2020 Supercars Townsville Supersprint race results

Jamie Whincup scored a double win in the opening leg of the Townsville Supersprint to slash the points deficit to championship leader Scott McLaughlin.

2020 Supercars Townsville Supersprint race results

In Race 1, Whincup got a clean start from pole position to lead the field into Turn 1 and was then able to carve a three-second lead, enough to prevent Chaz Mostert from undercutting him when the Walkinshaw Andretti driver pitted on Lap 16.

The Triple Eight Holden driver eventually won the race by a comfortable margin of 6.885s, while Mostert slipped behind the Tickford Holden of Cam Waters in the final laps of the race.

McLaughlin recovered from a difficult qualifying session to take seventh at the flag, his charge aided by by a multi-car collision at Turn 2 on the opening lap.

Race 2 was more of the same for Whincup as he secured another lights-to-flag victory, with Mostert finishing second in his WAU Holden.

McLaughlin recovered from another poor qualifying to finish sixth and limit the points loss to Whincup.

The DJR Penske driver bounced back in the final race of the weekend to win from pole position, while chief rival Whincup finished two spots behind in third.

Whincup's Triple Eight teammate Shane van Gisbergen managed a best finish of third across the three races.

Supercars Townsville Supersprint: Race 1 results:

Cla # Driver Car Time
1 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore ZB 49'02.972
2 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 49'09.858
3 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 49'16.639
4 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Ford Mustang GT 49'23.942
5 9 Australia David Reynolds
Holden Commodore ZB 49'25.687
6 44 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 49'32.317
7 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Ford Mustang GT 49'35.826
8 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 49'37.634
9 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 49'44.471
10 99 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Holden Commodore ZB 49'44.547
11 22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden Commodore ZB 49'44.842
12 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 49'45.687
13 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Ford Mustang GT 49'46.730
14 35 Australia Garry Jacobson
Holden Commodore ZB 49'49.265
15 55 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Ford Mustang GT 50'05.586
16 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 50'05.861
17 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Ford Mustang GT 49'40.748
18 19 Australia Alex Davison
Holden Commodore ZB 49'54.164
19 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 49'35.397
8 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 29'32.283
34 Australia Zane Goddard
Holden Commodore ZB 47'49.114
7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Ford Mustang GT 33'10.393
14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 30'03.662
3 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 1'39.062

Supercars Townsville Supersprint Race 2 results:

Cla # Driver Car Gap
1 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore ZB
2 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 3.013
3 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 16.130
4 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 20.439
5 8 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 23.789
6 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Ford Mustang GT 24.365
7 44 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 28.637
8 99 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Holden Commodore ZB 29.103
9 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 29.839
10 9 Australia David Reynolds
Holden Commodore ZB 30.221
11 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Ford Mustang GT 31.298
12 55 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Ford Mustang GT 31.833
13 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 33.563
14 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Ford Mustang GT 34.381
15 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Ford Mustang GT 39.634
16 35 Australia Garry Jacobson
Holden Commodore ZB 41.488
17 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 43.740
18 3 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 43.944
19 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 45.718
20 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Ford Mustang GT 47.009
21 34 Australia Zane Goddard
Holden Commodore ZB 52.108
22 19 Australia Alex Davison
Holden Commodore ZB 52.491
23 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 54.433
24 22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden Commodore ZB 55.236

Supercars Townsville Supersrprint: Race 2 results:

Cla # Driver Car Time
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Ford Mustang GT 49'14.657
2 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 49'18.817
3 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore ZB 49'20.570
4 8 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 49'27.176
5 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 49'29.018
6 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 49'30.763
7 99 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Holden Commodore ZB 49'42.193
8 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 49'43.460
9 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Ford Mustang GT 49'44.760
10 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 49'49.361
11 9 Australia David Reynolds
Holden Commodore ZB 49'50.730
12 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 49'52.739
13 44 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 49'52.928
14 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Ford Mustang GT 49'57.168
15 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Ford Mustang GT 49'57.496
16 55 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Ford Mustang GT 49'58.449
17 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Ford Mustang GT 50'03.070
18 35 Australia Garry Jacobson
Holden Commodore ZB 50'03.102
19 34 Australia Zane Goddard
Holden Commodore ZB 50'05.263
20 19 Australia Alex Davison
Holden Commodore ZB 50'05.632
21 3 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 50'06.798
22 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 50'09.322
23 22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden Commodore ZB 50'13.505
24 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 50'25.976
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