2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
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The 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series was the twelfth running of the V8 Supercar Development series, an Australian touring car racing series for V8 Supercars. It acted as the principal support category at seven 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship events. The series began on 17 March at the Adelaide Street Circuit and ended on 3 December at the Homebush Street Circuit after 17 races held at seven rounds.

Andrew Thompson, driving a Triple Eight Race Engineering prepared Holden VE Commodore, dominated the series, winning eleven of the 17 races. Thompson won by 306 points over Jack Perkins who drove a Sonic Motor Racing Services Ford BF Falcon. Perkins defeated third placed David Russell (MW Motorsport Ford BF Falcon) by seven points, after winning the final race of the year at the Homebush Street Circuit.

The six races not won by Thompson included Race 2 at the Adelaide Street Circuit which was won in emotional circumstances by Jason Richards driving a Greg Murphy Racing Holden VE Commodore, the Brad Jones Racing driver from the V8 Supercars Championship taking a guest drive during a break in his treatment for a serious illness. Other race wins were attained by Tim Blanchard who won the reverse grid race at the Townsville Street Circuit in a Ford BF Falcon, Scott McLaughlin, who won Race 1 at Queensland Raceway in a Stone Brothers Racing Ford BF Falcon, former series winner Andrew Jones who won the reverse grid race at Queensland Raceway in a Brad Jones Racing prepared Holden VE Commodore and Jack Perkins, who won two late season races at Sandown Raceway and the Homebush Street Circuit.

Calendar

The Ford BF Falcon of Tom Tweedie at the Adelaide round

The 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series was contested over seven rounds:[1]

Rd. Event Circuit Location Date Winner
1 South Australia Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 17–20 March Australia Nick Percat
2 Western Australia Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia 29 April – 1 May Australia Andrew Thompson
3 Queensland Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 8–10 July Australia Andrew Thompson
4 Queensland Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 19–21 August Australia Andrew Thompson
5 New South Wales Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 6–9 October Australia Andrew Thompson
6 Victoria (Australia) Norton 360 Sandown Challenge Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 18–20 November Australia Andrew Thompson
7 New South Wales Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Street Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 3–5 December Australia Andrew Thompson

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers contested the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.[2] This was the last season in which the Holden VZ Commodore was eligible to compete.

Team Car No. Driver Rounds
Miles Racing Ford BF Falcon 10 Australia Chaz Mostert 1–5
Australia Luke Youlden 6
90 Australia Ashley Walsh 1–5
Sieders Racing Team Ford BF Falcon 13 Australia Colin Sieders 1, 3, 5, 7
Brad Jones Racing Holden VE Commodore 20 Australia Andrew Jones 3–4, 7
Triple F Racing Ford BF Falcon 23 Australia 1–5
Greg Murphy Racing Holden VE Commodore 24 Australia 1, 3–7
Australia 2
45 New Zealand Jason Richards 1
Australia 3–5
New Zealand Nick Cassidy 6–7
48 Australia Geoff Emery All
51 New Zealand All
Paul Freestone Racing Ford BF Falcon 25 Australia 1, 5
MW Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 26 Australia All
27 Australia Tim Blanchard All
28 Australia David Russell All
Eggleston Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 38 Australia Cameron McConville 3–4
Australia 5
Holden VZ Commodore 54 Australia 3
Jay Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 43 Australia 1
Matt Stone Racing Holden VE Commodore 50 Australia 5
Ford BF Falcon 86 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan All
Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon 56 Australia Chaz Mostert 6
100 7
Novocastrian Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 58 Australia Drew Russell All
59 Australia Aaren Russell All
Warrin Mining Holden VZ Commodore
Holden VE Commodore
62 Australia 1, 4–5
Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VE Commodore 67 Australia Paul Morris 2–7
Action Racing Holden VE Commodore 71 Australia All
Brett Stewart Racing Holden VE Commodore 73 Australia 2–7
McGill Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 75 Australia All
Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore 77 Australia Grant Denyer 4
Australia Cameron Waters 6
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE Commodore 80 Australia Andrew Thompson All
Tony D'Alberto Racing Holden VE Commodore 83 Australia David Wall 1–2, 4–7
Australia Dale Wood 3
Fastaz Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 92 Australia Taz Douglas 1–4, 6–7
Stone Brothers Racing Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
93 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin All
Batavia Coast Motorsport Ford BF Falcon 95 Australia 1–2
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VE Commodore 222 Australia Nick Percat All
Sonic Motor Racing Services Ford FG Falcon 777 Australia All
Ford BF Falcon 999 Australia Jack Perkins All

