Winterbottom makes it a pole double
|Sunday, June 19th 2011, 05:11 GMT|
Mark Winterbottom completed a pole double in qualifying for the second of this weekend's V8 Supercars events at Hidden Valley.
The Ford Performance Racing driver led from pole in Saturday's race until a late restart tangle with Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen and Lee Holdsworth sent Winterbottom tumbling to 15th and let Rick Kelly win. Whincup, Winterbottom and van Gisbergen have all had 25 points deducted from their tallies as a punishment for that incident.
Championship leader Whincup (Triple Eight Holden) was again Winterbottom's closest rival, missing out on pole by half a tenth in the session. Unlike yesterday's split qualifying and top 10 shoot-out, today's 20-minute session set the whole grid.
Whincup's team-mate Craig Lowndes took third ahead of Holdsworth and a very strong performance from Tony D'Alberto in fifth. Yesterday's winner Kelly was back in 14th.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m09.7935s 2. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m09.8556s + 0.0621s 3. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m09.8624s + 0.0689s 4. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Holden 1m09.9089s + 0.1154s 5. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m09.9221s + 0.1286s 6. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m09.9280s + 0.1345s 7. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m09.9331s + 0.1396s 8. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m10.0067s + 0.2132s 9. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 1m10.0298s + 0.2363s 10. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 1m10.0305s + 0.2370s 11. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 1m10.1186s + 0.3251s 12. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m10.1219s + 0.3284s 13. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 1m10.1322s + 0.3387s 14. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m10.1338s + 0.3403s 15. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m10.1567s + 0.3632s 16. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 1m10.1681s + 0.3746s 17. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m10.1766s + 0.3831s 18. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m10.1881s + 0.3946s 19. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m10.2009s + 0.4074s 20. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m10.2202s + 0.4267s 21. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m10.2220s + 0.4285s 22. Karl Reindler Britek/BJR Holden 1m10.3047s + 0.5112s 23. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m10.3243s + 0.5308s 24. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 1m10.4014s + 0.6079s 25. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m10.4051s + 0.6116s 26. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m10.4504s + 0.6569s 27. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 1m10.4593s + 0.6658s 28. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 1m10.4973s + 0.7038s