Holdsworth fastest in qualifying
|By Andrew van de Burgt||Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 01:18 GMT|
GRM Holden driver Lee Holdsworth set the pace in qualifying for the Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise.
He booked his place in the top 10 pole position shoot-out with a great lap of 1m11.9101s, just 0.0062s faster than the Commodore of Garth Tander. Free practice pacesetter Mark Winterbottom was third, and the quickest Ford.
Steven Richards did a good job to set fourth in the second GRM car. Points leader James Courtney was sixth for Dick Johnson, 888 team-mates Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes eighth and ninth.
Rick Kelly was the unfortunate 11th fastest driver, missing the cut by 0.05s. Nathan Pretty, who's partnered by Scott Pruett this weekend, blotted his copybook again, shunting his Commodore heavily for the second time in as many days on his first flying lap.
Pos Driver Car Time 1. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1m11.9101s 2. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1m11.9163s +0.0062s 3. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1m11.9424s +0.0323s 4. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 1m12.2042s +0.2941s 5. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1m12.2290s +0.3189s 6. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1m12.2811s +0.3710s 7. Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1m12.3026s +0.3925s 8. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE 1m12.4074s +0.4973s 9. Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE 1m12.4214s +0.5113s 10. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 1m12.4687s +0.5586s 11. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m12.5174s +0.6073s 12. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1m12.6005s +0.6904s 13. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1m12.6020s +0.6919s 14. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1m12.6127s +0.7026s 15. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 1m12.7298s +0.8197s 16. Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE 1m12.8820s +0.9719s 17. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m12.9522s +1.0421s 18. Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1m12.9625s +1.0524s 19. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1m12.9647s +1.0546s 20. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1m12.9725s +1.0624s 21. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1m13.0167s +1.1066s 22. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1m13.0523s +1.1422s 23. Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE 1m13.1289s +1.2188s 24. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1m13.1876s +1.2775s 25. Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1m13.4880s +1.5779s 26. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE 1m13.5548s +1.6447s 27. Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE 1m14.7204s +2.8103s 28. Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE 1m14.8369s +2.9268s 29. Nathan Pretty Holden Commodore VE no time set