Coulthard doubles up with Race 2 win at Albert Park

  • Friday 15th March, 2013 3:04pm
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
Coulthard leads the pack into Turn 1

Coulthard leads the pack into Turn 1

Fabian Coulthard has made it two wins from two starts in the MSS Security V8 Supercars Challenge at Albert Park.

Despite starting from pole and enjoying a strong start, the Lockwood Holden driver again had to come from behind after the pitstops.

Coulthard left his stop until Lap 4, emerging behind the Red Bull Holden of Craig Lowndes, which had taken service at the end of the opening tour.

Coulthard quickly closed the gap however, eventually passing Lowndes with three laps to go before easing away to a two second victory.

Lowndes and Jason Bright were second and third respectively at the flag. A pit clash between the pair will be investigated after the race, with Lowndes appearing to have been released unsafely into Bright’s path.

Will Davison played the long game on the way to fourth, waiting until the end of Lap 8 before taking his stop.

James Moffat took an impressive fifth for Nissan ahead of Scott McLaughlin, David Reynolds, Todd Kelly, Shane van Gisbergen and James Courtney.

Like Davison, Van Gisbergen waited until the closing laps before making his stop. The Kiwi had come from the back of the field after a gearbox failure in Race 1.

Mark Winterbottom also came from deep in the field to finish 12th. The FPR Falcon driver had finished seventh in Race 1, but received a post-race penalty for an unsafe pit release, dropping him to 25th in the final result.

It was Jamie Whincup’s turn to be 25th in Race 2 after a drive-through for spinning his rear wheels during his pitstop. The second of the Red Bull Holdens had been running fourth when issued with the penalty.

Alex Premat failed to start due to the damage sustained to his Holden in Race 1, while mechanical issues saw Garth Tander’s Holden and Tim Slade’s Mercedes fail to finish. As the only car yet to pit, Slade had been leading when his E63 AMG expired.

The third of four V8 Supercars races for the weekend is scheduled for 1520 local time on Saturday, with the grid order to be set by the Race 2 result.

See below for the full Race 2 result

1Lockwood RacingFabian CoulthardHolden Commodore VF1224:38.9131
2Red Bull Racing AustraliaCraig LowndesHolden Commodore VF1224:41.0440
3Team BOCJason BrightHolden Commodore VF1224:43.8006
4Pepsi Max Crew FPR FordWill DavisonFord Falcon FG1224:53.5925
5Norton 360 RacingJames MoffatNissan Altima1224:54.0468
6Fujitsu Racing GRMScott McLaughlinHolden Commodore VF1224:54.5185
7The Bottle-O FPR FordDavid ReynoldsFord Falcon FG1224:57.9215
8Jack Daniel’s RacingTodd KellyNissan Altima1224:58.0861
9TEKNO Team VIPShane Van GisbergenHolden Commodore VF1225:00.5561
10Holden Racing TeamJames CourtneyHolden Commodore VF1225:01.0710
11Tekno AutosportsJonathon WebbHolden Commodore VF1225:02.7777
12Pepsi Max Crew FPR FordMark WinterbottomFord Falcon FG1225:06.7511
13Jack Daniel’s RacingRick KellyNissan Altima1225:08.1715
14Norton 360 RacingMichael CarusoNissan Altima1225:08.4217
15Jeld-wen FPR FordAlex DavisonFord Falcon FG1225:08.6195
16Team HIFLEXTony D’AlbertoHolden Commodore VF1225:08.9386
17Supercheap Auto RacingRussell IngallHolden Commodore VF1225:10.3475
18Irwin RacingLee HoldsworthMercedes E63 AMG1225:15.6284
19Dodo Insurance RacingDean FioreHolden Commodore VF1225:19.4919
20Wilson Security RacingTim BlanchardFord Falcon FG1225:20.7545
21ekol RacingScott PyeHolden Commodore VF1225:21.0712
22Wilson Security RacingDavid WallHolden Commodore VF1225:21.3109
23Wilson Security RacingJonny ReidFord Falcon FG1225:21.8149
24SP Tools RacingMaro EngelMercedes E63 AMG1225:23.2992
25Red Bull Racing AustraliaJamie WhincupHolden Commodore VF1225:35.6388
DNFHeavy Haulage Australia RacingTim SladeMercedes E63 AMG 918:22.0515
DNFHolden Racing TeamGarth TanderHolden Commodore VF 4 8:51.1750

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