In a two-part interview, Dane goes head-to-head on his once-dominant team’s struggles, the future of Supercars and why he thinks the Supercars Ford Mustang is an abomination. We weren’t told who it was but we were given a figure and told how far off it we were.

I think there is a salary cap in a lot of other professional sports, so if it can be policed properly it would be a good thing for us,” says team boss Brad Jones, who fields a three-car Commodore operation and has just signed Tim Slade as his lead driver for next year. [The saving] would be different for different people. But it actually degraded a lot quicker. Invalid postcode. Supercars aero upheaval confirmed for 2020, Ferrari rubbishes talk of F1 cars not being identical, Norris says Stroll "doesn't seem to learn" after clash, NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas postponed due to rain, IndyCar St. Pete: Newgarden wins race, Dixon takes sixth title, Jimmie Johnson, Ganassi announce Carvana sponsorship for 2021, Mercedes explains why it wanted Bottas on hard tyres, Power wants Bathurst 1000 shot with McLaughlin, Penske leaves Supercars, McLaughlin full time in IndyCar in 2021, Supercars: Gen3 opens door for new brand talks, Todd Kelly builds André's Bathurst 1000 engine, Racing fuel making the journey to the Bathurst 1000, Thirsty Camel - Thirsty For A Good Story with Mark Skaife. The technology will continue to be optional for teams, who can decide individually whether to invest in the switch. "We're not inventing the wheel again or anything. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

With such high stakes for the business, Webb said crashing out on race day can really throw a spanner in the works. Don't have an account? "Bring that down to three and you potentially save each team $40-50,000, just on engines.

You can spend as much as you like having different engines for different tracks or run to a budget.

Motec Engine Management Control System. PickStar is the best place to start. But not so much a salary cap as a broader range of things on cost reduction,” Nash says.

The subject was raised earlier this week at a team owners’ meeting ahead of the Phillip Island Super Sprint this weekend. "You’d get in, grab a sponsor, grab absolutely every single dollar you could get out of them and do as little as you could, and move on knowing if it doesn’t work 'hey we’ll grab another one tomorrow'. Burgess said a change to the Accumulated Engine Power limit should stop teams from trying to claw back the lost grunt in other areas.

You can find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out You make a smaller port that punches of the corners better. Webb says Supercars teams rely on the support of sponsors, but getting a company to open up their chequebook isn't as easy as it used to be.

We lose horsepower as soon at they run hot.

A high profile team recently spent a rumoured $3 million to take ownership of stuttering engine program while another paid a French company $600,000 for an engine that lasted just six minutes. “Then money is in the people. "At the start of the year we were asked to look at how we can save the teams some money," said Supercars' head of motorsport Adrian Burgess. But it does not stop at salaries, with talk of everything from two-day race weekends to more compulsory components on cars and fewer Dunlop racing tyres. That is not accounted for when they test. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. The V8 engines used in Supercars will produce approximately 15 horsepower less in 2020 amid cost-saving measures set to save teams as much as $50,000. ", Waters in CAMS firing line over Pukekohe comments. Holden teams and drivers have come together at the Superloop Adelaide 500 as they prepare to represent the iconic brand throughout the 2020 Supercars season.

We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. “I’m in favour of it. AN ESTIMATED $56 million has been spent in a four-year engine war that will see the V8 Supercars break through the 300km/h speed barrier at next month’s Bathurst 1000. And it doesn't degrade. That figure was huge and it forced others to chase.’’. EMAIL [email protected] "What they (the sponsor) can get in and around that varies massively depending on what they want and what they need for their business, but typically we'll do ride days, they can bring their clients, their customers whoever else ... (we) literally sit them in the passenger seat of the race car and belt around for the day, and scare the lights out of them. Most frontrunning teams do extensive research-and-development work, with costly engineering staff and computer programs, and the DJR-Penske team even built an extra car early this year — although the existence of ‘The Ghost’ has never been confirmed — with a plan to ship it to the USA for extensive test work. And it'll just de-stress the engine a little bit. Teams get appearance money to attend each Round of the Championship in order to meet their obligations to the promoter that promotes each V8 Round. here. “The viability of the pit lane does concern me very much and it always has done.”. Another team was also understood to have made significant power upgrades in the lead up to the V8 Supercars test in 2013.

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Burgess added that discussion around engine durability are already paying dividends in pitlane, even before the older-spec components are re-introduced. “Volvo had done their motor,’’ Jones said. ... “Before 2010 there is no way we would have spent that money … Most of our work has been on driveability. ABN 62 976 094 459, www.autoaction.com.au Webb told PickStar's Off-Field podcast. The category has decided not to make it mandatory for 2020, but will continue its testing programme. "That's (me) about the start of the year every year!"

