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The 2011 Winton 300 was a motor race for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars racing cars. It was the fifth event of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of May 20 to 22 at the Winton Motor Raceway near Benalla, Victoria.

Victoria (Australia) 2011 Winton 300
Event Information
Round 5 of 14 in the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship
Winton Motor Raceway (Australia) track map -- with extension.svg
Date20–22 May 2011
LocationBenalla, Victoria
VenueWinton Motor Raceway
WeatherFine, overcast
Results
Race 1
Distance 40 laps 120 km
Pole position Craig Lowndes
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:22.0979
Winner Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:01:09.0173
Race 2
Distance 67 laps 200 km
Pole position Mark Winterbottom
Ford Performance Racing
1:22.5338
Winner Jason Bright
Brad Jones Racing
1:40:15.5814

The event hosted races 10 and 11 of the 2011 season. A 40 lap, 120-kilometre race was held on Saturday while a 67 lap, 200-kilometre race was held on Sunday. Both races were preceded by a 20-minute qualifying session to decide the grid.

Jamie Whincup continued his strong start to the season with a win and a second place. Jason Bright took his second win in as many events by taking out the second race.[1] Steven Johnson recorded his first podium finish for the year, only narrowly beaten to second place in the Saturday race by Lee Holdsworth. Whincup increased his championship lead to 262 points.


StandingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gover, Paul (22 May 2011). "Jason Bright's Winton victory livens up V8 championship". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
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