The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship concluded after Race 28 at the VAILO Adelaide 500, with Scott Pye and Mark Winterbottom finishing 13th and 15th respectively.
Pye qualified 19th in the Toyota Forklifts’ Camaro, with Winterbottom 22nd in the DEWALT Camaro. The pair had a clean getaway and made their way forwards from the outset.
After two well-executed pit stops each in the lane, the pair emerged after the pit stop cycle in 13th and 15th, where they remained to the finish.
The championship concluded with Winterbottom 15th and Pye 18th in the drivers standings, and Team 18 eighth in the teams standings.
RESULTS & QUOTES
Scott Pye, #20 Toyota Forklifts Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Qualifying – 19th (1:19.9444)
Race 28 – 13th (Fastest lap, 1:20.5291)
“ Decent recovery from another tough qualifying. Good to move forward and make some moves and have some fun in my last race here.
“Thanks to everyone at Team 18 for four years, they have been turbulent, but it’s been nice to make some long term friends. I think there’s some great people here in this team and I wish them all the best in the future. I hope to see them get the success that they deserve. They work hard and they are a good group of people.”
Mark Winterbottom, #18 DEWALT Racing Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Qualifying – 22nd (1:20.1641)
Race 28 – 15th (Fastest lap, 1:20.6223)
“That was a really tough weekend and a tough way to finish, but all in all you know, we’ve had some highs this year. Obviously winning Darwin was a mega result and something I’m really proud of, but we’ve got work to do, so on our days we’re good, and on our off days we’re struggling.
“There are lots of changes happening for next year and I’ll be here fighting as hard as I can. At the moment it’s about going away, relaxing, and and coming back in January as hungry as ever. Team 18, we will be better. We will continue to strive, and the day will come where all this hard work pays off.”