Having secured three consecutive F1 constructor and driver championships in as many years the time had arrived for Red Bull Racing to execute phase two of its plan for the world-wide domination of all things motorsport. Required was a category of national pastime and international significance. One of thrills and spontaneity. And we found just that in V8 Supercars.
We sought the globe over to find a competition worthy; where raw power, noise, speed and hostilities were not just welcomed but expected. And a location where racing was a way of life - its drivers more Ricky Bobby than Ryan Gosling. With that strict criteria in mind, the European touring car series was ruled out almost immediately and quickly followed by the lesser known New Zealand circuit.
Now, we’re ready to race our brand spanking VF Commodores and bring a new attitude to pit lane. And who knows, even RD might crack a few smiles along the way.
He spends more time in an office chair than a racing chair these days but PD's work on the track has far from suffered.
After quitting full-time V8 Supercars in 2011 to focus on running the family business - Autobarn - the 30-year-old re-emerged last season at Triple Eight and helped steer the No.1 Holden Commodore to victory in the Bathurst 1000.
In 2013 Dumbrell again pairs with Triple Eight's four-time series champion to take-on Bathurst, marking 15 years since his debut at Mt Panorama as a 17-year-old. Team-mates argue he's still every bit that 17-year-old...