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2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600

The 2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600 was a motor race for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars racing cars. It was the eleventh event of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of 21 to 23 October at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Surfers Paradise, Queensland.[1] It was the tenth V8 Supercar championship event held at the circuit, the third running of the Gold Coast 600, and the seventeenth annual overall Australian Touring Car event at the circuit (including six non-championship ATCC/V8 Supercar and one Super Touring round), and the twenty-first race meet overall at the street circuit, dating back to the 1991 CART race.

Queensland 2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600
Event Information
Round 11 of 14 in the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship
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Date21–23 October 2011
LocationSurfers Paradise, Queensland
VenueSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
WeatherFine
Results
Race 1
Distance 102 laps 300 km
Pole position Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:11.7184
Winner Jamie Whincup
Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering
2:13:21.5515
Race 2
Distance 102 laps 300 km
Pole position Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:10.9615
Winner Mark Winterbottom
Richard Lyons
Ford Performance Racing
2:14:08.1572

The event hosted races 21 and 22 of the 2011 season. As in 2010, a single 102 lap, 300-kilometre race was held on Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying for Race 21 consisted of a 20-minute, all-in session with the fastest ten progressing to the top ten shootout. Qualifying for Race 22 was a single 20 minute, all-in session. Each team was required to employ a driver with an 'international reputation' for the event, with one driver needing to complete a minimum of 34 laps in each race.

Many international drivers came from the IndyCar Series, Formula One and Sports Car racing. A restriction was put in place preventing international drivers who competed in the L&H 500 and the Bathurst 1000 from taking part. However, in light of the Las Vegas crash that killed Holden Racing Team international driver Dan Wheldon a week prior to the event, this restriction was lifted to accommodate drivers who could not participate due to the accident, as Will Power (Ford Performance Racing, injured in the Lap 11 crash) and Tony Kanaan (Brad Jones Racing, was leading when race abandoned) also withdrew. Darren Turner (Wheldon), Richard Lyons (Power), and Allan Simonsen (Kanaan) were named replacements. The International Drivers Trophy was renamed in Wheldon's honor. The winner of this was French Indycar and Sportscar driver Sébastien Bourdais.

As with Bathurst, Fox Sports brought commentators Mike Joy (Statesville, North Carolina) and Darrell Waltrip (Franklin, Tennessee to Surfers Paradise for live coverage overseas.

ResultsEdit

Race 21Edit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 88   Jamie Whincup
  Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering 102 2:13:21.5515 1 150
2 6   Will Davison
  Mika Salo
Ford Performance Racing 102 +2.2s 3 138
3 5   Mark Winterbottom
  Richard Lyons
Ford Performance Racing 102 +2.5s 17 129
4 18   James Moffat
  Joey Hand
Dick Johnson Racing 102 +2.8s 6 120
5 61   Fabian Coulthard
  Patrick Long
Walkinshaw Racing 102 +5.8s 11 111
6 11   Greg Murphy
  Oliver Gavin
Kelly Racing 102 +7.1s 18 102
7 15   Rick Kelly
  Jörg Bergmeister
Kelly Racing 102 +12.4s 8 96
8 34   Michael Caruso
  Augusto Farfus
Garry Rogers Motorsport 102 +13.6s 14 90
9 19   Jonathon Webb
  Gil de Ferran
Tekno Autosports 102 +15.0s 16 84
10 33   Lee Holdsworth
  Simon Pagenaud
Garry Rogers Motorsport 102 +16.8s 7 78
11 2   Garth Tander
  Ryan Briscoe
Holden Racing Team 102 +16.8s 2 72
12 47   Tim Slade
  Hélio Castroneves
James Rosenberg Racing 102 +17.1s 24 69
13 7   Todd Kelly
  Richard Westbrook
Kelly Racing 102 +17.4s 22 66
14 1   James Courtney
  Darren Turner
Holden Racing Team 102 +20.7s 10 63
15 55   Paul Dumbrell
  Christian Klien
Ford Performance Racing 102 +22.1s 23 60
16 9   Shane van Gisbergen
  Emanuele Pirro
Stone Brothers Racing 102 +23.9s 9 57
17 14   Jason Bargwanna
  Allan Simonsen
Brad Jones Racing 102 +25.9s 26 54
18 49   Steve Owen
  Boris Said
Paul Morris Motorsport 102 +28.9s 4 51
19 16   David Reynolds
  Alex Tagliani
Kelly Racing 100 + 2 laps 12 48
20 12   Dean Fiore
  Gianni Morbidelli
Triple F Racing 100 + 2 laps 27 45
21 8   Jason Bright
  Stéphane Sarrazin
Brad Jones Racing 99 + 3 laps 28 42
22 39   Russell Ingall
  Jan Magnussen
Paul Morris Motorsport 97 + 5 laps 13 39
23 4   Alex Davison
  Marc Lieb
Stone Brothers Racing 78 + 24 laps 5 36
Ret 3   Tony D'Alberto
  Vitantonio Liuzzi
Tony D'Alberto Racing 75 25
Ret 888   Craig Lowndes
  Andy Priaulx
Triple Eight Race Engineering 52 15
Ret 17   Steven Johnson
  Dirk Müller
Dick Johnson Racing 24 20
Ret 30   Warren Luff
  Marino Franchitti
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 14 19
Ret 21   Karl Reindler
  Fabrizio Giovanardi
Britek Motorsport 13 21
source[2]

