James Golding wins shortened S5000 race after incident at Sandown

Golding was a late addition to the S5000 field and proved his potential when he ran in the leading group from the start of the action. He was quick, poised and trouble-free when other more-experienced drivers made mistakes, starting from pole.

James Golding

Former grand prix star Rubens Barrichello took second place and John Martin, who was doing double duty driving a TCR Australia Series Honda Civic at Sandown, was awarded third place.

Rubens Barrichello

Ricky Capo triggered a Safety Car intervention when he spun on the first lap and then race leader and yesterday’s winner Tim Macrow went backwards into the gravel trap at the first corner on the re-start.

Alex Davison’s wrecked car. Davison was uninjured.

Once their cars were removed the scene was set for a 20-lap battle but officials called an early halt when Davison crashed while battling against Matt Brabham.

The next time the S5000 cars return to the circuit will be at The Bend Motorsport Park on November 15-17.

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