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Red Bull Holden Racing Team
05 NOV 2017
Whincup wins Jason Richards Memorial Trophy in New Zealand
Jamie Whincup - Car #88
Qualifying Race 2 - First (Fastest Lap: 1:02.5148)
Race 2 - First
Championship First (2,850 points)

Shane van Gisbergen - Car #97
Qualifying Race 2 - Seventh (Fastest Lap: 1:02.7767)
Race 2 - 24th
Championship Fifth (2,574 points)

Jamie Whincup - Car #88
"Today started with qualifying when, just before the last set of tyres, we were in P7 and car #17 was P1 so we had to dig deep, take a risk, and make changes to the car - it was fantastic. I felt the grip, pushed hard and got my second pole of the year which was cool, and my first pole in the dry which was pretty crazy. It's been a fair drought but it was all about getting off the line and I got off the line well and then just pushed on, just pushed it. I turned the rear vision mirror around and just went as hard as I could for 70 laps. The car was great. We are feeling the pressure of performance, those guys have got more performance on us without a doubt, but all we can do is maximise our setup. I feel we did that today and gave ourselves an opportunity to get the grand prize, but as I can't stress enough it's only an opportunity, no more than that. It's all going to come down to what job we do in three weeks' time. It was a great weekend for Red Bull Holden in New Zealand. Unfortunately Shane (van Gisbergen) didn't quite get the run he would have liked today but we are still in there for the Teams Championship as well, that's still important to us. We've got a slim chance, but we've got a chance so we'll prepare as much as possibly can, we'll go to Newcastle and give it a shot."

Shane van Gisbergen - Car #97
"We kind of missed it a little bit in qualifying, the track was very different to what we initially thought. We got the car better throughout the session and we salvaged seventh but still not quite enough to get to the front. The race went okay until the hairpin when I had to go around outside of people and from that position, considering our position in the Teams Championship, we ended up just pushing so hard to make it back up. Then, I made a mistake coming into pit lane behind Tim (Slade), he was quite cautious, which he's allowed to be, and I misjudged it. It would've been fine if he wasn't there, but he just over-slowed and I couldn't stop in time and ran up the back of him causing a lot of damage. I am gutted for us to lose so many points for our Teams Championship which is so important to us. Pit lane priority is what we're aiming for and to not score as many points as I could for the team, which was my job for the weekend, is pretty disappointing. The team were awesome though, to fix the car like that in the amount of time we needed to be classified, the car was pretty mangled so the amount of work they did in the short time they had was pretty great. Now we've go to do what we can to help Jamie in car #88 win the championship, but also our Team Championship is the priority - to get in front of the Dick Johnson (Team DJR Penske) guys we really have to put two cars out the front of both races and score some good points. "
6 Jul - 8 Jul 2018
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Days Hours Mins Secs
  • Friday
    • Practice 1 40 Minutes 11:25 - 12:05
    • Practice 2 40 Minutes 15:00 - 15:40
  • Saturday
    • Qualifying Race 17 20 Minutes 11:55 - 12:15
    • Race 17 70 Laps 16:05 - 17:45
  • Sunday
    • Qualifying Race 18 20 Minutes 13:55 - 11:50
    • Shootout 25 Minutes 13:55 - 14:20
    • Race 18 70 Laps 16:05 - 17:45
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Supercar Drivers Championship
1 Scott McLaughlin Ford 1775  
2 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden 1614  
3 David Reynolds Holden 1448  
4 Craig Lowndes Holden 1362  
5 Jamie Whincup Holden 1342  
Supercar Teams Championship
1 DJR Team Penske 3004  
2 Triple Eight Race Engineering (1/97) 2956  
3 Walkinshaw Andretti United 2383  
4 Erebus Motorsport 2262  
5 Brad Jones Racing (8/14) 2169  
Supercar Manufacturer Championship
1 Holden 8
2 Ford 7
3 Nissan 1
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