Motorsport is more a team sport than footy, says Whincup

JAMIE Whincup has little trouble keeping motivated despite the demands of - and successes achieved - in his high-powered sport.

The defending V8 Supercars champion races the number one car this weekend.

"It's two-fold," the Gold Coast racer said, explaining what he calls a "money-can't-buy experience".

"Motorsport is seen as an individual sport but it's more a team sport than footy in my eyes," Whincup said.

"We have 35 people at Red Bull Racing and there's no greater feeling than everyone absolutely putting everything in on the big day and you achieve something great. For us, that's standing on the top step of the podium.

"And secondly, I just love driving my car, as simple as that sounds.

"New tyres on a good car out there racing hard is a great feeling and something I want to do for the rest of my life."



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