Double wins at Bathurst for Shell Mustangs

Fabian Coulthard
Fabian Coulthard

FABIAN COULTHARD QUOTE: “Double Shell V-Power Racing Team winners tonight! How good is that? Awesome to get to spray some De Bortoli champagne again – it was a good night behind the wheel. I was disappointed after the first race, as I felt we could have had three top 10 results tonight. I’ve been putting in the time practicing, and to get knocked out in that race was a shame. But as a blessing in disguise it put us on pole for the second race, which we went on to win and then a sixth to finish out the night. That’s actually my first Bathurst Supercars win, Eseries or not! We’re putting in a lot of time to improve on the Simworx simulator, so get to the win is good."

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN QUOTE: Thanks to all our fans and everyone watching again this week. I had so much fun battling everyone. That battle at the end of Race 3 with Brodie and SVG was awesome, so good, great racing and while I was dirty when I got knocked off, I’m happy to take the win! Brodie has been quick all week, so I knew I would have my work cut out for me. But it was great fun, loving this Eseries."

WILL POWER QUOTE: “I’ve had a lot of fun tonight, got roughed up a bit in those last couple of races, but it’s good and I enjoyed it. You could make up plenty of positions, as there were lots of guys hitting walls and making mistakes. This iRacing thing is a whole lot of fun, I’ve been doing a lot of this stuff and its really good. The racing is great in Supercars, you’ve got to be really smart with it and I really enjoyed driving these cars. Thanks for having me!"

Race 10

A post-race investigation handed Scott McLaughlin victory over Brodie Kostecki in Race 10 of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries.

It was a dramatic 14-lap affair that went right down the final corner of the final lap, which ended in McLaughlin being hit by Kostecki.

The Shell V-Power Racing Team driver went off the track and into the wall while Kostecki crossed the line to take the win.

  • Race 10 saw Coulthard start from the pole, McLaughlin from p4 and Power from p11, their finishing positions from Race 9.
  • Solid start for all three drivers. Coulthard p1, McLaughlin p3 and Power p9 halfway through lap one.
  • Power took his first service at the end of lap one, with two stops required this race. He rejoined in p17.
  • McLaughlin was up to p2 behind Coulthard on lap two, with Coulthard holding a one-second lead. This soon dropped to 0.5s as McLaughlin chased him down. McLaughlin took Car 17 to pitlane on lap three for tyres and fuel, rejoining p8, one-second in front of Van Gisbergen.
  • Coulthard sat 2.5s ahead of Heimgartner, before pitting on lap five.
  • Power came together with Davison at Forrest’s Elbow on lap five, with Waters also involved. This forced Power to pit for repairs. He dropped to p23 as a result.
  • McLaughlin went to the lead on lap six as the pit stops continued to play out, 0.7s in front of Van Gisbergen. Coulthard was p4, and Power p24.
  • Power got caught up in an another incident on lap six at Turn 1, with Mostert and De Pasquale dropping Power to p26.
  • Coulthard went to the lane from p4 for his final stop on lap eight, rejoining the race in p12 with five laps to run. He quickly cleared De Silvestro to take p11.
  • McLaughlin pitted on lap 10 from the lead, rejoining p5 in front of Van Gisbergen and Coulthard as effective leader
  • Power mounted a strong recovery drive after several incidents to be p10 with two laps to go
  • McLaughlin had an epic race with both van Gisbergen and Brodie Kostecki, getting pushed wide on the very last corner by Kostecki to finish second. However, Kostecki took a penalty post-race to see McLaughlin be elevated back into the win.
  • Coulthard ended up sixth at the flag, with Power an incredible p10 after two major incidents during the race.
  • McLaughlin is on top of the Eseries points with 759 points; 86 clear of Waters in second and van Gisbergen third on 659.

