Falling to dead last a few laps into today?s race at Winton looked to have ruined Fabian Coulthard?s chance of maintaining his top ten Championship position but he mounted a great comeback.

The Lockwood Racing driver started ninth in today?s 200km race but was a victim of several aggressive moves and spun out on lap eight.
He recovered to finish 12th thanks to a strategy that maximised his tyre life and passing ability.
V8 Supercars will be on track from 13.00 tomorrow for qualifying before the 67-lap race (race 28) at 15.35.

Fabian Coulthard
Lockwood Racing

"Theoretically we came all the way from last and worked our way up into twelfth place so obviously our strategy worked.   

"The car still isn?t good enough on its tyre but if we didn?t choose the strategy that we did we wouldn?t have moved forward.

?There are positives and negatives to take away with us from this weekend. We are still sitting in tenth spot in the championship but it could have been a better race. Unfortunately it wasn?t, so at least I didn?t go backwards in the championship.?

2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 27 & 28
V8 SUPERCARS - Qualifying Race 28

01 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, 1:22.7970
02 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0:00.0259
03 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, +0:00.0506
04 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone, 0:00.2258
05 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports +0:00.2529
06 Jason Bright, Team BOC, 0:00.2982
07 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team, 0:00.3159
08 Michael Caruso, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0:00.3666
09 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0:00.3670
10 Lee Holdsworth, Irwin Racing, +0:00.3875

2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series - Races 27 & 28
V8 SUPERCARS - Race 28

01 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone
02 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford
03 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone
04 Shane Van Gisbergen , SP Tools Racing
05 Tim Slade, Lucky 7 Racing
06 Jason Bright, Team BOC
07 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports
08 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team
09 Russell Ingall, Supercheap Auto Racing
10 Lee Holdsworth, Irwin Racing
12 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing

Published: 18 November 2012.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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