V8 Supercars: Fired-up Jamie Whincup will be hard to stop, says Mark Skaife

V8 Supercars: Fired-up Jamie Whincup will be hard to stop, says Mark Skaife

A fired-up Jamie Whincup will be hard to beat in this weekend’s Gold Coast 600, according to Supercars great Mark Skaife.​Having lost an appeal over a time penalty that cost him a fifth Bathurst 1000 crown on Tuesday night, Whincup’s final place was confirmed at 11th, despite crossing the line first.Jamie Whincup’s Red Bull Holden crossed the line first at Bathurst, but after a time penalty was imposed, he was pushed back to 11th place. Photo: Daniel KaliszBut after what Skaife described as his “once-in-a-generation” drive at Bathurst at the weekend, Whincup, with something to prove, could be almost unstoppable, says Skaife.Whincup broke the race lap record three times and crossed the line first at Mount Panorama, only to be hit with a 15-second time penalty for his role in a late incident involving Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin and Holden’s Garth Tander.Red Bull Racing have seven days after the verdict to decide whether to take their case to the FIA International Court of Appeal but have indicated they are unlikely to do so.Skaife said Whincup would vent his frustration over his failed Bathurst 1000 appeal on the track and dominate this weekend’s Gold Coast round.”His drive at Bathurst was one of the best I have ever seen,” five-time Supercars series champion Skaife said.”It was a once-in-a-generation-style drive. Clearly he is disappointed not to have had the reward for it.  believe he will come out this weekend with all guns blazing – he will be very hard to beat.”Provisional Bathurst victor Will Davison and co-driver Jonathon Webb look set to hold onto the winner’s Peter Brock Trophy after RBR indicated they would not pursue their appeal.”We respect the authority of the court and wish to thank all those who have supported us during this process,” an RBR statement said.”Particularly our fans, our team partners and the respected industry members in the sport who independently voiced their opinions that Jamie raced hard and fair and nothing more.”With just three events remaining this year, the team is focused on delivering our partners and fans the best possible res…

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