The David Reynolds/Luke Youlden Erebus entry was between the Shell Ford and Red Bull Holden in the queue, but like Courtney/Perkins, had not taken tyres at its second stop.
Those details were not lost on Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards, who told television crews immediately after the stoppage that he felt Mostert and Moffat were the effective leaders.
“Ifs, buts and maybes; we didn't finish the race,” he shrugged. “[But] it’s kind of gut wrenching, a little bit.”
The Saturday winners were also well placed on Sunday
The rest of the effective order was likewise determined by which teams had seen the benefit of changing tyres, and therefore ticking off their second CPS, in the rush of stops when the originally mandated number of co-driver laps was reached while the field was under Safety Car on lap 34.
Garth Tander/Chris Pither, Lee Holdsworth/Jason Bright and Tim Blanchard/Dale Wood were 10th through 12th on the road when the race was abandoned, but had not taken tyres back on lap 34.
Fifth in the effective order was therefore the Supercheap Ford’s garage-mate, the 13th-placed Mark Winterbottom/Dean Canto Bottle-O Falcon.
However, like Lowndes/Richards, there was also a question mark over this car having been released into the path of Scott Pye/Warren Luff in pitlane, for which an investigation was outstanding.
Fabian Coulthard/Tony D'Alberto were sixth in the effective order but could be considered to have been as high as fourth, in the likely event that cars #888 and #5 were to be penalised.
Interestingly, the second Tickford garage, which houses the Richie Stanaway/Steve Owen and Cameron Waters/David Russell cars, hadn’t changed rubber on either entry when they pitted on lap 34.
Those cars did, though, come back in for tyres during the brief period between the first and second red flags, meaning the team had all four of its Falcons in the effective top eight at the second stoppage.
Ultimately it meant nothing, as race control deemed the track was unsafe for racing – a decision seemingly supported by all drivers, bar one.
“It was clearly unsafe out there, but Richie was on the radio pleading for the race to go because he wanted to have a bit of a play in the wet!” noted Edwards.
As the race did not reach its 50 percent distance, the abandonment meant no results were declared, and no points awarded.