Race 10 Results

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Diff
1 Scott McLaughlin Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang 14 Laps
2 Brodie Kostecki Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB +0.000s
3 Shane van Gisbergen Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB +0.937s
4 Cameron Waters Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang +12.929s
5 Andre Heimgartner NED Racing Ford Mustang +13.222s
6 Fabian Coulthard Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang +15.204s
7 Thomas Randle Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB +17.743s
8 Garry Jacobson Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB +28.445s
9 Lee Holdsworth Truck Assist Racing Ford Mustang +33.389s
10 Will Power Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang +34.417s
11 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB +38.782s
12 Jack Le Brocq Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Mustang +40.663s
13 Will Davison Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang +46.269s
14 Simona de Silvestro Harvey Norman Ford Mustang +52.234s
15 Alex Davison Team Sydney Holden Commodore ZB +1:10.073s
16 Zane Goddard Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB +1:13.593s
17 Chaz Mostert Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing Holden Commodore ZB +1:13.991s
18 Bryce Fullwood Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing Holden Commodore ZB +1:17.978s
19 Rick Kelly Castrol Racing Ford Mustang +1:41.134s
20 Macauley Jones Team CoolDrive Holden Commodore ZB +1:44.293s
21 David Reynolds Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB +1 Laps
22 Jack Smith SCT Logistics Holden Commodore ZB +1 Laps
23 Scott Pye Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB +1 Laps
24 Anton De Pasquale Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB +1 Laps
25 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB +1 Laps
26 Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB +2 Laps
27 Mark Winterbottom Irwin Racing Holden Commodore ZB +2 Laps
28 Chris Pither Team Sydney Holden Commodore ZB +2 Laps
29 Jake Kostecki Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB +4 Laps

Race 9

Will Power
Will Power

Fabian Coulthard dominated Race 9 of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries to lead an all-Ford top four lockout at Mount Panorama for the Shell V-Power Racing Team.

The results of Race 8 were reversed to set the grid for Race 9, which put Fabian Coulthard on pole position.

  • Race 9 was a reverse grid race, with McLaughlin and Power from 23rd and 24th, while Coulthard was from pole after finishing Race 8 last.
  • Coulthard got an awesome start from pole, and had a half-second lead over Jake Kostecki at the end of lap one
  • McLaughlin was caught out at Turn 1 on lap one, spinning and dropping to p17. He then engaged a recovery drive as many other cars crashed out.
  • Power was also struck with issue early in this race, dropping to p23
  • By the end of lap three, Coulthard had a nearly two-second lead, McLaughlin was up to p13 and Power p18
  • Coulthard took his pit stop on lap five, dropping to p3. This sent McLaughlin to the lead, but yet to pit. Power was into p11 at this stage.
  • Both Power and McLaughlin went to the lane on lap six. McLaughlin rejoined p5, Power p8.
  • Coulthard sat P2 at that point, however leader Mostert had not taken his stop.
  • Power and Van Gisbergen came together on lap seven, dropping Power to p12
  • Mostert took his stop on lap seven, elevating Coulthard back to the lead and McLaughlin to p4
  • Overall a very good race for the team, with Coulthard taking the win, McLaughlin p4 and Power p11 after starting p24.

Results: Race 9

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Diff
1 Fabian Coulthard Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang 16 Laps
2 Cameron Waters Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang -4.450s
3 Will Davison Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang -8.938s
4 Scott McLaughlin Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang -9.662s
5 David Reynolds Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB -14.149s
6 Zane Goddard Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB -16.208s
7 Shane Van Gisbergen Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB -16.224s
8 Andre Heimgartner NED Racing Ford Mustang -17.204s
9 Brodie Kostecki Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB -20.149s
10 Will Power Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang -21.674s
11 Lee Holdsworth Truck Assist Racing Ford Mustang -22.135s
12 Bryce Fullwood Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing Holden Commodore ZB -22.662s
13 Garry Jacobson Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB -24.286s
14 Macauley Jones Team CoolDrive Holden Commodore ZB -24.673s
15 Scott Pye Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB -27.701s
16 Thomas Randle Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB -27.809s
17 Mark Winterbottom Irwin Racing Holden Commodore ZB -28.283s
18 Jake Kostecki Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB -41.011s
19 Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB -42.743s
20 Jack Le Brocq Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Mustang -46.158s
21 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB -46.313s
22 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB -58.719s
23 Chaz Mostert Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing Holden Commodore ZB -1:02.177s
24 Jack Smith SCT Logistics Holden Commodore ZB -1:05.754s
25 Anton De Pasquale Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB -1:33.132s
26 Alex Davison Team Sydney Holden Commodore ZB -2:05.290s
27 Simona De Silvestro Harvey Norman Ford Mustang -2 Laps
28 Chris Pither Team Sydney Holden Commodore ZB -2 Laps
29 Rick Kelly Castrol Racing Ford Mustang -2 Laps

