Webb wins dramatic race on Sydney streets

Mother Racing's Jonathon Webb

Mother Racing's Jonathon Webb

Jonathon Webb has won an amazing V8 Supercars race at the Sydney Telstra 500 today, while James Courtney has moved into the box seat in the championship race.

The Mother-backed driver took his first V8 win amid a staggering amount of drama at the Sydney Olympic Park street track.

Webb’s victory came courtesy of a well executed pit stop for wet tyres late in the race.

Rain, carnage and controversy prevailed, with Webb leading home Trading Post Racing’s Jason Bright and Jack Daniel’s Racing’s Rick Kelly.

While Webb took a surprise win, the race for the V8 title between the championship contenders took a major hit on lap 60 when leader Mark Winterbottom, James Courtney and Jamie Whincup (among others) hit the turn five wall in wet conditions.

The crash ended Winterbottom’s race and championship chance, while Courtney and Whincup’s crew worked overtime to get the cars back on the track to score title points.

Courtney ended up 15th, while Whincup’s team got the car onto the back of the track, but he only completed an outlap at the end and has been classified as a non-finisher. The gap in the championship between Courtney and Whincup, as it stands, is 113 points.

Top-3 talk to Speedcafe after today’s race

Race Highlights

More race coverage to follow on Speedcafe.com.au ….

1 19 Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 69
2 14 Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 69
3 15 Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 69
4 17 Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 69
5 24 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE 69
6 34 Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 69
7 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE2 69
8 10 Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE2 69
9 11 Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 68
10 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 68
11 6 Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 67
12 39 Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 67
13 3 Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VE2 67
14 12 Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 65
15 18 James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 62
DNF 1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 61
DNF 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 60
DNF 8 888 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 60
DNF 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 60
DNF 7 Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 59
DNF 22 Will Davison Holden Commodore VE2 59
DNF 2 Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 59
DNF 4 Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 59
DNF 8 Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 59
DNF 51 Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 57
DNF 47 Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 53
DNF 16 Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE2 33
DNF 30 Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 15
DNF 21 Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE 5

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