Surfers V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup doubles up in qualifying
|Sunday, October 21st 2012, 02:48 GMT|
Jamie Whincup and Sebastien Bourdais secured a qualifying lock-out for the second straight year at V8 Supercars' Surfers Paradise event.
Whincup prevailed in a session disrupted by four red flags, claiming pole by just over 0.2 seconds.
As was the case in first qualifying his nearest challenge came from Ford Performance Racing, although this time it was Mark Winterbottom - sharing with Will Power - who led the way.
Winterbottom had been fastest with eight minutes to go, but was demoted by Whincup's Triple Eight Holden shortly before the last of the four stoppages. He tried to respond in the final minutes but fell just short.
Jonathon Webb, who beat Winterbottom to second in Saturday's opening race, will start from third in the Tekno Holden he shares with Marc Lieb.
Will Davison secured fourth in the second FPR Ford he shares with Mika Salo, with Rick Kelly/Graham Rahal one place down the road in their Kelly Holden.
Holden also accounted for the next two spots, courtesy of James Courtney (HRT) and Whincup's title rival and team-mate Craig Lowndes.
Ford rounded out the top 10 via Steve Owen, James Moffat and Shane van Gisbergen, who repeated the 10th place he secured for Stone Brothers in first qualifying.
Three cars - those of international drivers Ricky Taylor, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Franck Montagny - meanwhile failed to make qualifying due to damage sustained in the twice-aborted race one start.
Despite the frequent interruptions the top 21 were covered by less than one second.
Pos Drivers Team/Car Time Gap 1. Whincup/Bourdais Triple Eight Holden 1m11.1077s 2. Winterbottom/Power FPR Ford 1m11.2532s + 0.1455s 3. Webb/Lieb Tekno Holden 1m11.3217s + 0.2140s 4. Davison/Salo FPR Ford 1m11.3444s + 0.2367s 5. Kelly/Rahal Kelly Holden 1m11.3727s + 0.2650s 6. Courtney/Turner HRT Holden 1m11.5920s + 0.4843s 7. Lowndes/Lyons Triple Eight Holden 1m11.7332s + 0.6255s 8. Owen/Said Paul Morris/DJR Ford 1m11.7685s + 0.6608s 9. Moffat/Kox Dick Johnson Ford 1m11.7922s + 0.6845s 10. van Gisbergen/Bleekemolen Stone Brothers Ford 1m11.8403s + 0.7326s 11. Slade/Brabham Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m11.8832s + 0.7755s 12. Tander/Briscoe HRT Holden 1m11.9025s + 0.7948s 13. Ingall/Dumbreck Walkinshaw/HRT Holden 1m11.9398s + 0.8321s 14. Johnson/Papis Dick Johnson Ford 1m11.9476s + 0.8399s 15. Holdsworth/Pagenaud Stone Brothers Ford 1m12.0008s + 0.8931s 16. Bright/Sarrazin Brad Jones Holden 1m12.0081s + 0.9004s 17. Reynolds/Heidfeld Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m12.0447s + 0.9370s 18. Wall/Campbell-Walter Britek/BJR Holden 1m12.0458s + 0.9381s 19. Fiore/Morbidelli Triple F/DJR Ford 1m12.0574s + 0.9497s 20. Coulthard/Minassian Brad Jones Holden 1m12.0695s + 0.9618s 21. Caruso/Hinchcliffe Garry Rogers Holden 1m12.1201s + 1.0124s 22. Patrizi/di Grassi Tekno Holden 1m12.4186s + 1.3109s 23. Blanchard/Andretti Kelly Holden 1m12.6142s + 1.5065s 24. Murphy/Wilson Kelly Holden 1m12.6882s + 1.5805s 25. Douglas/Conway Dumbrell Holden 1m13.0722s + 1.9645s