Drivers skydive to promote Gold Coast 600

A view of the Gold Coast from above, as seen on Google Earth

A view of the Gold Coast from above

V8 Supercars Championship contenders Jamie Whincup and Will Davison have led a small group of drivers in a skydiving stunt to promote October’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 today.

TeamVodafone’s Whincup and Trading Post FPR’s Davison were joined by The Bottle-O Racing’s David Reynolds, Jim Beam Racing’s Steven Johnson and local media for the stunt on the Gold Coast.

The quartet expressed a mix of excitement and trepidation before the stunt as they traded comments on social networking website Twitter.

Carrera Cup driver Daniel Gaunt also got in on the Twitter banter, writing to his housemate and close friend Reynolds: “can I have the tv if it goes pair shaped”.

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will take place on October 19-21.

Just one of the international co-driver seats for the race remains unconfirmed following announcements this week from both the Holden Racing Team and Tekno Autosports.

The four drivers with Channel 9 reporter Alison Ariotti

The four drivers with Channel 9 reporter Alison Ariotti

See below for the current co-driver line-up

Sebastien Bourdais (#1), Richard Lyons (#888)

Walkinshaw Racing
Ryan Briscoe (#2), Darren Turner (#22), Peter Dumbreck (#66)

Tony D’Alberto Racing

Stone Brothers Racing
Simon Pagenaud (#4), Jeroen Bleekemolen (#9), David Brabham (#47)

Ford Performance Racing
Will Power (#5), Mika Salo (#6), Nick Heidfeld (#55)

Kelly Racing
Marco Andretti (#7), Franck Montagny (#11), Graham Rahal (#15), Justin Wilson (#51)

Dick Johnson Racing
Gianni Morbidelli (#12), Max Papis (#17), Peter Kox (#18), Boris Said (#49)

Brad Jones Racing
Stephane Sarrazin (#8), Nicholas Minnasian (#14), Jamie Campbell Walter (#21)

Tekno Autosports
Marc Lieb (#19), Lucas di Grassi (#91)

Lucas Dumbrell Motorpsort
Mike Conway (#30)

Garry Rogers Motorsport
James Hinchcliffe (#TBA), Ricky Taylor (#TBA)

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