Motorsport: Shane van Gisbergen leads Kiwi Supercars domination at The Bend in South Australia


Van Gisbergen took the race lead off the beginning, going all by the use of the ground of polesitter  McLaughlin on the first nook, who obtained a slight bump from fast-starting teammate Fabian Coulthard.

“What a turnaround from yesterday, we had no tyre life and saved blistering them,” Van Gisbergen talked about following his ninth place end on Saturday.

“I taken care of them initially, taking it easy after which the automotive purchased appropriate correct proper right here alive. I purchased appropriate correct proper right here out [of the pitstop] contained throughout the battle, it was actually cool.”

McLaughlin admitted he’d taken a conservative method on the opening lap, nonetheless he beloved the enjoyment of the race.

“Shane on the race line may brake heaps deeper, I maybe gave it away significantly bit there, nonetheless it was big-picture stuff at present,” he talked about.

“We clearly knew Jamie was as rapidly as additional an outstanding bit so it was all about getting some parts. It was battle with Chaz and Andre, it was superior pleasurable.

“I had no concept that Andre was there. I used to be centered on Chaz after which seen a white automotive down the within of me and was like ‘far out’. It was a bloody good change; it’s why we go racing.”

All by the use of the closing race of the weekend, Crew Penske-DJR teammates McLaughlin and Coulthard achieved a one-two to finish the weekend in model. 

After an action-packed opening two races, the third 24-lap contest was fairly additional commonplace, with the Kiwi the atmosphere good chief from begin to end.

McLaughlin’s championship rival Whincup purchased appropriate correct proper right here dwelling third – a sturdy bounce as rapidly as farther from his 17th contained throughout the opening race of the day.

Nonetheless the defending sequence champion has prolonged his lead in te standings to 215 parts. 



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