Winners take Pirtek Enduro Cup lead

The #55 Supercheap Auto Falcon of Chaz Mostert and Steve Owen

Chaz Mostert and Steve Owen lead the Pirtek Enduro Cup with one race remaining after taking out Race 21 at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway helped to give Prodrive Racing Australia a one-two in the Saturday race in Surfers Paradise, and now hold the same position in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Cars #55 and #6 had left Bathurst tied for second position, but moved ahead of Fabian Coulthard and Tony D’Alberto by virtue of their strong results.

The previous leaders, on the other hand, lacked pace in Race 21 before Coulthard turned around Nick Percat.

While the #12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford crossed the line in 10th position, Coulthard had a 15-second time penalty hanging over his head for the indiscretion which put them back to 19th.

“It’s awesome,” said Mostert of Prodrive’s one-two position in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

“I think in ’14 when we won Bathurst we came up second in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

“We missed out on Bathurst this year so it’d be cool to take out another trophy for either one of us guys.

“I’m a bit greedy, I’d like to get it, but I’m sure Cam’s going to be pushing me pretty hard tomorrow.

“If I don’t get it, I’m happy for these guys next to us (Waters/Stanaway) to get it; they’ve done a pretty good job through these enduro races as well.”

Ford is heavily favoured to win the Pirtek Enduro Cup for the first time with Falcon entries filling the first three positions.

The best Holdens are those of Bathurst 1000 winners David Reynolds/Luke Youlden, who finished 17th after coming back from a lap down prior to the Safety Car, and Shane van Gisbergen/Matt Campbell.

Van Gisbergen won the series within a series last year, but faces an uphill battle to overturn a 102-point deficit to Mostert/Owen with 150 points awarded to tomorrow’s race winner.

The Pirtek Enduro Cup finishes with Race 22 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship tomorrow at 1425 local time (1525 AEDT).

Pirtek Enduro Cup: After Race 21

Pos Num Drivers Pts
1 55 Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen 564
2 6 Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway 552
3 12 Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto 528
4 9 David Reynolds/Luke Youlden 462
5 97 Shane van Gisbergen/Matthew Campbell 462
6 02 Scott Pye/Warren Luff 432
7 99 Dale Wood/Chris Pither 411
8 33 Garth Tander/James Golding 408
9 23 Michael Caruso/Dean Fiore 405
10 88 Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell 396
11 888 Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards 384
12 56 Jason Bright/Garry Jacobson 360
13 17 Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat 345
14 15 Rick Kelly/David Wall 336
15 22 James Courtney/Jack Perkins 315
16 19 Will Davison/Jonathon Webb 309
17 7 Todd Kelly/Jack Le Brocq 306
18 14 Tim Slade/Andre Heimgartner 297
19 5 Mark Winterbottom/Dean Canto 258
20 34 James Moffat/Richard Muscat 243
21 21 Tim Blanchard/Todd Hazelwood 198
22 18 Lee Holdsworth/Karl Reindler 180
23 78 Simona De Silvestro/David Russell 159
24 62 Alex Rullo/Alex Davison 156
25 8 Nick Percat/Macauley Jones 120
26 3 Aaren Russell/Taz Douglas 108

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