2010 Supercup Australian Grand Prix
Constant Racing's David Stanton wrote his name in the history books as he became the first winner of the new era of the Supercup. The Englishman - who was only drafted in to replace the unavailable Ben Warren with hours to spare before the race - drove a spotless race to finish in front of German Christoph Lichtenstein and Englishman Chris Williamson. Starting second on the grid, Stanton leapfrogged pole-sitter Richard Bayes who suffered a first lap retirement due to a slashed tyre, and was able to build a gap on a tightly fighting pack of followers, with William Ponissi and Gavin Thomas entering a furious battle for position.
Over the 29 laps, Stanton's win never looked in danger as he administered his massive advantage. Lichtenstein saw off Thomas who, despite a lightning-style start that brought him as high as 2nd, crashed out on lap 10, while Ponissi settled behind Williamson after spending the best part of 2 minutes in the pits and suffering the ignominy of a stop and go penalty for speeding in the pitlane. Last of the finishers was a solid Adam Smith.
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