Race 22Edit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Mark Winterbottom
  Richard Lyons
Ford Performance Racing 102 2:13:21.5515 3 150
2 88   Jamie Whincup
  Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering 102 +1.6s 1 138
3 33   Lee Holdsworth
  Simon Pagenaud
Garry Rogers Motorsport 102 +3.1s 8 129
4 11   Greg Murphy
  Oliver Gavin
Kelly Racing 102 +8.7s 7 120
5 15   Rick Kelly
  Jörg Bergmeister
Kelly Racing 102 +11.3s 14 111
6 1   James Courtney
  Darren Turner
Holden Racing Team 102 +12.0s 23 102
7 49   Steve Owen
  Boris Said
Paul Morris Motorsport 102 +13.5s 6 96
8 39   Russell Ingall
  Jan Magnussen
Paul Morris Motorsport 102 +14.9s 16 90
9 7   Todd Kelly
  Richard Westbrook
Kelly Racing 102 +15.3s 17 84
10 47   Tim Slade
  Hélio Castroneves
James Rosenberg Racing 102 +15.6s 22 78
11 16   David Reynolds
  Alex Tagliani
Kelly Racing 102 +17.1s 10 72
12 17   Steven Johnson
  Dirk Müller
Dick Johnson Racing 102 +17.6s 21 69
13 19   Jonathon Webb
  Gil de Ferran
Tekno Autosports 102 +17.7s 19 66
14 6   Will Davison
  Mika Salo
Ford Performance Racing 102 +19.7s 4 63
15 61   Fabian Coulthard
  Patrick Long
Walkinshaw Racing 102 +21.8s 15 60
16 9   Shane van Gisbergen
  Emanuele Pirro
Stone Brothers Racing 102 +27.1s 18 57
17 14   Jason Bargwanna
  Allan Simonsen
Brad Jones Racing 102 +39.0s 24 54
18 4   Alex Davison
  Marc Lieb
Stone Brothers Racing 102 +43.4s 12 51
19 3   Tony D'Alberto
  Vitantonio Liuzzi
Tony D'Alberto Racing 102 +44.0s 20 48
20 888   Craig Lowndes
  Andy Priaulx
Triple Eight Race Engineering 102 +53.1s 5 45
21 34   Michael Caruso
  Augusto Farfus
Garry Rogers Motorsport 99 + 3 laps 11 42
22 21   Karl Reindler
  Fabrizio Giovanardi
Britek Motorsport 98 + 4 laps 28 39
23 2   Garth Tander
  Ryan Briscoe
Holden Racing Team 82 + 20 laps 2 36
Ret 18   James Moffat
  Joey Hand
Dick Johnson Racing 77 9
Ret 12   Dean Fiore
  Gianni Morbidelli
Triple F Racing 51 26
Ret 8   Jason Bright
  Stéphane Sarrazin
Brad Jones Racing 51 25
Ret 30   Warren Luff
  Marino Franchitti
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 15 27
Ret 55   Paul Dumbrell
  Christian Klien
Ford Performance Racing 0 13
source[3]

Dan Wheldon Trophy PointsEdit

StandingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 23/10/2011 - Armor All Gold Coast 600 - V8 Supercars Races 21 & 22". National Software. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?23/10/2011.SPSC.R7 Archived 6 September 2012 at Archive.today Armor All Gold Coast 600 - V8 Supercars Races 21 & 22 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit V8 Supercars - Race 21
  3. ^ http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?23/10/2011.SPSC.R14 Archived 7 September 2012 at Archive.today Armor All Gold Coast 600 - V8 Supercars Races 21 & 22 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit V8 Supercars - Race 22
  4. ^ http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/results.cgi?23/10/2011.SPSC.V8S.S Armor All Gold Coast 600 - V8 Supercars Races 21 & 22 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit V8 Supercars - Race 22 Series Points Report

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