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V8 Supercars - Perth 2016
Prodrive Racing - Mark Winterbottom
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The Champ Returns

May 092016

Defending 2015 V8 Supercars Champion, Mark Winterbottom, has returned to the top step of the podium for the first time in 2016, claiming Sunday’s race win in Perth.“Managing tyres” were two words that were reiterated by every driver during the Perth race weekend, with the rough nature of Barbagello Raceway renowned for shredding through rubber.  Saturday’s qualifying session went to the freshman of the V8 Supercar field; Monster Energy Racing’s Cam Waters. The rookie clocked the time sheets fastest, and claimed the first pole position of his career by virtue.Despite the early pace, both Waters and Winterbottom fell victim to the Barbagello surface, as the tire life expired on both Falcon’s early in the race, which meant a 13th (Waters) and 22nd (Winterbottom) was all they could manage.

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