V8 SUPERCARS PERTH 400

Taking place at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia each year is the Perth 400 (or Perth SuperSprint), the state’s only V8 Supercar event. Like most V8 rounds, the event is competed under Super Sprint conditions. This means there are three races over a designated weekend, usually in mid-May, with practicing held on the Friday. Two 100km races are held on the Saturday, while a 200km race is contested on the Sunday. The winner of the event is determined by points accumulated over all three races. The first event was held in 1973. However, there was a break in competitive racing in Perth until 1978. Since then, the Perth 400 has been contested every year, with the exception of 2010. In 2009, the round moved from its traditional early season round spot, to the 13th round of the championship.

Legendary Holden driver Peter Brock remains the most successful driver in Perth 400 history, claiming an unprecedented five titles over a 19-year period at Barbagallo (1978, 1979, 1981, 1990 and 1997). Coincidentally, it was just 70km west of the Perth racetrack where Brock tragically died in 2006 after losing control and hitting a tree in the 2006 Targa West Rally. Other multiple winners of the event include Craig Lowndes (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000), Jamie Whincup (2009, 2011 and 2013) and Mark Winterbottom (2008 and 2012).

Over the 37 races, Holden have produced the most winning cars, with 18 Perth 400 titles to their name. Ford has been responsible for 13 winners, while Mazda, Nissan and BMW have six Perth 400 titles combined.


PREVIOUS PERTH 400 WINNERS


YEAR DRIVER TEAM CAR
2015 CRAIG LOWNDES TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING HOLDEN VF COMMODORE
2014 CHAZ MOSTERT FORD PERFORMANCE RACING FORD FG FALCON
2013 JAMIE WHINCUP TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING HOLDEN VF COMMODORE
2012 MARK WINTERBOTTOM FORD PERFORMANCE RACING FORD FG FALCON
2011 JAMIE WHINCUP TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING HOLDEN VE COMMODORE
2009 JAMIE WHINCUP TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING FORD FG FALCON
2008 MARK WINTERBOTTOM FORD PERFORMANCE RACING FORD BF FALCON
2007 GARTH TANDER HSV DEALER TEAM HOLDEN VE COMMODORE
2006 STEVEN RICHARDS JACK DANIEL'S RACING HOLDEN VZ COMMODORE
2005 STEVEN RICHARDS CASTROL PERKINS RACING HOLDEN VY COMMODORE