Australian GP V8 Results

Holden Racing Team returned to their old form, winning two of the three races held at the Australian Grand Prix meeting.

Friday's race one was won in dominant fashion by HRT's Todd Kelly ahead of Ambrose and Skaife. Ingall claimed fourth ahead of Bright, Cameron McConville and Paul Radisich.

Saturday's race two, held immediately after Formula One's weather-affected qualifying session, was won by Brad Jones Racing Falcon teammates John Bowe and Brad Jones, the only team on slick tyres to storm through the field on a drying track for the team's first ever 1-2 result.

The race had been blighted by several incidents on the opening lap of the race which eliminated several cars including 2003 and 2004 Bathurst winner Greg Murphy. While the safety car was out, race leader HRT's Todd Kelly spun on a ripple strip and hit the pit straight wall, ending his race. Skaife led home Ambrose for third ahead of Ingall, Lowndes, Bright and Whincup.

The third and final race on Sunday saw Skaife lead home a flotilla of Ford drivers as the HRT owner/driver was the only Holden driver in the top seven. Skaife took the lead from defending series champion Marcos Ambrose early in the race after the pair fought their way past front row starters John Bowe and Brad Jones. Ambrose pressured Skaife throughout the race in a battle the pair enjoyed.

Russell Ingall chased the leading pair home for third ahead of Craig Lowndes who had climbed through the field. Bowe and Jones hung on for fifth and sixth ahead of Jason Bright and emerging talent Jamie Whincup. The Fords of Jason Bargwanna and teammate Mark Winterbottom completed the top ten.

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