7 Oct 2010

Whincup supports new driver rule for Bathurst

6:00 am on 7 October 2010

The reigning V8 Supercar drivers champion Jamie Whincup believes this year's Bathurst 1000 will be much harder to win than in the past.

Whincup says a new rule preventing regular drivers from pairing up for Sunday's 1000-kilometre endurance race will increase the number of cars capable of winning at Mount Panorama.

But the three-time Bathurst champion says he supports the new rule.