Whincup and Bourdais top QR test day

Sebastien Bourdais smokes the tyres in a practice start at Queensland Raceway today

Sebastien Bourdais smokes the tyres during his first practice start at Queensland Raceway today

Jamie Whincup and Sebastien Bourdais have finished on top of the times in the V8 Supercars international co-driver test at Queensland Raceway today.

The test has been held to allow V8 Supercars’ international co-drivers to gain miles in the cars ahead of this weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600.

The fast time set by the #88 Commodore was recorded before the lunch time break.

Crucially, the Whincup/Bourdais car had two relatively fresh sets of the soft compound Dunlop control tyre in its tyre bank ahead of the test.

The Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore of Garth Tander/Ryan Briscoe was second for the day, ahead of the SP Tools Falcon of Shane van Gisbergen/Emanuele Pirro and the Tim Slade/Helio Castroneves Luecky 7 Falcon.

The #49 VIP Petfoods Commodore of Steve Owen/Boris Said racked up the most amount of laps, clocking 126 tours of the six-turn ‘Paperclip’ circuit on the way to the sixth fastest time.

At the other end of the lap-count chart, the Dean Fiore/Gianni Morbidelli Falcon clocked 75 laps, while the sister PMM car of Russell Ingall/Jan Magnussen competed 83 laps.

Note: The timing at the circuit displayed the fastest time for each car, rather than driver.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s earlier story on the practice starts that were competed at Queensland Raceway.

CLICK HERE for this morning’s story on the tyre situation at today’s test.

See below for times from today’s test

Pos. No. Driver/Co-driver Fastest Lap
1 88 Jamie Whincup/Sebastien Bourdais 1:10.44s
2 2 Garth Tander/Ryan Briscoe 1:10.55s
3 9 Shane van Gisbergen/Emanuele Pirro 1:10.73s
4 47 Tim Slade/Helio Castroneves 1:10.83s
5 5 Mark Winterbottom/Richard Lyons 1:10.84s
6 49 Steve Owen/Boris Said 1:10.90s
7 8 Jason Bright/Stephane Sarrazin 1:11.01s
8 1 James Courtney/Darren Turner 1:11.08s
9 61 Fabian Coulthard/Patrick Long 1:11.10s
10 16 David Reynolds/Alex Tagliani 1:11.12s
11 15 Rick Kelly/Jorg Bergmeister 1:11.16s
12 6 Will Davison/Mika Salo 1:11.22s
13 39 Russell Ingall/Jan Magnassen 1:11.25s
14 19 Jonathan Webb/Gil De Ferran 1:11.27s
15 3 Tony D’Alberto/Tonio Liuzzi 1:11.32s
16 33 Lee Holdsworth/Simon Pagenaud 1:11.33s
17 7 Todd Kelly/Richard Westbrook 1:11.40s
18 30 Warren Luff/Marino Franchitti 1:11.40s
19 18 James Moffat/Joey Hand 1:11.46s
20 14 Jason Bargwanna/Allan Simonsen 1:11.51s
21 34 Michael Caruso/Simon Pagenaud 1:11.54s
22 21 Karl Reindler/Fabrizio Giovanardi 1:11.60s
23 888 Craig Lowndes/Andy Priaulx 1:11.70s
24 4 Alex Davison/Marc Lieb 1:11.82s
25 12 Dean Fiore/Gianni Morbidelli 1:11.91s
26 55 Paul Dumbrell/Christian Klien 1:11.93s
27 17 Steven Johnson/Dirk Muller 1:12.25s
28 11 Greg Murphy/Oliver Gavin 1:12.42s

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See below for Speedcafe.com’s image gallery from today’s test.

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