Whincup holds off Bright in Race 9

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Sunday 1st May, 2011 - 5:07pm

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Jamie Whincup

Jamie Whincup

Jamie Whincup has overcome a strong challenge from Jason Bright to take Race 9 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Barbagallo Raceway.

The championship leader trailed Bright in the early stages of the race but was able to overcome the winner of Race 8 with a better pit stop.

Bright chased Whincup all the way home but could not get close enough to make a challenge.

Garth Tander salvaged a result for the Toll Holden Racing Team, finishing in third place.

Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone) and James Courtney (Toll Holden Racing Team) finished fourth and fifth, while Steve Johnson (Jim Beam Racing) just edged out Shane van Gisbergen in a frantic dash for the finish line.

Jason Bargwanna (Jana Living Racing), Tim Slade (Lucky 7 Racing) and Greg Murphy (Pepsi Max Crew) rounded out the top 10.

Whincup’s victory sees the TeamVodafone driver extend his lead in the points standings over his team-mate Lowndes.

CLICK HERE to view the current championship points

See below for the Race 9 result

1 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:04.0396
2 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:04.9747
3 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:09.2628
4 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:14.5408
5 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:19.9519
6 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 50 49:20.1735
7 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 50 49:20.1927
8 Jana Living Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:24.5327
9 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 50 49:24.6537
10 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:26.7089
11 Irwin Racing Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 50 49:38.5676
12 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:39.0963
13 Bundaberg Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:40.7798
14 The Bottle-O Racing Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 50 49:40.9063
15 Trading Post FPR Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 50 49:44.5165
16 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:45.1220
17 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:48.3243
18 Fujitsu Racing GRM Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:51.9126
19 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:52.8056
20 Wilson Security Racing Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:53.6227
21 Jim Beam Racing James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 50 49:54.0174
22 Triple F Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 50 49:58.3729
23 Mother Energy Racing Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 50 50:04.0231
24 Stratco Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:12.6967
25 Gulf Western Oil Racing Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:17.3268
26 Orrcon Steel FPR Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 49 49:34.0162


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