Jamie Whincup survived a late charge from Jason Bright to claim victory in Sunday's opening V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo

It was all about the tyres during Race 11, the second race for the Chilli Perth 360’s Barbagallo Weekend.  In the end, Red Bull Racing’s Jamie Whincup – who retook the Championship lead on Saturday – took first place in front of a threatening Jason Bright and FPR’s Mark Winterbottom.

Either way, Jamie Whincup feels like he has his ‘mojo back’.

Coulthard, Will Davison, James Courtney, Shane van Gisbergen, Craig Lowndes, Alex Davison and James Moffat completed the top ten.

Bright had a terrible start and fell back from his hard won pole position to fourth at the first turn, after being swallowed up by Will Davison, Coulthard and Whincup.

Pit stop strategy was what ended up clinching the race though, with Whincup’s early stop allowing him to drive on ahead earlier on.  Bright stayed on later and took advantage of the tire fade later in the race – although he was still 0.7 seconds behind Jamie, he did make up quite some time (and a critical position in front of Winterbottom) in the last few laps. 

Dean Fiore, who looked to complete the entire race on the single set of tires, finished just outside the top 10 in 13th place.  He did well up to a point, however towards the end was overwhelmed by the rest of the pack on fresher sets.   Apparently though, that wasn’t even part of the original gameplan!

“It wasn’t the initial plan – but the boys saw how the race panned out and thought with the time lost potentially pitting, we thought we’d stay out,” Fiore said after Race 11.

And how was the drivability towards the end of the race?

“Very bad! I just had absolutely no grip and was using different gears around the circuit and everything.”

Rookies Scott McLaughlin and new comer Chaz Mostert came in at respectable 14th and 15th places respectively.


2013 V8 Supercars Chill Perth 360 – Race 2 Final Classification (42 laps):

Driver Entry / Team Result
1. Jamie Whincup Holden Red Bull Racing AU / Triple 8 Engineering 43:38.5140
2. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing + 0.7530
3. Mark Winterbottom Ford Pepsi Max Crew / Ford Performance Racing + 2.8806
4. Fabian Coulthard Holden Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing + 4.4059
5. Will Davison Ford Pepsi Max Crew / Ford Performance Racing + 4.8087
6. James Courtney Holden Holden Racing Team / TWR + 6.5776
7. Shane van Gisbergen Holden VIP Petfoods / Tekno Autosports + 11.0971
8. Craig Lowndes Holden Red Bull Racing AU / Triple 8 Engineering + 14.1553
9. Alex Davison Ford Jeld-Wen Racing / Ford Performance Racing + 15.0612
10. James Moffat Nissan Norton 360 Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 15.4723
11. Garth Tander Holden Holden Racing Team / TWR + 15.9098
12. David Reynolds Ford Bottle-O Racing / Ford Performance Racing + 16.6466
13. Dean Fiore Holden Dodo Insurance / Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport + 18.4623
14. Scott McLaughlin Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 19.5329
15. Chaz Mostert Ford Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 19.8547
16. Rick Kelly Nissan Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 20.5105
17. Todd Kelly Nissan Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 22.6374
18. Tony D’Alberto Holden HIFLEX Racing / Tony D’Alberto Racing + 26.2194
19. Alexandre Prémat Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 28.1755
20. Tim Blanchard Ford Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 24.6846
21. Russell Ingall Holden SuperCheap Auto Racing / TWR + 30.7528
22. Jonathon Webb Holden Tekno Autosports + 31.4285
23. Tim Slade AMG Heavy Haulage Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 31.4985
24. David Wall Holden Wilson Security Racing / Brad Jones Racing + 33.6898
25. Michael Caruso Nissan Norton 360 Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 33.9248
26. Maro Engel AMG SP Tools Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 36.8688
27. Scott Pye Holden EKOL Racing / Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1 lap behind
Not Classified Entry / Team Result
DNF. Lee Holdsworth AMG IRWIN Racing / Erebus Motorsport 0 laps

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