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Triple Eight takes teams’ title despite DNF

TRIPLE Eight Race Engineering has made it two titles in two days, clinching a record 11th Supercars teams’ championship.

The feat comes despite #88 driver Broc Feeney being taken out in a brutal Lap 4 pile-up at the beach chicane which ended the day for half a dozen cars.

Triple Eight entered the day with a 662-point buffer over the Shell V-Power Racing Team, needing to stay at least 576 ahead by the close of play to seal the deal ahead of the season-ending Adelaide 500.

They did that despite Feeney’s early exit, led by a 21st win of the season for Shane van Gisbergen.

With Will Davison and Anton De Pasquale bringing their Shell V-Power Mustangs home in third and 10th respectively, the margin now stands at 605.

That gap could potentially grow with De Pasquale facing a post-race investigation in relation to a tyre pressure matter.

Either way, a record 11th teams’ championship is now under lock and key for Triple Eight, who only entered Supercars in late 2003.

It comes merely 24 hours after van Gisbergen wrapped up his third drivers’ championship in commanding fashion.

Triple Eight now can become the first team in history to win the Bathurst 1000, drivers’ and teams’ championships, and Super2 title in a single season – if Declan Fraser can hang onto the latter at Adelaide.

Fraser leads Tickford Racing’s Zak Best by 75 points with up to 300 left up for grabs.

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