Series standings

Pos. Driver No. ADE BAR TOW QUE BAT SAN SYD Pen Pts
1 Australia Andrew Thompson 88 1 16 1 1 1 5 1 2 9 1 1 1 6 1 1 1 3 1907
2 Australia Jack Perkins 999 3 21 2 4 6 2 2 10 7 7 3 3 1 11 3 5 1 25 1601
3 Australia David Russell 28 8 13 4 2 2 4 3 5 3 2 2 2 4 16 5 4 8 25 1594
4 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 93 7 2 3 3 16 13 8 1 5 5 10 5 5 Ret 4 10 4 1461
5 Australia Tim Blanchard 27 4 4 11 9 9 1 11 11 14 6 6 6 7 2 18 6 19 1262
6 Australia Chaz Mostert 10/56 9 6 8 6 10 10 13 14 4 17 11 7 2 15 2 3 5 65 1253
7 Australia Nick Percat 222 2 3 Ret 16 3 6 5 Ret 6 8 4 8 3 Ret Ret 2 2 50 1207
8 Australia Paul Morris 67 22 DSQ 5 19 4 3 2 3 5 4 Ret 3 6 7 Ret 25 944
9 Australia 777 11 8 5 19 7 17 9 6 Ret Ret 7 Ret 13 8 9 Ret 16 50 827
10 New Zealand 51 10 5 6 5 8 3 7 Ret 23 Ret Ret 10 DNS 18 13 Ret 11 25 816
11 Australia David Wall 83 13 7 15 11 8 8 9 8 Ret 8 Ret DNS 11 18 754
12 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan 86 17 9 9 8 Ret 15 12 Ret 19 16 Ret 14 18 10 11 20 17 747
13 Australia Aaren Russell 59 21 Ret 16 10 Ret 26 15 21 17 13 13 11 16 12 15 12 15 733
14 Australia Geoff Emery 48 15 Ret 12 12 Ret 18 18 Ret Ret Ret 14 9 10 5 7 13 6 25 732
15 Australia 26 16 14 13 14 11 16 17 18 18 12 12 Ret 14 9 12 DNS DNS 696
16 Australia Drew Russell 58 6 Ret Ret 13 12 11 Ret Ret 11 11 DNS 11 12 Ret 19 9 9 670
17 Australia 75 Ret 17 20 17 18 24 23 19 24 24 20 17 19 19 17 19 7 657
18 Australia 24 22 11 20 20 14 7 25 22 16 Ret 9 Ret Ret 15 10 598
19 Australia Taz Douglas 92 5 Ret 11 7 19 14 22 Ret 13 23 Ret 14 14 14 14 50 576
20 Australia 71 DNS DNS 7 18 4 7 Ret Ret 21 18 9 Ret 17 6 8 Ret DNS 25 553
21 Australia Andrew Jones 20 15 8 10 9 1 10 8 13 25 466
22 Australia 73 23 Ret 21 25 24 20 20 Ret 22 15 21 17 DNS 18 20 414
23 Australia 23 23 10 17 Ret Ret DNS DNS 13 15 15 21 16 391
24 Australia Cameron McConville 38 13 9 6 4 12 4 389
25 Australia Colin Sieders 13 18 20 17 21 19 19 Ret 16 12 368
26 Australia 45 Ret 23 20 12 16 19 15 13 343
27 Australia Ashley Walsh 90 Ret 15 10 15 Ret 22 16 15 Ret 21 DNS DNS 341
28 Australia 62 19 12 17 22 20 18 Ret 263
29 New Zealand Jason Richards 45 12 1 219
30 Australia 95 20 19 19 20 186
31 New Zealand Nick Cassidy 45 20 13 10 17 Ret 25 153
32 Australia Luke Youlden 10 11 4 16 151
33 Australia Grant Denyer 77 16 10 14 129
34 Australia 25 Ret 18 17 Ret 105
35 Australia Cameron Waters 77 15 7 Ret 86
36 Australia 43 14 Ret 63
37 Australia Dale Wood 83 Ret 12 21 61
38 Australia Matt Hansen 24 18 Ret 51
39 Australia 50 Ret DNS 0
40 Australia 54 DNS DNS DNS 0
41 Australia 38 DNS DNS 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

See also

2011 V8 Supercar season

References

  1. ^ "Fujitsu Series goes west". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  2. ^ ""Fujitsu Series Teams and Drivers". V8 Supercars Australia. Archived from the original on 2 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2011.

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