Percat takes third consecutive Dunlop Series race win

Nick Percat has won Race 1 of the Dunlop Series at Winton

Nick Percat has won Race 1 of the Dunlop Series at Winton

Nick Percat has continued to close the gap to Dunlop Series leader Chaz Mostert by taking victory in Race 1 at Winton’s penultimate round.

Starting second on the grid, Percat shot to the lead in the opening metres and was not headed for the duration.

The win is Percat’s fifth of the season, the most of any driver, and his third in succession following a double victory in the preceding round at Bathurst.

Mostert meanwhile dropped to a low of seventh in the opening corners following a slow start, eventually recovering to fifth by edging Andrew Jones off the road at the exit of Turn 4 on the final lap.

Scott Pye shadowed Percat for the entire 12 lap journey to finish 1.3s behind the Coates Hire Commodore in second.

Luke Youlden held off fellow Falcon driver Scott McLaughlin to score third in a processional race at the front.

Filling sixth through 10th at the flag were Dale Wood, Andrew Jones, Ash Walsh, Elliot Barbour and Geoff Emery.

The results see Mostert’s points lead over second placed McLaughlin reduced to 13 points with Percat just 80 further adrift in third.

Race 2 for the weekend will kick-off at 0930 local time tomorrow.

Result: Dunlop Series Race 1, Winton Motor Raceway

1 Coates Hire Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:19.9532
2 Triple Eight Race Engineering Scott Pye Holden Commodore VE 12 17:21.3693
3 MW Motorsport Luke Youlden Ford Falcon FG 12 17:26.7352
4 Fujitsu Racing Scott McLaughlin Ford Falcon FG 12 17:27.4056
5 Ford Performance Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 12 17:31.3050
6 GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech Dale Wood Holden Commodore VE 12 17:32.5987
7 Frauenfelder Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE 12 17:33.3651
8 Simpro Racing Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 12 17:33.7281
9 MW Motorsport Elliot Barbour Ford Falcon BF 12 17:36.2064
10 R&J Batteries/EarthEx Logistic Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE 12 17:39.4503
11 Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic George Miedecke Ford Falcon BF 12 17:40.3547
12 Bob Jane T-Marts Rodney Jane Ford Falcon FG 12 17:42.2443
13 Go Karts Go Drew Russell Ford Falcon BF 12 17:44.3080
14 Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon BF 12 17:50.3719
15 Wolfchester / Bahco Glen Wood Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:50.6512
16 GSS Mining Rentals Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE 12 17:57.5618
17 Warrin Mining/Volvo Const Equi Adam Wallis Holden Commodore VE 12 17:58.2298
18 Carrington Equipment Group Michael Hector Ford Falcon BF 12 18:01.3639
19 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE 12 18:08.6487
20 Pacific Hoists Nandi Kiss Holden Commodore VE 12 18:15.0130

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