Webb shrugs stomach bug

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 24/10/2015
  • By Bruce Newton

Jonathon Webb has bravely driven through illness to set up victory for the Team Darrell Lea STIX in today's opening 300km race at the Castrol Gold Coast 600.

Suffering from a severe stomach bug that left him weak and vomiting, the Tekno Autosports team owner drove the opening 35-lap stint of the race and set up a strong lead for Shane van Gisbergen.

And instead of celebrating victory he headed for home and a long sleep from which he hoped to wake refreshed and healthy.

"The family has had a tummy bag this week so I have been sleeping in other rooms and washing my hands 100 times, but I woke up this morning feeling terrible," he told v8supercars.com.au post-race.

"So I haven't been to eat anything all day, just slowly been sipping away at water and a couple of pills from the doctor to try and keep me together."

Webb managed to avoid throwing up during his stint after taking ant-nausea medication.

"I could feel I was a little bit rumbly which had me a bit worried, but thankfully I hung together and the fact I only had to do 35 laps was good.

"There was definitely potential depending on how safety cars and things like that fell that I might have to do more than half the race and I was definitely a bit nervous about that.

"But thankfully it all went to plan for us. I got out, had a lead and now I am looking forward to going home and going to bed.

"There is not a whole lot more I can do; just keep drinking water, hopefully sleep well and fingers crossed whatever it is I eat tomorrow stays down."

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