Lowndes breaks all-time win record in Race 10
Craig Lowndes has taken his 91st career Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship race victory, drawing clear of Mark Skaife on the all-time win tally.
Lowndes finished second to Jamie Whincup in the first leg, before making what would prove to be the winning move two laps into Leg 2.
The victory is also the 100th for Triple Eight and, with Whincup second, the first one-two in its Red Bull Racing Australia guise.
Mark Winterbottom’s FPR Falcon looked after its tyres superbly in both legs, allowing the #5 Ford to overtake Jason Bright for third in the closing stages.
Alex Davison, Alexandre Premat, David Reynolds, James Courtney, Shane van Gisbergen and James Moffat completed the top 10.
Fabian Coulthard came home 27th after popping a tyre and spearing off while running fifth in the closing stages.
Will Davison had a tyre failure of his own in the first leg, but managed to recover to 14th by the end of Leg 2 – one place ahead of standout rookie Chaz Mostert.
Davison’s troubles have seen Whincup take over the points lead after 10 races.
Another to strike difficulty was Scott Pye, who found himself sliding sideways through the grass – and becoming momentarily airborne – after turning himself around in a three-wide squeeze with Rick Kelly and Garth Tander.
The hastily repaired Ekol Holden returned for the second leg, eventually finishing a lap down after a mechanical black flag for loose bodywork.
Rick Kelly was also a lap down after pitting with a flat tyre, the spate of which appeared to have been caused for running wide over the Turn 5 exit kerb.
Maro Engel gradually fell back from his Leg 1 starting position of ninth to take the flag 24th.
Tim Slade finished as the top Mercedes with a solid run to 13th – three places behind top Nissan runner James Moffat.
Garth Tander struck trouble early in Leg 1 – running through the Turn 7 sand trap after an incident involving Jonathon Webb and Tim Blanchard that will be investigated post-race.
Races 11 and 12 will complete the Chill Perth 360 on Sunday.
See below for the full Race 10 result
|1||Red Bull Racing Australia||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:05.0887|
|2||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:06.9452|
|3||Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG||50||01:13:07.0626|
|4||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:09.9730|
|5||Jeld-wen FPR Ford||Alex Davison||Ford Falcon FG||50||01:13:13.9954|
|6||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Alexandre Premat||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:16.3886|
|7||The Bottle-O FPR Ford||David Reynolds||Ford Falcon FG||50||01:13:18.4141|
|8||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:18.4645|
|9||TEKNO Team VIP||Shane Van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:18.5283|
|10||Norton 360 Racing||James Moffat||Nissan Altima||50||01:13:19.0078|
|11||Norton 360 Racing||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||50||01:13:19.1676|
|12||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:21.5747|
|13||HHA Racing||Tim Slade||Mercedes E63 AMG||50||01:13:22.3314|
|14||Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford||Will Davison||Ford Falcon FG||50||01:13:26.9173|
|15||Wilson Security Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||50||01:13:27.1750|
|16||Tekno Autosports||Jonathon Webb||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:27.4992|
|17||Dodo Insurance Racing||Dean Fiore||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:27.8122|
|18||Irwin Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Mercedes E63 AMG||50||01:13:28.6970|
|19||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:32.2426|
|20||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Todd Kelly||Nissan Altima||50||01:13:32.6307|
|21||Wilson Security Racing||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||50||01:13:34.6179|
|22||Wilson Security Racing||David Wall||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:34.7876|
|23||Supercheap Auto Racing||Russell Ingall||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:34.9778|
|24||Team HIFLEX||Tony D’Alberto||Holden Commodore VF||50||01:13:36.3384|
|25||SP Tools Racing||Maro Engel||Mercedes E63 AMG||50||01:13:36.6386|
|26||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||49||01:13:37.3438|
|27||Lockwood Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore VF||49||01:13:37.5934|
|28||ekol Racing||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VF||49||01:13:38.0971|
See below for the updated points standings
|5||Shane Van Gisbergen||588|