Taz Douglas takes first Fujitsu V8 race win

Fujitsu V8 Series race winner Taz Douglas

Fujitsu V8 Series race winner Taz Douglas

Taz Douglas has broken through for his first victory in the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series, taking today’s reverse grid race at Sandown International Raceway.

The win tops of an incredible year for the Victorian driver, who was diagnosed with and beaten Burkitt’s lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymphatic system.

Douglas, a privateer in the Fujitsu Series, won the second race of the weekend ahead of Tim Blanchard and James Moffat.

Douglas, 25, told Speedcafe.com.au that he’s remaining realistic about his achievement today.

“It’s good to get the first win,” he said.

“I’ll be happier when it’s not a reverse top 10, but it is still a good win. I’m pretty realistic about it though. I’m not going to get too excited yet.

“After the dramas we’ve had in qualifying and the first race, I think we can all be pretty happy with it.”

In yesterday’s first race, Steve Owen took the win from Jack Perkins. This pair will start this afternoon’s final race from the front row of the grid.

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