2015 V8 Supercars Championship | Race 8 of 37 | UBET Perth Supersprint

2015 V8 Supercars Championship | Race 8 of 37 | UBET Perth Supersprint

It’s been a day for Ford here at the UBET Perth Supersprint, and as we gear up for Race 8, it’s our Race 7 winner, who has pole position.

Hello again everyone. Zak Caban here with you, and welcome to our coverage of the second V8 Supercar race of the weekend.

In Breaking News out of the Gold Coast, I can confirm that the Junior Kangaroos have defeated the Junior Kiwis 22-20 in the Test Match at CBUS Super Stadium… the big Test Match between the senior teams of Australia and New Zealand will come your way tomorrow from 4pm AEST on Zak Sports, straight after City/Country from Wagga. We’ll also have MotoGP from Spain, the Queensland 300 from Willowbank, and the 9th Race of the V8 Supercar championship from here at Barbagallo… so, a big day coming up tomorrow.

Let’s turn our focus back to V8 Supercars… Big race coming up here. Jamie Whincup starts second on the grid… a far better effort than what he achieved in Qualy for Race 7. He finished 15th earlier, but he’ll be hoping for a lot higher than that this afternoon.

Fabian Coulthard and Craig Lowndes will share the second row, but they’re all trying to stop Frosty, who starts from where he finished earlier.

Here are the results from Race 7, as well as the grid for Race 8.

V8 Supercars Championship | Race 7 | Barbagallo

1 Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG/X  25 24:36.1409
2 Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG/X  25 24:36.7337
3 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF  25 24:39.0974
4 Team Darrell Lea STIX Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF  25 24:44.9374
5 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF  25 24:45.3156
6 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG/X  25 24:46.2600
7 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG  25 24:49.1140
8 Freightliner Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF  25 24:52.4445
9 Nissan Motorsport Rick Kelly Nissan Altima  25 24:54.1019
10 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF  25 24:54.6180
11 Wilson Security Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60  25 24:56.0444
12 Nissan Motorsport Todd Kelly Nissan Altima  25 25:00.4572
13 Nissan Motorsport James Moffat Nissan Altima  25 25:01.1844
14 Walkinshaw Racing Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VF  25 25:01.3847
15 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF  25 25:01.7223
16 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF  25 25:02.7632
17 Erebus Motorsport V8 Ashley Walsh Mercedes E63 AMG  25 25:03.6751
18 Nissan Motorsport Michael Caruso Nissan Altima  25 25:04.0231
19 Repair Management Aust Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF  25 25:04.3282
20 Team Cooldrive Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VF  25 25:05.2681
21 Super Black Racing Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG/X  25 25:05.7559
22 DJR Team Penske Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG/X  25 25:06.6613
23 Wilson Security Racing GRM David Wall Volvo S60  25 25:07.3781
24 GB Galvanizing Racing Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF  25 25:07.7948
DNF Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF   7  6:52.7184
Qualifying – Race 8
1
Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG/X
00:56.90
2
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
00:56.93
00:00.03
3
Freightliner Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.09
00:00.19
4
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.10
00:00.20
5
Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG/X
00:57.13
00:00.23
6
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.26
00:00.36
7
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG/X
00:57.26
00:00.36
8
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
00:57.27
00:00.37
9
Nissan Motorsport
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
00:57.30
00:00.40
10
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.31
00:00.41
11
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.32
00:00.42
12
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
00:57.40
00:00.50
13
Nissan Motorsport
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
00:57.41
00:00.51
14
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.45
00:00.55
15
Super Black Racing
Andre Heimgartner
Ford Falcon FG/X
00:57.47
00:00.57
16
Walkinshaw Racing
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.48
00:00.58
17
Nissan Motorsport
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
00:57.60
00:00.70
18
Team Darrell Lea STIX
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.64
00:00.74
19
DJR Team Penske
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG/X
00:57.73
00:00.83
20
Repair Management Aust Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.85
00:00.95
21
GB Galvanizing Racing
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
00:57.92
00:01.02
22
Nissan Motorsport
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
00:57.95
00:01.05
23
Wilson Security Racing GRM
David Wall
Volvo S60
00:58.08
00:01.18
24
Team Cooldrive
Tim Blanchard
Holden Commodore VF
00:58.36
00:01.46
25
Erebus Motorsport V8
Ashley Walsh
Mercedes E63 AMG
00:58.36
00:01.46

Laps: 25
Circuit: 2.42km
Turns: 7 (5 Right, 2 Left)
Race Distance: 60.5km
Direction: Clockwise

Race 2 of the afternoon… Race 8 of the Championship is underway… great start from Whincup, as well as Winterbottom, and it’s Frosty who leads them in to one, and Lowndes has got the jump on Coulthard, and will go third.

Coulthard takes P3 back as we end Lap 1.

Winterbottom’s lead is now 1.4 seconds after just two laps.
Whincup stays second, from Coulthard, Lowndes, Mostert, Courtney, Reynolds and R.Kelly.

Frosty has pulled out… huge margin of 3 seconds to Whincup, Coulthard sits third, then Mostert and Lowndes making up the top five.

Flawless drive from Mark Winterbottom… he’s led from start to finish, and takes the chequered flag… 2 wins for the day, and the first time he’s won two consecutive championship races since 2012.

Whincup bounces back with second, ahead of Coulthard, Mostert, Lowndes, Courtney and Reynolds the top seven.

Good run for Chaz, and Reynolds unlucky not to get by Courtney.
Rick Kelly, Will Davison and Tim Slade made up the top ten.

Disappointing for Shane Van Gisbergen… he finished down in 24th.

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So, two races without a Safety Car interruption today… these sprint races haven’t provided the most exciting racing yet, have they?
But, we’ve got a 200km race to look forward to tomorrow, and strategy will come into play there, which will be great fun for us, and very interesting to see who does what, and how it all plays out.
But, Ford are back in the game… Frosty… two race win, and the championship lead ahead of an 83-Lap race tomorrow.
We hope you’ll join us then!

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