The horsepower limit for a V8 Supercar can also be revealed for the first time with the sport’s governing body restricting the 5.0 litre engines to a accumulative 20654Kw over the entire revolution range. So it's really a no-brainer for everybody, and a very effective way for us to take some stress out of the engines and allow them to stretch them a little bit further than they are.". “A $60,000 spend could end up netting you just two horsepower,’’ said a high profile engineer. ... “Before 2010 there is no way we would have spent that money to chase that kind of power. Dane suggests that the only team without financial worry is DJR Team Penske, which operates on a different business-to-business funding model. "It's $390 as opposed to $2000 a set.

Volvo have also been huge spenders with reliability issues only forcing them to use an estimated 55 engine blocks in less than two years. […], DJR Team Penske has made the now-infamous “Mustang Wins Title” poster available for sale to raise funds Children’s Family Cancer Charity Camp Quality.

And next year it will be all in place, where you can only rebuild three times during the year.".

SUPERSTAR driver salaries as high as $1 million a year have triggered talk of a salary cap in V8 Supercars racing. Register, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. here.

Register, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. "The overwhelming thing when you own a team that you’re invested so heavily in is thinking .. 'wow this is going to be so expensive and the boys are going to have a lot of late nights to fix this thing'.".

“I don’t really make any secret of it, the fact is that our income as the team – and bearing in mind we are a business – our income on a two-car pro-rata basis is not as much as it was in 2012 and, of course, our costs have gone up,” he explained. Erebus E-63 AMG 243.8 kph 264.3 kph 226.8 kph, Ford Falcon FG-X 246.6 kph 264.0 kph 224.4 kph, Holden VF Commodore 246.4 kph 265.6 kph 225.0 kph, Nissan Altima 245.5 kph 264.3 kph 223.5 kph, Volvo / Polestar S60 244.5 kph 265.8 kph 223.5 kph. "The easiest way for us to do that equally for everybody was to change the rocker and ring package. “That’s when we started chasing. DJR Team Penske has been hit with a huge fine and a big points penalty, but has kept Scott McLaughlin’s Bathurst 1000 victory, over the Fabian Coulthard safety car controversy. "You've got to understand the benefits of running it," said Burgess. The epic ‘Up Front With Foges’ encounter continues even more explosively next issue, on sale July 11.

Triple Eight’s HRT deal and Red Bull backing are both in the final year of the current agreements. The category is looking to make good on a promise to improve mileage of the 600-plus horsepower units, with a plan in place to cut down on one rebuild per season per car. #JonathonWebb #OffField #Podcast #Motorsport #V8SuperCars #Sponsorship. We are always looking for performance and reliability out of our engines at Holden and we believe we are getting that out of out current package.’’.

The life of the engine is about 11,000km but they will be rebuilt after every 3,000km at a cost of about $20,000. He admitted he earned $1.2 million in 1997 with driving fees alone as he split his season between the Holden Racing Team and a Volvo Dealer Team in the 2-litre Super Touring championship.

Weird & Wacky, Copyright © 2020 HowStuffWorks, a division of InfoSpace Holdings, LLC, a System1 Company. Make sure you follow us on social media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or our weekly email newsletter for a reminder when the next issue goes on sale. No one was really spending money until each team was sent a note showing them what the maximum number was. “I’m in favour. Motorsport is bloody expensive. "You name the car and name the team after that sponsor and generally they get the bonnet, the four doors and the boot, so really predominant signage.

No team is being forced to pay more than they want,” says the head of Red Bull Racing. Jamie Whincup drives the #88 Team Vodafone Holden during practice for the Bathurst 1000, which is round 10 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Mount Panorama on Oct. 8, 2011 in Bathurst, Australia. “They spent the off-season working on horsepower before they were tested to have the figure set. “An engine costs about 120k to put on the factory floor,’’ said a well regarded V8 engineer. Prodrive developed, 5.0 litre V8 Ford with SVO cylinder iron block and aluminium heads. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. But costs have risen steadily in a tightly-controlled V8 Supercars series where tiny gains can bring big gains on the track. “But we don’t want to go down the path where it becomes too expensive to do anything. “Before 2010 there is no way we would have spent that money to chase that kind of power.

"We'll lower the peak number down to the equivalent to what we've all lost," he said. He admitted he earned $1.2 million in 1997 with driving fees alone as he split his season between the Holden Racing Team and a Volvo Dealer Team in the 2-litre Super Touring championship. The American angle was quickly shut down by rival team bosses who were concerned about a potential development war. I spent at least $100,000. In the candid interview, Dane asserts that all the other teams are struggling to make ends meet and outlines his vision for long-term sustainability.

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