Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen/Tander secure Holden clean sweep

Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander led home a second Triple Eight one-two to complete Holden clean sweep at Surfer's Paradise

Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen/Tander secure Holden clean sweep

For the Red Bull Holdens the race was almost a carbon copy of Saturday's opening leg, but with the positions reversed. This time it was the #97 that led throughout the afternoon, while the #888 played rear gunner.

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden did their best to keep the factory squad honest, Reynolds within a second of van Gisbergen at the finish after a late charge.

Saturday winner Craig Lowndes looked to get the better of the starts from the front row, nosing ahead of Tander on the run to the first chicane.

But when he couldn't actually pull clear, Lowndes elected to brake early and let the #97 take over the lead.

From there the two Red Bull Holdens were untroubled across the first stint, running a second apart while Youlden dropped back as far as 15s in the Erebus entry.

Right on the Lap 34 co-driver minimum Tander pitted to hand over to van Gisbergen, Lowndes waiting four laps to do likewise for Jamie Whincup.

Running deeper into the first stint dropped the #888 around 4s behind the effective leader, while Reynolds, who took over form Youlden on Lap 34, found himself just a second behind Whincup as the stops all shook out.

Michael Caruso actually led a big portion of the middle stint, having gone off-piste with strategy through a Lap 22 first stop.

It wasn't until Lap 51 that van Gisbergen got past the Monster Mustang, Whincup and Reynolds not getting through until Lap 58 and 59 respectively.

On Lap 62 Reynolds made his second stop, van Gisbergen following suit a lap later.

That left Whincup on the B-strategy used by the #97 on Saturday, the #888 not making its second stop until Lap 75.

The undercut wasn't as strong as yesterday, however, Whincup popping out right behind van Gisbergen and with much better rubber.

The intention to avoid an intra-team battle was made immediately clear, van Gisbergen told there shouldn't be any threat from behind.

Reynolds did his best to make sure that wasn't strictly true, shadowing the Red Bulls throughout the final stint.

He really turned up the wick in the closing stages, threatening to mount a very real challenge for the lead.

However he couldn't quite get it done, finishing third in a top three covered by just eight-tenths at the finish.

A solid afternoon's work left Scott Pye and Warren Luff in fourth, as Waters climbed back to fifth after that alternate strategy left him at the back of the Top 10 for the final stint.

There were two more Tickford Mustangs next in line, Lee Holdsworth/Thomas Randle just head of Will Davison/Alex Davison, followed by Anton De Pasquale/Will Brown, which recovered well after being caught up in Lap 1 dramas.

James Courtney/Jack Perkins had to blaze a recovery trail too, finishing ninth despite an unnecessary stop for a faulty door latch.

It was a rollercoaster of a race for Fabian Coulthard, who opted to start against a field of mostly co-drivers from 16th on the grid.

He made swift progress, dodging a Lap 1 pile-up at Turn 11 to move straight into ninth place.

However his race swiftly unravelled when a faulty lambda sensor meant he needed to stop on Lap 22, the engine needing to be shut down and connected to a computer.

Not only was the stop itself incredibly lengthy, but when re-firing the car the back wheels were sent into a spin - which resulted in an additional 15s time penalty.

He and Tony D'Alberto still managed to climb back to 11th behind Nick Percat/Tim Blanchard.

