Oct 20, 2014

Ruggier seizes V8 Touring Car lead with Sydney finale to decide champion

KUMHO Tyres Australian V8 Touring Car Series combatants Justin Ruggier and Ryan Simpson will take the fight for the series crown to Sydney Motorsport Park in a fortnight’s time after colliding in today’s deciding race of the penultimate round at Wakefield Park.

Despite the collision in the final race, Eggleston Motorsport driver Ruggier was able to clinch his first Kumho Series round victory to move into the series lead with one round to go.

He now holds a provisional 34-point advantage over Simpson with 143 points on offer in the final round.

Ruggier claimed his first Kumho Series pole position on Saturday – thus stopping Simpson’s streak of eight poles – and in doing so claimed the critical three series points that went with it to tie Simpson for the series lead.


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 - Winner, Round 5 Wakefield Park