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V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 - Race 2 Recap - On The Edge

Clipsall 500 Track Layout
Clipsall 500 Track Layout

Race 2 is why i love this racing series. It was another 125km/39 lap race and it was a nail biter to the end. See the track layout above. Turn 8 is amazing. They reach speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph) where they tap the brake entering the turn. Then they get so close to the wall.

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For starters Chaz Mostert got pole.

Chaz Mostert
Chaz Mostert
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With Jamie 2nd, McLaughlin 3rd and Courtney 4th. Courtney got a a tremendous start:

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Of course being Clipsal Turn 8 would eventually bite and Chris Pither had a good whack:

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That 2nd shunt did some real damage to the car. Chris was fine though.

After the restart Mostert was still leading but Courtney being the king of Clipsal the past 2 years got by here. He went from 1st to 3rd in a heartbeat:

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Tander on the other hand was puttering too slowly and was whacked by Blanchard:

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Courtney continued to lead the race with Whincup then Mostert. But Courtney cut Turn 1 way too close:

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Courtney was able to hold on and look how close they got to the wall here on Turn 8. Amazing:

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Here’s a screenshot. Remember they’re going about 240 km/h (150 mph) here and millimeters away from the wall. Unreal.

Courtney and Whincup on the edge on the last lap
Courtney and Whincup on the edge on the last lap
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Jamie tried but eventually “Frank the Tank” Courtney prevailed and won Race 2:

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Here are the highlights and top 10 finishers:

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Cheers, Race 3 was very dramatic and unexpected, more on that later:

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