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Davison beats Heimgartner to Carrera Cup endurance race win

Alex Davison has claimed a dominant victory in the final race of the weekend for Porsche Carrera Cup Australia at Sandown.

The Queensland racer lead from start to finish in a perfect performance throughout the 25-lap Endurance Cup race, finishing ahead of the two Sonic team mates; Andre Heimgartner and Nick McBride.

Davison executed a clean start from second on the grid, leading into the first few corners.

Further back in the field, Brenton Grove got muscled onto the high turn two kerb, bouncing over it and dropping back to 10th after his fourth place start.

The two Sonic drivers exchanged positions on lap 5 when Heimgartner made a move on McBride for second place.

GT3 Cup Challenge graduate Jordan Love was also on the move; sifting his way up to 11th from starting last early on, until he spun on his own at turn nine while chasing down Brenton Grove and was hit by John Moriss who had no-where to go.

Davison continued to clear off out front by a margin of four seconds to Heimgartner, as the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge battle for the lead intensified between Stephen Grove and Sam Shahin.

Shahin got a good exit out of the final corner on lap 16, passing Stephen Grove down the inside at turn one for the class lead, only to spin a few laps later and hand Grove the position back.

Davison, Heimgatner and McBride completed the podium, while Jaxon Evans settled for fourth after a late charge. Dylan O’Keeffe rounded out the top five.

The Carrera Challenge class was won by Stephen Grove, as Tim Miles took second in class.

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia heads to Bathurst for the next round of the championship from October 5-8.

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