Eastern Creek V8 Supercars: Craig Lowndes' form continues with race two pole
|Sunday, August 26th 2012, 03:04 GMT|
Craig Lowndes followed up his Saturday Eastern Creek victory by beating his Triple Eight Holden team-mate Jamie Whincup to pole position for race two at the Sydney track.
It was Ford Performance Racing's Will Davison who was first to show his hand in the decisive charge on soft tyres at the end of the session, before Whincup hit the front on a 1m29.3821s.
But the champion's tenure on provisional pole lasted just a few seconds as Lowndes came through to depose him with a 1m29.2493s. Lowndes goes into Sunday afternoon's race chasing a fourth straight win.
Jason Bright burst through to third for Brad Jones Racing - his best qualifying performance of 2012 and a big improvement over his Saturday pace.
The FPR cars of points leader Mark Winterbottom and Davison had to settle for the final top five spots.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m29.2493s 2. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m29.3821s + 0.1328s 3. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m29.4061s + 0.1568s 4. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m29.5834s + 0.3341s 5. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m29.6040s + 0.3547s 6. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m29.6987s + 0.4494s 7. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m29.7848s + 0.5355s 8. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw Holden 1m29.7995s + 0.5502s 9. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m29.8378s + 0.5885s 10. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden 1m29.8419s + 0.5926s 11. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m29.8512s + 0.6019s 12. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden 1m29.9795s + 0.7302s 13. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m29.9820s + 0.7327s 14. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m30.0252s + 0.7759s 15. Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Holden 1m30.0326s + 0.7833s 16. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m30.1131s + 0.8638s 17. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m30.1150s + 0.8657s 18. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m30.1224s + 0.8731s 19. Michael Patrizi Tekno Holden 1m30.1258s + 0.8765s 20. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden 1m30.2237s + 0.9744s 21. Dean Fiore Triple F/DJR Ford 1m30.2831s + 1.0338s 22. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m30.3336s + 1.0843s 23. Taz Douglas Dumbrell Holden 1m30.4024s + 1.1531s 24. Lee Holdsworth Stone Brothers Ford 1m30.5840s + 1.3347s 25. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m30.5938s + 1.3445s 26. Steve Owen Paul Morris/DJR Ford 1m30.6440s + 1.3947s 27. Karl Reindler Kelly Holden 1m30.7516s + 1.5023s 28. Jacques Villeneuve Kelly Holden 1m31.6080s + 2.3587s