Tekno takes the Chocolates at Surfers

Gisbergen and Webb celebrate
Gisbergen and Webb celebrate

Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb have taken a dominant victory at the Castrol Gold Coast 600 today, while Championship leader Mark Winterbottom had a disaster run.

The TEKNO Commodore blazed in the opening laps with co-driver Webb behind the wheel and held a comfortable lead for the majority of the 102-lap race, with van Gisbergen earning his first win for 2015 and converting his ARMOR ALL Pole Position.

David Reynolds and Dean Canto – winners at the Gold Coast in 2013 – came home second after a hard-fought battle with this year’s Bathurst champions Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards.

"It wasn't just me, we came in with a ten-second lead, the car was amazing. To do those times lap after lap, the car was just fantastic," van Gisbergen, who won by 1.6 seconds, said.

While the Pepsi Max Crew has been a strong force this season, both cars had a disastrous run in the pits, with Mark Winterbottom released from a pit stop to run right into Garth Tander.

IndyCar used to race in Surfers in front of these 150,000 people. Tony George stopped it.
IndyCar used to race in Surfers in front of these 150,000 people. Tony George stopped it.

The Ford Falcon FG X suffered significant damage, leaving Winterbottom to finish 24th after extensive work to the Falcon and earning a drive through penalty. Teammates Cam Waters and Russell Ingall were forced to take a drive through penalty after spinning wheels during their pit stop.

“It wasn’t just me, we came in with a ten-second lead, the car was amazing. To do those times lap after lap, the car was just fantastic," van Gisbergen, who won by 1.6 seconds, said.

While the Pepsi Max Crew has been a strong force this season, both cars had a disastrous run in the pits, with Mark Winterbottom released from a pit stop to run right into Garth Tander.

The Ford Falcon FG X suffered significant damage, leaving Winterbottom to finish 24th after extensive work to the Falcon and earning a drive through penalty. Teammates Cam Waters and Russell Ingall were forced to take a drive through penalty after spinning wheels during their pit stop.

Results

Pos No/Driver Entry / Team St Laps Race Time
1 97 Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb Team Darrell Lea STIX 1 102 2h 08:14.3286
2 55 David Reynolds and Dean Canto The Bottle-O Racing Team 8 102 2h 08:15.9380
3 888 Craig Lowndes and Steve Richards Red Bull Racing Australia 6 102 2h 08:16.0806
4 2 Garth Tander and Warren Luff Holden Racing Team 10 102 2h 08:16.6470
5 22 James Courtney and Jack Perkins Holden Racing Team 13 102 2h 08:17.9316
6 222 Nick Percat and Oliver Gavin Repair Management Australia Racing 11 102 2h 08:18.3545
7 14 Fabian Coulthard and Luke Youlden Freightliner Racing 14 102 2h 08:18.5454
8 17 Scott Pye and Marcos Ambrose DJR Team Penske 15 102 2h 08:32.0044
9 15 Rick Kelly and David Russell Nissan Motorsport 4 102 2h 08:33.7080
10 99 James Moffat and Taz Douglas Nissan Motorsport 5 102 2h 08:34.0366
11 21 Dale Wood and Macauley Jones GB Galvanizing Racing 23 102 2h 08:34.1890
12 3 Tim Blanchard and Karl Reindler Team Cooldrive 20 102 2h 08:37.6950
13 7 Todd Kelly and Alex Buncombe Nissan Motorsport 21 102 2h 08:38.6797
14 47 Tim Slade and Tony D'Alberto Supercheap Auto Racing 9 102 2h 08:39.4480
15 9 Will Davison and Alex Davison Erebus Motorsport V8 16 102 2h 09:9.6960
16 34 David Wall and Chris Pither Wilson Security Racing GRM 18 101 2h 08:34.9033
17 6 Cameron Waters and Russell Ingall Pepsi Max Crew 19 101 2h 08:35.2170
18 111 Andre Heimgartner and Ant Pedersen Super Black Racing 24 101 2h 08:36.0090
19 4 Ash Walsh and Jack Le Brocq Erebus Motorsport V8 25 101 2h 08:36.4490
20 23 Michael Caruso and Dean Fiore Nissan Motorsport 22 98 2h 09:1.3040
21 33 Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Premat Wilson Security Racing GRM 2 91 2h 08:53.4980
22 8 Jason Bright and Andrew Jones Team BOC 12 89 2h 08:50.8170
23 5 Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen Pepsi Max Crew 3 88 2h 08:59.9385
24 1 Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell Red Bull Racing Australia 7 87 2h 08:55.7935
DNF 18 Lee Holdsworth and Sébastien Bourdais Preston Hire Racing 17 88 1h 51:59.5120

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