Ford’s Marcos Ambrose returned to the winner’s circle in a split points decision over Holden arch rival Mark Skaife by claiming victory in round eight of the V8 Supercar Championship Series at Oran Park Raceway in Sydney recently.
The pair swapped first and second from race one to race two and finished the event dead level on 189 points. Ambrose claimed the round by finishing ahead of Skaife in the last race as per V8 Supercar Championship Series rules.
The same thing happened in third and fourth when Jason Bright and Russell Ingall were locked on 177 points each with Bright taking third based on his higher finish in the final race.
It means Ambrose has climbed up the championship ladder from fourth to second behind Bright. Steven Richards, who finished 11th overall after a late stewards penalty, shifts from second to third with Rick Kelly, 17th today, moving from third to fourth.
For Ambrose it meant back-to-back wins at Oran Park where he made his big championship play last year. In Bright’s case it was a great result compared to last year when he bombed out in this round followed by disasters at the ensuing Sandown and Bathurst events.
It was Ambrose’ third win of the season with Bright claiming two round victories. Every other round has been won by a different driver.
“We took a hit after Winton (28th) and bounced back, that’s a great testament to the team,” said Ambrose. “It has been a great day.”
Highlights the action packed race will be broadcast in High Octane Motorsport on Supersport commencing September 7. Broadcast dates and times are as follows:
07 Sep, 22h30 - CSN / Supersport 1
08 Sep, 15h30 - CSN / Supersport 1
09 Sep, 09h00 - Supersport 2
10 Sep, 12h00 - Supersport 2
Broadcast dates and times are subject to change at the sole discretion of the broadcaster.