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TeamnVodafone wins Bathurst.

TeamVodafone duo Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup triumphed for the third straight year in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, becoming the first pairing to take a pure hat-trick at Mount Panorama for 25 years.

The #888 car led for much of a typically action-packed race, but any hope Lowndes and Whincup had of pulling out a comfortable advantage over their rivals was constantly thwarted by a steam of late-race safety car periods as the six hour-plus duration and a spate of tyre wear issues took their toll on the field.

Greg Murphy and Jason Richards claimed second for Tasman/Sprint Gas Racing, despite the Kiwi facing overheating issues in the closing stages, while James Courtney and David Besnard took an unexpected podium after capitalising on the grip problems Steven Richards was suffering in the FPR car he shared with Mark Winterbottom.

Full report and result to follow...


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Craig Lowndes,Jamie Whincup, (Aus), Team Vodafone 888 Ford   Supercheap Bathurst 1000 Rd 10 v8 Supercars Mt Panorama Bathurst NSW
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit Red Bull]
Chaz Mostert - Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Falcon FG X[pic credit Prodrive]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Craig Lowndes - Triple Eight Holden Commodore [pic credit V8 Supecars]
Craig Lowndes - Triple Eight Holden Commodore [pic credit V8 Supecars]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Mark Winterbottom - PRA Ford Falcon FG X [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Mark Winterbottom - PRA Ford Falcon FG X [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit V8 Supercars]
Jamie Whincup - Red Bull Racing Australia [pic credit V8 Supercars]

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Mike McInerney

October 12, 2008 9:06 AM

Well done to the 888 car. Driven and supported by a very good team. Now, if I was a nasty so-and-so, I''d buy Tander an automatic Holden because that twice in 3 years they can get that clutch right and off the line correct. Tander should buy a lottery ticket because he was dead lucky he wasn''t cleaned up by the accelerating pack mike

Phil C. - Unregistered

October 12, 2008 11:58 AM

Awesome result in a dominating display. Three on the trot. The first time since the legendary Peter Brock did it with Larry in 82,83,84. How fitting that Whincup and Lowndes (Brock's protege) has won the first 3 races for the Peter Brock trophy following his untimely rallying death. Go the Fords!



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