Fightback Safeguards Points Standing

Falling to dead last a few laps into todays race at Winton looked to have ruined Fabian Coulthards chance of maintaining his top ten Championship position but he mounted a great comeback.

The Lockwood Racing driver started ninth in todays 200km race but was a victim of several aggressive moves and spun out on lap eight.

He recovered to finish 12th thanks to a strategy that maximised his tyre life and passing ability.

Fabian Coulthard
Lockwood Racing

“Theoretically we came all the way from last and worked our way up into twelfth place so obviously our strategy worked.

“The car still isnt good enough on its tyre but if we didnt choose the strategy that we did we wouldnt have moved forward.

“There are positives and negatives to take away with us from this weekend. We are still sitting in tenth spot in the championship but it could have been a better race. Unfortunately it wasnt, so at least I didnt go backwards in the championship.

2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 27 & 28
WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY
V8 SUPERCARS – Qualifying Race 28

01 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, 1:22.7970
02 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0:00.0259
03 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, +0:00.0506
04 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone, 0:00.2258
05 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports +0:00.2529
06 Jason Bright, Team BOC, 0:00.2982
07 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team, 0:00.3159
08 Michael Caruso, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0:00.3666
09 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0:00.3670
10 Lee Holdsworth, Irwin Racing, +0:00.3875

2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 27 & 28
WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY
V8 SUPERCARS – Race 28

01 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone
02 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford
03 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone
04 Shane Van Gisbergen , SP Tools Racing
05 Tim Slade, Lucky 7 Racing
06 Jason Bright, Team BOC
07 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports
08 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team
09 Russell Ingall, Supercheap Auto Racing
10 Lee Holdsworth, Irwin Racing
12 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing

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