TBE Winton race report

Rat attack pays off for Team Betta Electrical at Winton Under a clear blue sky the V8 Supercars Top Ten Shoot out took place this morning at Winton Motor Racing Circuit some 200 km's North East of Melbourne. Marcos Ambrose...

Rat attack pays off for Team Betta Electrical at Winton

Under a clear blue sky the V8 Supercars Top Ten Shoot out took place this morning at Winton Motor Racing Circuit some 200 km's North East of Melbourne.

Marcos Ambrose secured the fastest time of 1:23.70 assuring him of pole position for the 300 km race.

Greg Murphy took second position with third position going to Jason Bright in the Betta Electrical Team Brock Commodore car 50.

Racing got underway at 1.10pm with the Team Betta Electrical Falcons of Radisich and Canto taking their grid positions of 25th and 26th respectively.

The race got off to a perfect start and without incident at the first corner.

Radisich quickly settled into a consistent pace, make up five placing's by lap 5, putting him in 20th position, whilst Canto also moved up five positions, placing him in 21st position.

By lap 15 Radisich had secured another two positions, which saw him in 18th position as he continued to pick of the campaigners ahead of him.

Both cars pitted on lap 42 for their mandatory first pit stop for fuel and tyres, with Radisich rejoining the field in 27th position and Canto re- entering the field in 28th position.

By lap 59 Radisich had managed to claw his way up to 10th position with not far behind in 12th placing.

True grit prevailed, with both drivers displaying total determination to keep the pressure on those cars ahead of them.

Ingall was harassing canto from behind, where on lap 60 Ingall forced his way up the inside of Canto, coming in contact with Canto, forcing him off the circuit where car 66 lost the front nose cone and was forced to return to the pits to have another fitted, rejoining the field again in 23rd position and with the job ahead of him to regain lost positions.

Radisich continued to move up the leader board, gaining 9th position by lap 69 whilst Canto in car 66 was relegated back in 29th.

The fast pace continued for the ensuing laps with Radisich picking up yet another position by lap 80.

The RAT was on the attack, by lap 88 car 65 was in 7th position and still gaining on Ingall ahead of him.

The final five laps were eventful, seeing Todd Kelly pass Radisich only to find that he had to pit on the very next lap for fuel, giving back 8th position to Radisich.

Lap 98 and only two laps from the finish saw Garth Tander run out of fuel rocketing Radisich into 7th position overall and his final placing for the 100 lap race.

Canto in car 66 finished the race in 29th position, never recovering from his altercation with Ingall back on lap 60.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Garth Tander , Marcos Ambrose , Greg Murphy , Todd Kelly