Will Davison bounces back with Race 8 victory in Perth

Will Davison passes Jamie Whincup in Race 8

Will Davison passes Jamie Whincup in Race 8

Will Davison has bounced back from a tough Saturday to take victory in Race 8 of the V8 Supercars Championship at the Trading Post Perth Challenge.

Davison was the only front-runner to start the 50 lap race on the soft tyres, taking the lead from pole-sitter Jamie Whincup on Lap 3.

The Ford driver built a six second lead over his TeamVodafone rival before the pitstops started midrace.

Whincup had the gap down to 1.3s with five laps to go, before Davison pulled away to record a 2.9s victory.

Whincup, Mark Winterbottom, Fabian Coulthard, Lee Holdsworth, Craig Lowndes, Tim Slade, Jason Bright, David Reynolds and Garth Tander rounded out the top 10.

Winterbottom and Holdsworth ran line astern with Whincup for the hard tyre stint, but both fell away in the closing stages as the laps took a toll on their soft tyres. The IRWIN Racing Falcon eventually lost fourth to Coulthard on the penultimate lap.

Coulthard’s Brad Jones Racing team-mate Jason Bright had held down fifth for much of the race before eventually falling to eighth.

Greg Murphy, Russell Ingall and Karl Reindler joined Davison in starting on the soft tyres – finishing 16th, 17th and 23rd respectively.

Alexandre Premat was two laps down in 28th following an early spin and an unscheduled pitsop, while Rick Kelly also endured an off, but recovered to 20th.

Race 9 of the championship is scheduled to kick-off at 1405 local time.

See below for the full Race 8 result

1 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 50 49:02.2171
2 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:05.1374
3 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 50 49:12.3754
4 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:14.9221
5 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 50 49:18.2907
6 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:21.8292
7 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 50 49:22.4849
8 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:24.1211
9 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 50 49:27.7227
10 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:32.5616
11 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 50 49:40.7005
12 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:41.7383
13 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:42.4989
14 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:47.1744
15 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 50 49:48.0661
16 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:48.4962
17 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:51.1054
18 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 50 49:53.4428
19 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 50 49:57.7646
20 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 50 49:58.0783
21 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:03.7883
22 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:08.8792
23 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:08.9218
24 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 49 49:10.5559
25 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:14.2767
26 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 49 49:18.8173
27 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 48 49:28.6544
28 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 47 49:47.8984

See below for the updated championship standings

1 Jamie Whincup 1009
2 Will Davison  966
3 Mark Winterbottom  843
4 Craig Lowndes  711
5 Lee Holdsworth  709
6 Shane Van Gisbergen  661
7 Fabian Coulthard  630
8 Tim Slade  621
9 Garth Tander  576
10 Rick Kelly  539
11 Todd Kelly  483
12 Michael Caruso  460
13 Steven Johnson  442
14 James Courtney  424
15 Russell Ingall  420
16 David Reynolds  396
17 Tony D’Alberto  384
18 Dean Fiore  381
19 Jason Bright  373
20 Steve Owen  364
21 Michael Patrizi  352
22 Alexandre Premat  308
23 Jonathon Webb  304
24 Taz Douglas  280
25 David Wall  253
26 Karl Reindler  252
27 James Moffat  244
28 Greg Murphy  171

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