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Pedersen wins dramatic V8 SuperTourer race

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Sunday 19th February, 2012 - 12:19pm

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Ant Pedersen in the pack during today's final race

Ant Pedersen in the pack during today's final race

Ant Pedersen has secured victory in a dramatic feature race in the first round of the V8 SuperTourers class at Hampton Downs.

Pedersen took the win after two late Safety Cars bunched up the pack, turning the final 10 laps into a boxing match, rather than a motor race.

Pedersen’s International Motorsport’s team-mate Jonny Reid lead the majority of the 30 lap race, only to get swamped at the final re-start, falling to an eventual ninth.

Greg Murphy, the winner of the first two races of the weekend, was eventually handed the round win, but he had to do it the hard way.

The local hero was forced to serve a drive-through penalty for collecting the back of Kayne Scott on Lap 12. Murphy fought back into contention but was eliminated on the second last lap after a tap from Andy Booth.

Provisional results sees Murphy take the round win from Scott and Reid.

John McIntyre finished second in the race, recovering from a difficult round, leading home Scott McLaughlin, Steve Richards and Andre Heimgartner.

Booth crossed the line fifth, but was handed a 40 second penalty (drive through equivalent) after late contact with Murphy.

Race 3 Results

Pos No. Name Laps Total time Diff Best time In lap Best speed
1 96 Ant Pedersen 30 35:19.293 1:05.489 13 144.574
2 47 John McIntyre 30 35:21.849 2.556 1:05.683 3 144.147
3 93 Scott McLaughlin 30 35:22.058 2.765 1:05.295 29 145.003
4 556 Steven Richards 30 35:25.098 5.805 1:05.560 6 144.417
5 22 Andre Heimgartner 30 35:27.680 8.387 1:05.573 5 144.389
6 27 Craig Baird 30 35:28.258 8.965 1:05.785 7 143.923
7 51 Greg Murphy 30 35:29.415 10.122 1:05.261 5 145.079
8 5 Andy Knight 30 35:30.877 11.584 1:05.550 6 144.439
9 2 Jonny Reid 30 35:31.661 12.368 1:05.438 9 144.687
10 12 Geoff Emery 30 35:32.109 12.816 1:06.302 17 142.801
11 23 Andy Booth 30 36:05.610 46.317 1:05.741 7 144.020
12 69 Eddie Bell 29 35:26.978 1 Lap 1:05.573 6 144.389
13 99 Kayne Scott 28 35:31.798 2 Laps 1:05.203 5 145.208
Not classified (75% = 23 Laps)
14 15 Paul Manuell 21 35:35.689 9 Laps 1:05.788 11 143.917
15 10 Richard Moore 18 24:50.773 12 Laps 1:05.986 11 143.485
16 66 Colin Corkery 0 44.178 30 Laps –:–:–.— 0

Championship points after Round 1

Pos No. Name Total points R1 R2 R3 R4
1 51 Greg Murphy 625 63 210 230 122
2 99 Kayne Scott 497 70 180 162 85
3 2 Jonny Reid 471 46 146 180 99
4 96 Ant Pedersen 455 33 96 86 240
5 23 Andy Booth 445 57 162 146 80
6 47 John McIntyre 411 0 86 118 207
7 93 Scott McLaughlin 380 51 97 46 186
8 5 Andy Knight 375 41 118 106 110
9 69 Eddie Bell 339 30 106 131 72
10 556 Steven Richards 328 27 56 77 168
11 22 Andre Heimgartner 285 37 41 56 151
12 27 Craig Baird 267 0 131 0 136
13 12 Geoff Emery 198 0 46 63 89
14 15 Paul Manuell 166 0 70 96 0
15 10 Richard Moore 133 0 63 70 0
16 66 Colin Corkery 102 0 51 51 0

 

 

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