The 2015 Ubet Perth Super Sprint was a motor race for V8 Supercars held from 1–3 May 2015. The event was held at Barbagallo Raceway in Wanneroo, Western Australia, 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 third round of fourteen in the 2015 International V8 Supercars Championship.

On Saturday, Prodrive Racing Australia's Chaz Mostert scored his first V8 Supercar pole position for Race 7, while teammate Mark Winterbottom scored pole position for Race 8.[1] Winterbottom took the lead from Mostert at the start of Race 7 and did not look back, taking the first championship win for the Ford FG X Falcon in V8 Supercars.[2] Jamie Whincup could only manage to finish 15th after starting 21st on the grid.[2] Winterbottom also won Race 8 from starting on pole, ahead of Whincup and Fabian Coulthard.[3]

Mostert scored another pole position for Race 9 on Sunday, with Winterbottom starting alongside, completing a weekend front-row lockout for Prodrive Racing Australia.[4] With Craig Lowndes looking towards his 100th career race win, it was looking certain after compulsory pit stops were completed. With 10 laps remaining, Erebus Motorsport's Will Davison was quick to catch up to Lowndes and managed to pass him with 5 laps remaining. Davison took the race win – his first since the 2013 Sucrogen Townsville 400 and his first in a Mercedes-Benz.[5] Lowndes held on to second place, while Coulthard scored another podium finish.[5]

Results

Race 7

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 25 24:36.1409 2 75
2 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 25 +0.6 s 1 69
3 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 25 +2.9 s 3 64
4 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 25 +8.8 s 5 60
5 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 25 +9.2 s 8 55
6 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing 25 +10.1 s 7 51
7 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 25 +13.0 s 9 48
8 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 25 +16.3 s 14 45
9 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +18.0 s 11 42
10 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 25 +18.5 s 6 39
11 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 25 +18.9 s 13 36
12 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +24.3 s 12 34
13 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +25.0 s 17 33
14 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 25 +25.2 s 15 31
15 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 25 +25.6 s 21 30
16 300 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 25 +26.6 s 10 28
17 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 25 +27.5 s 16 27
18 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +27.9 s 20 25
19 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 25 +28.2 s 24 24
20 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 25 +29.1 s 23 22
21 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing 25 +29.6 s 18 21
22 17 Australia Scott Pye Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 25 +30.5 s 22 19
23 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 25 +31.2 s 25 18
24 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 25 +31.6 s 19 16
DNF 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 7 4

Race 8

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 25 24:34.8717 1 75
2 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 25 +2.9 s 2 69
3 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 25 +3.3 s 3 64
4 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 25 +3.7 s 5 60
5 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 25 +4.7 s 4 55
6 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 25 +4.9 s 6 51
7 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing 25 +7.3 s 7 48
8 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +11.4 s 9 45
9 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 25 +11.7 s 8 42
10 300 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 25 +12.4 s 10 39
11 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 25 +12.7 s 11 36
12 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +15.2 s 13 34
13 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 25 +15.9 s 14 33
14 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 25 +17.2 s 16 31
15 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +17.6 s 17 30
16 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing 25 +17.9 s 15 28
17 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 25 +21.5 s 20 27
18 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 25 +25.2 s 25 25
19 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 25 +27.3 s 21 24
20 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 25 +29.2 s 22 22
21 17 Australia Scott Pye Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 25 +31.8 s 19 21
22 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 25 +32.1 s 23 19
23 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 25 +45.8 s 24 18
24 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 25 +59.6 s 18 16
DNF 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 11 12

Race 9

Pos. No. Driver Car Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Australia Will Davison Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 83 1:25:26.7266 7 150
2 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 83 +5.6 s 6 138
3 14 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 83 +7.4 s 24 129
4 6 Australia Chaz Mostert Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 83 +12.1 s 1 120
5 22 Australia James Courtney Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 83 +14.8 s 11 111
6 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden VF Commodore Holden Racing Team 83 +16.7 s 3 102
7 99 Australia James Moffat Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 83 +20.2 s 10 96
8 222 Australia Nick Percat Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 83 +24.5 s 14 90
9 55 Australia David Reynolds Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing 83 +24.8 s 5 84
10 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 83 +25.1 s 20 78
11 21 Australia Dale Wood Holden VF Commodore Britek Motorsport 83 +28.6 s 22 72
12 3 Australia Tim Blanchard Holden VF Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 83 +30.3 s 21 69
13 7 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 83 +31.1 s 18 66
14 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports 83 +34.9 s 9 63
15 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia 83 +35.5 s 2 60
16 8 Australia Jason Bright Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing 83 +35.9 s 19 57
17 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Holden VF Commodore Charlie Schwerkolt Racing 83 +36.3 s 25 54
18 33 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 83 +40.9 s 13 51
19 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 82 +1 lap 4 48
20 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Altima L33 Nissan Motorsport 82 +1 lap 12 45
21 34 Australia David Wall Volvo S60 Garry Rogers Motorsport 82 +1 lap 23 42
22 4 Australia Ashley Walsh Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Erebus Motorsport 77 +6 laps 16 39
23 300 Australia Tim Slade Holden VF Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 69 +14 laps 8 36
DNF 111 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford FG X Falcon Super Black Racing 78 15
DNF 17 Australia Scott Pye Ford FG X Falcon DJR Team Penske 78 17

Championship standings

  • After Race 9 of 36
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "Barbagallo Raceway: Mostert, Winterbottom on pole for races 1 and 2". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Winterbottom leads V8 Prodrive 1-2 at Perth". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Barbagallo Raceway: Ford's Winterbottom romps to double at Perth". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Barbagallo Raceway: Ford's Mostert gets second pole at Perth". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b Bartholomaeus, Stefan (3 May 2015). "Davison denies Lowndes in Barbagallo finale". Speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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