Will Davison has bounced back after yesterday's race to win Race 2 of the Trading Post Perth Challenge

Having lost his lead in the V8 Supercars championship to main rival Jamie Whincup, Will Davison has bounced back to claim his fourth win of the season, claiming victory in the second race of the three-race Trading Post Challenge at Barbagallo Raceway.

Whincup took over the title lead after Davison was caught up in the first-lap accident in yesterday’s race, which was won by Davison’s Ford Performance Racing team-mate Mark Winterbottom.

With most of the frontrunners opting to start the race on Dunlop’s harder tyres, Davison (starting from third place) went for a reversal of this strategy, and used the superior grip afforded to him to move into the lead by the end of the third lap.

He quickly set about building a lead over Davison, and controlled the pace until he made his compulsory pit stop at half-distance.

Once Whincup had switched to the soft tyres, he started to close back up to Davison, but the Ford driver always had the race under control, crossing the line 2.9 seconds clear of his main championship rival.

Whincup’s second place came under a brief attack by Winterbottom in the sister FPR entry, but ‘Frosty’ was unable to make his tyres last, and had to drop back to ensure he finished third.

Fourth place went to Fabian Coulthard, with the Brad Jones Racing driver making a late charge to claim fourth place, passing Lee Holdsworth on the penultimate lap.

With Holdsworth demoted to fifth, the top-ten places were completed by Craig Lowndes, Tim Slade, Jason Bright, David Reynolds (despite a jump-start pit-lane penalty) and Garth Tander.


2012 V8 Supercars Trading Post Perth Challenge – Race 2 Result (50 laps):

Driver Entry / Team Laps Result
1. Will Davison Ford Trading Post / Ford Performance Racing 50 49:02.2171
2. Jamie Whincup Holden Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing 50 + 2.9203
3. Mark Winterbottom Ford Orrcon Steel / Ford Performance Racing 50 + 10.1583
4. Fabian Coulthard Holden Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing 50 + 12.7050
5. Lee Holdsworth Ford Irwin Racing / Stone Brothers Racing 50 + 16.0736
6. Craig Lowndes Holden Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing 50 + 19.6121
7. Tim Slade Ford Lucky 7 Racing / Stone Brothers Racing 50 + 20.2678
8. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing 50 + 21.9040
9. David Reynolds Ford The Bottle-O Racing Team / Rod Nash 50 + 25.5056
10. Garth Tander Holden TOLL / Holden Racing Team 50 + 30.3445
11. Shane van Gisbergen Ford SP Tools / Stone Brothers Racing 50 + 38.4834
12. Michael Caruso Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport 50 + 39.5212
13. James Courtney Holden TOLL / Holden Racing Team 50 + 40.2818
14. Michael Patrizi Holden Tekno Autosports 50 + 44.9573
15. Tony D’Alberto Ford HIFLEX Racing / Tony D’Alberto Racing 50 + 45.8490
16. Greg Murphy Holden Pepsi Max Crew / Kelly Racing 50 + 46.2791
17. Russell Ingall Holden Supercheap Auto / Walkinshaw Racing 50 + 48.8883
18. Dean Fiore Ford Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing 50 + 51.2257
19. Steven Johnson Ford Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing 50 + 55.5475
20. Rick Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing 50 + 55.8612
21. Jonathon Webb Holden Tekno Autosports 49 + 1 lap
22. Todd Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing 49 + 1 lap
23. Karl Reindler Holden Fair Dinkum Sheds / Kelly Racing 49 + 1 lap
24. James Moffat Ford Team Norton / Dick Johnson Racing 49 + 1 lap
25. David Wall Holden Wilson Security / Brad Jones Racing 49 + 1 lap
26. Taz Douglas Holden Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 49 + 1 lap
27. Steve Owen Ford VIP Petfoods / Dick Johnson Racing 48 + 2 laps
28. Alexandre Prémat Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport 47 + 3 laps

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