Queensland V8 Supercars: Rookie Scott McLaughlin takes race two win
|Sunday, July 28th 2013, 04:32 GMT|
Rising V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin claimed the third win of his rookie season in race two of the Queensland Raceway weekend.
The Garry Rogers Holden beat polesitting champion Jamie Whincup's Triple 8 Commodore off the line on a slightly damp track.
The circuit very rapidly dried and McLaughlin was able to hold Whincup at arm's length throughout.
He was untroubled by a safety car to retrieve debris from Lee Holdsworth's Mercedes, ultimately winning by 0.6 seconds.
James Courtney celebrated his new Holden Racing Team deal with a podium, as he shadowed the leaders in third.
Fabian Coulthard emerged from a wild early gaggle to take a lonely fourth.
His Brad Jones Holden team-mate Jason Bright grabbed fifth from star rookie Chaz Mostert on the line.
Mostert had qualified a stunning fourth and briefly jumped to second on lap one before being elbowed back.
Ford Performance Racing duo Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom and Whincup's team-mate Craig Lowndes all had underwhelming qualifying sessions and could not recover.
They finished ninth, 10th and 12th, with a similarly disappointed Garth Tander among them in 11th.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Scott McLaughlin GRM Holden 39m34.7532s 2. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden +0.6989s 3. James Courtney HRT Holden +2.4137s 4. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden +5.9757s 5. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden +8.6228s 6. Chaz Mostert Dick Johnson Ford +8.6395s 7. Alex Davison Schwerkolt/FPR Ford +14.2398s 8. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford +18.6166s 9. Will Davison FPR Ford +18.9585s 10. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford +19.1623s 11. Garth Tander HRT Holden +20.1390s 12. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden +20.8702s 13. Tim Slade Rosenberg/Erebus Mercedes +21.6127s 14. Alexandre Premat GRM Holden +22.8117s 15. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden +23.9540s 16. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden +24.0870s 17. Shane van Gisbergen Tekno Holden +25.2683s 18. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden +26.0855s 19. Tim Blanchard Dick Johnson Ford +26.7501s 20. Russel Ingall Walkinshaw/HRT Holden +26.8486s 21. Rick Kelly Nissan +30.1338s 22. Todd Kelly Nissan +30.4490s 23. James Moffat Nissan +31.9247s 24. Michael Caruso Nissan +32.5983s 25. Scott Pye Dumbrell Holden +34.4602s 26. Dean Fiore Dumbrell Holden +36.8342s 27. Maro Engel Erebus Mercedes +38.7258s Retirements: Lee Holdsworth Erebus Mercedes 5 laps