Congratulations to James Courtney who held off Shane van Gisbergen to secure the win by less than a second.

The race action started almost immediately, with James Moffat and Tander brushing the wall at Turn Eight on the opening lap.

On the track, Shane van Gisbergen took advantage of a Tander slide, nosing ahead just before Turn Eight and proving he is still one of the best overtakers in the series.

Van Gisbergen made an aggressive move on Courtney on lap 60, but after making decent contact, the Kiwi rescinded the position for what was the effective lead.

Courtney also made a move to retake the effective lead from Shane van Gisbergen as the order started to rationalise from the earlier Safety Cars.

The Tekno driver shadowed Courtney lap-after-lap as Garth Tander moved in on the pair.

Courtney and van Gisbergen continued to trade sector times in the closing moments of the race, with the gap between the pair rarely blowing out past 0.5 seconds. Shane gave it everything he had in attempt to get by, but Courtney withheld the attacks to get the win.

Shane currently sits in 4th place after the opening round of the 2015 season.