LOOKING for form in the V8 Supercars Championship often sends you in two different directions: this years form on the whole and a drivers form in general on a specific track.
With this weekends Phillip Island 300 coming up, the Island-specific numbers all point to Holden success this weekend in a season that has otherwise been dominated by Ford Performance Racing.
Holden drivers have won nine of the last 12 V8 Supercar races at Phillip Island, including all four 500-kilometre races held between 2008 and 2011.
TeamVodafone duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes, as well as the Holden Racing Teams Garth Tander, are the drivers with the most impressive records at the 4.445-kilometre venue.
Championship leader Whincup - who holds a 29-point buffer over Will Davison heading into the weekend - has finished in the top three in eight of the last nine races at Phillip Island since 2007, only missing out in the 2010 L and H 500 when his car failed while strongly placed.
In that time, Whincup has also never qualified outside the top four even in the years of the 500-kilometre endurance race where his various co-drivers results helped dictate his grid position.
Amazingly, Whincups Phillip Island qualifying average since 2007 sits at a brilliant 2.14!
Hell also celebrate a milestone on Sunday when he lines up for this 250th V8 Supercars Championship race start.
While his TeamVodafone teammate has had great Phillip Island history, Craig Lowndes has generated some fantastic stats of his own at the circuit in recent times.
Hes finished in the top two in each of the last four L and H 500 endurance races at Phillip Island. He was runner-up in 2008 and 2009 with Whincup and won in 2010 and 2011 with Mark Skaife.
All up, Lowndes has eight ATCC/V8SC race wins at Phillip Island, just one short of the record held by Skaife.
In the case of Tander, the Holden Racing Team pilots good record at Phillip Island stretches back even longer than Whincups.
He has finished in the top four in 14 of the last 16 races from 2003 onwards; with nine of those being top-three race finishes.
The circuit holds happy memories for Tander, given he sealed his 2007 V8 Supercars Championship crown at Phillip Island.
For more on the Phillip Island 300: phillipisland.v8supercars.com.au