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The 2010 ITM Hamilton 400 was the fourth event of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series and the third running of the Hamilton 400. It was held on the weekend of 16–18 April on the inner city streets of Hamilton, in New Zealand.

New Zealand 2010 ITM Hamilton 400
Event Information
Round 4 of 14 in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series
Hamilton Street Circuit track map (New Zealand).svg
Date16–18 April 2010
LocationHamilton, New Zealand
VenueHamilton Street Circuit
WeatherFine
Results
Race 1
Distance 59 laps 200 km
Pole position Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:23.2690
Winner Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:30:34.7140
Race 2
Distance 59 laps 200 km
Pole position Garth Tander
Holden Racing Team
1:23.0349
Winner Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:27:53.1931

Contents

ReportEdit

Race 7Edit

An even start saw pole sitter Jamie Whincup take the lead from Garth Tander at the first corner ahead of Michael Caruso, Craig Lowndes, Tony D'Alberto as Holdens dominated the start. Steven Johnson was the first Ford ahead of Rick Kelly, Fabian Coulthard, James Courtney and Mark Winterbottom. Yellows were waved on the opening lap after Shane van Gisbergen hit the wall over the back section of the circuit with both Russell Ingall and Dean Fiore striking glancing blows on the now limping Ford with Todd Kelly and Jason Bargwanna ending up spun backwards to the field in the ensuing choas.

Tander forced his way into the lead in the early running, but once in front could not get away from Whincup. Light rain began in the opening laps, becoming more noticeable by about lap ten. A mechanical flag was waved at D'Alberto, ruining his best ever early race start, with flapping bodywork in the rear diffuser. Russell Ingall pitted on lap 12 with a misfire, diagnosed as a broken rocker. Cars began stopping for tyres on lap 16. Courtney the first of the leaders to pit along with Lee Holdsworth with Lowndes and Rick Kelly following on lap 17.

The round of pitstops completed saw Tander drop to third behind Whincup and Courtney. Daniel Gaunt hit the wall on lap 26 with Steven Richards pitting the following lap with mechanical issues. Both continued. After the second round of stops Tander settled back into second ahead of Courtney. Safety car was called for when Tim Slade stopped with his Ford unable to restart.

At the restart on lap 49 Whincup led from Tander, Courtney, Lowndes, Caruso, Steven Johnson, Mark Winterbottom, Rick Kelly and Paul Dumbrell. Fabian Coulthard turned Todd Kelly into a spin and Jonathon Webb also punting Greg Murphy into a spin. Alex Davison came to a halt with his portion of track blocked. All continued. Coulthard received a drive-through penalty. Top four pulled steadily away. Will Davison retired with an engine misfire after having climbed to the edge of the top ten after his qualifying accident left him buried in the grid.

Whincup pulled clear to claim his fifth race win of the year ahead of Tander, Courtney in the first Ford, Lowndes, Caruso, Johnson, Winterbottom, Rick Kelly, Dumbrell and Lee Holdsworth.

Race 8Edit

Qualifying was marred by a heavy collision with a wall by Andrew Thompson, his second consecutive street circuit crash after damaging his car sufficiently at the 2010 Clipsal 500 to miss the entire meeting. The Walkinshaw Racing team assessed the damage as to extensive to repair for the race.[1] Garth Tander secured pole position after a last minute effort by Race 7 polesitter Jamie Whincup fell afoul traffic. Behind Whincup was Michael Caruso in a strong performance in the Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore with Rick Kelly and Craig Lowndes completing a clean sweep of the top five for Holden. First Fords were the Dick Johnson Racing pair of James Courtney and Steven Johnson in sixth and seventh with Will Davison, Rick Kelly and Mark Winterbottom completing the top ten positions. In a disappointing session for the strong New Zealand contingent Shane van Gisbergen represented their best in twelfth.

ResultsEdit

Results as follows:[2]

Qualifying Race 7Edit

Qualifying timesheets:[3][4]

Pos No Name Car Team Shootout Qualifying
Pole 1   Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:23.2690 1:23.3946
2 2   Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:23.4213 1:23.0653
3 34   Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:23.5445 1:23.4214
5 17   Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:23.6354 1:23.5259
6 24   Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:23.6586 1:23.4416
7 15   Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:23.6760 1:23.5070
8 3   Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:23.8081 1:23.3940
9 18   James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:23.9163 1:23.2135
10 5   Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:23.9946 1:23.4899
10 888   Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:23.5799 1:23.5443
11 19   Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:23.6329
12 55   Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:23.6862
13 51   Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:23.7699
14 33   Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:23.8011
15 8   Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:23.8467
16 6   Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:23.9119
17 10   Andrew Thompson Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:23.9538
18 14   Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:23.9739
19 7   Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:24.0221
20 39   Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:24.0288
21 9   Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:24.0839
22 11   Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:24.0892
23 12   Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:24.1773
24 22   Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:24.1897
25 47   Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:24.2932
26 4   Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:24.3191
27 30   Daniel Gaunt Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:24.9678
28 21   Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:25.1224
29 16   Tony Ricciardello Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:25.8922

