Whincup and Slade net podiums at Aus GP

The ZB Commodore is back on the rostrum with two Holden drivers picking up podium results at the completion of Race 5 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Racing on the famed Albert Park Grand Prix circuit, Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s Jamie Whincup and Freightliner Racing’s Tim Slade both picked up trophies with second and third respectively.

“We had a great day and race today,” Whincup said.

“We pushed hard early and were aggressive straight at the start which then allowed us to lead the race.

“Within the race, I really enjoyed the battle with the BJR team as they have a similar car to us and have been doing a great job racing it this year.  I was fortunate though to just came home in front of them.”

Slade was happy to be back on the podium and adding further silverware to the Brad Jones Racing trophy cabinet.

“I think the whole linear spring change has suited us [BJR] more than some others and everyone in the team has done a great job of getting that to work and the cars have been really speedy,” Slade said.

“This weekend, from Qualifying onwards, we’ve had some pretty good speed so it’ been quite pleasing.”

Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds put in a strong performance to bring his Commodore home in fourth while the Mobil 1 Mega Racing Commodore of Scott Pye also put in a strong performance ot finish sixth.

His teammate James Courtney was eighth while Slade’s Freightliner Racing teammate Nick Percat finished ninth to ensure six Commodores would finish inside the top-10 for Saturday’s 60 minute feature race.

Results: Race 5, Beaurepaires Melbourne 400

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Laps Race time
1 55 Supercheap Auto Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Mustang GT 25 51:50.0007
2 88 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 25 51:51.2119
3 14 Freightliner Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore ZB 25 51:51.9083
4 9 Penrite Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore ZB 25 51:52.3888
5 12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Fabian Coulthard Ford Mustang GT 25 51:53.6417
6 2 Mobil 1 MEGA Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 25 51:54.8955
7 23 Milwaukee Racing Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 25 51:55.2706
8 22 Mobil 1 MEGA Racing James Courtney Holden Commodore ZB 25 51:58.6584
9 8 Freightliner Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 25 51:59.4935
10 7 Plus Fitness Racing Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima 25 51:59.9828
11 99 Penrite Racing Anton De Pasquale Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:00.3050
12 5 The Bottle-O Racing Team Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 25 52:00.6853
13 18 Irwin Racing Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:00.8532
14 35 Bigmate Racing Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:01.3713
15 19 Truck Assist TEKNO Racing Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:02.2335
16 15 Castrol Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 25 52:02.5775
17 33 Boost Mobile Racing Richie Stanaway Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:02.9110
18 78 Team Harvey Norman Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima 25 52:02.9286
19 34 Boost Mobile Racing James Golding Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:03.6940
20 3 RABBLE.club Racing Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 25 52:06.1478
21 21 Team CoolDrive Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 25 52:06.7502
22 97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 23 52:10.3606
DNF 17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Scott McLaughlin Ford Mustang GT
DNF 6 Monster Energy Racing Team Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT

Results: Race 4, Beaurepaires Melbourne 400

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Laps Race time
1 17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Scott McLaughlin Ford Mustang GT 13 25:39.4415
2 55 Supercheap Auto Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Mustang GT 13 25:41.9634
3 6 Monster Energy Racing Team Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 13 25:45.8511
4 88 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 13 25:46.7539
5 12 Shell V-Power Racing Team Fabian Coulthard Ford Mustang GT 13 25:50.2624
6 23 Milwaukee Racing Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 13 25:50.8312
7 9 Penrite Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore ZB 13 25:52.6097
8 14 Freightliner Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore ZB 13 25:53.3104
9 22 Mobil 1 MEGA Racing James Courtney Holden Commodore ZB 13 25:56.6511
10 97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 13 25:56.8470
11 18 Irwin Racing Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 13 25:58.0264
12 5 The Bottle-O Racing Team Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 13 26:00.9995
13 99 Penrite Racing Anton De Pasquale Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:02.9839
14 2 Mobil 1 MEGA Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:03.5381
15 8 Freightliner Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:04.1606
16 15 Castrol Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 13 26:05.1170
17 35 Bigmate Racing Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:08.2876
18 7 Plus Fitness Racing Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima 13 26:09.1522
19 78 Team Harvey Norman Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima 13 26:15.1181
20 19 Truck Assist TEKNO Racing Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:16.9540
21 33 Boost Mobile Racing Richie Stanaway Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:19.6807
22 21 Team CoolDrive Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:20.4865
23 34 Boost Mobile Racing James Golding Holden Commodore ZB 13 26:21.0498
24 3 RABBLE.club Racing Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 13 26:22.5484