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Craig Lowndes took a dominant victory over team-mate Jamie Whincup in the third and final race of the weekend at Symmons Plains. He battled very hard during the race and it was a pay back to Lowndes after his team mate took him out in race four. Then later was sent to the back of the grid for a technical infringement in race five.

“Lowndesy had an absolute rocket… he was too quick today,” Whincup, who finished second, said getting out of the car.

The championship leader took the ascendancy from pole-sitter Whincup off the grid.

“It’s a credit to all the guys from Red Bull Racing,” Craig said. “The car was brilliant.”

With track position determining the strategies at Red Bull, Whincup joined several others in pitting at the end of the opening lap.

The move ensured the duo ran off-sequence for the early part of the race, an insurance policy against a Safety Car period.

Once the second stops were complete with 37 of the 84 laps remaining, Lowndes enjoyed a near 10 second lead, after which he controlled the race to the flag.

Whincup secured second from James Courtney and Will Davison, who beat Fabian Coulthard to fourth by just 0.12s.

James Courtney said, “There are a few little things on the car this weekend that I felt improved it from what we had at Clipsal. But it’s still a big hill to climb to challenge these guys on track performance without them dropping the ball.”

“We have got our head down, we know what we have to do and the good thing is someone has turned the light on in the dark. We are a lot better balanced and focussed team at the moment.

“They are still clearly the benchmark and what we are chasing. You have to have some sort of goal and someone to chase so we are after them.”

James finished Second in Race Four and Third in Race Six. Race Five saw him start in P16 and finished in P10.

The entire 84 lap, 200km journey ran green for its duration, with each car completing two stops to appease the compulsory fuel drop requirement.

Much of the race’s interest focussed on the battle for second, with Whincup – on older tyres – holding off McLaughlin and Courtney during the second stints.

Courtney emerged from his final stop narrowly ahead of McLaughlin, with minor contact between the pair as the HRT Commodore rejoined tweaking the Volvo’s steering.

McLaughlin was subsequently unable to hold off Davison and Coulthard, who ran long first and second stints in order to have fresher rubber for the end.

Shane van Gisbergen and Tim Slade finished within five seconds of fourth place in seventh and eighth respectively, while Mark Winterbottom and David Reynolds salvaged ninth and 10th from a tough day for FPR.

See below for the full Race 6 result

1 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:08.32
2 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:13.72
3 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:18.42
4 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 84 01:15:21.35
5 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:21.48
6 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 84 01:15:25.81
7 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:26.54
8 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:26.85
9 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 84 01:15:27.23
10 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 84 01:15:28.25
11 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:29.78
12 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 84 01:15:36.57
13 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 84 01:15:37.43
14 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 84 01:15:40.04
15 Heavy Haulage Australia Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:41.86
16 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 84 01:15:45.19
17 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 84 01:15:47.59
18 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 84 01:15:56.63
19 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 83 01:15:08.88
20 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 83 01:15:09.43
21 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 83 01:15:10.20
22 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 83 01:15:16.68
23 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 83 01:15:32.54
24 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 83 01:15:59.68
25 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 73 01:15:24.43

See below for the updated points standings

1 Craig Lowndes 532
2 Jamie Whincup 462
3 Fabian Coulthard 447
4 James Courtney 429
5 Mark Winterbottom 406
6 Shane Van Gisbergen 389
7 Scott McLaughlin 334
8 Tim Slade 308
9 Garth Tander 282
10 Russell Ingall 274
11 Rick Kelly 259
12 Will Davison 258
13 Lee Holdsworth 250
14 David Reynolds 246
15 David Wall 243
16 James Moffat 238
17 Michael Caruso 233
18 Jack Perkins 230
19 Scott Pye 205
20 Dale Wood 188
21 Jason Bright 177
22 Chaz Mostert 147
23 Todd Kelly 145
24 Robert Dahlgren 125
25 Nick Percat 111
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