V8 Supercars: Tander and Luff victorious at Sandown
The race was suspended soon after the start when rookie James Golding had a bad crash. The Volvo driver had a puncture on right front tyre after contact with Jack Perkins‘ car and went straight into the barriers at the speed of 145 km/h. Luckily, he was unhurt in the accident. Interestingly, for the first time in its history the Sandown endurance race has been red flagged and stopped.
After the restart, there was a couple of lead changes but Garth Tander was the one who had a solid advantage before the final stage of the race after his co-driver Luff made a good job in the first half of the race.
Despite having damaged car, Tander managed to resist Shane van Gisbergen’s threat and to score first victory in 2016. Van Gisbergen and Alexandre Premat finished second in the race while Will Davison and Jonathon Webb completed the podium.
The V8 Supercars Championship continues on 9th of October with Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 race at Mount Panorama Circuit.