Lowndes breaks all-time win record in Race 10

Craig Lowndes secured his 91st race victory

Craig Lowndes secured his 91st race victory

Craig Lowndes has taken his 91st career Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship race victory, drawing clear of Mark Skaife on the all-time win tally.

Lowndes finished second to Jamie Whincup in the first leg, before making what would prove to be the winning move two laps into Leg 2.

The victory is also the 100th for Triple Eight and, with Whincup second, the first one-two in its Red Bull Racing Australia guise.

Mark Winterbottom’s FPR Falcon looked after its tyres superbly in both legs, allowing the #5 Ford to overtake Jason Bright for third in the closing stages.

Alex Davison, Alexandre Premat, David Reynolds, James Courtney, Shane van Gisbergen and James Moffat completed the top 10.

Fabian Coulthard came home 27th after popping a tyre and spearing off while running fifth in the closing stages.

Will Davison had a tyre failure of his own in the first leg, but managed to recover to 14th by the end of Leg 2 – one place ahead of standout rookie Chaz Mostert.

Davison’s troubles have seen Whincup take over the points lead after 10 races.

Another to strike difficulty was Scott Pye, who found himself sliding sideways through the grass – and becoming momentarily airborne – after turning himself around in a three-wide squeeze with Rick Kelly and Garth Tander.

The hastily repaired Ekol Holden returned for the second leg, eventually finishing a lap down after a mechanical black flag for loose bodywork.

Rick Kelly was also a lap down after pitting with a flat tyre, the spate of which appeared to have been caused for running wide over the Turn 5 exit kerb.

Maro Engel gradually fell back from his Leg 1 starting position of ninth to take the flag 24th.

Tim Slade finished as the top Mercedes with a solid run to 13th – three places behind top Nissan runner James Moffat.

Garth Tander struck trouble early in Leg 1 – running through the Turn 7 sand trap after an incident involving Jonathon Webb and Tim Blanchard that will be investigated post-race.

Races 11 and 12 will complete the Chill Perth 360 on Sunday.

See below for the full Race 10 result

1 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:05.0887
2 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:06.9452
3 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 50 01:13:07.0626
4 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:09.9730
5 Jeld-wen FPR Ford Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 50 01:13:13.9954
6 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:16.3886
7 The Bottle-O FPR Ford David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 50 01:13:18.4141
8 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:18.4645
9 TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:18.5283
10 Norton 360 Racing James Moffat Nissan Altima 50 01:13:19.0078
11 Norton 360 Racing Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 50 01:13:19.1676
12 Fujitsu Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:21.5747
13 HHA Racing Tim Slade Mercedes E63 AMG 50 01:13:22.3314
14 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 50 01:13:26.9173
15 Wilson Security Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 50 01:13:27.1750
16 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:27.4992
17 Dodo Insurance Racing Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:27.8122
18 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 50 01:13:28.6970
19 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:32.2426
20 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 50 01:13:32.6307
21 Wilson Security Racing Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 50 01:13:34.6179
22 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:34.7876
23 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:34.9778
24 Team HIFLEX Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VF 50 01:13:36.3384
25 SP Tools Racing Maro Engel Mercedes E63 AMG 50 01:13:36.6386
26 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 49 01:13:37.3438
27 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 49 01:13:37.5934
28 ekol Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 49 01:13:38.0971

See below for the updated points standings

1 Jamie Whincup 758
2 Will Davison 739
3 Craig Lowndes 691
4 Jason Bright 619
5 Shane Van Gisbergen 588
6 Garth Tander 585
7 James Courtney 570
8 Fabian Coulthard 568
9 Mark Winterbottom 534
10 Jonathon Webb 515
11 Scott McLaughlin 503
12 Russell Ingall 445
13 Alex Davison 429
14 James Moffat 401
15 Rick Kelly 396
16 Alexandre Premat 371
17 Tony D’Alberto 368
18 David Reynolds 366
19 Lee Holdsworth 332
20 Dean Fiore 331
21 Michael Caruso 316
22 David Wall 316
23 Tim Blanchard 274
24 Tim Slade 264
25 Scott Pye 228
26 Todd Kelly 181
27 Maro Engel 179
28 Jonny Reid 149
29 Chaz Mostert 40

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