Nov 2, 2014

Claims final round victory to top off successful rookie season in V8 Touring Cars

SYDNEY driver Justin Ruggier has today been crowned 2014 Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series Champion in the final round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Eggleston Motorsport driver claimed pole position and Race 1 yesterday, finished second in Race 2 to main rival Ryan Simpson today and then claimed the crown in style with an all-the-way win in the final 12-lap race.

The victory also gave his EMS team a unique double, adding the Kumho Series crown to the V8 Supercar Development Series title it sealed at Bathurst three weeks ago with Paul Dumbrell.

Ruggier’s VZ Commodore also drove into the history books by becoming the first car to claim titles in all three tiers of V8 racing.

It won the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship with Rick Kelly and the 2007 Development Series with Tony D’Alberto before claiming the V8 Touring Car crown today with Ruggier.


Welcome to the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series Website

KUMHO TYRES AUSTRALIAN V8 TOURING CAR SERIES - This touring car category gives the perfect place for ex-V8 Supercars to continue their long and successful lives after they finish in the V8 Supercars Championship and Development Series.

Run to the same technical platform, the category is ideal for young drivers wanting a taste of V8s or veterans and businessmen racers with the passion for these cars, many of which are run in the same colours as carried by some of the biggest stars in V8 Supercar racing.

Every car in the field has significant history and, with a strong TV package and increasing numbers since its inception in 2008, the V8 Touring Car category is continuing to grow and gain momentum.

Justin Ruggier - 2014 Series Champion