Race 8

Scott McLaughlin
Scott McLaughlin

Shane van Gisbergen claimed Race 8 victory in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries, holding off a spirited challenge by wildcard Brodie Kostecki.

  • Strong start in Race 8 for all three drivers. Power p5, McLaughlin p7 and Coulthard p9 on lap 1 keeping clear of several runners who got into trouble.
  • McLaughlin and Power came together at The Chase at the end of lap one, with McLaughlin pushed wide onto the grass and Power dropping to p16, having to pit for repairs. A four-car battle pack was running down Conrod straight, with Heimgartner and Mostert also involved in the incident.
  • McLaughlin received a drive-through penalty for that incident.
  • Coulthard crashed out on lap four, forced into the wall at the Elbow by Cameron Waters. He had to 'escape; to pit lane which dropped him to p25, and nearly a full lap down.
  • McLaughlin pitted on lap four, dropping him to p11. Power was p14 at that point.
  • Power worked his way to p8 by lap five, and p7 by lap six. McLaughlin was up to p4 on lap six of eight, yet to take his drive-through penalty.
  • McLaughlin took his penalty on the penultimate lap, dropping him to p7. He raced Scott Pye from pit exit all the way to Griffin's Bend, winning the corner and the position on the final lap.
  • At the finish Power was p6, McLaughlin p7 and Coulthard p29

Race 8 Results

Pos Driver Team Car Time/Diff
1 Shane van Gisbergen Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB 8 Laps
2 Brodie Kostecki Eggleston Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB -0.766s
3 Anton De Pasquale Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB -1.808s
4 Thomas Randle Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB -9.159s
5 Chaz Mostert Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing Holden Commodore ZB -18.366s
6 Will Power Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang -18.845s
7 Scott McLaughlin Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang -23.322s
8 Mark Winterbottom Irwin Racing Holden Commodore ZB -28.613s
9 Macauley Jones Team CoolDrive Holden Commodore ZB -29.038s
10 Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB -30.352s
11 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB -31.941s
12 Cameron Waters Monster Energy Racing Ford Mustang -32.268s
13 Lee Holdsworth Truck Assist Racing Ford Mustang -34.151s
14 Scott Pye Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB -36.929s
15 Bryce Fullwood Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing Holden Commodore ZB -37.246s
16 Zane Goddard Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB -38.098s
17 Alex Davison Team Sydney Holden Commodore ZB -43.792s
18 Garry Jacobson Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB -43.997s
19 Jack Le Brocq Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Mustang -46.905s
20 David Reynolds Penrite Racing Holden Commodore ZB -48.528s
21 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore ZB -49.172s
22 Rick Kelly Castrol Racing Ford Mustang -50.326s
23 Andre Heimgartner NED Racing Ford Mustang -1:06.136s
24 Will Davison Milwaukee Racing Ford Mustang -1:06.416s
25 Chris Pither Team Sydney Holden Commodore ZB -1:07.117s
26 Simona de Silvestro Harvey Norman Ford Mustang -1:07.515s
27 Jake Kostecki Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore ZB -1:22.708s
28 Jack Smith SCT Logistics Holden Commodore ZB -1:25.796s
29 Fabian Coulthard Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang -1:51.030s

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