Craig Lowndes adds second V8 Supercars win at Queensland Raceway
|Sunday, August 5th 2012, 08:02 GMT|
Craig Lowndes completed a double victory in the second V8 Supercars race of the weekend at Ipswich's Queensland Raceway.
The Saturday winner had only qualified fourth for race two, but muscled his way up to second on lap one as Mark Winterbottom got the jump on his polesitting Ford Performance Racing team-mate Will Davison to claim the initial lead.
Lowndes (Triple Eight Holden) soon attacked Winterbottom, slipping into the lead on lap six and then keeping the Ford at a safe distance to the finish.
Championship leader Jamie Whincup could not stay with Lowndes and Winterbottom so had to settle for third in Triple Eight's second car.
Davison was elbowed back as low as fifth in the early running and finished back in fourth. Fabian Coulthard and Russell Ingall completed the top six, chased by Shane van Gisbergen.
Results - 65 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1h18m23.0855s 2. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford + 1.9759s 3. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden + 16.1453s 4. Will Davison FPR Ford + 23.7223s 5. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden + 32.5279s 6. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw Holden + 33.3190s 7. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford + 34.6744s 8. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford + 36.1075s 9. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden + 41.4618s 10. Steve Owen Dick Johnson Ford + 55.2013s 11. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford + 57.2685s 12. Michael Patrizi Tekno Holden + 57.7027s 13. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford + 1m06.2307s 14. James Courtney HRT Holden + 1m07.7522s 15. Garth Tander HRT Holden + 1 lap 16. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden + 1 lap 17. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden + 1 lap 18. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden + 1 lap 19. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford + 1 lap 20. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford + 1 lap 21. Karl Reindler Kelly Holden + 1 lap 22. Taz Douglas Dumbrell Holden + 1 lap 23. Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Holden + 1 lap 24. Jacques Villeneuve Kelly Holden + 1 lap 25. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden + 1 lap 26. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford + 3 laps Retirements: Lee Holdsworth Stone Brothers Ford 55 laps Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden 54 laps