Nissan finds its Supercars groove in Darwin


Nissan Motorsport driver Michael Caruso says the weekends strong performance at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway was no fluke.

The Supercars round in the Top End saw Nissan achieve the team’s first race win for the year and also scored two front-row starts.

Nissan leaving Darwin with more points than any other manufacturer/team.

2016 Supercars Drivers Championship Standings:

  1. Jamie Whincup – 1275 (Holden)
  2. Craig Lowndes – 1245 (Holden)
  3. Scott McLaughlin – 1230 (Volvo)
  4. Mark Winterbottom – 1212 (Ford)
  5. Shane Van Gisbergen – 1204 (Holden)
  6. Will Davison – 1152 (Holden)
  7. Michael Caruso - 1035 (Nissan)
  8. Tim Slade – 1023 (Holden)
  9. Rick Kelly – 921 (Nissan)
  10. James Courtney – 909 (Holden)

Caruso, who piloted his Nissan Altima to victory on Saturday, says Nissan is on the up in the fiercely competitive series.

“It’s great to get a win, but also getting the most points over a race weekend for the second time this year,

“It really proves that it wasn’t a fluke the first time, and that we’re consistently moving forward.

“I really hope this result allows everyone, myself included, to arrive into a weekend knowing that we are genuine contenders for race wins.

“Let’s just hope that with that attitude we can continue this confidence.”

The next round of the 2016 Supercars season will take place in North Queensland at the Townsville 400 in July.

About the author

Simon Lai

Simon is a writer and sometime contributor to the podcast. He also takes care of video production and product reviews. He met Joel through radio school and has worked with him on other ventures, reading news, producing and presenting radio content for regional networks. Simon doesn’t profess to be a car nut but enjoys driving first and foremost and has a penchant for hot hatches. He helps to provide the everyday-man perspective.

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