V8 Supercars: Tander and Luff victorious at Sandown

September 18, 2016
Event Reports, Featured
Alexander S

  • V8 Supercars Sandown 500

The Holden Racing drivers Garth Tander and Warren Luff are the winners of V8 Supercars Championship race at Sandown Raceway what is their first triumph of the season.

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.

James Golding

James Golding crashed badly right after the start

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.

Luff Tander Supercars

Luff and Tander celebrating the victory

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.

Check full results at our results page

The V8 Supercars Championship continues on 9th of October with Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 race at Mount Panorama Circuit.

Photo: twitter.com/supercars

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