Motorsport: Fabian Coulthard survives late-race chaos to break Supercars winning drought at The Bend

Kiwi Fabian Coulthard has completed a dramatic Supercars win in the opening race of The Bend SuperSprint in South Australia.

Starting fifth, Coulthard survived the late-race chaos to celebrate his 200th series event in style.

The result ended a 41-race winless streak for the Team Penske-DJR driver on a day to forget for his teammate and championship leader Scott McLaughlin.

The two-time defending series champion took the lead off the start but was shunted off the track by championship rival Jamie Whincup before the end of the lap.

The Red Bull Holden driver copped a 15-second penalty for the infringement and would eventually finish 19th. 

Mclaughlin recovered superbly to fifth with two laps to go, but his contact while trying to pass Lee Holdsworth was deemed illegal and despite crossing the line on third, he was relegated to 15th.

Fellow kiwi Shane van Gisbergen fell to ninth despite leading during the late stages. His Red Bull Holden was hampered by ageing tyres, which ruined his ambitions for a second win of the season. 

Andre Heimgartner finished fourth for Kelly Racing in his Ford Mustang.

McLaughlin's lead in the championship sits at 151 points from Whincup with a second race tomorrow.