2011 Sucrogen Townsville 400

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Queensland 2011 Sucrogen Townsville 400
Event Information
Round 7 of 14 in the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship
Townsville (Australia) street circuit track map.svg
Date 8–10 July 2011
Location Townsville, Queensland
Venue Townsville Street Circuit
Weather Fine
Results
Race 1
Distance 72 laps, 205 km
Pole position Mark Winterbottom
Ford Performance Racing
1:12.9424
Winner Garth Tander
Holden Racing Team
1:31:22.6745
Race 2
Distance 72 laps, 205 km
Pole position Craig Lowndes
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:12.8533
Winner Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
1:32:45.8802

The 2011 Sucrogen Townsville 400 was a motor race for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars racing cars. It was the seventh event of the 2011 International V8 Supercars Championship. It was held on the weekend of July 8 to 10 at the Townsville Street Circuit in Townsville, Queensland. It was the third running of the Townsville 400.

The event hosted races 14 and 15 of the 2011 season. A 72 lap, 200-kilometre race was held on both Saturday and Sunday. Qualifying for Race 14 consisted of a 20-minute, all-in session with the fastest ten progressing to the top ten shootout. Qualifying for Race 15 was a single 20 minute, all-in session.

Mark Winterbottom used the number 95 for this event in a promotion for the Disney Pixar movie Cars 2, in which he starred.[1] Winterbottom became the first driver to score four straight series poles since Mark Skaife in 1998 when he took pole for Race 14.[2] The Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander won Race 14 from Jamie Whincup and Winterbottom's team mate Will Davison. Winterbottom finished fifth behind Craig Lowndes. There was controversy over Tander's win when he escaped a drive-through penalty despite hitting the bollard and appearing to cross the blend line at pit entry.[3] Kelly Racing driver Greg Murphy was later given a penalty for a similar incident at the pit exit. Murphy's team mate David Reynolds led the race early on in an impressive drive but collided with James Courtney on his way into pit lane. The incident put Courtney out of the race and significantly damaged Reynolds car, leaving him 24th at race's end, ten laps off the lead.

Lowndes claimed pole position for Race 15 from Winterbottom and Reynolds. Lowndes led for most of the race before team mate Whincup, who had to queue behind Lowndes in his second pit stop, passed him in the closing stages.[4] Winterbottom completed the podium. The two Stone Brothers Racing drivers, Alex Davison and Shane Van Gisbergen, finished fourth and fifth respectively. Saturday winner Tander was in contention until a rear suspension failure dropped him several laps off the lead. Reynolds again had a disappointing race after a strong qualifying performance.

The weekend saw Whincup extend his lead over Lowndes in the championship from 156 to 186 points, the two Triple Eight drivers beginning to pull away from third placed Van Gisbergen. Whincup scored 288 points to Lowndes' 258, while Winterbottom had the third highest total for the event with 240.

Results[edit]

Results as follows:[5]

Qualifying Race 14[edit]

Qualifying timesheet:[6][7]

Pos No Name Car Team Qualifying Shootout
1 95 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:13.0832 1:12.9424
2 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:12.9282 1:13.0667
3 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:13.1923 1:13.0764
4 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:13.1363 1:13.1731
5 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:13.0529 1:13.2245
6 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:13.2717 1:13.2966
7 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:13.1923 1:13.3250
8 16 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.2031 1:13.3408
9 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.1045 1:13.4942
10 49 Steve Owen Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:13.2768 1:14.1755
11 61 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:13.2894
12 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:13.3499
13 14 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:13.3515
14 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:13.3909
15 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:13.4877
16 18 James Moffat Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:13.4892
17 11 Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE Kelly Racing 1:13.5025
18 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:13.5053
19 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:13.5119
20 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:13.5184
21 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:13.5220
22 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.5295
23 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.5611
24 3 Tony D'Alberto Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:13.6126
25 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:13.7110
26 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.7794
27 30 Warren Luff Holden VE Commodore Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:13.9782
28 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:14.1916

Race 14[edit]

