21 May 2017

Van Gisbergen ends McLauglin's winning streak

6:24 pm on 21 May 2017

Defending Supercars champion Shane Van Gisbergen has snatched victory in Sunday's 200km race at Winton with Jamie Whincup giving Red Bull Racing a one- two finish.

New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen.

New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Holden duo ended New Scott McLaughlin's three-race winning streak despite the DJR Team Penske Ford star starting from pole position.

McLaughlin's teammate Fabian Coulthard retained his grip on the overall lead, but Whincup has shaved his lead to just four points.

Whincup, who started from second on the grid, jumped McLaughlin at the start and led for a majority of the race.

But his teammate seized his opportunity with 10 laps remaining.

"It's been tough but we're on our way back and feeling really good," Van Gisbergen said.

"Fabian was really quick at the end so when I got through to the lead I had to try to put Jamie between us because I knew Fabian would be pushing, It worked out, put Jamie back in second and one-two."

Prodrive Racing Australia's Cameron Waters was delighted to finish fourth, while McLaughlin was happy to salvage fifth place.