Leaving the circuit yesterday Fabian Couthard felt dreadful after breaking his car on the Gold Coast's infamous curbs but he made amends in today's race.
The closing laps were a tense affair as Russell Ingall and Jamie Whincup pressed Coulthard but he put up a solid defence to secure the podium after being handed the car by co-driver Luke Youlden in third.
Phillip Island is the penultimate round of the season and will be held on 22-23 November.
Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing: "P16-P2, it's not bad is it? Walking home from the track yesterday, I was pretty gutted. I let the team down. I was weak through that back chicane and I needed to find some time and I went about finding it but failed.
"To come back today with a car that's still not perfect after the damage I did and come through to get second is awesome. Luke did an awesome job as did the whole team.
"I had a good battle with Russell Ingall at the end there. He left me a car width's room and no more and was breathing down my neck for the most of it!"
Luke Youlden, Lockwood Racing Co-Driver: "I was trying to keep a cool head but I was frustrated to be fair. The car had more pace than we could show stuck in traffic. I wasn't sure how the strategy was going but obviously the boys made a really good call and I got some clear laps and pushed on."
Brad Jones Racing