Anton De Pasquale wins first Winton race as Chaz Mostert is disqualified

Anton De Pasquale beat team-mate and pole sitter Will Davison to victory in the first Supercars Championship race of the weekend at Darwin.

Davison got off the line first but was passed by his Dick Johnson Racing team-mate before the end of the first lap.

Points leader Shane van Gisbergen fought his way past Andre Heimgartner for third and later Chaz Mostert after the pit stops to claim the final podium position.

Mostert finished the race in fourth position, only for the Walkinshaw Andretti United driver to be disqualified after the race for using a nonconformity air blower on the car on the grid before the race.

The disqualification handed third place to Brad Jones Racing driver Heimgartner.

De Pasquale won the race 1.8 seconds ahead of team-mate Davison who had van Gisbergen all over the back of his Ford Mustang at the end of the race.

Mark Winterbottom finished fifth ahead of Scott Pye and Cameron Waters. Broc Feeney rounded off the top eight for Triple Eight Race Engineering.

The next Darwin race takes place at 08:35 local time/01:20 CEST.