19 May 2013

Coulthard finishes third in first two US V8 races

3:33 pm on 19 May 2013

The New Zealand motor racing star Fabian Coulthard has collected two podium finishes at the landmark first two V8 Supercars races held in the United States.

Coulthard was joined by fellow New Zealanders Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin in the top seven in the second of two 100km races at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

The Red Bull Racing Holden duo of Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes finished one-two in the opening two races, Whincup extending his championship lead over Ford rival Will Davison.

Coulthard is now up to fifth place overall in the championship on 840 points, close behind teammate Jason Bright, with van Gisbergen in sixth and Scott McLaughlin 11th.