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    The 2011 Clipsal 500 was a motor race for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars. It was the second event of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of 17–20 March at the Adelaide Street Circuit, in Adelaide, South Australia.[1] It was the thirteenth running of the Clipsal 500.

    The event hosted races 3 and 4 of the 2011 season. The Saturday race was won from pole by 2010 Clipsal 500 winner, Garth Tander of the Holden Racing Team. The race was shortened by two laps after extended safety car periods for crashes involving Steve Owen, James Moffat and Russell Ingall. Owen crashed heavily into the infamous turn 8 wall on lap 45. Championship leader Jamie Whincup came home in second, with his Triple Eight Race Engineering teammate Craig Lowndes taking the last podium position.[2]

    Will Davison took his first pole position for Ford Performance Racing on Sunday. Steve Owen would not take part in the race due to the amount of damage sustained by his car in his Saturday crash. The race start was wet, with Whincup sliding backwards from second to fourth while Davison led Lee Holdsworth and Mark Winterbottom into turn 1. The first 20 laps involved much passing among the top eight cars. The track had dried out to a stage where slick tyres looked like a better option than wet tyres. The leaders began to pit around lap 25, just as the rain began to come down heavily. Holdsworth took on slick tyres in his pit stop and subsequently crashed into the turn 8 wall. Whincup went on to win the race from Rick Kelly and Winterbottom, extending his lead in the championship to 144 points.[3][4]

    Results

    Results as follows:[1]

    Qualifying Race 3

    Qualifying timesheet:[5]

    Pos No Name Car Team Time
    1 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.6035
    2 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:21.6856
    3 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.7701
    4 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.7799
    5 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.8533
    6 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.8581
    7 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:21.9163
    8 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:21.9640
    9 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.9666
    10 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.9756
    11 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:22.0518
    12 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.0586
    13 49 Steve Owen Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:22.0686
    14 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:22.0797
    15 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:22.1080
    16 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:22.1757
    17 14 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:22.1803
    18 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:22.2488
    19 3 Tony D'Alberto Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:22.3035
    20 61 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:22.3075
    21 16 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:22.3169
    22 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:22.3896
    23 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:22.3928
    24 11 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:22.4038
    25 18 James Moffat Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.4125
    26 30 Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:22.7384
    27 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:22.7758
    28 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:23.0861

    Top Ten Shootout

    Shootout timesheet:[6]

    Pos No Name Car Team Time
    Pole 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:22.3830
    2 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:22.6217
    3 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:22.6771
    4 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:22.7405
    5 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:22.7629
    6 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:22.8866
    7 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:23.0273
    8 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:23.3045
    9 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:23.4200
    10 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:31.9403

    Race 3

    Race timesheets:[2]

    Pos No Name Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
    1 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 76 02:07:57.1302 1 150
    2 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 76 +0.5420 2 138
    3 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 76 +2.4714 11 129
    4 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 76 +3.3237 9 120
    5 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 76 +4.8142 20 111
    6 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 76 +5.1233 5 102
    7 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 76 +5.7659 16 96
    8 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 76 +7.0203 15 90
    9 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 76 +7.4927 7 84
    10 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 76 +8.8062 17 78
    11 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 76 +9.0442 12 72
    12 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 76 +9.6261 4 69
    13 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 76 +9.8966 6 66
    14 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 76 +10.2409 14 63
    15 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 76 +11.7690 27 60
    16 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 76 +12.1319 18 57
    17 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 76 +13.8351 19 54
    18 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 76 +14.1996 24 51
    19 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 76 +14.7265 28 48
    20 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 76 +15.6680 3 45
    21 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 75 +1 lap 26 42
    22 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 74 +2 laps 21 39
    23 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 71 +5 laps 23 36
    24 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 66 +10 laps 8 33
    25 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 63 +13 laps 10 30
    Ret 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 68 Accident 22
    Ret 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 58 Accident 25
    Ret 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Motorsport 44 Accident 13

    Qualifying Race 4

    Qualifying timesheet:[7]

    Pos No Name Car Team Time
    Pole 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.2978
    2 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:21.4781
    3 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:21.4925
    4 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:21.5204
    5 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:21.5726
    6 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:21.6336
    7 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:21.7794
    8 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:21.7974
    9 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:21.8000
    10 16 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:21.8799
    11 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:21.8923
    12 11 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:21.9298
    13 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:22.0102
    14 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:22.0263
    15 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.1100
    16 14 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:22.1215
    17 3 Tony D'Alberto Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:22.1447
    18 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:22.2139
    19 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:22.2775
    20 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:22.2895
    21 61 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:22.2943
    22 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:22.3458
    23 9 Shane van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:22.3850
    24 18 James Moffat Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:22.5221
    25 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:22.5641
    26 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:22.8203
    27 30 Warren Luff Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:23.0714

    Race 4

    Race timesheets:[3]

    Pos No Name Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
    1 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 77 02:08:50.3685 2 150
    2 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 77 +1.3206 8 138
    3 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 77 +2.1239 3 129
    4 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 77 +6.0891 5 120
    5 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 77 +8.2857 13 111
    6 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 77 +9.1218 6 102
    7 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 77 +9.8217 1 96
    8 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 77 +13.1748 15 90
    9 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 77 +15.1788 21 84
    10 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 77 +16.5996 20 78
    11 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 77 +19.6104 7 72
    12 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 77 +28.1154 9 69
    13 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 77 +30.3988 18 66
    14 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 77 +32.3736 10 63
    15 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 77 +36.6389 26 60
    16 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 77 +48.5751 14 57
    17 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 77 +51.8557 25 54
    18 9 Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 77 +1:06.7521 23 51
    19 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 77 +1:11.8649 12 48
    20 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 76 +1 lap 17 45
    21 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 76 +1 lap 22 42
    22 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 63 +14 laps 24 39
    23 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 59 +18 laps 11 36
    Ret 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 47 Accident 27
    Ret 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 33 Retired 19
    Ret 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 27 Accident 4
    Ret 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 1 Collision 16

    Standings

    • After 4 of 28 races.
    Pos No Name Team Points
    1 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 567
    2 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 423
    3 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 363
    4 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 348
    5 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 345

    References


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