Jamie Whincup gets back on top in dry race two qualifying at Sandown
|Sunday, November 20th 2011, 03:44 GMT|
Jamie Whincup got his V8 Supercars title bid back on course by taking pole position for race two at Sandown.
Yesterday's wet race had seen Whincup lose ground to title rival and Triple Eight Holden team-mate Craig Lowndes as he slipped to 13th in the tricky conditions while Lowndes surged through from the back row of the grid to finish sixth.
But in dry conditions this morning, Whincup knocked Garry Rogers Holden driver Lee Holdsworth off the top spot with two minutes to go with a 1m09.6789s lap, having seen earlier pole shots go awry with quick trips off the road.
Lowndes took fourth, with Holdsworth dropping to third in the final order as Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom grabbed the outside front row spot.
Shane van Gisbergen (Stone Brothers Ford) and Will Davison (FPR) completed the top six.
Yesterday's poleman and race winner Rick Kelly's Kelly Racing Holden was only 15th on the grid today, with fellow race one podium finishers James Courtney (HRT Holden) and Todd Kelly (Kelly) just ahead in 12th and 13th.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m09.6789s 2. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m09.7763s + 0.0974s 3. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rogers Holden 1m09.8377s + 0.1588s 4. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m09.9141s + 0.2352s 5. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m09.9600s + 0.2811s 6. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m09.9711s + 0.2922s 7. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m10.0245s + 0.3456s 8. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m10.0316s + 0.3527s 9. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m10.1120s + 0.4331s 10. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m10.2230s + 0.5441s 11. Karl Reindler Britek Holden 1m10.2477s + 0.5688s 12. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m10.2630s + 0.5841s 13. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m10.2823s + 0.6034s 14. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 1m10.3107s + 0.6318s 15. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m10.3211s + 0.6422s 16. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m10.3318s + 0.6529s 17. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 1m10.3382s + 0.6593s 18. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m10.3775s + 0.6986s 19. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m10.3816s + 0.7027s 20. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 1m10.3826s + 0.7037s 21. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 1m10.4045s + 0.7256s 22. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 1m10.4698s + 0.7909s 23. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m10.4982s + 0.8193s 24. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m10.5709s + 0.8920s 25. Andrew Jones Brad Jones Holden 1m10.6248s + 0.9459s 26. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 1m10.7990s + 1.1201s 27. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 1m11.0146s + 1.3357s 28. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 1m11.0506s + 1.3717s