Whincup wins the second race at The Bend, SVG takes the championship lead
Jamie Whincup (Red BullHolden) wins the second race of the OTR SuperSprint at The Bend Motorsport Park, the 11th round of the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, controlling the 41-lap race from pole-start to the chequered flag. It’s his fourth win of the season and the 112th in a career.
His #1 Holden ZB Commodore crossed the finish line eleven seconds in front of his teammate Shane van Gisbergen in the #97 Holden. As SVG’s main championship rival Scott McLaughlin (DJR Team Penske) finished just tenth, Van Gisbergen takes the championship lead after eleven events and 23 races. He has a 19-point advantage over McLaughlin.
David Reynolds rounded out the podium for Erebus Motorsport in the #9 Holden. It’s his seventh podium in 2018.
Unlike yesterday’s race, when Nissan and Ford have cars in the top 5, Holdens filled the top six places in Sunday’s race with Tim Slade finishing fourth, Nick Percat fifth and Scott Pye sixth. Will Davison, Craig Lowndes, Michael Caruso and Scott McLaughlin completed the top 10.
Now it’s the time for Pirtek Enduro Cup events. The first one is the Sandown 500 on September 14-16.