Gold Coast 600 Race, Volvo Polestar Takes Podium


Published on October 28th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Gold Coast 600 Race, Volvo Polestar Takes Podium

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Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin secured his eighth pole position and a podium finish together with co-driver Alexandre Prémat in the second V8 Supercars race in the Gold Coast 600. There was plenty of drama in the race, especially in the fight for second place between McLaughlin and Shane Van Gisbergen. The duo changed places a couple of times before Van Gisbergen was penalised for a ‘restart infringement’ after a safety car period. Robert Dahlgren started the second race from 18th on the grid and made strong progress in the early part.

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Co-driver Ritter was involved in a fight for 11th position with Jack Perkins towards the end of the race. Perkins dived on the inside of Ritter in to Turn 4 that saw the two cars coming together and Ritter dropping to 18th position. The first race, which was held on Saturday, saw McLaughlin/Prémat finishing seventh, after holding the lead early on, and Dahlgren/Ritter finishing 13th after Ritter brushed the wall with a pitstop for repairs as a result. The Gold Coast 600 race concludes the endurance races of the 2014 V8 Supercars Championship. Two race weekends remain with the Philip Island 400 next up on November 14-16.

Race 32 – Top 5
1 Whincup/Dumbrell Holden Commodore 102 laps
2 McLaughlin/Prémat Volvo S60 +2.8513
3 Caruso/Fiore Nissan Altima +3.4472
4 Slade/D’Alberto Holden Commodore +11.2129
5 Van Gisbergen/Webb Holden Commodore +18.0297
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Qualifying for Race 32 – Top 5
1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:11.0273
2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.1250
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.2449
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.2741
5 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG +0.3922

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Race 31 – Top 5
1 Van Gisbergen/Webb Holden Commodore 102 laps
2 Whincup/Dumbrell Holden Commodore +2.2552
3 Slade/D’Alberto Holden Commodore +23.1691
4 Winterbottom/Owen Ford Falcon +23.1474
5 Caruso/Fiore Nissan Altima +23.2987
7 McLaughlin/Prémat Volvo S60 +38.6510
13 Dahlgren/Ritter Volvo S60 +1 lap

Top 10 Shootout for Race 31 – Top 5
1 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 1:11.3995
2 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.0753
3 Tim Slade Holden Commodore +0.1984
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +0.2081
5 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.3321
Qualifying for Race 31 – Top 5
1 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:10.8672
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0393
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.0843
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.1348
5 Tim Slade Holden Commodore +0.1637
2014 V8 Supercar Championship. Sandown Raceway, Springvale, Melbourne.  Saturday 13th September, 2014, Practice. Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat drives the #33 Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo World Copyright: Volvo Polestar Racing  Ref: Digital ImageBF9O3380.CR2

Gold Coast 600 – V8 Supercars
Circuit: Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Length: 2980 m

Lap record (V8SC): 1:10.0851, Will Davison, 2011
Championship positions -Top 10 (32/38 races)
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 2835 points
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 2433 (-402)
3 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 2357 (-478)
4 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 2331 (-504)
5 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 2192 (-643)
6 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 2147 (-688)
7 James Courtney Holden Commodore 2135 (-700)
8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 2019 (-816)
9 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 1806 (-1029)
10 Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1688 (-1147)
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