TWO WINS IN THE WEST

 7 May 2017

PERTH SUPERSPRINT – SUNDAY MAY 7 – QUALIFYING & RACE 8

Fabian Coulthard - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Qualifying – 5th (Fastest Lap: 54.6209s – Under Old Lap Record)

Race 8 – 7th (Fastest Lap: 56.4314s - New Race Lap Record)

 

RECAP: Coulthard had a difficult day by his high standards, qualifying in 5th position. The team elected to take an alternate three-stop strategy that was reliant on safety car periods to be completely successful. The race ran green for the full 83 laps, so Coulthard battled through the pack multiple times across his stints. He had great pace, resetting the race lap record in his final stint. He ended in 7th place, and extended his Championship lead from 8 to 19 points.

QUOTE: “It’s great to see Scott take the win again today, awesome for him to get a couple under the belt this weekend. My car was good, we just didn’t get the strategy right today. It’s one of those things where you roll the dice, and hope it pays off. Today wasn’t our day. The team did an awesome job on the pit stops, and I leave the weekend with an extended Championship lead. Sharing the podium with Roger yesterday is something that I will remember for a long time.”

Scott McLaughlin - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford

Qualifying – FIRST (Fastest Lap: 54.5730s – New Lap Record)

Race 8 - FIRST (Fastest Lap: 57.3546s)

 

RECAP: McLaughlin was the dominant pace man in Perth today, taking the pole in a new lap record time. He led the race from start to finish, only dropping back when pitting but always remained effective leader. He took the victory by 4.6s, able to control the gap back to 2nd place winner Chaz Mostert.

QUOTE: “I came into this weekend with a plan to take as many points off the leaders as possible, and it’s been a perfect weekend in that aspect. Two wins and a pole is amazing, especially with Roger here at the track as well. I feel like I’ve kicked off my year now, with two wins under the belt and great pace, we’ve got plenty to look forward to for the rest of the year.”

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

   
   

1

Fabian Coulthard

802

 

2

Shane Van Gisbergen

783

 

3

Jamie Whincup

780

 

4

Scott McLaughlin

771

 

5

Chaz Mostert

771

 

6

Mark Winterbottom

648

 

7

Garth Tander

606

 

8

Craig Lowndes

564

 

9

Cameron Waters

544

 

10

James Moffat

507

 
       

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS 

 
       

1

Shell V-Power Racing Team

1608

 

2

Triple Eight Race Engineering (Van Gisbergen/Whincup)

1563

 

3

Prodrive Racing Australia (Winterbottom/Waters)

1227

 

4

Garry Rogers Motorsport

1113

 

5

Nissan Motorsport (R. Kelly/T. Kelly)

900

 

6

Walkinshaw Racing

834

 

7

Nissan NISMO (Caruso/De Silvestro)

798

 

8

Erebus Motorsport

783

 

9

Prodrive Racing Australia (Mostert)

771

 

10

Brad Jones Racing

699