Craig Lowndes takes Queensland Raceway V8 Supercar pole
||Saturday, August 20th 2011, 04:09 GMT
Craig Lowndes took pole position for the first part of this weekend's V8 Supercars event at Queensland Raceway.
The Triple Eight Holden driver had been fastest in practice on Friday, and carried that form through to the grid-setting session to secure the top spot with a lap of 1m11.0506s.
That put Lowndes 0.0253 seconds ahead of Tim Slade, as the James Rosenberg/Stone Brothers racer secured his first front row position.
Lowndes' championship-leading team-mate Jamie Whincup was fourth, sharing row two with the Kelly Holden of Rick Kelly.
Karl Reindler claimed an impressive fifth in the Britek Holden, ahead of Lee Holdsworth, Jason Bright, Steve Owen, Paul Dumbrell and David Reynolds.
Ford Performance Racing and Holden Racing Team both struggled, with Mark Winterbottom the best of the factory quartet in 12th for FPR.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m09.8034s
2. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m09.8287s + 0.0253s
3. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m10.0666s + 0.2632s
4. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m10.1144s + 0.3110s
5. Karl Reindler Britek Holden 1m10.1268s + 0.3234s
6. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Holden 1m10.1489s + 0.3455s
7. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m10.1559s + 0.3525s
8. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 1m10.1610s + 0.3576s
9. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m10.1611s + 0.3577s
10. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 1m10.1749s + 0.3715s
11. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 1m10.2623s + 0.4589s
12. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m10.2660s + 0.4626s
13. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m10.2696s + 0.4662s
14. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m10.2767s + 0.4733s
15. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 1m10.2817s + 0.4783s
16. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m10.2856s + 0.4822s
17. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m10.2999s + 0.4965s
18. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 1m10.3092s + 0.5058s
19. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m10.4007s + 0.5973s
20. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m10.4082s + 0.6048s
21. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m10.4263s + 0.6229s
22. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m10.4534s + 0.6500s
23. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 1m10.4672s + 0.6638s
24. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m10.5207s + 0.7173s
25. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m10.6151s + 0.8117s
26. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 1m10.7114s + 0.9080s
27. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m10.7840s + 0.9806s
28. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 1m11.0052s + 1.2018s