Double victory for Van Gisbergen at Albert Park

Shane van Gisbergen's Tekno Holden

Shane van Gisbergen’s Tekno Holden

Shane van Gisbergen made it two wins from two starts by holding out Craig Lowndes in Race 2 of the MSS Security Challenge at Albert Park.

Lining up on pole thanks to his Race 1 success, the Tekno Autosports Holden driver made the best of the double-file rolling start to retain the lead into the opening corner.

He fought off the advances of Scott McLaughlin for the first half-lap, before the Volvo driver slipped to fifth by running wide at Turn 11.

Lowndes then took up the challenge, tracking Van Gisbergen before eventually having to settle for second.

Fabian Coulthard, Michael Caruso, McLaughlin, Garth Tander, Jamie Whincup and Jason Bright filled third through eighth after the opening lap shuffle and held station until the chequered flag.

Whincup had been forced to start seventh after copping a five-place grid penalty for forcing McLaughlin onto the grass in Race 1.

Chaz Mostert, Will Davison and Rick Kelly greeted the flag in ninth through 11th after all benefiting from a late-race James Moffat off at Turn 13.

The second Norton Nissan had run as high as sixth at the end of the opening lap before running wide while battling Tander’s Holden.

Tander again proved to be the only competitive Walkinshaw runner, with team-mates James Courtney, Nick Percat and Tim Slade finishing 15th through 17th.

Scott Pye endured a difficult afternoon. The DJR Ford driver received a post-race time penalty for spinning David Reynolds in Race 1, ensuring his lined up last.

A start motor failure on the grid then required a change and a pitlane start. He eventually finished a lap down in last place.

A further two 12 lap V8 Supercar races will take place across Saturday and Sunday.

See below for the full Race 2 result

Pos Team Driver Car Laps Time
1 Team TEKNO VIP Petfoods  Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 12 23:58.7720
2 Red Bull Racing Australia  Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 12 23:59.3239
3 Lockwood Racing  Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 12 24:00.6313
4 Norton Hornets  Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 12 24:01.4437
5 Valvoline Racing GRM  Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 12 24:02.3916
6 Holden Racing Team  Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 12 24:07.4400
7 Red Bull Racing Australia  Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 12 24:07.8754
8 Team BOC  Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 12 24:08.3106
9 Pepsi Max Crew  Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 12 24:08.9104
10 Erebus Motorsport V8  Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 12 24:11.4890
11 Jack Daniel’s Racing  Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 12 24:11.6833
12 Norton Hornets  James Moffat Nissan Altima 12 24:14.3771
13 Jack Daniel’s Racing  Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 12 24:15.9313
14 Pepsi Max Crew  Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 12 24:16.2829
15 Holden Racing Team  James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 12 24:16.8329
16 Walkinshaw Racing  Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 12 24:17.4177
17 Supercheap Auto Racing  Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 12 24:18.1631
18 The Bottle-O Racing Team  David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 12 24:21.3360
19 Valvoline Racing GRM  Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 12 24:21.8656
20 Erebus Motorsport V8  Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 12 24:24.5714
21 Team ADVAM / GB  Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 12 24:25.2420
22 Repair Management Aust Racing  Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 12 24:25.7990
23 Wilson Security Racing  David Wall Ford Falcon FG 12 24:27.1393
24 Jeld-wen  Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 12 24:30.4325
25 Wilson Security Racing  Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 11 24:35.3782


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