the business pushing each other to breaking point, creating one of the fiercest team rivalries the sport has seen. 2013 saw the introduction of the New Generation V8 Supercar, a change in the formula designed to lower costs, increase safety and raise the level of competition. New manufacturers joined the field and we were treated to a record number of individual race winners, including 5 first time winners - and two rookies!

It's been hard work, but I'm proud to be at this point and would like to thank Alan at Racing Reference for helping to make this possible.

On with the new season!

Leo

PS - I saw some of you talking about a fantasy league for season 2014...if there is enough interest, I would gladly put together a season preview to help those that are new to the series!


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