news

Aug 11, 2014

Simpson extends points lead with clean sweep in Queensland

RYAN SIMPSON has extended his Kumho Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series points lead with a clean sweep of all three races in this weekend’s round at Queensland Raceway.

The Parramatta-based Falcon driver claimed pole position and victory in Race 1 on Saturday before sealing victory in Races 2 and 3 yesterday.

The victory means the former Formula Ford driver has won all three rounds held so far in 2014 and extended his overall winning streak to six rounds. He remains unbeaten in a Kumho Series round since Winton last year.

Simpson was challenged in the 12-lap Race 2 by rookie Justin Ruggier, whose Eggleston Motorsport Commodore crossed the line second at the end by a narrow margin.

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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.

Ryan Simpson - Winner, Round 3 Queensland