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The 2011 L&H 500 was the ninth event of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of 16 to 18 September at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Victoria, Australia. This was the eleventh running of the Phillip Island 500, the fourth occasion in which it filled the role of the annual 500 kilometre, two-driver V8 Supercar race, and the 21st ATCC championship race meeting at the circuit. It was also the last 500 kilometre race for V8 Supercars at Phillip Island, as the endurance race returned to Sandown Raceway in 2012, and the Phillip Island event reverted to a sprint race format with two 150 kilometre races.

Victoria (Australia) 2011 L&H 500
Event Information
Round 9 of 14 in the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.svg
Date16–18 September 2011
LocationPhillip Island, Victoria
VenuePhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
WeatherFine
Results
Race 1
Distance 113 laps 500 km
Pole position Will Davison
Luke Youlden
Ford Performance Racing
70 pts
Winner Craig Lowndes
Mark Skaife
Triple Eight Race Engineering
3:08:13.2041

Unique to the L&H 500, two preliminary 14 lap qualifying races were held on Saturday with the two drivers of each car starting one race each. A single pitstop by each car in either race, in which at least two tyres were changed, was mandated, with the combined results of the two qualifying races determining the grid for the main 500 kilometre race. The 500 kilometre race itself was Race 19 of the championship.[1]

Tony D'Alberto Racing driver Tony D'Alberto was forced to withdraw from the race after contracting chicken pox. He was replaced by Fujitsu Series driver Taz Douglas.[2]

Ford Performance Racing's Will Davison and Luke Youlden came out best of the qualifying format, and secured pole position for the main race, with the 2010 L&H 500 winners Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife lining up sixth.[3]

The TeamVodafone pairing of Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife came through the 500 km race to secure the consecutive victories at the event, followed by Jamie Whincup and Andrew Thompson, with pole-sitters Will Davison and Luke Youlden crossing the line third.[4]

ResultsEdit

L&H 500Edit

Results of the 500 kilometre Race 19 were as follows:[5]

Pos No Driver Car Team
Competitor [5]
Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 888   Craig Lowndes
  Mark Skaife
Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 113 3:08:13.2041 6
2 88   Jamie Whincup
  Andrew Thompson
Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 113 +6.3s 4
3 6   Will Davison
  Luke Youlden
Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 113 +9.2s 1
4 2   Garth Tander
  Nick Percat
Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 113 +15.6s 2
5 9   Shane van Gisbergen
  John McIntyre
Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 113 +15.6s 3
6 16   David Reynolds
  Tim Blanchard
Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
113 +19.5s 7
7 8   Jason Bright
  Andrew Jones
Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 113 +27.4s 22
8 15   Rick Kelly
  Owen Kelly
Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 113 +32.4s 12
9 1   James Courtney
  Cameron McConville
Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 113 +34.6s 10
10 61   Fabian Coulthard
  Craig Baird
Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 113 +41.0s 14
11 14   Jason Bargwanna
  Shane Price
Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 113 +49.7s 27
12 33   Lee Holdsworth
  Greg Ritter
Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 113 +52.3s 16
13 11   Greg Murphy
  Allan Simonsen
Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 113 +1m 2.6s 8
14 7   Todd Kelly
  David Russell
Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 113 +1m 7.4s 11
15 49   Steve Owen
  Paul Morris
Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 113 +1m 7.6s 15
16 34   Michael Caruso
  Marcus Marshall
Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 113 +1m 14.2s 13
17 5   Mark Winterbottom
  Steven Richards
Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 113 +1m 17.7s 9
18 19   Jonathon Webb
  Richard Lyons
Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 113 +1m 19.7s 24
19 12   Dean Fiore
  Michael Patrizi
Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 113 +1m 22.1s 23
20 39   Russell Ingall
  Jack Perkins
Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 113 +1m 24.6s 18
21 3   Dale Wood
  Taz Douglas
Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 112 +1m 24.8s 19
22 4   Alex Davison
  David Brabham
Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 113 +1m 27.7s 28
23 55   Paul Dumbrell
  Dean Canto
Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 113 +1m 30.3s 5
24 47   Tim Slade
  Daniel Gaunt
Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 113 +1m 30.5s 21
25 18   James Moffat
  Matt Halliday
Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 113 +1m 33.3s 20
26 17   Steven Johnson
  David Besnard
Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 112 + 1 lap 26
27 30   Warren Luff
  Nathan Pretty
Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 111 + 2 laps 17
28 21   Karl Reindler
  David Wall
Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsportg 100 + 13 laps 25

StandingsEdit

  • Championship standings after 19 of 28 races were as follows.
Pos No Name Team Points
1 88   Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 2145
2 888   Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 2053
3 9   Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 1716
4 15   Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 1585
5 2   Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 1548

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 V8 Supercars Championship - Race 19, Supplementary Regulations for V8 Supercars, www.v8supercars.com.au Retrieved via web.archive.org
  2. ^ "Chicken pox rules out Tony D'Alberto". SpeedCafe. 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  3. ^ Ian Price (2011-09-17). "Davison and Youlden hand FPR pole at the Island". The V8 Times. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  4. ^ Ian Price (2011-09-18). "The Dream Team does it again". The V8 Times. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  5. ^ a b "L&H 500 - V8 Supercar Championship — Race 19 - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit — V8 Supercars — Race 19". National Software. 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2011-09-26.

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