Gold Coast 600: Heavy rain stopped Sunday's race at Surfers Paradise
The heavy rain and storm ruined the second race of the Gold Coast 600 event at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, the 27th race of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season. The race was suspended and declared a non-event with no points awarded.
That means Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards are Pirtek Enduro Cup winners after they won Bathurst 1000 and scored two podiums at Sandown 500 and Gold Coast’s Saturday’s race.
The race had been started under dry conditions and it was all OK until lap 29 when the heavens opened. On lap 37 the Safety Car was called out for Paul Dumbrell’s crash and the race was suspended for the first time. There was an attempt of a restart behind the Safety Car but standing water and rivers running across the track caused another suspension. The race was ultimately cancelled fifteen minutes later.
With no points from Sunday’s race, Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards are the winners of the 2018 Pirtek Enduro Cup, by 87 points over Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat.
With four races remaining, Scott McLaughlin (DJR Team Penske Ford) will go to the ITM Auckland SuperSprint as the championship leader with a 14-point advantage over fellow Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen (Triple Eight Red Bull Holden).
Check the full results of the Gold Coast 600