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Red Bull Holden Racing Team
25 NOV 2018
Whincup secures a final podium while van Gisbergen falls short of championship
Jamie Whincup - Car #1
Qualifying - Sixth (Fastest Lap: 1:10.5554)
Top Ten Shootout - Seventh
Race 2 - Third
Championship - Third (3,433 points)

Shane van Gisbergen - Car #97
Qualifying - Second (Fastest Lap: 1:10.4274)
Top Ten Shootout - Third
Race 2 - Fifth
Championship - Second (3,873 points)


Jamie Whincup - Car #1
"'Im happy. We just didn't get it right for qualifying, we qualified P7 but we did a great job today to come back and finish third and get on the podium. The reason we didn't win is because we qualified too poorly, but we think we know why, and we can learn from it we're forever learning the car. All in all, it's been a great year and I'm really proud of everyone in the team, you can't win them all. A big congrats to Scotty (McLaughlin) and the car 17 crew, they did a great job all year and certainly deserve the number one on the car next year I'm looking forward to bringing 88 back. Today didn't go to plan for Shane's championship Shane (van Gisbergen) and Grant (McPherson, Car #97 Race Engineer) did a great job, they pushed those guys all year. I hate plucking one little incident and I hate just talking about one thing that happened on the last weekend - championships are about the results across the whole year, so they did a great job. Unfortunately, we finished P2, it always hurts more finishing P2, I've been there a few times myself, but overall, he (Shane van Gisbergen) did a great job and we'll be bigger and better next year. I haven't felt this tired in a long time, so I'm really looking forward to chilling out."

Shane van Gisbergen - Car #97
"It was a tough one, I obviously got the news of the penalty this morning and everyone was so dejected by it and we couldn't get going. We ended up qualifying third and we just got stuck behind people in the race and couldn't progress as hard as we tried. We tried pitting early and then, unfortunately we had a problem with marbles and it broke the guards. Overall, it was still a pretty awesome year with what we've done with these new cars. Especially the way we recovered mid-season, we had an average start and then it got better and better. It was just tough, but it is what it is. They (DJR Team Penske) have been awesome competitors the last two years, and it's good for them to win it - they just made less mistakes and we were as fast as them this year, but they got the job done, so congrats to their team. We still won the Teams' Championship, that's the best thing and everyone was stoked about that at the last round. That one gets forgotten pretty easily but that's a massive thing for our team. We're all pretty proud of that."
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Supercar Drivers Championship
1 Scott McLaughlin Ford 3944  
2 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden 3873  
3 Jamie Whincup Holden 3433  
4 Craig Lowndes Holden 3225  
5 David Reynolds Holden 3206  
Supercar Teams Championship
1 Triple Eight Race Engineering (1/97) 7306  
2 DJR Team Penske 6421  
3 Tickford Racing (5/55) 4996  
4 Walkinshaw Andretti United 4954  
5 Erebus Motorsport 4941  
Supercar Manufacturer Championship
1 Holden 17
2 Ford 13
3 Nissan 1
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