Whincup adds two more poles
|Sunday, May 1st 2011, 02:37 GMT|
Jamie Whincup secured another two pole positions in final qualifying for this weekend's V8 Supercar event at Barbagallo.
The grids for both races two and three were set in a busy 20-minute session this morning, with drivers' fastest times counting for the race two starting order and second-fastest times forming the race three line-up.
The top three will be the same for both, with Whincup on pole ahead of Jason Bright's Brad Jones Racing Holden, and Whincup's Triple 8 Holden team-mate Craig Lowndes in third.
HRT's Garth Tander had a much better qualifying session than yesterday to take fifth for race two, behind leading Ford driver Alex Davison (Stone Brothers) and fourth for race three. Tander's team-mate James Courtney completes the race three top five.
The two 50-lap races will be run on soft tyres, unlike Saturday's hard tyre event, which saw Whincup lead Lowndes home in a Triple 8 one-two.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 54.9898s 2. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 55.1614s + 0.1716s 3. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 55.3178s + 0.3280s 4. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 55.3445s + 0.3547s 5. Garth Tander HRT Holden 55.3548s + 0.3650s 6. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 55.3631s + 0.3733s 7. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 55.3666s + 0.3768s 8. Will Davison FPR Ford 55.4050s + 0.4152s 9. James Courtney HRT Holden 55.4377s + 0.4479s 10. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rodgers Holden 55.4447s + 0.4549s 11. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 55.4461s + 0.4563s 12. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 55.4604s + 0.4706s 13. Karl Reindler Birtek Holden 55.5029s + 0.5131s 14. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 55.5545s + 0.5647s 15. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden 55.5648s + 0.5750s 16. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 55.5788s + 0.5890s 17. Tim Slade Stone Brothers Ford 55.5830s + 0.5932s 18. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 55.5879s + 0.5981s 19. Michael Caruso Garry Rodgers Holden 55.6119s + 0.6221s 20. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 55.6239s + 0.6341s 21. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Ford 55.6656s + 0.6758s 22. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 55.7658s + 0.7760s 23. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 55.8213s + 0.8315s 24. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 55.8815s + 0.8917s 25. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 55.8929s + 0.9031s 26. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 55.8995s + 0.9097s 27. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 55.9244s + 0.9346s 28. Warren Luff Lucas Dumbrell Holden 55.9347s + 0.9449s