Tander holds on for race two win
|By David Wright||Saturday, March 27th 2010, 08:59 GMT|
Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander made up for yesterday's disappointment with victory in race two of the BRC Impco V8 Supercars GP Challenge at Albert Park.
Tander led from start to finish, fending off yesterday's winner James Courtney into turn one at the start, Shane van Gisbergen also pressing Tander hard on the opening lap before Tander began to ease away.
But a charging Jamie Whincup, who dropped to seventh early on lap one before charging his way back up the field, closed on Tander throughout the race, catching him in the final two laps but was unable to make a pass.
Courtney followed up yesterday's win with a third place, just holding off van Gisbergen on the final lap, with Mark Winterbottom finishing fifth after making a great start from ninth on the grid.
Another pair to move up the order were Will Davison and Steven Johnson, while Craig Lowndes, who was challenging for third place in the opening laps of the race, began to fall back soon after and despite an off-track excursion managed to hold onto eighth place, just ahead of Paul Dumbrell and Lee Holdsworth.
Todd Kelly's hopes of another strong finish disappeared early in the race, leaking brake fluid forcing him out in the opening laps.
Pos Driver Make Time 1. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 25m58.1135s 2. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE + 0.3771s 3. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG + 4.3456s 4. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG + 5.9893s 5. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG + 6.7433s 6. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE + 10.5137s 7. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG + 10.8146s 8. Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE + 14.1874s 9. Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG + 15.2845s 10. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE + 15.7980s 11. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG + 21.5556s 12. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE + 22.5554s 13. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE + 23.0405s 14. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG + 23.9013s 15. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE + 25.4302s 16. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE + 25.6329s 17. Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG + 28.2674s 18. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE + 28.4874s 19. Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE + 30.1819s 20. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE + 32.0955s 21. Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG + 32.7666s 22. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE + 33.9129s 23. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE + 36.3332s 24. Daniel Gaunt Holden Commodore VE + 37.5354s 25. Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE + 37.8182s 26. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG +1m01.0493s 27. Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE +1m12.8459s 28. Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE + 1 lap Not classified/retirements: Driver Make Laps Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 3