Davison leads home FPR one-two in Townsville

  • Saturday 6th July, 2013 5:24pm
  • Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©
Will Davison

Will Davison

Tagging a concrete wall during post-race victory burnouts was the only mistake from Will Davison on a day where he led home a Ford Performance Racing one-two.

Davison scored his second win of the season and his first in Townsville after hunting down Craig Lowndes in the closing stages.

Lowndes had shot from 12th on the grid to the lead over the opening 10 laps having been the only driver to elect to start on the soft tyres.

It took until 11 laps remained for the race’s true picture to really show, with first Davison and then team-mate Mark Winterbottom moving to the front in quick succession.

Fabian Coulthard also made it around Lowndes to steal the final podium spot, while his Brad Jones Racing stable-mate Jason Bright fell marginally short of Lowndes in fifth.

James Courtney, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander, Alex Davison and Chaz Mostert completed the top 10.

It was a disastrous race for Tekno Autosports, whose drivers Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb finished 17th and 22nd respectively.

Both Holdens received drive-through penalties for being released from their air-jacks before the refueling process had been completed.

Pole-sitter Van Gisbergen had lost the lead to Davison off the grid but regained the ascendancy in a cheeky dive beneath the Pepsi Falcon a short time later.

Van Gisbergen had remained the leading hard tyre runner throughout the entire opening stint before the pitstop drama struck.

Proceedings were little better at Erebus Motorpsort, with Lee Holdsworth and Tim Slade both on the retirements list after opening lap contact and an overheating issue respectively.

German Maro Engel salvaged 19th after also taking damage in the early corners.

Russell Ingall was also on the retirements list, dropping out late in the going with a power steering failure.

The race ran devoid of Safety Cars for its entire 70 lap duration, leaving those who had saved soft tyres for a potential charge at the end with an extra set of the quicker rubber for Sunday’s second 200km leg.

Despite a low-key day, Whincup continues to lead the points standings over team-mate Lowndes. Winterbottom is the biggest mover inside the top 10, jumping two places to fifth.

See below for the full Race 20 result

1Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Will DavisonFord Falcon FG01:28:39.59681:14.4892
2Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Mark WinterbottomFord Falcon FG01:28:43.60661:14.5498
3Lockwood Racing Fabian CoulthardHolden Commodore VF01:28:55.06441:14.3707
4Red Bull Racing Australia Craig LowndesHolden Commodore VF01:28:57.38681:14.1311
5Team BOC Jason BrightHolden Commodore VF01:28:58.91141:14.2288
6Holden Racing Team James CourtneyHolden Commodore VF01:29:06.19891:14.5086
7Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie WhincupHolden Commodore VF01:29:09.59981:14.5357
8Holden Racing Team Garth TanderHolden Commodore VF01:29:11.96911:14.2028
9Jeld-wen FPR Ford Alex DavisonFord Falcon FG01:29:12.44941:14.3178
10Wilson Security Racing Chaz MostertFord Falcon FG01:29:17.33641:14.6554
11The Bottle-O FPR Ford David ReynoldsFord Falcon FG01:29:17.58501:14.5820
12Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick KellyNissan Altima01:29:28.33001:14.3679
13Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre PrematHolden Commodore VF01:29:30.18021:14.2636
14Fujitsu Racing GRM Scott McLaughlinHolden Commodore VF01:29:31.24671:14.4695
15Norton 360 Racing James MoffatNissan Altima01:29:37.65171:14.6094
16Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd KellyNissan Altima01:29:41.73551:14.1510
17TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van GisbergenHolden Commodore VF01:29:42.74261:13.6836*
18Norton 360 Racing Michael CarusoNissan Altima01:29:47.99541:14.8471
19SP Tools Racing Maro EngelMercedes E63 AMG01:29:51.62601:14.8729
20Dodo Insurance Racing Dean FioreHolden Commodore VF01:29:02.41621:15.2201
21Wilson Security Racing David WallHolden Commodore VF01:29:26.06781:15.3711
22Tekno Autosports Jonathon WebbHolden Commodore VF01:29:36.39091:14.9772
23Wilson Security Racing Tim BlanchardFord Falcon FG01:29:49.74011:15.8843
24ekol Racing Scott PyeHolden Commodore VF01:29:50.09911:15.8518
25Team HIFLEX Tony D’AlbertoHolden Commodore VF01:30:19.91841:14.5784
DNFSupercheap Auto Racing Russell IngallHolden Commodore VF01:08:00.20171:14.4047
DNFIrwin Racing Lee HoldsworthMercedes E63 AMG01:29:08.47891:15.3006
DNFHeavy Haulage Australia Racing Tim SladeMercedes E63 AMG   44:17.99651:15.3975

See below for the updated points standings after Race 20

1Jamie Whincup1519
2Craig Lowndes1384
3Will Davison1298
4Fabian Coulthard1237
5Mark Winterbottom1217
6Jason Bright1212
7Shane Van Gisbergen1181
8Garth Tander1152
9James Courtney1105
10Jonathon Webb1035
11Scott McLaughlin 882
12David Reynolds 871
13Rick Kelly 860
14Alex Davison 763
15James Moffat 762
16Alexandre Premat 677
17Tony D’Alberto 651
18Russell Ingall 600
19Michael Caruso 598
20Dean Fiore 597
21David Wall 551
22Lee Holdsworth 523
23Tim Slade 507
24Tim Blanchard 497
25Todd Kelly 472
26Scott Pye 468
27Chaz Mostert 466
28Maro Engel 366
29Jonny Reid 149



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