Castrol Wrap – V8 Supercar Final Round – Sydney Telstra 500

Monday 3rd December, 2012


Author: Castrol EDGE ©

Davison wins the final race of the 2012 V8 Supercars season

Davison wins the final race of the 2012 V8 Supercars season

Castrol-backed Ford Performance Racing have capped off another strong year in the International V8 Supercars Championship with Will Davison winning the final race of the year at the Sydney Telstra 500.

The championship win went top Triple 8’s Jamie Whincup with FPR driver Mark Winterbottom narrowly missing out on second for the year being pipped at the post by Craig Lowndes in the final race.

Davison claimed fourth overall in the championship standings as well as picking up the prestigious Armor All Pole Award for the most amount of poles for the season with an impressive nine.

“I am pumped to round out the year like this and to win at Homebush is a special feeling as I’ve come so close in the past,” said Davison.

“It was a great race and for once relatively straight forward. I settled into a good battle and managed everything I needed to so it was nice. I am proud to win the final race for Ford this season so I am going to enjoy our celebrations as the pole award was a nice bonus.” Davison added.

Fellow Castrol-backed FPR teammate David Reynolds putting in his best year to date, in his young career, to finish inside the top-10 in ninth.

Ingall endured a tough finish to what was otherwise a strong year for the Supercheap Auto driver

Ingall endured a tough finish to what was otherwise a strong year for the Supercheap Auto driver

Castrol-backed Kelly Racing Jack Daniel’s Commodore drivers Rick Kelly and Tim Blanchard finished the 30th and final race of the 2012 season 11th and 24th respectively.

“There’s no doubt we’ve had a tough year but finished it on a comparative high this weekend with a sixth and eleventh,” said Kelly.

“I’m really impressed with how well the team has stuck together this year through the tough times. If we can hang in together that well in the tough times, I know we will enjoy the good times next season when we can challenge the best of them.” Kelly added.

Russell Ingall produced his season-best qualifying performance in the Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore and recovered from a mid-race setback to finish Saturday’s first leg of the Sydney Telstra 500, Race 29 of the V8 Supercar Championship, just outside the top 10.

Ingall unfortunately endured an unlucky conclusion to his 2012 V8 Supercar Championship campaign, a couple of mechanical issues ending his run in the second leg of the Sydney Telstra 500.

The 2012 International V8 Supercar season is now complete; the 2013 season kicks off with the Clipsal 500, Adelaide, February 28-March 3.

Result: V8 Supercars Championship Race 30, Sydney Olympic Park

1Trading Post FPR FordWill DavisonFord Falcon FG7401:57:50.5999
2TeamVodafoneCraig LowndesHolden Commodore VE27401:57:53.1830
3Holden Racing TeamJames CourtneyHolden Commodore VE27401:57:55.1879
4Lucky 7 RacingTim SladeFord Falcon FG7401:57:58.7939
5TeamVodafoneJamie WhincupHolden Commodore VE27401:58:15.1295
6Tekno AutosportsJonathon WebbHolden Commodore VE27401:58:18.8181
7The Bottle-O Racing TeamDavid ReynoldsFord Falcon FG7401:58:28.3027
8VIP PetfoodsSteve OwenFord Falcon FG7401:58:36.8652
9Team BOCJason BrightHolden Commodore VE27401:58:38.3088
10Jim Beam RacingSteven JohnsonFord Falcon FG7401:58:39.2610
11Jack Daniel’s RacingRick KellyHolden Commodore VE27401:58:40.6498
12Irwin RacingLee HoldsworthFord Falcon FG7401:58:42.0781
13Team iSelectTaz DouglasHolden Commodore VE27401:58:46.3043
14Fair Dinkum Sheds RacingKarl ReindlerHolden Commodore VE27401:58:46.9772
15Lockwood RacingFabian CoulthardHolden Commodore VE27401:59:58.3786
16Holden Racing TeamGarth TanderHolden Commodore VE27301:58:29.4507
17Fujitsu Racing GRMScott McLaughlinHolden Commodore VE27301:58:35.4197
18Orrcon Steel FPR FordMark WinterbottomFord Falcon FG7301:58:51.4094
19Tekno AutosportsMichael PatriziHolden Commodore VE27301:59:03.2504
20Jack Daniel’s RacingTim BlanchardHolden Commodore VE27201:59:00.7721
21Jim Beam RacingDean FioreFord Falcon FG6901:57:53.9308
22Team Norton DJRJames MoffatFord Falcon FG6901:59:01.1812
DNFFujitsu Racing GRMMichael CarusoHolden Commodore VE27201:55:58.1945
DNFSupercheap Auto RacingRussell IngallHolden Commodore VE234   58:00.9814
DNFTeam HiflexTony D’AlbertoFord Falcon FG29   51:07.6128
DNFWilson Security RacingDavid WallHolden Commodore VE214   27:42.6673
DNFPepsi Max CrewGreg MurphyHolden Commodore VE2 5    9:58.1246
DNFSP Tools RacingShane Van GisbergenFord Falcon FG

Championship standings after Race 30 of 30

1Jamie Whincup3861
2Craig Lowndes3522
3Mark Winterbottom3457
4Will Davison3049
5Tim Slade2790
6Shane Van Gisbergen2554
7Garth Tander2462
8Lee Holdsworth2189
9David Reynolds2187
10James Courtney2153
11Fabian Coulthard2035
12Jonathon Webb1987
13Russell Ingall1960
14Rick Kelly1894
15Michael Caruso1770
16Jason Bright1737
17Steven Johnson1621
18Michael Patrizi1397
19Dean Fiore1395
20Steve Owen1393
21James Moffat1354
22Todd Kelly1263
23Tony D’Alberto1176
24Karl Reindler1147
25David Wall1142
26Taz Douglas1079
27Alexandre Premat 942
28Greg Murphy 649

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