Jamie Whincup is officially Australia’s greatest touring car driver after claiming a record-breaking sixth V8 Supercars Championship crown with a dominating drive to victory in today’s second Sprint Race at Phillip Island.

The Red Bull Racing driver led another team 1-2 ahead of teammate Craig Lowndes, crossing the finish line 3.5 seconds ahead of his veteran stablemate. The pair overcame a fast-starting Mark Winterbottom, who shot into the lead and held it for the first couple of laps.

The Holdens kept up the pressure on the Ford driver, and Winterbottom eventually succumbed with a small mistake that allowed Whincup through; Lowndes followed suit a few laps later to leave ‘Frosty’ to complete the podium and console himself with another championship challenge that went begging.

Garth Tander claimed back-to-back fourth-placed finishes in his HRT Holden, while Todd Kelly atoned for an appalling season by finishing a season’s best fifth in his Nissan Altima.

It was a close run affair, with Kelly heading Race 33 winner Scott McLaughlin and two other Nissans of Michael Caruso and Rick Kelly in a tense battle. Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert and Holden rookie Nick Percat rounded out the top ten.

The Phillip Island 400 concludes with its 200-kilometre Feature Race, preceded by its own 20-minute qualifying session.


2014 V8 Supercars Phillip Island 400 – Race 34 Results (23 laps):

Driver Team / Entry Result
1. Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing / Holden Commodore VF Holden 35:54.151
2. Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 3.594
3. Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR / Ford Falcon FG Ford + 6.375
4. Garth Tander Holden Racing Team / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 7.399
5. Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Altima Nissan + 13.130
6. Scott McLaughlin Valvoline Racing Polestar GRM / Volvo S60 Volvo + 13.572
7. Michael Caruso Nissan Hornets / Nissan Altima Nissan + 13.911
8. Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Altima Nissan + 14.621
9. Chaz Mostert Pepsi Max Crew FPR / Ford Falcon FG Ford + 15.247
10. Nick Percat Walkinshaw Racing/ Holden Commodore VF Holden + 18.558
11. James Moffat Nissan Hornets / Nissan Altima Nissan + 19.088
12. David Reynolds The Bottle-O Racing Team / Ford Falcon FG Ford + 21.888
13. James Courtney Holden Racing Team / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 22.847
14. Will Davison Erebus Motorsport / Mercedes E63 AMG AMG + 24.775
15. Scott Pye Wilson Security Racing / Ford Falcon FG Ford + 27.031
16. Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 27.419
17. Jason Bright Team BOC / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 31.779
18. Shane van Gisbergen TEKNO VIP Petfoods / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 33.811
19. Russell Ingall Repair Management / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 34.074
20. David Wall Wilson Security Racing / Ford Falcon FG Ford + 34.477
21. Lee Holdsworth Erebus Motorsport / Mercedes E63 AMG AMG + 35.976
22. Dale Wood Team ADVAM / Holden Commodore VF Holden + 40.540
23. Robert Dahlgren Valvoline Racing Polestar GRM / Volvo S60 Volvo + 43.148
24. Jack Perkins Jeld-Wen / Ford Falcon FG Ford + 46.244
25. Tim Slade SuperCheap Auto Racing / Holden Commodore VF Holden – 5 laps

Image via V8 Supercars Championship Media

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