Jamie Whincup driver of the #88 Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore VF reacts on the podium after race 22 of the Supercars Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise Street Circuit on October 22, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Jamie Whincup put his Bathurst controversy behind him with a sizzling win on the streets of Surfers Paradise to keep his dreams of a seventh Supercars Championship alive.

Whincup executed a faultless race at the Gold Coast 600 yesterday to edge Red Bull Racing Australia teammate and championship leader Shane van Gisbergen by nine seconds in the 300km endurance test.

Van Gisbergen backed up his Saturday win with another podium to claim the Enduro Cup and has retained a 148-point lead at the top of the standings, but Whincup is well within striking distance with two rounds to go.

It was a sweet victory, his 101st in the championship, for Whincup, who a fortnight ago was at the centre of one of the most controversial incidents in Bathurst 1000 history.