For the first time since Winton 2016, Brad Jones Racing has claimed a race victory with their #8 driver Nick Percat after starting from 6th on the grid in Race 8.
Starting from the third row of the grid in P6, Nick got a great start making up two positions before settling into P4. Nick was immediately on the pace, disposing of Cam Waters before hunting down and passing Scott McLaughlin for 2nd behind Jamie Whincup.
Nick sat right behind the Red Bull Commodore before heading in to the pitlane for 4 fresh tyres. Whincup pitted later and took only 2 tyres allowing him to get out in front of Nick but now the fight was on! With another sensational pass, Nick scythed his way past Whincup, taking the lead and pulling away for an emotional victory in his 200th race.
Nick had this to say after his victory
“So stoked to get my first win ever with the team and BJR’s first podium since 2016. It’s been a long time coming and I’m just so happy to get this for Brad, Kim, my engineer AE and all the team at BJR. I had a great car all weekend and felt strong and confident to push it to the limit. The team and I have been working very hard throughout the time off so it feels bloody good to finally get this win. Thanks to Dunlop for their continued support! What a first round back!”