Whincup proves too strong in Ipswich 60/60

  • Saturday 27th July, 2013 5:07pm
  • Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©
The Race 22 podium

The Race 22 podium

Jamie Whincup proved the class of the field in both legs of the 60/60 Super Sprint at Queensland Raceway to extend his V8 Supercars Championship lead.

The pole-sitter led all 40 laps of the two-part race, controlling the gap to second-place Scott McLaughlin throughout.

Mark Winterbottom dropped from third to sixth on the opening lap of the first leg after a nudge from Craig Lowndes, but fought back to be third at the final chequered flag.

Lowndes finished on Winterbottom’s bumper in fourth while James Courtney, Will Davison, Jason Bright, Garth Tander, Alex Davison and James Moffat completed the top 10.

Fabian Coulthard was an even greater victim of the opening lap scramble that hindered Winterbottom, falling to a low of 16th before eventually finishing the opening leg 11th.

The Lockwood Holden driver found himself having to produce the same recovery performance from 16th to 11th in the second leg after being pushed wide during an early three-wide scrap with Alex Davison and Garth Tander.

The most entertaining battle of the day was that for the eventual 10th position as a struggling Shane van Gisbergen attempted to hold back a train that involved Chaz Mostert, James Moffat, Coulthard and the Nissans of Rick and Todd Kelly.

Todd Kelly is expected to be investigated for two incidents post-race after tangling with David Wall early in the second leg before wildly punting Mostert on the final lap.

Also in the wars were Lee Holdsworth and Michael Caruso, who clashed on the restart lap, and David Reynolds, who fell out of seventh on the penultimate lap with a deflated tyre.

Reynolds limped his Ford to the flag but was not classified as a finisher on the account of his final lap being too slow.

Maro Engel’s promising weekend fell apart with brake problems in the opening leg, but a between heat change saw him fight back to 19th in the final reckoning.

A pair of 100km races will complete the Coates Hire Ipswich 360 tomorrow.

See below for the full Race 22 resultĀ 

1Red Bull Racing AustraliaJamie WhincupHolden Commodore VF4001:12:39.94
2Fujitsu Racing GRMScott McLaughlinHolden Commodore VF4001:12:40.51
3Pepsi Max Crew FPR FordMark WinterbottomFord Falcon FG4001:12:40.76
4Red Bull Racing AustraliaCraig LowndesHolden Commodore VF4001:12:41.07
5Holden Racing TeamJames CourtneyHolden Commodore VF4001:12:42.09
6Pepsi Max Crew FPR FordWill DavisonFord Falcon FG4001:12:42.97
7Team BOCJason BrightHolden Commodore VF4001:12:45.59
8Holden Racing TeamGarth TanderHolden Commodore VF4001:12:48.86
9Jeld-wen FPR FordAlex DavisonFord Falcon FG4001:12:50.42
10Norton 360 RacingJames MoffatNissan Altima4001:12:55.82
11Lockwood RacingFabian CoulthardHolden Commodore VF4001:12:57.32
12TEKNO Team VIPShane Van GisbergenHolden Commodore VF4001:13:00.31
13Jack Daniel’s RacingRick KellyNissan Altima4001:13:00.89
14Supercheap Auto RacingRussell IngallHolden Commodore VF4001:13:02.38
15Jack Daniel’s RacingTodd KellyNissan Altima4001:13:03.33
16Wilson Security RacingTim BlanchardFord Falcon FG4001:13:03.87
17Dodo Insurance RacingDean FioreHolden Commodore VF4001:13:03.94
18Wilson Security RacingDavid WallHolden Commodore VF4001:13:04.89
19SP Tools RacingMaro EngelMercedes E63 AMG4001:13:06.64
20Fujitsu Racing GRMAlexandre PrematHolden Commodore VF4001:13:07.09
21Team HIFLEXTony D’AlbertoHolden Commodore VF4001:13:07.40
22ekol RacingScott PyeHolden Commodore VF4001:13:09.06
23Wilson Security RacingChaz MostertFord Falcon FG4001:13:11.34
24Heavy Haulage Australia RacingTim SladeMercedes E63 AMG3901:13:09.85
25Norton 360 RacingMichael CarusoNissan Altima3801:13:24.77
26Tekno AutosportsJonathon WebbHolden Commodore VF3801:13:45.57
DNFThe Bottle-O FPR FordDavid ReynoldsFord Falcon FG3901:12:43.32
DNFIrwin RacingLee HoldsworthMercedes E63 AMG2150:21.37

See below for the updated championship points

1Jamie Whincup1691
2Craig Lowndes1560
3Will Davison1444
4Mark Winterbottom1423
5Garth Tander1362
6Shane Van Gisbergen1356
7Fabian Coulthard1339
8Jason Bright1333
9James Courtney1317
10Jonathon Webb1122
11Scott McLaughlin1058
12Rick Kelly949
13David Reynolds898
14James Moffat877
15Alex Davison870
16Tony D’Alberto781
17Alexandre Premat755
18Russell Ingall753
19Dean Fiore666
20Michael Caruso657
21Tim Slade619
22David Wall615
23Todd Kelly572
24Tim Blanchard571
25Chaz Mostert556
26Scott Pye536
27Lee Holdsworth523
28Maro Engel422
29Jonny Reid149


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