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Details regarding Supercars’ recently announced shift from actual racing to simulator events are slowly emerging, with the latest announcement seemingly rewarding Team Penske driver Fabian Coulthard for his skilful display at Bathurst last year.
Head of Supercars Safety Car Deployment Dan Brown told The Waterton Sports Chronicle Fabian is the perfect fit.
“Yeah he’s the perfect fit mate. His performance at Bathurst last year shows he’s more than capable of keeping the field behind him, which is really the primary KPI we’re looking for.” Dan explained.
Dan also pointed out that Fabian’s eye for spotting and negotiating “debriss” was second to none.
“Even if there’s nothing there, he’ll react appropriately.” Dan explained.
Sources familiar with the situation have revealed to this reporter that the only real question mark over Fabs’ new role is how he will deal with Jamie Whincup.
“The last time he drove a safety car (at Bathurst last year) Jamie had already passed him, so it will be interesting to see how he copes trying to keep him behind. He’s untested in that regard.” explained an insider.
Regarding Whincup, Fabs said “It is what is really. I don’t think it makes a difference who’s in the safety car or how many lights are flashing, Jamie’s coming through regardless.”.