Shane van Gisbergen fights back to win second Winton race

Reigning champion Shane van Gisbergen fought back in the second Supercars Championship race at Winton to beat pole sitter Cameron Waters to victory.

Tickford Racing’s Waters started the race strongly, but with Triple Eight Race Engineering’s van Gisbergen right behind.

The change of leaders came after the pit stop when van Gisbergen made the most of warmer tyres, having stopped a lap earlier, to get past the Ford Mustang driver.

Van Gisbergen never looked back and pulled up a gap to win the race by just over five seconds over Waters.

Grove Racing driver David Reynolds started third and finished third, a distant eight seconds from the race winner, with his team-mate Lee Holdsworth in fourth.

Walkinshaw Andretti United driver Chaz Mostert passed Holden colleague Will Brown on the last lap of the race to finish fifth.

Andre Heimgartner (Holden) and James Courtney (Ford) rounded off the top eight.

The third and final race of the weekend starts at 15:45 local time.