Shane van Gisbergen heads Triple Eight 1-2 in second Townsville race

Shane van Gisbergen headed Triple Eight Race Engineering team-mate Jamie Whincup in the second Supercars Championship race of the weekend at Townsville.

The two were locked in a race long battle for the lead, opting for different pit stop strategies, with Whincup closing in on his leading team-mate in the final stages of the race.

Whincup was up alongside his team-mate on lap 25, but van Gisbergen managed to stay ahead to win the race by close to five seconds.

Chaz Mostert finished a distant third, making it an all-Holden podium.

Dick Johnson Racing driver Will Davison was the sole Ford driver in the top seven ahead of Brad Jones Racing driver Todd Hazelwood and Team 18 driver Scott Pye.

Yesterday’s pole sitter Anton De Pasquale rounded off the top eight.

The field take to the streets of Townsville once more this weekend at 07:40 CEST.