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Champion Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen won his second race of the weekend in Perth on Sunday, after a milestone victory for Holden.

Van Gisbergen won race 12 for the 2022 Supercars series, for his eighth victory of the year. He passed James Courtney with five of the 46 laps remaining in the second sprint race and was dominant at the finish.

The Kiwi ace now leads Anton de Pasquale by a healthy 164 points in the drivers’ standings.

Shane van Gisbergen driver of the #97 Red Bull Ampol Holden Commodore ZB during the Perth Supernight round.

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Shane van Gisbergen driver of the #97 Red Bull Ampol Holden Commodore ZB during the Perth Supernight round.

The Red Bull Ampol Racing star’s seventh win on Saturday was also Holden’s 600th win as a brand across the Australian Touring Car Championship and Supercars eras.

Van Gisbergen has history when it comes to watershed moments for Holden, having claimed the brand’s 500th and 550th triumph.

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With Commodores to be replaced by Gen-3 Chevrolet Camaros in next year’s championship, van Gisbergen was proud to create another special moment for the brand.

“Holden’s not with us any more but it’s still cool to represent that for the final year,” van Gisbergen said.

“I’ve got the 500th, 550 and 600th now – it’s a cool privilege.”

Shane van Gisbergen driver of the #97 Red Bull Ampol Holden Commodore ZB during the Perth Supernight round.

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Shane van Gisbergen driver of the #97 Red Bull Ampol Holden Commodore ZB during the Perth Supernight round.

Earlier, Ford’s Will Davison ended a near-six year wait for a Supercars win on a drama-filled day in Perth.

The Shell V-Power Racing star secured his first win since 2016’s Bathurst 1000 in controversial fashion in Sunday’s first event at Wanneroo Raceway before van Gisbergen fired back to win the second 46-lap race of the afternoon.

Davison’s drought-breaking win came despite Ford’s Cameron Waters crossing the finish line first, with the Tickford Racing star receiving a five-second penalty from race stewards for an incident on the track when the pair were battling for the lead.

The sanction dropped a furious Waters to fourth on the classifications, allowing Davison to claim his first triumph of the season in a race that had to be suspended for an hour after Scott Pye crashed out at the end of the opening lap, damaging a gate on the pit-lane fence in the process.

There was plenty of controversy on Sunday but Shane van Gisbergen restored order with another victory.

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There was plenty of controversy on Sunday but Shane van Gisbergen restored order with another victory.

Davison’s teammate de Pasquale completed a one-two for Shell V-Power Racing with Holden’s Andre Heimgartner elevated to third due to Waters’ sanction.

That result of race two was overshadowed by the dramatic first race, with Waters penalised for an unsafe re-entry after he went wide under pressure from Davison on the final turn before coming back into the track ahead of his rival on lap 29.

“I wouldn’t have been out there if I didn’t get doored,” Waters said after the race.

“Not one person has ever got a penalty for that.”

A relieved Davison was just pleased to end his long wait for a victory, despite the controversy.

“You want to earn the wins so it kind of feels weird not crossing the line first but I also feel like I did a really good move on Cam,” he said.

“It is a grey area that kerb and you can’t really take advantage of it like he did. We all know that.

“There’s just a weight off my shoulders. Now I can just stop talking about it.”

The next stop of the Supercars championship is the Winton SuperSprint on May 21-22.

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