13 Feb 2011

Courtney wins Abu Dhabi V8 thriller

12:05 pm on 13 February 2011

V8 Supercar champion James Courtney hit back to win a thrilling second and final 200km race in Abu Dhabi - his first win for the Holden Racing Team.

Team BOC's Jason Bright, who went bumper-to-bumper with Courtney in the final stages of the 43-lap race, came in second ahead of pole-sitter and Friday's winner Jamie Whincup.

The action began on the opening lap when Tony D'Alberto, Tim Slade and Garth Tander were all forced to retire following a multi-car pile-up at the section of the Yas Marina circuit known as the corkscrew.