Phillip Island: TeamVodafone preview

TeamVodafone to arrive in Melbourne ahead of L&H 500 at Phillip Island. TeamVodafone's endurance race specialists Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup and their European counterparts, Allan Simonsen and James Thompson, will meet with Melbourne media...

TeamVodafone to arrive in Melbourne ahead of L&H 500 at Phillip Island.

TeamVodafone's endurance race specialists Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup and their European counterparts, Allan Simonsen and James Thompson, will meet with Melbourne media at 1.30pm today (Wednesday September 9, 2009) ahead of the this weekend's L&H 500 at Phillip Island.

After a successful shakedown last week, Lowndes and Whincup are feeling confident ahead of this weekend's event, the reigning V8 Supercar Champions have finished on the podium in the past eight consecutive endurance races.The star duo also amassed the most points for the Phillip Island event last year after strong combined performances in the Saturday sprint races and a solid second place in Sunday's 500km race.

Simonsen and Thompson are also shaping up to be a strong combination in the endurance races with the pair recording solid times in the rookie test day at Queensland Raceway recently.

This weekend, all four TeamVodafone drivers will wear enduro-spec race suits, featuring Vodafone's rocket red where the suits were traditionally white.

The suits will be auctioned off online at www.teamvodafone.com immediately following the event to raise money for charities supported by the Vodafone Foundation.

The event begins on Friday September 11 and runs through to Sunday September 13. Drivers will contest either Race A or Race B on Saturday before pairing up for the 500km Sunday race.

-credit: tv

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Series Supercars
Drivers Craig Lowndes , Allan Simonsen , Phillip Island