Will Davison leads Mark Winterbottom in Ford Performance Racing V8 Supercars front row sweep in Hamilton
|Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 02:36 GMT|
Ford Performance Racing swept the front row for V8 Supercars' final Hamilton street race, with Will Davison taking pole ahead of team-mate Mark Winterbottom.
Reigning champion Jamie Whincup had been looking good for pole in the Triple Eight Holden until a wild flight over the Turn 4 chicane kerbs sent him into the wall with a third of the session still go go.
Whincup was on provisional pole at the time, and his 1m21.9914s still held up for third place, alongside team-mate Craig Lowndes.
But it was the FPR duo who came through to snatch the front row places, with Saturday race winner and championship leader Davison putting in a 1m21.9712s to beat Winterbottom to the top spot by 0.0146 seconds.
David Reynolds continued his strong weekend to put the third car from the FPR stable fifth on the grid, ahead of an impressive performance from owner/driver Tony D'Alberto and race one polesitter Garth Tander (Holden Racing Team).
Fabian Coulthard (Brad Jones Racing Holden), James Moffat (Dick Johnson Ford) and Lee Holdsworth (Stone Brothers Ford) completed the top 10, while the second Stone Brothers car of Shane van Gisbergen only managed 14th after starting on the front row on Saturday.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m21.9712s 2. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m21.9858s + 0.0146s 3. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m21.9914s + 0.0202s 4. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m22.1295s + 0.1583s 5. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m22.1684s + 0.1972s 6. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m22.2423s + 0.2711s 7. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m22.3789s + 0.4077s 8. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden 1m22.4135s + 0.4423s 9. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m22.4538s + 0.4826s 10. Lee Holdsworth Stone Brothers Ford 1m22.4970s + 0.5258s 11. Steve Owen Dick Johnson Ford 1m22.5042s + 0.5330s 12. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m22.5156s + 0.5444s 13. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m22.5367s + 0.5655s 14. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m22.5528s + 0.5816s 15. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m22.6571s + 0.6859s 16. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden 1m22.6739s + 0.7027s 17. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m22.6950s + 0.7238s 18. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m22.7021s + 0.7309s 19. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m22.9390s + 0.9678s 20. Michael Patrizi Tekno Holden 1m22.9901s + 1.0189s 21. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw Holden 1m23.0240s + 1.0528s 22. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m23.1494s + 1.1782s 23. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m23.1999s + 1.2287s 24. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 1m23.2946s + 1.3234s 25. Taz Douglas Dumbrell Holden 1m23.3398s + 1.3686s 26. Karl Reindler Kelly Holden 1m23.4898s + 1.5186s 27. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden 1m23.7206s + 1.7348s 28. Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Holden 1m23.7991s + 1.8077s