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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