SVG declared winner of shortened Race 3

Tom Howard

Saturday 8th April, 2017 - 6:27pm

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Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen was declared the winner of shortened Race 3 at the Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint.

The Triple Eight driver led home team-mates Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes across the line when the race conducted one final lap under Safety Car following a huge multiple crash that saw officials suspend the race for 50 minutes.

The incident was triggered by initial contact involving Fabian Coulthard (DJR Team Penske) and Rick Kelly, which then sparked further contact between Cameron Waters (Prodrive) and Garth Tander (GRM).

Tander’s Commodore, which was broadside on the run to Turn 4, resulted in a crash involving 12 cars.

Will Davison, Tim Slade, Nick Percat, Tim Blanchard, James Moffat, Scott Pye, James Courtney, Alex Rullo, Taz Douglas and Simona De Silvestro were also involved in the ensuing carnage.

Davison was taken to a Launceston hospital complaining of back pain.

“First and foremost it’s good to hear everyone is okay,” said van Gisbergen.

“That’s a hard one. On that first lap I followed Chaz to the hairpin. The sun was out, there was a lot of spray, and I could hardly see – and that was only one car. I can see it wouldn’t have bene easy to avoid.

“I don’t really care about (winning the shortened race). I just hope we can have a good field tomorrow, everyone can fix their cars, and everyone is okay. I’m not sure what will happen points-wise, it’s not high on the prioirty list.”

Erebus Motorsport’s David Reynolds finished fourth ahead of Chaz Mostert, Jason Bright, Mark Winterbottom, Dale Wood, Todd Kelly and Cameron Waters.

Championship points were awarded.

Result: Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Tyrepower Tasmania Race 3

1 Red Bull Holden Racing Aust Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 4 54:29.0032
2 Red Bull Holden Racing Aust Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 4 54:29.3984
3 TeamVortex Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 4 54:29.7262
4 Erebus Penrite Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VF 4 54:30.2673
5 Supercheap Auto Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG/X 4 54:30.7402
6 MEGA Racing Jason Bright Ford Falcon FG/X 4 54:31.1528
7 The Bottle-O Racing Team Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG/X 4 54:31.7045
8 carsales Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 4 54:32.9691
9 Monster Energy Racing Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG/X 4 54:33.5117
10 Shell V-Power Racing Team Fabian Coulthard Ford Falcon FG/X 4 54:34.1698
11 Preston Hire Racing Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VF 4 54:34.8962
12 Nissan Motorsport Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 4 54:35.3686
13 Shell V-Power Racing Team Scott McLaughlin Ford Falcon FG/X 4 54:35.9839
14 Team Harvey Norman Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima 4 54:36.5567
15 Erebus GB Galvanizing Racing Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 4 54:57.4336
DNF Sengled Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1  1:09.8932
DNF Freightliner Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 1  1:10.2892
DNF Wilson Security Racing GRM Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 1  1:10.8185
DNF BIANTE 1:1 Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 1  1:11.2354
DNF Team CoolDrive Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VF 1  1:11.7532
DNF Wilson Security Racing GRM James Moffat Holden Commodore VF 1  1:11.8879
DNF Mobil 1 HSV Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 1  1:12.6933
DNF Mobil 1 HSV Racing James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 1  1:12.9604
DNF Repair Management Aust Racing Alex Rullo Holden Commodore VF 1  1:13.3546
DNF TEKNO Woodstock Racing Will Davison Holden Commodore VF 1  1:14.3490
DNF Repair Management Aust Racing Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VF 1  1:15.0123

Championship Standings

1 Shane Van Gisbergen 450
2 Jamie Whincup 342
3 Fabian Coulthard 327
4 Chaz Mostert 324
5 Craig Lowndes 297
6 Cameron Waters 294
7 Scott McLaughlin 258
8 James Courtney 249
9 David Reynolds 240
10 Mark Winterbottom 219
11 Jason Bright 204
12 Lee Holdsworth 189
13 Michael Caruso 180
14 Todd Kelly 178
15 Rick Kelly 165
16 Tim Slade 159
17 Simona De Silvestro 144
18 Garth Tander 141
19 James Moffat 135
20 Dale Wood 105
21 Scott Pye 105
22 Nick Percat  96
23 Tim Blanchard  90
24 Alex Rullo  66
25 Will Davison  66
26 Taz Douglas  66