End of an era as Brad Jones retires Tallulah

Fabian Coulthard’s original V8 Supercar has been retired and will be replaced with a new version for the next round in Darwin.DESPITE two podiums in the past two V8 Supercar rounds, including a second at Winton Raceway on Sunday, Brad Jones Racing has decided to retire Fabian Coulthard’s Freightliner car.
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Tallulah, named after the Cool Runnings movie, will remain in BJR’s Albury garage as the team’s most successful V8 Supercar.

The car gave Coulthard his first V8 Supercars Championship race win at Symmons Plains in 2013 and first pole in Pukekohe that year.

“It’s a pretty proud moment for me to be able to retire this car with a lot of great achievements,” he said.

“Seven pole positions, eight race wins, 25 podiums and two lap records at Winton and Bathurst — the lap record at Mount Panorama being one of the highlights.”

Work started on the new chassis in April, with the gaps between the Tasmanian — Perth and Winton — Darwin rounds used to focus on the project.

It is the fifth Car Of The Future chassis built in the East Albury workshop.

Coulthard will debut the new Freightliner Racing chassis when the V8 Supercar Championship heads to Darwin for the next round of the series in about a month’s time.

“Any time you get to roll out a brand new car is a good day,” he said.

“It is a cool experience for my team to be building this new car.

“Obviously we want to achieve even more than what we did with Tallulah, my team are really excited to make this happen.

“As for the name of this new car, stay tuned!”

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