Whincup and Bourdais top QR test day
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
|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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