Jamie Whincup beats FPR cars to pole for V8 Supercars race one at Symmons Plain
|Saturday, November 12th 2011, 03:18 GMT|
V8 Supercars championship leader Jamie Whincup took another pole position in qualifying for race one of this weekend's Symmons Plains event.
A 51.3569-second lap with three minutes to go in qualifying took the Triple Eight Holden to the top spot, and interrupted Mark Winterbottom and Friday practice pacesetter Paul Dumbrell's pole battle, leaving the two Ford Performance Racing cars second and third.
Dumbrell will share row two with Stone Brothers Ford driver Shane van Gisbergen - a potentially fiery combination given they have been involved in a public disagreement over an incident in practice in Surfers Paradise last month.
Whincup's team-mate and title rival Craig Lowndes got up to sixth fastest late on, and will start fifth as Tony D'Alberto - who was fifth quickest - has to take a three-place grid drop for a yellow flag infringement in practice.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 51.3569s 2. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 51.3889s + 0.0320s 3. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash/FPR Ford 51.4215s + 0.0646s 4. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 51.4550s + 0.0981s 5. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 51.4777s + 0.1208s 6. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 51.4932s + 0.1363s 7. Will Davison FPR Ford 51.5405s + 0.1836s 8. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 51.5536s + 0.1967s 9. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 51.5606s + 0.2037s 10. Garth Tander HRT Holden 51.5690s + 0.2121s 11. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 51.5961s + 0.2392s 12. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 51.6286s + 0.2717s 13. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Holden 51.6418s + 0.2849s 14. James Courtney HRT Holden 51.6470s + 0.2901s 15. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 51.6828s + 0.3259s 16. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 51.6871s + 0.3302s 17. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 51.7048s + 0.3479s 18. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 51.7352s + 0.3783s 19. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 51.7357s + 0.3788s 20. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 51.7641s + 0.4072s 21. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 51.7850s + 0.4281s 22. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 51.8301s + 0.4732s 23. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 51.8357s + 0.4788s 24. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 51.8363s + 0.4794s 25. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 51.8444s + 0.4875s 26. Karl Reindler Britek Holden 51.8834s + 0.5265s 27. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 51.9014s + 0.5445s 28. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 52.0743s + 0.7174s