Whin­cup ready to tackle Win­ton

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport - V8 SU­PER­CARS By JEREMY WIL­SON

SEVEN-time V8 Su­per­cars Cham­pion Jamie Whin­cup is look­ing for­ward to im­mers­ing him­self in the coun­try at­mos­phere at Win­ton Race­way when rac­ing kicks off to­day.

The seventh round of the cham­pi­onship kicks off to­day with prac­tice ses­sions ahead of two races – one to­mor­row and one on Sun­day.

Whin­cup sits in for­eign ter­ri­tory in the stand­ings, down in fifth po­si­tion with star Ford driver Scott McLaughlin lead­ing the way.

But the Red Bull Rac­ing star re­mains as calm as ever and said while the rac­ing would be full on this week­end, he en­joyed the change that Win­ton brought.

“They’re all im­por­tant but for me the great thing about our sport is that we get great va­ri­ety,” he said.

“We go to hot places, cold places, long tracks, short tracks but it’s re­ally im­por­tant to not for­get what mo­tor­sport is about.

STAR AT­TRAC­TIONS: Red Bull Rac­ing duo Jamie Whin­cup (left) and Shane Van Gis­ber­gen spoke to mo­tor­sport fans at Wan­garatta Holden yes­ter­day in the lead-up to this week­end’s Win­ton Su­perSprint round. PHOTO: Me­lanie Guy

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