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Time Gap Code
1 S.Gisbergen, G.Tander Triple Eight Holden 102 2h04m38.0090s - CLA
2 J.Whincup, C.Lowndes Triple Eight Holden 102 2h04m38.1836s 0.1746s CLA
3 D.Reynolds, L.Youlden Erebus Holden 102 2h04m38.8556s 0.8466s CLA
4 S.Pye, W.Luff Walkinshaw Holden 102 2h04m52.1678s 14.1588s CLA
5 C.Waters, M.Caruso Tickford Ford 102 2h04m54.1915s 16.1825s CLA
6 L.Holdsworth, T.Randle Tickford Ford 102 2h05m04.9897s 26.9807s CLA
7 W.Davison, A.Davison 23Red Racing Ford 102 2h05m06.3029s 28.2939s CLA
8 A.De Pasquale, W.Brown Erebus Holden 102 2h05m21.3034s 43.2944s CLA
9 J.Courtney, J.Perkins Walkinshaw Holden 102 2h05m28.7422s 50.7332s CLA
10 N.Percat, T.Blanchard Brad Jones Holden 102 2h05m41.5834s 1m03.5744s CLA
11 F.Coulthard, T.D'Alberto DJR Penske Ford 102 2h05m42.5657s 1m04.5567s CLA
12 G.Jacobson, D.Fiore Kelly Nissan 101 2h04m48.9307s 1 Lap CLA
13 J.Le Brocq, J.Webb Tekno Holden 101 2h05m08.8986s 1 Lap CLA
14 R.Kelly, D.Wood Kelly Nissan 101 2h05m16.4763s 1 Lap CLA
15 M.Jones, D.Canto Blanchard/BJR Holden 101 2h05m18.5864s 1 Lap CLA
16 B.Kostecki, J.Kostecki Kostecki Holden 101 2h05m50.6029s 1 Lap CLA
17 T.Slade, A.Walsh Brad Jones Holden 100 2h04m49.4649s 2 Laps CLA
18 D.O'Keeffe, C.Pither GRM Holden 100 2h04m49.8693s 2 Laps CLA
19 M.Winterbottom, S.Richards Schwerkolt Holden 100 2h05m49.9828s 2 Laps CLA
20 T.Hazelwood, J.Smith Matt Stone Holden 98 2h05m11.6765s 4 Laps CLA
21 A.Heimgartner, B.Fullwood Kelly Nissan 98 2h05m16.0953s 4 Laps CLA
22 S.de Silvestro, A.Rullo Kelly Nissan 82 2h04m42.2650s 20 Laps CLA
- J.Golding, R.Muscat GRM Holden 1 1m48.5626s Retirement DNF
- S.McLaughlin, A.Premat DJR Penske Ford 0 - Withdrawn DNS

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Time Gap Code
1 J.Whincup, C.Lowndes Triple Eight Holden 102 2h06m57.9470s - CLA
2 S.Gisbergen, G.Tander Triple Eight Holden 102 2h06m58.4677s 0.5207s CLA
3 S.McLaughlin, A.Premat DJR Penske Ford 102 2h07m00.6377s 2.6907s CLA
4 C.Waters, M.Caruso Tickford Ford 102 2h07m01.2907s 3.3437s CLA
5 S.Pye, W.Luff Walkinshaw Holden 102 2h07m02.8373s 4.8903s CLA
6 L.Holdsworth, T.Randle Tickford Ford 102 2h07m05.6125s 7.6655s CLA
7 W.Davison, A.Davison 23Red Racing Ford 102 2h07m11.4630s 13.5160s CLA
8 T.Slade, A.Walsh Brad Jones Holden 102 2h07m11.8429s 13.8959s CLA
9 F.Coulthard, T.D'Alberto DJR Penske Ford 102 2h07m18.2092s 20.2622s CLA
10 R.Kelly, D.Wood Kelly Nissan 102 2h07m18.8914s 20.9444s CLA
11 A.De Pasquale, W.Brown Erebus Holden 102 2h07m21.7816s 23.8346s CLA
12 J.Courtney, J.Perkins Walkinshaw Holden 102 2h07m38.1578s 40.2108s CLA
13 J.Le Brocq, J.Webb Tekno Holden 101 2h07m09.2577s 1 Lap CLA
14 N.Percat, T.Blanchard Brad Jones Holden 101 2h07m10.1830s 1 Lap CLA
15 G.Jacobson, D.Fiore Kelly Nissan 101 2h07m22.5257s 1 Lap CLA
16 J.Golding, R.Muscat GRM Holden 101 2h07m23.3620s 1 Lap CLA
17 M.Jones, D.Canto Blanchard/BJR Holden 100 2h07m24.0148s 2 Laps CLA
18 B.Kostecki, J.Kostecki Kostecki Holden 100 2h07m26.5538s 2 Laps CLA
19 M.Winterbottom, S.Richards Schwerkolt Holden 100 2h07m45.6977s 2 Laps CLA
20 T.Hazelwood, J.Smith Matt Stone Holden 100 2h07m56.7034s 2 Laps CLA
21 S.de Silvestro, A.Rullo Kelly Nissan 100 2h07m57.6190s 2 Laps CLA
22 D.Reynolds, L.Youlden Erebus Holden 99 2h07m26.1985s 3 Laps CLA
23 R.Stanaway, C.Pither GRM Holden 98 2h07m46.9506s 4 Laps CLA
- A.Heimgartner, B.Fullwood Kelly Nissan 98 2h03m25.1349s Retirement DNF
- C.Mostert, J.Moffat Tickford Ford 0 - Withdrawn DNS

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