2015 V8 Supercars Perth Super Sprint - qualifications and race
After the Friday’s training with Holden being the fastest car in both practice sessions, the Saturday has been very busy day for V8 Supercars series. First, there was a final, third practice session early in the morning. It was short track outing of just 15 minutes but it did show prediction for qualifying sessions and two races which were scheduled for afternoon.
The Ford Falcon of Chaz Mostert was the fastest showing that Falcon race cars are in fact faster in Super Sprint type of races because in last two events that we have covered, Pepsi Max Crew team was dominant. But this was just the practice results, next on the schedule was the two qualifying sessions which lasted just 10 minutes each. This means that drivers had to immediately drive hard and fast to achieve best positions for afternoon races. Here are the results of first qualifying session:
And the results of the second qualifying session:
As you can see, the Ford Falcon drivers from Pepsi Max Crew team had dominated the qualifying session proving once again that their race Falcons love the shorter circuits and Super Sprint format. After the few years of Holden dominance it is nice to see Ford back on the track and ready to win. The two Saturday’s races were 25 laps each and after the crashes on the starts of previous Super Sprint races, everybody were nervous to see if the accidents will happened. However, all the drivers were cool and both starts went without any problems. We did see some interesting and brave overtaking in first seconds of the second race but no problems or crashes.
Since the Ford Falcons from Pepsi Max Crew were so dominant on qualifying it shouldn’t be surprise that Mark Winterbottom won the both Saturday’s races after a clean driving and perfect combination of speed and determination. His teammate Chaz Mostert was second in first race but fourth in a second. The experienced Holden driver Craig Lowndens was very close with third and fourth and last year champion, Jamie Whincup was fifteenth in first race but very close to Winterbottom on second. Here are the results of the race one:
And the race two:
However, the third and the main race will shown if the Mark Winterbottom is absolute winner of Perth Super Sprint event. The long race which will feature 83 laps will be ultimate test for every driver and car. Stay tuned for more V8 Supercars coverage.