V8 Supercars – Dramatic Hidden Valley Opener Throws Up Mixed Results For Team Vodafone

June 18, 2011

V8 Supercars

Race 12 of the V8 Supercars at Hidden Valley Raceway threw up a bittersweet result for TeamVodafone after a dramatic race restart clash between the top four contenders dropped championship leader Jamie Whincup down the order and out of contention for the race win.

Teammate Craig Lowndes became a beneficary of the incident, gaining four positions to finish on the podium in third place. 
 
Whincup, who finished ninth by the race end also endured trouble during qualifying with a fuel flow issue requiring attention prior to the top ten shootout. The TeamVodafone driver eventually starting off the front row of the grid after setting the second fastest time.
 
Craig Lowndes started the race from seventh on the grid but lost two spots queuing in pitlane during a safety car period. The car #888 driver acknowledging he was gifted his podium result today.
 
Despite the setback for Whincup, today’s results have helped consolidate TeamVodafone’s first and second place standings in the 2011 V8 Supercar Championship Series, Whincup with 1318 points followed by Lowndes with 1101.

The Sky City Triple Crown will conclude tomorrow with qualifying for Race 13 at 12.00pm (ACST) ahead of the final 200 km race of the weekend at 2.35pm (ACST) in which teams will be required to run both the soft and hard compound tyres.

Top Ten V8 Supercar Championship Series Race 12 Results – Hidden Valley Raceway

1: Rick Kelly
2: Steven Johnson
3: Craig Lowndes
4: Lee Holdsworth
5: Will Davison
6: Tony D’Alberto
7: Shane Van Gisbergen 
8: Jason Bargwanna
9: Jamie Whincup   
10:Steve Owen

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