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Jamie Whincup takes another V8 Supercars victory in Symmons Plains race one

Jamie Whincup wins at Symmons PlainJamie Whincup notched up yet another win in race one of V8 Supercars' Symmons Plains event, leading team-mate and title rival Craig Lowndes in a Triple Eight Holden one-two.

Whincup was beaten off the line by Mark Winterbottom, but managed to repass the Ford Performance Racing car at Turn 6 on lap 11 of 50. He was never headed thereafter, controlling the race through a half-distance safety car period prompted by Greg Murphy's Kelly Racing Holden shedding a wheel.

FPR's Will Davison got up to second for a while by virtue of only changing two tyres at his pitstop, but the tactic did not work and he was edged back down the order.

Lowndes made it past the Ford with eight laps to go after a long battle. Then when Winterbottom went wide trying to pass his team-mate three laps later, Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander - charging up from 10th on the grid - pounced and was soon past both FPR cars to claim the final podium spot. Winterbottom, Davison and Stone Brothers' Alex Davison chased Tander to the flag.

Second-row starters Paul Dumbrell (Rod Nash/FPR) and Shane van Gisbergen (Stone Brothers) both dropped back in the race. Dumbrell was steadily elbowed down the field to an eventual 13th as he grappled with a brake issue, while van Gisbergen was fending off Lowndes and Winterbottom for third until he ran wide attacking Will Davison on lap 32 and dropped to seventh, where he would finish.

Fabian Coulthard (Walkinshaw Holden), Michael Caruso (Garry Rogers Holden) and James Courtney (HRT) completed the top 10.

Results - 50 laps:

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                Time/Gap
 1.  Jamie Whincup        Triple 8 Holden      45m48.4135s
 2.  Craig Lowndes        Triple 8 Holden        + 8.7403s
 3.  Garth Tander         HRT Holden            + 11.9541s
 4.  Mark Winterbottom    FPR Ford              + 12.1587s
 5.  Will Davison         FPR Ford              + 12.7166s
 6.  Alex Davison         Stone Brothers Ford   + 14.3906s
 7.  Shane van Gisbergen  Stone Brothers Ford   + 18.2865s
 8.  Fabian Coulthard     Walkinshaw Holden     + 19.6504s
 9.  Michael Caruso       Garry Rogers Holden   + 20.9548s
10.  James Courtney       HRT Holden            + 21.1549s
11.  Todd Kelly           Kelly Holden          + 21.2956s
12.  Tim Slade            Rosenberg/SBR Ford    + 21.8249s
13.  Paul Dumbrell        Rod Nash/FPR Ford     + 24.2846s
14.  Rick Kelly           Kelly Holden          + 24.6304s
15.  Tony D'Alberto       D'Alberto Ford        + 26.9067s
16.  Lee Holdsworth       Garry Rogers Holden   + 26.9895s
17.  Steve Owen           Paul Morris Holden    + 28.3855s
18.  Jason Bargwanna      Brad Jones Holden     + 30.6602s
19.  Dean Fiore           Triple F Ford         + 31.8740s
20.  James Moffat         Dick Johnson Ford     + 32.3395s
21.  Jonathon Webb        Tekno Ford            + 35.8909s
22.  David Reynolds       Kelly Holden          + 36.1086s
23.  Steven Johnson       Dick Johnson Ford     + 37.8933s
24.  Karl Reindler        Britek Holden         + 38.3386s
25.  Jason Bright         Brad Jones Holden     + 42.6108s
26.  Warren Luff          Dumbrell Holden         + 6 laps


     Russell Ingall       Paul Morris Holden       24 laps
     Greg Murphy          Kelly Holden             22 laps
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