Jamie Whincup driving the PWR Performance Products cooled Holden Commodore for Red Bull Racing has cemented his place as the most successful driver in Australian touring car history with a record sixth V8 Supercars title in seven years. Whincup wrapped up the 2014 series at Phillip Island last month but had to wait until after the season’s final race on Sunday to officially be crowned champion.
His historic achievement however was overshadowed by a wild storm that lashed Sydney Olympic Park and forced the 74 lap feature race to a premature end due to heavy rain.
A safety car was called in 41 laps into the race as cars started to slide across the street circuit and dangerously close to concrete barriers.
Red flags were eventually waived with 29 laps remaining.
PWR cooled Shane van Gisbergen was leading at the time the race was suspended earning him race honours and overall runner up in the Championship behind Whincup who finished the race fourth.
Whincup now stands alone as the winner of most titles in the 54 year history of Australian touring car/V8 Supercars championships.
He surpasses Mark Skaife, Dick Johnson and the late Ian Geoghegan, who all collected five championships.
He also equals Geoghegan’s record for most successive championships with four.