Whincup celebrates Abu Dhabi hat-trick

Jamie Whincup, Team Vodafone
Jamie Whincup, Team Vodafone

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TeamVodafone's Jamie Whincup has taken a clean sweep of all three V8 Supercar races at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit, winning today's final 12-lap duel ahead of Will Davison and Tim Slade while teammate Craig Lowndes finished 11th.

Whincup's victory also marks a significant milestone for Holden, with the vehicle manufacturer celebrating it's 100th Australian Touring Car Championship/ V8 Supercar Championship race win for the VE Series Commodore.

The Championship leader got one his best starts of the season and moved into the lead off the line. Whincup led from start to finish to take his 11th win of the season.

Lowndes held his position off the start before passing Ford rival David Reynolds on the second lap of the race to move into 11th position. The #888 driver maintained his position until the race end.

Whincup has extended his lead in the 2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series and now sits 296 points ahead of Mark Winterbottom while Lowndes remains third on 2971 points.

The Brisbane-based outfit now heads back to Australia to prepare for the penultimate V8 Supercar Championship Series event at Winton Motor Raceway on November 16-18.

Source: TeamVodafone

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