Power rankings: Which driver ranked highest in Tasmania?
Repco Supercars Championship
Shane van Gisbergen won his sixth straight race to open 2021, but his Tasmania weekend didn't end the way it began.
It was a weekend for Red Bull Ampol Racing teammate Jamie Whincup to shine, while Chaz Mostert finally cracked the big time with his new team.
After every round in 2021, the Supercars.com team will assess every driver’s performance and then score them out of 10.
The five scores are then averaged out to produce a race score.
With an eye on the OTR SuperSprint, Supercars.com has rounded up the key performers from the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint.
1) Jamie Whincup
Race 6: 2nd Race 7: 1st Race 8: 5th Score: 9.0
Whincup couldn't match van Gisbergen on Saturday, but returned a new force on Sunday to lead his teammate in both 44-lap sprints.
=2) Shane van Gisbergen
Race 6: 1st Race 7: 2nd Race 8: 6th Score: 8.8
Van Gisbergen was peerless on Saturday with a pole lap record and race win, but his qualifying performance on Sunday let him down, despite recording finishes of second and sixth.
=2) Chaz Mostert
Race 6: 4th Race 7: 6th Race 8: 1st Score: 8.8
Mostert scored his first win since 2019, and first for Walkinshaw Andretti United. It was set up after finishes of fourth and sixth. despite starting 10th for Sunday's earlier race.
4) Will Davison
Race 6: 5th Race 7: 3rd Race 8: 3rd Score: 8.6
Davison bounced back from a lacklustre Sandown weekend to score two podiums on Sunday, having raced to fifth on Saturday. He qualified fifth for all three races, and will be one to watch at The Bend.
5) Anton De Pasquale
Race 6: 3rd Race 7: 13th Race 8: 2nd Score: 8.4
De Pasquale broke through for a maiden Shell V-Power Racing Team podium on Saturday, and was second behind Mostert in Race 8. A poor start in Race 7 cost him, with the #11 Mustang turned around at the hairpin on the opening lap.
=6) Will Brown
Race 6: 9th Race 7: 5th Race 8: 15th Score: 8.0
The Erebus Motorsport rookie raced like a seasoned pro, scoring a top 10 on Saturday before recorded a career-best qualifying result of fourth on Sunday. He finished fifth, beating some big names, before running out of speed and tyres in the finale.
=6) Zane Goddard
Race 6: 18th Race 7: 18th Race 8: 7th Score: 8.0
The Matt Stone Racing young gun's dual finishes of 18th in Races 6 and 7 were wiped away by a stunning end to the weekend. Goddard qualified a brilliant fourth, before holding his own to finish seventh in the enthralling finale.
8) Mark Winterbottom
Race 6: 7th Race 7: 7th Race 8: 11th Score: 7.6
Winterbottom dropped more ground in the championship and fell to sixth, but it wasn't through a lack of trying. The Team 18 driver scored finishes of seventh and seventh before he run out of grip in Race 8 to miss the top 10 for only the second time this season.
9) Cameron Waters
Race 6: 6th Race 7: 4th Race 8: 4th Score: 7.4
Waters missed out in the races, failing to clinch a podium despite three front-row starts. Regardless, he was the driver to beat over one lap, and should he improve his tyre life woes, he'll be a force.
10) Scott Pye
Race 6: 8th Race 7: 9th Race 8: 14th Score: 7.2
Like his teammate, Pye was consistent and finished in the top 10 in the first two races, before his tyres left him down in the finale. He did, however, pull off the move of the weekend on Jack Le Brocq.