Pukekohe V8 Supercars: Jason Bright dominates race four

Jason Bright rounded off the Pukekohe V8 Supercars weekend with a dominant victory in race four

Pukekohe V8 Supercars: Jason Bright dominates race four

Bright lost his pole advantage off the line as champion Jamie Whincup made a supersonic start and opened an immediate lead.

But as the early laps progressed, the Brad Jones Holden started to reel the Triple 8 example in.

A straightforward move into the hairpin just before one-third distance duly got Bright back in front.

Bright was then able to calmly edge away, allowing him to clinch the Jason Richards Memorial Trophy for the best cumulative performance of the weekend.

Whincup was left to fend off a gaggle of pursuers, led by Garth Tander.

The Holden Racing Team Commodore eventually sliced past Whincup with three laps to go. Whincup then resisted Bright's team-mate Fabian Coulthard to the finish.

Mark Winterbottom was set to join this group after escaping from Ford Performance Racing stablemates Will and Alex Davison, then passing James Courtney. But a repeat of his race one left-rear tyre blow sent Winterbottom to the pits.

Will Davison chased Coulthard home in fifth, with Courtney leading Alex Davison and David Reynolds over the line in sixth.

Results - 36 laps: Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 37m39.1958s 2. Garth Tander HRT Holden + 5.2990s 3. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden + 6.3483s 4. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden + 6.6496s 5. Will Davison FPR Ford + 7.3144s 6. James Courtney HRT Holden + 10.0085s 7. Alex Davison Schwerkolt/FPR Ford + 10.1189s 8. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford + 10.7824s 9. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden + 15.1026s 10. James Moffat Nissan + 18.3753s 11. Shane van Gisbergen Tekno Holden + 24.3732s 12. Alexandre Premat GRM Holden + 24.9864s 13. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw/HRT Holden + 28.9737s 14. Todd Kelly Nissan + 29.4321s 15. Rick Kelly Nissan + 30.0301s 16. Michael Caruso Nissan + 30.3853s 17. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden + 33.3062s 18. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden + 35.0840s 19. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden + 35.4153s 20. Tim Blanchard DJR Ford + 36.9402s 21. Maro Engel Erebus Mercedes + 37.8096s 22. Lee Holdsworth Erebus Mercedes + 38.2400s 23. Tim Slade Rosenberg/Erebus Mercedes + 38.9192s 24. Mark Winterbottm FPR Ford + 1 lap 25. Jonny Reid DJR Ford + 1 lap Retirements: Dean Fiore Dumbrell Holden 6 laps 
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