Race timesheets:[8]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 72 1:31:22.6745 5 150
2 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 72 +3.3s 2 138
3 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 72 +12.8s 3 129
4 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 72 +13.2s 4 120
5 95 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 72 +15.6s 1 111
6 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 72 +17.6s 6 102
7 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 72 +23.8s 9 96
8 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Motorsport 72 +31.7s 10 90
9 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 72 +35.3s 21 84
10 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 72 +35.8s 18 78
11 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 72 +39.6s 22 72
12 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 72 +41.6s 15 69
13 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 72 +44.2s 7 66
14 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 72 +47.1s 23 63
15 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 72 +49.7s 11 60
16 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 72 +1m 2.1s 14 57
17 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 72 +1m 3.2s 16 54
18 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 71 + 1 lap 24 51
19 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 71 + 1 lap 17 48
20 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 71 + 1 lap 25 45
21 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 71 + 1 lap 12 42
22 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 70 + 2 laps 28 39
23 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 64 + 8 laps 13 36
24 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 62 + 10 laps 8 33
25 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 58 + 14 laps 20 30
26 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 57 + 15 laps 26 27
Ret 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 62 27
Ret 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 30 Accident 19

Qualifying Race 15[edit]

Qualifying timesheet:[9]

Pos No Name Car Team Time
1 888 Craig Lowndes Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:12.8533
2 95 Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:13.1731
3 16 David Reynolds Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.2065
4 2 Garth Tander Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:13.2192
5 6 Will Davison Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing 1:13.2581
6 8 Jason Bright Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:13.2978
7 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:13.3115
8 88 Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering 1:13.3530
9 15 Rick Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.4124
10 18 James Moffat Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:13.4885
11 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.5452
12 1 James Courtney Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team 1:13.5459
13 14 Jason Bargwanna Holden VE Commodore Brad Jones Racing 1:13.5767
14 47 Tim Slade Ford FG Falcon James Rosenberg Racing 1:13.5816
15 39 Russell Ingall Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:13.6108
16 17 Steven Johnson Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing 1:13.6767
17 61 Fabian Coulthard Holden VE Commodore Walkinshaw Racing 1:13.6951
18 11 Greg Murphy Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.6952
19 49 Steve Owen Holden VE Commodore Paul Morris Motorsport 1:13.7193
20 7 Todd Kelly Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing 1:13.7671
21 19 Jonathon Webb Ford FG Falcon Tekno Autosports 1:13.7960
22 4 Alex Davison Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing 1:13.8308
23 21 Karl Reindler Holden VE Commodore Britek Motorsport 1:13.8665
24 34 Michael Caruso Holden VE Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:13.8702
25 12 Dean Fiore Ford FG Falcon Triple F Racing 1:13.9722
26 30 Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:14.1653
27 3 Tony D'Alberto Ford FG Falcon Tony D'Alberto Racing 1:14.2244
28 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford FG Falcon Rod Nash Racing 1:20.7799

Race 15[edit]

Race timesheets:[10]

Pos No Name Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 72 01:32:45.8802 8 150
2 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 72 +4.4s 1 138
3 95 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 72 +11.2s 2 129
4 4 Alex Davison Stone Brothers Racing 72 +13.9s 22 120
5 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 72 +19.9s 11 111
6 33 Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Motorsport 72 +20.4s 7 102
7 47 Tim Slade James Rosenberg Racing 72 +27.3s 14 96
8 61 Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Racing 72 +29.4s 17 90
9 39 Russell Ingall Paul Morris Motorsport 72 +30.1s 15 84
10 55 Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Racing 72 +32.3s 28 78
11 14 Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Racing 72 +32.8s 13 72
12 17 Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Racing 72 +35.6s 16 69
13 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 72 +35.6s 9 66
14 49 Steve Owen Paul Morris Motorsport 72 +36.0s 19 63
15 18 James Moffat Dick Johnson Racing 72 +36.5s 10 60
16 34 Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Motorsport 72 +42.3s 24 57
17 7 Todd Kelly Kelly Racing 72 +43.3s 20 54
18 6 Will Davison Ford Performance Racing 72 +44.9s 5 51
19 1 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 72 +48.8s 12 48
20 11 Greg Murphy Kelly Racing 72 +52.7s 18 45
21 30 Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 72 +55.6s 26 42
22 8 Jason Bright Brad Jones Racing 72 +56.8s 6 39
23 16 David Reynolds Kelly Racing 72 +1m 9.2s 3 36
24 21 Karl Reindler Britek Motorsport 68 + 4 laps 23 33
25 3 Tony D'Alberto Tony D'Alberto Racing 67 + 5 laps 27 30
26 2 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 62 + 10 laps 4 27
Ret 12 Dean Fiore Triple F Racing 39 25
Ret 19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 1 21

Standings[edit]

  • After 15 of 28 races.[11]
Pos No Name Team Points
1 88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering 1683
2 888 Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering 1497
3 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Racing 1317
4 15 Rick Kelly Kelly Racing 1244
5 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Performance Racing 1201

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Winterbottom takes fourth consecutive pole". SpeedCafe. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Tander Makes History in Townsville". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Whincup Wins Final Race in Townsville". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
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