Readers vote Will Power as best GC600 signing

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Monday 8th August, 2011 - 7:25am

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Will Power at the 2010 Armor All Gold Coast 600

Will Power at the 2010 Armor All Gold Coast 600

Speedcafe.com’s readers have spoken – Will Power is the best international co-driver to be signed for this October’s Armor All Gold Coast 600.

Over the course of just one week, almost 3,000 unique visitors casted a vote on the Pirtek Poll, which asked: Who is the best Armor All Gold Coast 600 international driver signing?

Power will share Mark Winterbottom’s Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon in the event, and clocked an impressive 24 percent of the vote.

TeamVodafone’s imports Andy Priaulx and Sebastien Bourdais were second and fourth respectively, split by Shane van Gisbergen’s co-driver Scott Dixon.

Ryan Briscoe (co-driving with Garth Tander), Tonio Liuzzi (with Tony D’Alberto), Boris Said with Steve Owen), Patrick Long (with Fabian Coulthard), Helio Castroneves (with Tim Slade) and Mika Salo (with Will Davison) rounded out the top 10.

The 25 drivers announced at the official event launch were included in the Pirtek Poll, with Dan Wheldon’s appointment at the Holden Racing team not confirmed until last Friday.

Garry Rogers Motorsport’s two signings, Simon Pagenaud and Augusto Farfus, brought up the tail of the field in the poll.

The Pirtek Poll is brought to you by Speedcafe.com’s founding platinum partner Pirtek.

See below for the full results

Driver Votes Percent
Will Power 669 24%
Andy Priaulx 335 12%
Scott Dixon 294 11%
Sebastien Bourdais 294 11%
Ryan Briscoe 284 10%
Tonio Liuzzi 220 8%
Boris Said 108 4%
Patrick Long 76 3%
Helio Castroneves 70 3%
Mika Salo 51 2%
Alex Tagliani 51 2%
Stephane Sarrazin 34 1%
Marino Franchitti 30 1%
Jan Magnussen 30 1%
Marc Lieb 29 1%
Joey Hand 28 1%
Oliver Gavin 27 1%
Dirk Muller 25 1%
Fabrizio Giovanardi 24 1%
Richard Westbrook 20 1%
Christian Klien 20 1%
Gianni Morbidelli 19 1%
Jorg Bergmeister 19 1%
Simon Pagenaud 17 1%
Augusto Farfus 8 0%

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