Win for Whincup

JAMIE Whincup has bounced back from a nightmare Saturday, to have the perfect Sunday in Sydney.

Whincup had a shocking day in his Holden in the V8 Supercars Championship race 18 on Saturday, but yesterday he fought back for a massive win at Motorsport Park.

Whincup's (pictured) reward for his 58th championship race win was a narrow championship lead heading into the Dick Smith Sandown 500 in three weeks.

Whincup was in charge of the race from start to finish and led home TeamVodafone teammate Craig Lowndes for a Holden one-two.

The only laps Whincup failed to lead were during the pit stop shuffle as he dominated the safety-car free race to beat Lowndes home by more than 10 seconds.

It was the eighth race win in a row for Team Vodafone, the Triple Eight outfit having swept both races in the past four events in Darwin, Townsville, Queensland and now Sydney.

"I got off the line well,Whincup said. "The car was very, very strong on the hard and soft tyre and we led from the front. The strategy was good."


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