Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:09

Event preview: 2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600

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The Pirtek Endurance Cup will be awarded on the Gold Coast as the long-distance events wrap up on the high-speed and concrete-lined streets of Surfers Paradise.

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records, statistics and more.

Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #100.

It's an unforgiving circuit where the smallest mistakes can be punished with big consequences, as both full-timers and co-drivers have found out over the years.

The Gold Coast hosted non-championship races on the IndyCar/CART support bill from 1991 to 2001 before the round was included in the V8 Supercars championship race from 2002.

With the IndyCar Series moving on and A1 Grand Prix unable to fill the void left in 2009, V8 Supercars became the main attraction. The track was shortened from 4.47km to 2.96km and was rebranded as the Gold Coast 600 in 2010, featuring two 300km races and international drivers as co-drivers.

The international co-driver component was dropped for 2013 and the event included in the Pirtek Endurance Cup alongside Sandown and Bathurst. With the Pirtek Endurance Cup on the line and the championship reaching its climax, look for plenty of action on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

CLICK HERE for 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup entry list.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 to read the full preview.

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table