2016 V8 WINTON

Stanaway Formally Released for Enduro’s

Super Black Racing is excited to announce that New Zealand international single seater and sportscar star Richie Stanaway has now been formally released to confirm the seat as co-driver for lead driver Chris Pither in the Ice Break Super Black Racing Ford at the 2016 V8 Supercar endurance events at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast. 

 Stanaway is currently competing in the World Endurance Championship series in the works Aston Martin GT car but will be back behind the wheel of the Super Black Racing V8 Supercar machine at Winton this month as they prepare for the Sandown enduro on September 16-18. Super Black Manager Greg Hahn says  we’ve had a plan for the enduros and the timing of the teams first pole last weekend at Queensland Raceway is another indication that our form is improving through each event. The team is encouraged by the progress but it’s important that Richie gets as much mileage under his belt as possible”.

He was German Formula 3 champion in 2011, before progressing to GP3 and Renault 3.5, where he took numerous race wins and podiums. He took part in Formula One’s major support category GP2 last season, winning two races including the feature race on the challenging streets of Monte Carlo at the Monaco Grand Prix. His tin top experience includes a season in the Porsche SuperCup with the DAMS team in 2013, before joining Aston Martin in 2013 and undertaking race winning duty for them in the World Endurance Championship and the Grand Am Series in the USA. He also took pole in the GTE Pro class at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2015 on his first visit to the track. 

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