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 second running of the Gold Coast 600, and the eighteenth annual overall Australian Touring Car event at the circuit (including seven non-championship ATCC/V8 Supercar rounds and two non-championship Super Touring rounds), and the twenty-first race meet overall at the street circuit, dating back to the 1991 CART race.

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.

Entry List

No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car
1 Australia James Courtney
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Holden Racing Team
(Toll, Rockstar Energy)
Holden Commodore VE 17 Australia Steven Johnson
Germany Dirk Muller
Dick Johnson Racing
(Jim Beam, Coca Cola)
Ford FG Falcon
2 Australia Garth Tander
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Holden Racing Team
(Toll, Rockstar Energy)
Holden Commodore VE 18 Australia James Moffat
United States Joey Hand
Dick Johnson Racing
(Jim Beam, Coca Cola)
Ford FG Falcon
3 Australia Tony D'Alberto
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Tony D'Alberto Racing
(Wilson Security)
Ford FG Falcon 19 Australia Jonathon Webb
Brazil Gil de Ferran
Tekno Autosports
(Mother Energy, Tekno Performance)
Ford FG Falcon
4 Australia Alex Davison
Germany Marc Lieb
Stone Brothers Racing
(Irwin Industrial Tools)
Ford FG Falcon 21 Australia Karl Reindler
Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi
Britek Motorsport
(Fair Dinkum Sheds, Wilson Security)
Holden Commodore VE
5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
United Kingdom Richard Lyons
Ford Performance Racing
(Orrcon Steel, Dunlop Tires)
Ford FG Falcon 30 Australia Warren Luff
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
(Gulf Western Oils)
Holden Commodore VE
6 Australia Will Davison
Finland Mika Salo
Ford Performance Racing
(Trading Post, Castrol)
Ford FG Falcon 33 Australia Lee Holdsworth
France Simon Pagenaud
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Fujitsu, Valvoline)
Holden Commodore VE
7 Australia Todd Kelly
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Kelly Racing
(Jack Daniels)
Holden Commodore VE 34 Australia Michael Caruso
Brazil Augusto Farfus
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Fujitsu, Valvoline)
Holden Commodore VE
8 Australia Jason Bright
France Stephane Sarrazin
Brad Jones Racing
(BOC)
Holden Commodore VE 39 Australia Russell Ingall
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Paul Morris Motorsport
(Supercheap Auto, Castrol)
Holden Commodore VE
9 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Stone Brothers Racing
(SP Tools)
Ford FG Falcon 47 Australia Tim Slade
Brazil Helio Castroneves
James Rosenberg Racing
(Lucky 7 Convenience Stores)
Ford FG Falcon
11 New Zealand Greg Murphy
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Kelly Racing
(Pepsi Max)
Holden Commodore VE 49 Australia Steve Owen
United States Boris Said
Paul Morris Motorsport
(V.I.P Petfoods)
Holden Commodore VE
12 Australia Dean Fiore
Italy Gianni Morbidelli
Triple F Racing
(WesTrac)
Ford FG Falcon 55 Australia Paul Dumbrell
Austria Christian Klien
Rod Nash Racing
(The Bottle-O)
Ford FG Falcon
14 Australia Jason Bargwanna
Denmark Allan Simonsen
Brad Jones Racing
(Jana Living)
Holden Commodore VE 61 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
United States Patrick Long
Walkinshaw Racing
(Bundaberg Rum)
Holden Commodore VE
15 Australia Rick Kelly
Germany Jorg Bergmeister
Kelly Racing
(Jack Daniels)
Holden Commodore VE 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
France Sebastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Vodafone)
Holden Commodore VE
16 Australia David Reynolds
Canada Alex Tagliani
Kelly Racing
(Stratco)
Holden Commodore VE 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Vodafone)
Holden Commodore VE

Results

Race 21

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

Race 22

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

Dan Wheldon Trophy Points

Pos No Name Team Points
1 88 France Sébastien Bourdais Triple Eight Race Engineering 288
2 5 United Kingdom Richard Lyons Ford Performance Racing 279
3 11 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin Kelly Racing 222
4 33 France Simon Pagenaud Garry Rogers Motorsport 207
5 15 Germany Jörg Bergmeister Kelly Racing 207

Standings

  • After 22 of 28 races.
Pos No Name Team Points
1 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 2517
2 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 2374
3 9 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 2009
4 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 1966
5 2 Australia Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 1956
source[4]

References

  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

External links

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2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
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Previous year:
2010 Armor All Gold Coast 600
Gold Coast 600 Next year:
2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600

Coordinates: 27°59′23″S 153°25′40″E / 27.98972°S 153.42778°E / -27.98972; 153.42778 (Surfers Paradise Street Circuit)