Top 10 biggest videos of 2016 - Part 1

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 15/12/2016
  • By Supercars

2016 was another explosive year in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

From intra-team collisions to dramatic Bathurst results, Supercars.com is counting down the top rating videos as we review the season that was.

Here’s part one of what you were watching in 2016.

10. Woodstock Highlights - Race 3, Adelaide

One thing we learned from the 2016 Clipsal 500 was that when it rains in Adelaide, it pours.

Torrential downpour off the race start caused confusion as to if the race had started, with many cars heading into the pit lane after completing the warm up lap on slick tyres.

With a strategy masterstroke, Nick Percat and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport crossed the line first to take the team’s maiden victory, and Percat’s first solo win on home soil as others crunched the walls in atrocious conditions.

9. McLaughlin "proper gutted" after smash

With 11 laps to go in the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Scott McLaughlin was running second, tight on fuel and fending off a threatening Jamie Whincup for position.

As Whincup tried to make a pass on McLaughlin at the end of The Chase, the two collided, sending McLaughlin off the road and tangling with Garth Tander as Whincup tried to redress.

The result saw McLaughlin ruled out of contention to eventually finish 15th and two laps down.

8. Toyota 86 rolls over fence

At this year's ITM Auckland SuperSprint, Toyota 86 driver Michael Scott walked away from a frightening crash at Pukekohe.

The young New Zealander's car vaulted over the catch fence near the circuit's pit entry after flipping on its roof and barrel rolling over due to contact with another car.

Scott exited his wrecked Toyota 86 while the race was red flagged.

7. Championship leaders collide at Pukekohe

It was only a matter of time...

The intra-team rivalry within Red Bull Racing Australia hit boiling point in New Zealand, with Jamie Whincup punting Shane van Gisbergen off the road on Lap 12 of Race 26.

The #88 was hit with an immediate drive through penalty and while van Gisbergen fell to the back of the 10, he drove back up to third while his competitor meandered at the rear of the field, unable to make progress.

6. The Mountain claims first victims

Competitors in the V8 Utes and Toyota 86 support categories found this out early, crashing out on the opening day of the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Head back tomorrow for supercars.com’s top 10 biggest videos for 2016.

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