Whincup doubles up in Abu Dhabi Race 2

  • Saturday 3rd November, 2012 6:15pm
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
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Jamie Whincup took his second win of the weekend in Race 25

Jamie Whincup is on course to clean-sweep the V8 Supercars Championship event in Abu Dhabi after taking another commanding victory in Race 2 of the weekend.

The TeamVodafone Holden driver out-dragged pole-sitter Will Davison off the line before steadily pulling away to a 2.8 s victory.

Davison and Shane van Gisbergen completed the podium in a repeat of the opening race result.

CLICK HERE for the Race 24 report and result from earlier today

Mark Winterbottom did his best to minimise the points loss with fourth, taking the flag just 0.5s behind a fading van Gisbergen.

Garth Tander, Tim Slade, David Reynolds, Lee Holdsworth, Jonathon Webb and Fabian Coulthard completed the top 10.

Holdsworth ran fourth in the early stages before losing position to Winterbottom and Tander. A subsequent spin then dropped the IRWIN Ford behind Slade and Reynolds, who enjoyed a tight battle over the 12 lap journey.

Further down the order it was another tough race for Alex Premat, who finished just 25th after an early race spin thanks to contact from Steve Owen at Turn 17.

Steven Johnson took the chequered flag three places further up the road in 22nd having endured a spin of his own in amongst the mid-pack shuffle at Turn 1.

Whincup now leads the standings by 270 points with five races remaining.

“So far so good,” he said of his weekend so far.

“Obviously to win around here you’ve got to have a very, very good car and I had that today.

“I’m sure that the other boys will make some tweaks and changes to their suspension for tomorrow so we’ll have to step up our game.”

The third and final 12 lap race of the weekend will take place on Sunday at 1330 local time (1930 AEST).

The grid for Race 26 was set during yesterday’s qualifying session and will see Davison start from pole ahead of Whincup and van Gisbergen.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s qualifying report and results

See below for the full Race 25 result

1 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 12 26:48.8530
2 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 12 26:51.6540
3 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 12 26:57.5610
4 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 12 26:58.0630
5 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:03.5730
6 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 12 27:06.8240
7 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 12 27:08.4520
8 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 12 27:13.5490
9 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:18.2120
10 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:18.9470
11 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:18.9910
12 Kelly Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:21.1290
13 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 12 27:22.6750
14 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:23.3210
15 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:23.5500
16 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:27.2110
17 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:28.7160
18 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:29.4030
19 Team Hiflex Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 12 27:30.3020
20 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 12 27:31.4750
21 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:31.7420
22 Dick Johnson Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 12 27:32.4510
23 Dick Johnson Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 12 27:39.0320
24 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:39.5100
25 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:43.5850
26 Kelly Racing Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:45.9910
27 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 12 27:47.7470
28 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 12 28:01.8570

See below for the updated championship standings

1 Jamie Whincup 3260
2 Mark Winterbottom 2990
3 Craig Lowndes 2923
4 Will Davison 2687
5 Shane Van Gisbergen 2354
6 Tim Slade 2233
7 Garth Tander 2168
8 David Reynolds 1854
9 Lee Holdsworth 1853
10 Fabian Coulthard 1791
11 James Courtney 1767
12 Russell Ingall 1700
13 Jonathon Webb 1623
14 Michael Caruso 1595
15 Rick Kelly 1550
16 Jason Bright 1506
17 Steven Johnson 1425
18 Todd Kelly 1263
19 Dean Fiore 1207
20 Michael Patrizi 1152
21 Steve Owen 1127
22 James Moffat  992
23 Tony D’Alberto  991
24 David Wall  989
25 Taz Douglas  892
26 Karl Reindler  886
27 Alexandre Premat  832
28 Greg Murphy  649

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Abu Dhabi Race Guide

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