The 2015 NP300 Navara Winton Super Sprint was a motor race for V8 Supercars held on the weekend of 15–17 May 2015. The event was held at Winton Motor Raceway in Benalla, Victoria, and consisted of two sprint races, each over a distance of 60 kilometres (37 miles) and one endurance race over a distance of 200 kilometres (124 miles). It was the fourth round of fourteen in the 2015 International V8 Supercars Championship.

After scoring his first two pole positions of his career, Prodrive Racing Australia's Chaz Mostert added another two poles for both Saturday races.[1] He was to start alongside Michael Caruso for Race 10 – his and Nissan's first front row start for the year.[1] Mostert stayed at the front of the field to take his first race win of the year, ahead of teammate Mark Winterbottom. Caruso held on to finish on the podium.

Race 11 saw Winterbottom take the lead early from Mostert at the first corner, while in the mid pack, it was not so great for the Holden Racing Team drivers. James Courtney drove in deep at turn 1 taking out his teammate Garth Tander, with Lee Holdsworth and James Moffat also forced off the road. Andre Heimgartner was also unlucky after being spun around by Dale Wood on the old pit straight. Winterbottom and Mostert stayed out of trouble to finish first and third respectively.[2] Rick Kelly finished in second place – his first podium finish since 2011.[2]

Again the Ford FG X Falcons were fast in qualifying and Mostert took a clean sweep of pole positions for the weekend, with Winterbottom on the front row.[3] It was smooth sailing for Mostert until after first pit stops were completed, where he lost the rear of the car by driving wide on entry to turn 4 and backing into the tyre barrier on exit. Craig Lowndes was in a position to take his 100th career victory, but Winterbottom was too quick – taking his fourth victory of the year.[4] Fabian Coulthard again scoring well in the 200 kilometres (124 miles) races by taking second place, with Lowndes coming home in third position.[4]

Results

Race 10

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 20 28:40.0082 1 75
2 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 20 +2.8 s 4 69
3 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +5.1 s 2 64
4 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing 20 +6.5 s 3 60
5 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +9.0 s 5 55
6 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 20 +10.8 s 6 51
7 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +12.2 s 7 48
8 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 20 +14.9 s 9 45
9 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 20 +15.1 s 8 42
10 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 20 +18.3 s 12 39
11 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 20 +19.1 s 10 36
12 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 20 +19.5 s 14 34
13 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 20 +21.2 s 11 33
14 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 20 +21.8 s 16 31
15 17 Australia Scott Pye Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 20 +22.3 s 15 30
16 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 20 +22.6 s 17 28
17 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +25.7 s 13 27
18 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 20 +26.0 s 20 25
19 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 20 +26.5 s 19 24
20 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing 20 +27.8 s 18 22
21 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 20 +29.8 s 23 21
22 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 20 +33.2 s 22 19
23 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 20 +37.4 s 24 18
24 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 20 +41.5 s 21 16
25 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 20 +75.4 s 25 15

Race 11

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 20 28:38.3167 2 75
2 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +0.8 s 4 69
3 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 20 +2.6 s 1 64
4 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing 20 +2.9 s 3 60
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 20 +4.5 s 7 55
6 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 20 +4.8 s 6 51
7 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 20 +7.9 s 5 48
8 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 20 +8.8 s 10 45
9 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 20 +11.3 s 9 42
10 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +11.8 s 8 39
11 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 20 +12.2 s 15 36
12 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 20 +15.0 s 20 34
13 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +15.2 s 18 33
14 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 20 +16.5 s 19 31
15 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 20 +22.1 s 16 30
16 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 20 +23.7 s 23 28
17 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 20 +28.3 s 22 27
18 17 Australia Scott Pye Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 20 +29.0 s 21 25
19 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 20 +29.3 s 24 24
20 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing 20 +29.9 s 17 22
21 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 20 +34.0 s 25 21
22 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 20 +72.5 s 14 19
23 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 19 +1 lap 13 18
DNF 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 0 11
DNF 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 0 12

Race 12

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 67 1:40:41.5757 2 150
2 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 67 +1.9 s 7 138
3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 67 +5.8 s 8 129
4 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 67 +17.7 s 4 120
5 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 67 +22.7 s 17 111
6 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing 67 +24.1 s 3 102
7 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 67 +24.6 s 16 96
8 17 Australia Scott Pye Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 67 +26.3 s 9 90
9 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 67 +29.8 s 11 84
10 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 67 +31.0 s 22 78
11 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 67 +33.6 s 6 72
12 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 67 +33.7 s 14 69
13 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 67 +37.3 s 18 66
14 47 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 67 +48.2 s 15 63
15 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 67 +49.5 s 19 60
16 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 67 +53.1 s 21 57
17 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing 67 +53.2 s 12 54
18 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 67 +53.8 s 23 51
19 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 67 +54.4 s 20 48
20 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 67 +56.9 s 24 45
21 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 67 +60.0 s 25 42
22 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 67 +67.9 s 13 39
23 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 67 +70.2 s 10 36
24 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 67 +86.7 s 5 33
25 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 63 +4 laps 1 30

Championship standings

  • After Race 12 of 36
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ a b "Mostert takes double pole for Ford at Winton". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Winterbottom defeats Kelly for race two win". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Winton: Mostert leads dominant Prodrive Ford 1-2-3". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Winterbottom victorious, Mostert throws away win". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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