SVG matches title-winning haul: Race 14 takeaways

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 20/06/2021
  • By James Pavey

It was a Sunday to remember for Shane van Gisbergen, who extended his series lead with consecutive victories.

Van Gisbergen extended his series lead to a season-high 221 points following his Race 14 win at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.

It was his eighth win of the season, equalling his personal-best eight wins recorded in his title-winning 2016 campaign.

It was also the 48th win of his career, drawing him level with Peter Brock’s ATCC/Supercars tally.

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With eight wins through 14 races, it marks the best start to a season through 14 races since Scott McLaughlin (10) in 2019.

Will Davison scored his seventh podium of 2021, and second of the day. Only van Gisbergen has claimed more podium finishes this season.

Jamie Whincup, who also finished on the podium in Race 13, claimed his record 17th Darwin podium.

Van Gisbergen claimed his 13th Darwin podium, taking him past Craig Lowndes’ 12 Hidden Valley podiums.

Only five drivers finished in the top 10 in all three races; Chaz Mostert, who topped the points haul of the weekend, backed up his Race 12 win with dual Sunday finishes of fourth.

Cameron Waters, Nick Percat, James Courtney and Will Brown were the other drivers to finish all races in the 10.

The three Walkinshaw Andretti United cars of Mostert, Bryce Fullwood and Kurt Kostecki made the most ground in the race of the 26 starters.

Mostert rose six spots from 10th to fourth, Darwin native Fullwood eight spots to 14th, and Kostecki eight spots to 17th.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the NTI Townsville 500 across July 9-11. Tickets are on sale now.

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