Race 7Edit

Race timesheets:[5]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 59 1:30:34.7140 1 150
2 2   Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 59 +2.4s 2 138
3 18   James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 59 +3.9s 9 129
4 888   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 59 +5.7s 4 120
5 34   Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 59 +10.2s 3 111
6 17   Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 59 +12.4s 5 102
7 5   Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 59 +14.8s 10 96
8 15   Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 59 +16.0s 7 90
9 55   Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 59 +16.6s 12 84
10 33   Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 59 +16.9s 14 78
11 8   Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 59 +21.8s 15 72
12 3   Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 59 +22.8s 8 69
13 19   Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 59 +23.4s 11 66
14 10   Andrew Thompson Walkinshaw Racing 59 +24.8s 17 63
15 11   Jason Bargwanna Kelly Racing 59 +28.3s 22 60
16 21   Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 59 +32.2s 28 57
17 4   Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 59 +34.8s 26 54
18 51   Greg Murphy Paul Morris Motorsport 59 +35.0s 13 51
19 30   Daniel Gaunt Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 59 +44.0s 27 48
20 7   Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 59 +44.5s 19 45
21 14   Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 59 +56.8s 18 42
22 24   Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 59 +59.0s 6 39
23 16   Tony Ricciardello Kelly Racing 58 + 1 lap 29 36
24 6   Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing 55 + 4 laps 16 33
Ret 22   Will Davison Holden Racing Team 54 Engine 24
Ret 47   Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 42 25
Ret 12   Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 13 23
Ret 39   Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 11 Engine 20
Ret 9   Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 0 Accident 21

Qualifying Race 8Edit

Qualifying timesheets:[6]

Pos No Name Car Team Qualifying
Pole 2   Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:23.0349
2 1   Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:23.1043
3 34   Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:23.1966
4 15   Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:23.2514
4 888   Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:23.3056
5 18   James Courtney Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:23.3100
6 17   Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:23.3937
7 22   Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:23.4094
8 7   Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:23.4097
9 5   Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:23.4398
10 33   Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:23.4871
11 9   Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:23.5292
12 55   Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:23.5871
13 14   Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:23.5887
15 19   Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:23.6231
16 10   Andrew Thompson Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:23.7785
17 3   Tony D'Alberto Holden VE Commodore Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:23.8399
18 51   Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:23.8624
19 24   Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:23.8995
20 4   Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:23.9106
21 47   Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:23.9755
22 39   Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:24.0136
23 11   Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:24.1023
24 12   Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:24.1339
25 6   Steven Richards Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:24.2578
26 8   Jason Richards Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:24.2783
27 16   Tony Ricciardello Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:24.7054
28 21   Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:24.7431
27 30   Daniel Gaunt Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:25.0753

Race 8Edit

Race timesheets:[7]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 59 1:27:53.1931 2 150
2 2   Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 59 +6.2s 1 138
3 34   Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 59 +19.6s 3 129
4 33   Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 59 +22.9s 11 120
5 22   Will Davison Holden Racing Team 59 +32.1s 8 111
6 15   Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 59 +40.0s 4 102
7 9   Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 59 +47.3s 12 96
8 7   Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 59 +48.0s 9 90
9 11   Jason Bargwanna Kelly Racing 59 +49.7s 23 84
10 19   Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 59 +50.0s 15 78
11 8   Jason Richards Brad Jones Racing 59 +52.9s 26 72
12 39   Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 59 +54.7s 22 69
13 14   Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 59 +1:11.1s 14 66
14 12   Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 59 +1:12.4s 24 63
15 51   Greg Murphy Paul Morris Motorsport 59 +1:14.8s 18 60
16 47   Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 58 + 1 lap 21 57
17 30   Daniel Gaunt Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 58 + 1 lap 28 54
18 21   Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 57 + 2 laps 27 51
19 888   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 55 + 4 laps 5 48
20 55   Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 52 + 7 laps 13 45
21 18   James Courtney Dick Johnson Racing 48 + 11 laps 6 42
Ret 24   Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 39 19
Ret 4   Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 10 20
Ret 3   Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 9 17
Ret 16   Tony Ricciardello Kelly Racing 1 26
EXC 17   Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing Disqualified 7
EXC 5   Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing Disqualified 10
EXC 6   Steven Richards Ford Performance Racing Disqualified 25
DNS 10   Andrew Thompson Walkinshaw Racing Qualifying accident

StandingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qualifying crash rules Thompson out of NZ". speedcafe.com.au. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Street Circuit 18/04/2010 ITM 400 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championshiop Series – Races 7&8". National Software. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  3. ^ "ITM 400 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championshiop Series – Races 7&8 Hamilton Street Circuit V8 Supercars – Qualifying". 17 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  4. ^ "ITM 400 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championshiop Series – Races 7&8 Hamilton Street Circuit V8 Supercars – Top 10 Shootout". 17 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  5. ^ "ITM 400 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championshiop Series – Races 7&8 Hamilton Street Circuit V8 Supercars – Race 7". 17 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  6. ^ "ITM 400 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championshiop Series – Races 7&8 Hamilton Street Circuit V8 Supercars – Qualifying". 17 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  7. ^ "ITM 400 – 2010 V8 Supercar Championshiop Series – Races 7&8 Hamilton Street Circuit V8 Supercars – Race 8". 18 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010.

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