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PREVIEW: GOLD COAST 600

Jamie Whincup – Car #1

“I am looking forward to the Gold Coast 600 as it’s a home race for me. I enjoy the sun and the beach; it’s a bit of me! Obviously we have had a couple of disappointing rounds, so it would be nice to bounce back if possible. I want to leave no stone unturned and give it a big crack. It’s my last race with Paul Dumbrell for 2015, so I will be doing the best I can to get us a result this weekend.”

 

Craig Lowndes – Car #888

“It is always a challenging weekend, especially with the temperature at the Gold Coast. It is a carnival atmosphere, people love coming down and sitting on their balcony watching us race around their streets. It is a tight and narrow place, we always say if you come back with your side mirrors you aren’t trying hard enough. Steve and I are looking forward to rounding out the endurance part of the year.”

 

After a triumphant Bathurst 1000, Red Bull Racing Australia head to the sunny Gold Coast for the third and final race of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

The bulls charge into Friday practice with a total of four sessions before the real fun starts on Saturday with a 20 minute qualifying session leading into the Top Ten Shoot Out. The first of the 300km races will heat up the streets of Surfers Paradise from 2.35pm. The party continues on Sunday, with one final qualifying session and the very last 300km, 102 lap race of the Enduro Season.

 

Castrol Gold Coast 600– The streets of Surfers Paradise

Circuit length: 2.96km

Circuit direction: Anti-Clockwise

Average speed: 146km/h

Maximum speed: 265km/h

 

2014

JW CL
Qualifying 1 5th 10th
Race 1 2nd 17th
Qualifying 2 2nd 3rd
Race 2 1st 11th

 

Championship standings

1st – Mark Winterbottom, 2491 points

2nd – Craig Lowndes, 2092 points

3rd – David Reynolds, 2059 points

4th – Chaz Mostert, 2017 points

5th – Fabian Coulthard, 1934 points

8th – Jamie Whincup, 1688 points

 

1st – Pepsi Max Crew, 4508 points

2nd – RBRA, 3790 points

3rd – HRT, 3737 points

4th – BJR, 3326 points

5th – Jack Daniel’s Racing, 2531 points