Lowndes on pole at Winton
|Saturday, May 21st 2011, 05:21 GMT|
Triple 8's Craig Lowndes took his first ever Winton pole in qualifying for race one of this weekend's V8 Supercar event at the circuit.
Lowndes produced a 1m22.0979s lap to beat Steven Johnson's Dick Johnson Ford to the top spot.
"We can flow the car really well here this weekend," said Lowndes. "I've got Stevie Johnson on the front row besides me and he starts well, so I'll have to pull my socks up."
Lowndes' team-mate Jamie Whincup starts third, ahead of Lee Holdsworth, Paul Dumbrell and a career-best qualifying result from David Reynolds in sixth, with Fabian Coulthard next up.
Ford Performance Racing duo Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison were back in eighth and ninth, but they fared better than the HRT cars as Garth Tander and James Courtney only managed 11th and 19th.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m22.0979s 2. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m22.1566s + 0.0587s 3. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m22.2168s + 0.1189s 4. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rodgers Holden 1m22.2590s + 0.1611s 5. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Ford 1m22.2652s + 0.1673s 6. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 1m22.3459s + 0.2480s 7. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 1m22.3595s + 0.2616s 8. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m22.4150s + 0.3171s 9. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m22.4597s + 0.3618s 10. Michael Caruso Garry Rodgers Holden 1m22.4741s + 0.3762s 11. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m22.4801s + 0.3822s 12. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m22.5005s + 0.4026s 13. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 1m22.5307s + 0.4328s 14. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m22.5508s + 0.4529s 15. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 1m22.6038s + 0.5059s 16. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m22.7002s + 0.6023s 17. Tim Slade Stone Brothers Ford 1m22.7032s + 0.6053s 18. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 1m22.7119s + 0.6140s 19. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m22.7495s + 0.6516s 20. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 1m22.7638s + 0.6659s 21. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m22.8286s + 0.7307s 22. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m22.8317s + 0.7338s 23. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 1m22.8342s + 0.7363s 24. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m22.8627s + 0.7648s 25. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m23.0066s + 0.9087s 26. Karl Reindler Birtek Holden 1m23.1020s + 1.0041s 27. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden 1m23.1112s + 1.0133s 28. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 1m23.5547s + 1.4568s