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Jamie Whincup beats FPR cars to pole for V8 Supercars race one at Symmons Plain

Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Holden, Symmons Plain 2011V8 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
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