TeamVodafone press release
Whincup reclaims championship lead with help from Bourdais.
It was a day of mixed results for TeamVodafone at the Armor All Gold Coast 600, Jamie Whincup and co-driver Sebastien Bourdais celebrated pole position and a convincing race win while on the other side of the garage things went from bad to worse, mechanical issues marking a premature end to the day for Craig Lowndes and Andy Priaulx.
Whincup topped the shootout, putting the #88 Commodore on pole position for Bourdais who started the 102-lap assault. The Frenchman stretched a considerable lead before handing the reins to Whincup on Lap 36 of the race.
With debris initiating a third and final safety car, Whincup conserved fuel, and averted the need for another pitstop, charging to the finish line with ease.
After the highs and lows of Saturday’s race, Whincup has now regained the championship and sits 50 points ahead of teammate Craig Lowndes.
Sunday will see the V8 Supercars take to the track for Qualifying at 10.45am ahead of with Race 22 of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at 1.40pm.
TeamVodafone’s live raceday blog will be covering Sunday’s final race of the Armor All Gold Coast 600, coverage to begin from 1.40pm via the TeamVodafone website.