2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600

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Race details
Round 11 of 15 in the 2012 International V8 Supercars Championship on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit at Gold Coast, Queensland.
Date 19–21 October 2012
Location Gold Coast, Queensland
Course Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
2.96 km
Distance 181 (1 x 79, 1 x 102) laps, 535 km
Weather Fine
Pole
Driver R1: Jamie Whincup

R2: Jamie Whincup
R1: Triple Eight Race Engineering
R2: Triple Eight Race Engineering
Time R1: 1:11.6478
R2: 1:11.1077
Race 1
First Jamie Whincup
Sébastien Bourdais
01:45:10.0919 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Second Jonathon Webb
Marc Lieb
01:45:10.5566 Tekno Autosports
Third Mark Winterbottom
Will Power
01:45:11.1812 Ford Performance Racing
Race 2
First Will Davison
Mika Salo
02:16:06.9161 Ford Performance Racing
Second Jamie Whincup
Sébastien Bourdais
02:16:07.4184 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Third Mark Winterbottom
Will Power
02:16:09.1092 Ford Performance Racing
Final standings
First Jamie Whincup
Sébastien Bourdais
Triple Eight Race Engineering 288 pts
Second Mark Winterbottom
Will Power
Ford Performance Racing 258 pts
Third Tim Slade
David Brabham
James Rosenberg Racing 231 pts

The 2012 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 2012 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of 19–21 October at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

The event was marred by two start line incidents during the Saturday race which caused the race to be shortened due to time-constraints. The first crash saw American driver Ricky Taylor launch off another car and roll along the pit wall, with the car coming to rest on its roof.[1] Six of the cars did not make the grid of the restarted race due to damage from the first two attempted starts. Jamie Whincup and Frenchman Sébastien Bourdais took victory in the first race while Will Davison and Finnish driver Mika Salo won the second.[2]

Standings[edit]

  • After 23 of 30 races.
Pos No Name Team Points
1 1 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 3060
2 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 2842
3 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 2815
4 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 2503
5 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 2182

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balym, Todd (20 October 2012). "Dramatic crash at start of V8 race". GoldCoast.com.au. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Davison wins Gold Coast 600". GoldCoast.com.au. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

V8 Supercar
Previous race:
2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series Next race:
2012 Yas Marina Circuit V8 Supercar Event
Previous year:
2011 Armor All Gold Coast 600
Gold Coast 600 Next year:
2013 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)