Ford's Chaz Mostert has converted his pole-position into a commanding V8 Supercars race three triumph after producing a near-perfect performance at Queensland Raceway.

Mostert capped off what was another resounding clean-sweep of victories for the Prodrive Australia outfit as he continues to make his case for this year's overall championship.

In a complete role reversal of starts, Mostert was able to make the perfect getaway from pole-position whereas Winterbottom failed to kill the wheelspin from the line.

Mostert's getaway set the tone of the afternoon where the race three pole-sitter immediately nestled himself into a commanding race winning position.

It was a position he never looked likely of relinquishing as the lead Pepsi Max Falcon FG X effortlessly controlled proceedings throughout the tricky pit-stop phases.

Mostert elected to pit slightly later than his Prodrive Australia team mate Winterbottom and subsequently took on around 10 litres less of fuel than the championship leader during the first round of stops.

That paid dividends for Mostert as while Winterbottom lost track position to Red Bull's Craig Lowndes, the 23-year old emerged in clean air with a handy five-second buffer back to the Holden of Lowndes.

Unable to conjure any real attack - confirmed by slight set-up changes he felt was needed within his pit-stop - Winterbottom could only sit back behind Lowndes to head up the final step on the rostrum.

Lowndes splitting the Ford's meant he marginally closed the gap on Winterbottom but catching the Prodrive leader remains all order as Holden, realistically, remain off the pace.

David Reynolds endured an equally as lonely race in fourth position despite at one time making a genuine case for third place.

The Bottle-O Falcon FG X enjoyed a near five-second gap ahead of the two HRT Commodores lead by Garth Tander in fifth and Courtney in sixth

Tander and team mate Courtney admirably clawed their way back through the pack following a dismal qualifying for the pair. A tremendous first stint saw the pair scythe through the field from 14th and 15th.

Erebus Motorsport's Will Davison reaped the rewards of a trouble free race to finish in seventh after starting from ninth.

Davison regulated reigning six-time champion Jamie Whincup late in the race for seventh. Whincup's afternoon became compromised when a costly pit-stop blunder threw a risky strategy out of the window.

The Triple Eight racer decided to roll the dice by going aggressive and heavy on his fuel load. Whincup took almost 90 litres of fuel during his first stop but a sticking right front during his second service put pay to that gamble.

As a result, Whincup is almost 500-points adrift of the championship summit at the half-way stage of the season.

Team BOC's Jason Bright converted his P6 starting slot into a welcome return to the top-ten in ninth while Nissan's James Moffat recovered from a difficult start to finish tenth.



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