Todd Kelly Wins Race 1

Holden Racing Team's Todd Kelly has taken his first race victory for the season, leading a Holden whitewash of the podium on V8 Supercar's first trip north of the equator

Todd Kelly Wins Race 1

Kelly fought with Steven Richards for the win, Kelly passing Richards after the compulsory pit stop when Richards ran wide at turn one in the 22 lap race at Shanghai International Circuit.

Kelly's teammate Mark Skaife took third place from series leader Marcos Ambrose with seven laps remaining wehn Ambrose went too deep under brakes at the end of the main straight. Ambrose lost a further position to Craig Lowndes under brakes at the hairpin a few laps later, who in fourth was the best result for Ford.

It was not all bad news for Ambrose, who expanded his series points lead over Stone Brothers Racing teammate Russell Ingall to 51 points after Ingall struggled, finishing thirteenth. The podium result for Richards allowed him to close on the two Ford drivers ahead in the championship chase.

Paul Radisich continued his good season with sixth place for Team Kiwi Racing ahead of Ford Performance Racing's leader Jason Bright with Jason Richards, Jamie Whincup and Greg Murphy completing the top ten.

Result of Race One, Shanghai International Circuit, China

Pos Driver Car 1. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 2. Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 3. Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VZ 4. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA 5. Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 6. Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 7. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BA 8. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VZ 9. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VZ 10. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VZ 11. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 12. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VZ 13. Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 14. Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 15. Steve Ellery Ford Falcon BA 16. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VZ 17. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VZ 18. Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ 19. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VZ 20. Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 21. Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon BA 22. John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 23. Greg Ritter Ford Falcon BA 24. Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA 25. Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 26. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 27. Matthew White Ford Falcon BA 28. Anthony Tratt Holden Commodore VY DNF David Besnard Ford Falcon BA DNF Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA DNF Max Wilson Holden Commodore VZ DNF Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 
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