Courtney Podium and Tander Fifth

Pole Position Pukekohe Round 4, V8 Supercar Championship 2014

Pole Position Pukekohe Round 4, V8 Supercar Championship 2014


Saturday 26th April, 2014

The Holden Racing Team returned to the V8 Supercars Championship podium with James Courtney scoring a second place finish in the first of today’s 100km races at the ITM 500 Auckland at Pukekohe.
After gaining pole position during the first of the two qualifying sessions, Courtney made a good start to race 11 but was unable to hold onto the advantage into the first turn moving into second place and maintained his position for the remainder of the race.
On the other side of the garage, teammate Garth Tander registered the 11th best time of today’s first 10 minute all-in qualifying dash. Tander then raced hard to finish the #2 Commodore with ninth place honours.
Qualifying for race 12 of the ITM 500 Auckland saw a late red flag stop proceedings with one minute and 20 seconds remaining on the clock. At the front of the queue Tander left pit lane with a last ditch effort to record his quickest time for the session by immediately registering a strong fifth place, whilst Courtney retained the 11th position time he was in, prior to the broken session.
From that point, Tander managed to maintain his track position despite fending off late race challenges from Reynolds and was pleased with his Commodore’s overall performance. Courtney finished the day in race 12 in 12th position.
The 2014 V8 Supercars Championship continues this weekend in Barbagello.

Holden Racing Team

New website for JC

To keep up with technology and social media is a difficult task and James has always prided himself in having a fresh website that allows people who enjoy motorsport to see a different side, share information ask questions etc.

This is why over the last month we have worked with to achieve this.

James has taken some feedback from fans and sponsors and given his website a ‘facelift’.

The updated site allows you to enjoy all the information, images and interact with both James and the Holden racing team. You can do this by simply viewing the videos , reading the articles or asking James or Engineering team questions.

To celebrate the Clipsal success below is a YouTube clip with James delivering the trophy to HRT headquarters.

From James and myself we thank you for your support the last few years and we hope you enjoy the new look site and the 2014 V8 Supercars championship looks to be an exciting season ahead with competitive cars, new sponsors and exciting events to be part of.

Keep cheering!!

Best wishes for you and yours,

Carys Courtney