V8 SuperCars Australia: Jamie Whincup lidera o campeonato

O australiano Jamie Whincup (Holden/ Triple 8) lidera o campeonato, após vencer cinco, das últimas sete provas da temporada. Campeão de 2008, 2009, 2011 e 2012, Whincup soma 1247 pontos. O segundo colocado Craig Lowndes, seu compatriota e parceiro de equipe, soma 1105.

A quarta etapa da temporada foi disputada no Barbagallo Raceway, em Perth, na Austrália, entre os dias 04 e 05 de maio. Lowndes venceu a primeira prova, com Whincup vencendo as outras duas provas da etapa.

O Circuito das Américas, em Austin, no Texas, nos EUA, foi o local da quinta etapa. Pela primeira vez a categoria disputou uma prova nos Estados Unidos. Foi utilizado o traçado curto, chamado de “Nacional”, com quatro provas de 100 km, cada.

Whincup venceu as duas primeiras provas em Austin. O neozelandês triunfou na terceira prova, com Whincup voltando a vencer, no encerramento da etapa.

A próxima etapa, a SkyCity Triple Crown, no Hidden Valley Raceway, acontece entre os dias 15 e 16 de junho, em Darwin, no Território do Norte, na Austrália.

Resultados:

Final, prova 1, Chill Perth 360, Perth, 04 de maio:

1 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 50 voltas em 1h13’05”087
2 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 1”856
3 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) – FPR – 1”973
4 – Jason Bright (Holden) – Brad Jones Racing – 4”884
5 – Alex Davison (Ford) – FPR – 8”906
6 – Alexandre Premat (Holden) – GRM – 11”299
7 – David Reynolds (Ford) -Rod Nash Racing – 13”325
8 – James Courtney (Holden) – HRT – 13”375
9 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 13”439
10 – James Moffat (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 13”919

Final, prova 2, Chill Perth 360, Perth, 05 de maio:

1 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 41 voltas em 43’38”514
2 – Jason Bright (Holden) – Brad Jones Racing – 0”753
3 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) – FPR – 2”880
4 – Fabian Coulthard (Holden) – Brad Jones – 4”405
5 – Will Davison (Ford) – FPR – 4”808
6 – James Courtney (Holden) – HRT – 6”577
7 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 11”097
8 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 14”511
9 – Alex Davison (Ford) – FPR – 15”061
10 – James Moffat (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 15”472

Final, prova 3, Chill Perth 360, Perth, 05 de maio:

1 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 41 voltas em 46’16”008
2 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 1”572
3 – Jason Bright (Holden) – Brad Jones Racing – 5”686
4 – Will Davison (Ford) – FPR – 6”119
5 – David Reynolds (Ford) -Rod Nash Racing – 7”426
6 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 7”629
7 – Fabian Coulthard (Holden) – Brad Jones – 9”566
8 – James Courtney (Holden) – HRT – 10”704
9 – Garth Tander (Holden) – HRT – 11”268
10 – Chaz Mostert (Ford) – DJR – 12”407

Final, prova 1, Austin 400, Austin, 18 de maio:

1 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 27 voltas em 44’20”848
2 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 0’903
3 – Fabian Coulthard (Holden) – Brad Jones – 8’628
4 – Will Davison (Ford) – FPR – 12’689
5 – Garth Tander (Holden) – HRT – 14’352
6 – Rick Kelly (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 15’518
7 – Jonathon Webb (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 16’381
8 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) – FPR – 19’333
9 – James Courtney (Holden) – HRT – 21’332
10 – David Wall (Holden) – Britek – 25’905

Final, prova 2, Austin 400, Austin, 18 de maio:

1 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 27 voltas em 43’16”649
2 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 1’098
3 – Fabian Coulthard (Holden) – Brad Jones – 10’692
4 – Jonathon Webb (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 10’852
5 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 11’194
6 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) – FPR – 14’979
7 – Scott McLaughlin (Holden) – GRM – 16’546
8 – Rick Kelly (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 17’077
9 – Will Davison (Ford) – FPR – 20’630
10 – James Moffat (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 20’873

Final, prova 3, Austin 400, Austin, 19 de maio:

1 – Fabian Coulthard (Holden) – Brad Jones – 27 voltas em 45’24”815
2 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 0’940
3 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 2’547
4 – Jonathon Webb (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 5’160
5 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 10’471
6 – Garth Tander (Holden) – HRT – 10’803
7 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) – FPR – 11’781
8 – Jason Bright (Holden) – Brad Jones Racing – 11’971
9 – Rick Kelly (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 13’790
10 – James Courtney (Holden) – HRT – 15’166

Final, prova 4, Austin 400, Austin, 19 de maio:

1 – Jamie Whincup (Holden) – Triple 8 – 27 voltas em 47’20’735
2 – Fabian Coulthard (Holden) – Brad Jones – 2’766
3 – Shane van Gisbergen (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 8’360
4 – Garth Tander (Holden) – HRT – 10’592
5 – Craig Lowndes (Holden) – Triple 8 – 11’384
6 – Mark Winterbottom (Ford) – FPR – 12’952
7 – Jason Bright (Holden) – Brad Jones Racing – 14’775
8 – Rick Kelly (Nissan) – Kelly Racing – 14’931
9 – Jonathon Webb (Holden) – Tekno Autosport – 17’306

Campeonato:

1. Whincup 1247; 2. Lowndes 1105; 3. W. Davison 1029; 4. Coulthard 984; 5. Bright 945; 6. Van Gisbergen 907; 7. Tander 888; 8. Winterbottom 861; 9. Courtney 825; 10. Webb 768; 11. McLaughlin 695; 12. R. Kelly 651.

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