Jamie Whincup breaks Supercars record with 106th race win at Sydney

Jamie Whincup broke the record for Supercars wins by claiming the 106th race victory of his career at Sydney Motorsports Park on Sunday

Jamie Whincup breaks Supercars record with 106th race win at Sydney

Whincup and Triple Eight Holden team-mate Craig Lowndes had been tied on 105 wins since Whincup drew level with a victory in Townsville last month.

His Sydney triumph also moved Whincup to within 12 points of championship-leading DJR Penske Ford driver Scott McLaughlin heading into the endurance element of the season.

Whincup had run second to Chaz Mostert early in Sunday's race but claimed the lead with a well-timed first pitstop just before a caution period.

He lost out to charging team-mate Shane van Gisbergen, who had stopped earlier, with a small lock-up on cold tyres on his out-lap during the second pitstops.

But Whincup overtook van Gisbergen with 10 laps to go and pulled away to win by 9.8 seconds over McLaughlin's team-mate Fabian Coulthard, with van Gisbergen resisting McLaughlin for third.

"I'm not getting too excited about the numbers, but it's certainly a good feeling to get the win today," said Whincup.

McLaughlin has led the championship since winning in Townsville last month, when a first-lap tangle ended Coulthard's long stint at the head of the points.

Penalties for a collision with van Gisbergen on Saturday (pictured above) dented McLaughlin's championship lead at the track formerly known as Eastern Creek this weekend.

McLaughlin then equalled Whincup's record of 13 poles in a single season in Sunday qualifying only to tumble down the order with a poor start before recovering to fourth.

Race two result

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Holden 52 1h24m01.8616s
2 Fabian Coulthard DJR Penske Ford 52 9.8630s
3 Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Holden 52 13.9601s
4 Scott McLaughlin DJR Penske Ford 52 14.1025s
5 Chaz Mostert Rod Nash/PRA Ford 52 15.9242s
6 Nick Percat Brad Jones Holden 52 20.8056s
7 Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan 52 20.8459s
8 Jason Bright Britek/PRA Ford 52 25.6430s
9 David Reynolds Erebus Holden 52 32.7804s
10 Todd Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan 52 36.7436s

Leading drivers' standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Scott McLaughlin 2058
2 Jamie Whincup 2046
3 Fabian Coulthard 1951
4 Shane van Gisbergen 1800
5 Chaz Mostert 1794
6 Mark Winterbottom 1503
7 Craig Lowndes 1446
8 David Reynolds 1395
9 Garth Tander 1368
10 Cameron Waters 1264


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