Whincup back on top in race three

Jamie Whincup made it two wins out of three at Barbagallo as he overcame a tough challenge from race two victor Jason Bright to triumph in the final leg of this weekend's triple-header

Whincup back on top in race three

Like this morning's second race, Whincup (Triple 8 Holden) could not hang on to his pole advantage at the start and found himself passed on the opening lap by Bright, who was fresh from giving Brad Jones Racing its first V8 Supercar win in race two.

There was little to separate the pair all race, but the pitstops proved crucial, with Whincup able to jump Bright in the pits and then defend a narrow gap all the way to the chequered flag.

HRT's Garth Tander settled into third at the start and maintained that position throughout the race.

Whincup's team-mate Craig Lowndes fell from third to sixth on lap one but came back through to fourth ahead of James Courtney (HRT) and top Ford runner Steven Johnson (Dick Johnson Racing).

After their fiery, 37G impact startline accident in the race two, both Karl Reindler and Steve Owen had to sit this race out. Reindler suffered superficial burns to his hands and face, and was eventually joined in hospital by Owen, who went for precautionary checks after developing abdominal soreness.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 49m04.0396s 2. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden + 0.9351s 3. Garth Tander HRT Holden + 5.2232s 4. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden + 10.5012s 5. James Courtney HRT Holden + 15.9123s 6. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford + 16.1339s 7. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford + 16.1531s 8. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden + 20.4931s 9. Tim Slade Stone Brothers Ford + 20.6141s 10. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden + 22.6693s 11. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford + 34.5280s 12. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden + 35.0567s 13. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden + 36.7402s 14. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Ford + 36.8667s 15. Will Davison FPR Ford + 40.4769s 16. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden + 41.0824s 17. Michael Caruso Garry Rodgers Holden + 44.2847s 18. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rodgers Holden + 47.8730s 19. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden + 48.7660s 20. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden + 49.5831s 21. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford + 49.9778s 22. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford + 54.3333s 23. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford + 59.9835s 24. David Reynolds Kelly Holden + 1 lap 25. Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Holden + 1 lap 26. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford + 1 lap 
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