Armor All Gold Coast 600 entry list revealed
The first entry list for the Armor All Gold Coast 600 has been revealed.
In a first for the famous Surfers Paradise street race, the V8 event will be a two-driver, two race event, with two 300km races (102 laps) being held around the revised, shortened track.
It is the third endurance race on this year’s V8 calendar – another first.
With the addition of the 18 international drivers flooding the field, only half of the regular endurance drivers will be required, with most of the leading drivers in the field retaining their co-drivers from Phillip Island and Bathurst.
According to the list below (subject to change), the only significant change is that Bundaberg Red Racing’s Fabian Coulthard will be joined by David Reynolds on the Gold Coast. Reynolds will drive with Will Davison in the #2 Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore at Bathurst next week.
Of all of the international drivers, only two will have pre-Gold Coast race time, with Ryan Briscoe and David Brabham driving for Bundaberg Red Racing and IRWIN Racing respectively.
Friday’s practice activities will involve V8’s regular four sessions. The first session is for all drivers, the second is for ‘international’ co-drivers only, the third session is for co-drivers and the fourth is another all-in session.
Prior to the race, a one-off test will occur at Queensland Raceway for all international co-drivers, giving the inexperienced V8 drivers a chance to get accustomed in the their new surroundings.
The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will take place in 22 days time on the streets of the Surfers Paradise from Friday October 22 to Sunday October 24.
|1||Jamie Whincup/Steve Owen||TeamVodafone||Commodore VE|
|2||Garth Tander/Cameron McConville||Toll Holden Racing Team||Commodore VE|
|3||Tony D’Alberto/Tiago Monteiro||Centaur Racing||Commodore VE|
|4||Alex Davison/David Brabham||IRWIN Racing||Falcon FG|
|5||Mark Winterbottom/Luke Youlden||Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon||Falcon FG|
|6||Steve Richards/Will Power||Dunlop Super Dealer FPR Falcon||Falcon FG|
|7||Todd Kelly/Scott Dixon||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Commodore VE|
|8||Jason Richards/Andrew Jones||Team BOC||Commodore VE|
|9||Shane Van Gisbergen/John McIntyre||SP Tools Racing||Falcon FG|
|10||Andrew Thompson/Mika Salo||Bundaberg Red Racing||Commodore VE|
|11||Jason Bargwanna/Alex Tagliani||Rock Racing||Commodore VE|
|12||Dean Fiore/Gianni Morbidelli||Triple F Racing||Falcon FG|
|14||Jason Bright/Alain Menu||Trading Post Racing||Commodore VE|
|15||Rick Kelly/Owen Kelly||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Commodore VE|
|16||Tony Ricciardello/Taz Douglas||Stratco Racing||Commodore VE|
|17||Steven Johnson/Dario Franchitti||Jim Beam Racing||Falcon FG|
|18||James Courtney/Warren Luff||Jim Beam Racing||Falcon FG|
|19||Jonathon Webb/Sebastien Bourdais||Dick Johnson Racing||Falcon FG|
|21||Karl Reindler/Fabrizio Giovanardi||Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing||Commodore VE|
|22||Will Davison/Ryan Briscoe||Toll Holden Racing Team||Commodore VE|
|24||Fabian Coulthard/David Reynolds||Bundaberg Red Racing||Commodore VE|
|30||Mark Noske/Scott Pruett||Gulf Western Oil Racing||Commodore VE|
|33||Lee Holdsworth/David Besnard||Fujitsu Racing/GRM||Commodore VE|
|34||Michael Caruso/Patrick Long||Fujitsu Racing/GRM||Commodore VE|
|39||Russell Ingall /Paul Morris||Supercheap Auto Racing||Commodore VE|
|47||Tim Slade/Helio Castroneves||Wilson Security Racing||Falcon FG|
|51||Greg Murphy/Yvan Muller||Castrol Edge Racing||Commodore VE|
|55||Paul Dumbrell/Jacques Villeneuve||The Bottle-O Racing Team||Falcon FG|
|888||Craig Lowndes/Andy Priaulx||TeamVodafone||Commodore VE|
* subject to change