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Posted on 01/31/2019 | in 深圳桑拿网 | by

Red Bull Racing team owner Roland Dane says V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup has a job for life at his team.

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Whincup’s dominance of the championship has brought his team four titles in four years – and six in the last seven.

It’s a record unmatched in the sport’s history and naturally, after his latest success was confirmed on Phillip Island, attention shifted to his future.

Whincup has a contract with Red Bull/Triple Eight until the end of 2015 and has been linked to more lucrative series abroad.

Dane hopes it won’t be six and out for Whincup under his watch.

“We’ve talked about the future thereafter (2015) already,” he told AAP.

“As long as he wants to stay at Triple Eight and is motivated to keep racing, I’m not going to try and break up the team.”

Irish-born Dane has overseen a remarkable run of success at the Red Bull stable, claiming a champion or runner-up every year in the last decade.

But he may confront greater difficulties next year.

Mark Winterbottom has vowed to come back stronger after seeing his early championship lead diluted.

Red Bull teammate Craig Lowndes can never be discounted.

The emergence of Scott McLaughlin in his quick Volvo car could provide another contender.

And of course, there’s the return of former champion Marcos Ambrose.

Ambrose has been courted back to V8 Supercars by the might of American giant Penske Racing, which has bought a controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing.

Dane says the challengers will face a champion at the peak of his powers.

“Jamie’s proved now he’s officially the best ever,” he said.

“Whilst it’s difficult to say that era to era, you can certainly say he’s the best of the last 20 years.

With six titles, Whincup has overtaken five-time winners and legends Mark Skaife, Dick Johnson and Ian Geoghegan to sit alone on top of the sport.

Whatever the differences between their eras, Dane says Whincup should be measured on top of one category.

“The thing that sets him apart from some of the other legends is the level of competition,” he said.

“(What) Jamie has to take on is higher and closer than it’s ever been in Australian motorsport.

And if you’re sick of the sight of the champagne-drenched champ on the podium, don’t blame him, blame V8 Supercars officials.

Whincup said he intends to stay in the category after organisers responded to a sluggish format.

“Things started to normalise in the 2011, 2012 period, we pretty much had one setup and around we went,” he said.

“It was like going to the same job every day, the same desk.

“Since then, the category has done a great job to spice things up.

“The racing’s more competitive, better than it’s ever been.”

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