Craig Lowndes takes first V8 Supercars pole of 2012 in Adelaide

Craig Lowndes will start from pole position for race one of the 2012 V8 Supercars season in Adelaide

Craig Lowndes takes first V8 Supercars pole of 2012 in Adelaide

The Triple Eight Holden driver edged out Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander by 0.02 seconds in the top 10 shoot-out at the former Australian Grand Prix venue.

Will Davison (Ford Performance Racing) was top Ford driver in third, sharing row two with Jonathon Webb - who achieved a career-best starting position in his Tekno Holden.

Reigning champion Jamie Whincup completed the top five in Triple Eight's other car.

After going quickest in the first qualifying session, FPR's Mark Winterbottom could only manage seventh in the pole decider, behind Tim Slade.

Pos  Driver               Car                  Time        Gap
 1.  Craig Lowndes        Triple 8 Holden      1m21.2738s
 2.  Garth Tander         HRT Holden           1m21.2908s  + 0.0170s
 3.  Will Davison         FPR Ford             1m21.4194s  + 0.1456s
 4.  Jonathon Webb        Tekno Holden         1m21.5164s  + 0.2426s
 5.  Jamie Whincup        Triple 8 Holden      1m21.5468s  + 0.2730s
 6.  Tim Slade            Rosenberg/SBR Ford   1m21.6288s  + 0.3550s
 7.  Mark Winterbottom    FPR Ford             1m21.7093s  + 0.4355s
 8.  David Reynolds       Rod Nash/FPR Ford    1m21.8078s  + 0.5340s
 9.  Fabian Coulthard     Brad Jones Holden    1m22.0289s  + 0.7551s
10.  Shane van Gisbergen  Stone Brothers Ford  1m22.3105s  + 1.0367s
11.  Todd Kelly           Kelly Holden         1m21.2386s  Qual one
12.  Tony D'Alberto       D'Alberto Ford       1m21.3746s  Qual one
13.  James Courtney       HRT Holden           1m21.4035s  Qual one
14.  Rick Kelly           Kelly Holden         1m21.4148s  Qual one
15.  Lee Holdsworth       Stone Brothers Ford  1m21.4880s  Qual one
16.  Michael Caruso       Garry Rogers Holden  1m21.4966s  Qual one
17.  Steve Owen           Dick Johnson Ford    1m21.5431s  Qual one
18.  Steven Johnson       Dick Johnson Ford    1m21.5915s  Qual one
19.  James Moffat         Dick Johnson Ford    1m21.5928s  Qual one
20.  Michael Patrizi      Tekno Holden         1m21.6802s  Qual one
21.  Russell Ingall       Walkinshaw Holden    1m21.7532s  Qual one
22.  Greg Murphy          Kelly Holden         1m21.7964s  Qual one
23.  Dean Fiore           Triple F Ford        1m21.9426s  Qual one
24.  Taz Douglas          Dumbrell Holden      1m22.1907s  Qual one
25.  Alexandre Premat     Garry Rogers Holden  1m22.1991s  Qual one
26.  David Wall           Britek/BJR Holden    1m22.4358s  Qual one
27.  Jason Bright         Brad Jones Holden    1m29.3326s  Qual one
28.  Karl Reindler        Kelly Holden                     Qual one
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