2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series

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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 cars eligible to Fujitsu Series V8 Supercar regulations. The championship will support the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship acting as principal support category at those meetings the two series share. It began on 17 March at the Clipsal 500 and ended on 3 December at the Sydney 500 after 17 races held at seven rounds. It was the last season Holden VZ Commodore was eligible to run.

Andrew Thompson, driving a Triple Eight Race Engineering prepared Holden VE Commodore, dominated the 2011 series, winning eleven of the 17 races. Thompson won the championship by 306 points over Sonic Motor Racing Services Ford of Jack Perkins. Perkins pipped MW Motorsport Ford driver David Russell at the final round of the year by seven points, after winning the final race of the year at the Sydney 500.

The six races not won by Thompson were race two at the Adelaide street circuit which was won in emotional circumstances by Jason Richards, the Brad Jones Racing driver from the main series taking a guest drive during a break in his treatment for a serious illness while driving a Greg Murphy Racing Holden Commodore, David Russell's team mate Tim Blanchard who won the reverse grid race held at the most recent race meeting, the Townsville street circuit, Stone Brothers Racing Ford driver Scott McLaughlin in Race 1 at Queensland Raceway, former series champion Andrew Jones who won the reverse grid race at Queensland Raceway in a Brad Jones Racing prepared Holden VE Commodore and two late season wins for Perkins at Sandown and Sydney.


The Ford BF Falcon of Tom Tweedie at the Adelaide round

The 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar season will consist of seven rounds:[1]

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

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers will compete during the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series.[2]

Team No Driver Car
Miles Racing 10 Australia Chaz Mostert[3][4] Ford BF Falcon
Australia Luke Youlden[5]
90 Australia Ashley Walsh[3][4]
Sieders Racing Team 13 Australia Colin Sieders[2] Ford BF Falcon
Brad Jones Racing 20 Australia Andrew Jones[6][7] Holden VE Commodore
Triple F Racing 23 Australia Todd Fiore[8] Ford BF Falcon
Greg Murphy Racing 24 Australia Tony Bates[9] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Matt Hansen[10]
45 New Zealand Jason Richards[11][12]
Australia James Brock[13][14]
New Zealand Nick Cassidy[15]
48 Australia Geoff Emery[9]
51 New Zealand Daniel Jilesen[9]
Paul Freestone Racing 25 Australia Paul Freestone[16] Ford BF Falcon
MW Motorsport 26 Australia Tom Tweedie[17] Ford BF Falcon
27 Australia Tim Blanchard[18]
28 Australia David Russell[19][20]
Eggleston Motorsport 38 Australia Cameron McConville[21][22] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Gavin Bullas[23]
54 Australia Lindsay Yelland[24] Holden VZ Commodore
Jay Motorsport 43 Australia Jay Verdnik[20] Holden VZ Commodore
Matt Stone Racing 50 Australia Stephen Voight[25] Holden VE Commodore
86 Republic of Ireland Robert Cregan[26] Ford BF Falcon
Ford Performance Racing 56 Australia Chaz Mostert[27] Ford FG Falcon
Novocastrian Motorsport 58 Australia Drew Russell[2] Ford BF Falcon
59 Australia Aaren Russell[2]
Warrin Mining 62 Australia Adam Wallis[1] Holden VZ Commodore
Holden VE Commodore
Paul Morris Motorsport 67 Australia Paul Morris[28] Holden VE Commodore
Action Racing 71 Australia Marcus Zukanovic[29] Holden VE Commodore
Brett Stewart Racing 73 Australia Brett Stewart[30] Holden VE Commodore
McGill Motorsport 75 Australia Aaron McGill[2] Ford BF Falcon
Kelly Racing 77 Australia Grant Denyer[31] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Cameron Waters[32]
Triple Eight Race Engineering 80 Australia Andrew Thompson[33] Holden VE Commodore
Tony D'Alberto Racing 83 Australia David Wall[34] Holden VE Commodore
Australia Dale Wood[35]
Fastaz Motorsport 92 Australia Taz Douglas[36] Holden VZ Commodore
Stone Brothers Racing 93 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin[37] Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
Batavia Coast Motorsport 95 Australia Nathan Vince[2] Ford BF Falcon
Walkinshaw Racing 222 Australia Nick Percat[38] Holden VE Commodore
Sonic Motor Racing Services 777 Australia Rodney Jane[39] Ford FG Falcon
999 Australia Jack Perkins[40] Ford BF Falcon

Driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver Penalty Rd 1[41] Rd 2[42] Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
1 Andrew Thompson 1st 16th 1st 1st 1st 5th 1st 2nd 9th 1st 1st 1st 6th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1907
2 Jack Perkins 25 3rd 21st 2nd 4th 6th 2nd 2nd 10th 7th 7th 3rd 3rd 1st 11th 3rd 5th 1st 1601
3 David Russell 25 8th 13th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 16th 5th 4th 8th 1594
4 Scott McLaughlin 7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 16th 13th 8th 1st 5th 5th 10th 5th 5th Ret 4th 10th 4th 1461
5 Tim Blanchard 4th 4th 11th 9th 9th 1st 11th 11th 14th 6th 6th 6th 7th 2nd 18th 6th 19th 1262
6 Chaz Mostert 65 9th 6th 8th 6th 10th 10th 13th 14th 4th 17th 11th 7th 2nd 15th 2nd 3rd 5th 1253
7 Nick Percat 50 2nd 3rd Ret 16th 3rd 6th 5th Ret 6th 8th 4th 8th 3rd Ret Ret 2nd 2nd 1207
8 Paul Morris 25 22nd DSQ[43] 5th 19th 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 5th 4th Ret 3rd 6th 7th Ret 944
9 Rodney Jane 50 11th 8th 5th 19th 7th 17th 9th 6th Ret Ret 7th Ret 13th 8th 9th Ret 16th 827
10 Daniel Jilesen 25 10th 5th 6th 5th 8th 3rd 7th Ret 23rd Ret Ret 10th DNS 18th 13th Ret 11th 816
11 David Wall 13th 7th 15th 11th 8th 8th 9th 8th Ret 8th Ret DNS 11th 18th 754
12 Robert Cregan 17th 9th 9th 8th Ret 15th 12th Ret 19th 16th Ret 14th 18th 10th 11th 20th 17th 747
13 Aaren Russell 21st Ret 16th 10th Ret 26th 15th 21st 17th 13th 13th 11th 16th 12th 15th 12th 15th 733
14 Geoff Emery 25 15th Ret 12th 12th Ret 18th 18th Ret Ret Ret 14th 9th 10th 5th 7th 13th 6th 732
15 Tom Tweedie 16th 14th 13th 14th 11th 16th 17th 18th 18th 12th 12th Ret 14th 9th 12th 696
16 Drew Russell 6th Ret Ret 13th 12th 11th Ret Ret 11th 11th DNS 11th 12th Ret 19th 9th 9th 670
17 Aaron McGill Ret 17th 20th 17th 18th 24th 23rd 19th 24th 24th 20th 17th 19th 19th 17th 19th 7th 657
18 Tony Bates 22nd 11th 20th 20th 14th 7th 25th 22nd 16th Ret 9th Ret Ret 15th 10th 598
19 Taz Douglas 50 5th Ret 11th 7th 19th 14th 22nd Ret 13th 23rd Ret 14th 14th 14th 14th 576
20 Marcus Zukanovic 25 DNS DNS 7th 18th 4th 7th Ret Ret 21st 18th 9th Ret 17th 6th 8th Ret DNS 553
21 Andrew Jones 25 15th 8th 10th 9th 1st 10th 8th 13th 466
22 Brett Stewart 23rd Ret 21st 25th 24th 20th 20th Ret 22nd 15th 21st 17th DNS 18th 20th 414
23 Todd Fiore 23rd 10th 17th Ret Ret DNS DNS 13th 15th 15th 21st 16th 391
24 Cameron McConville 13th 9th 6th 4th 12th 4th 389
25 Colin Sieders 18th 20th 17th 21st 19th 19th Ret 16th 12th 368
26 James Brock Ret 23rd 20th 12th 16th 19th 15th 13th 343
27 Ashley Walsh Ret 15th 10th 15th Ret 22nd 16th 15th Ret 21st DNS DNS 341
28 Adam Wallis 19th 12th 17th 22nd 20th 18th Ret 263
29 Jason Richards 12th 1st 219
30 Nathan Vince 20th 19th 19th 20th 186
31 Nick Cassidy 25 20th 13th 10th 17th Ret 153
32 Luke Youlden 11th 4th 16th 151
33 Grant Denyer 16th 10th 14th 129
34 Paul Freestone Ret 18th 17th Ret 105
35 Cameron Waters 15th 7th Ret 86
36 Jay Verdnik 14th Ret 63
37 Dale Wood Ret 12th 21st 61
38 Matt Hansen 18th Ret 51
Stephen Voight Ret DNS 0
Lindsay Yelland DNS DNS DNS 0
Gavin Bullas 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 participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

See also[edit]

2011 V8 Supercar season


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