V8 Supercars - SVG wins Jason Richards Memorial Trophy
Mark Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup are the winners of the V8 Supercars championship races held on Sunday at Pukekohe Park Raceway, but Shane van Gisbergen was the hero of the day as he became the first New Zealander who won the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy.
With a bit of luck, Winterbottom won the first 100 km race of the day. The reigning champion profited from the collision of two Red Bull’s cars of Whincup and SVG, and scored his second victory of the season. Team Penske’s Scott Pye finished 2nd while Shane van Gisbergen completed the podium in the first race.
The second race of the day was completely dominated by Jamie Whincup who led from the start until the end. The Red Bull’s driver won by a margin of 8.7s to his teammate van Gisbergen with which he crashed in the first race of the day. Scott McLaughlin finished third in the last race of the weekend.
Van Gisbergen maintains his championship lead before the last round of the season, now holding a 191 point advantage over the six-time Supercars champion Whincup.
The V8 Supercars Championship heads to the finale, the Coates Hire Sydney 500, from December 2-4.