Holdsworth takes race two pole

Fujitsu Racing's Lee Holdsworth went back-to-back as he took pole position for race two of the Sydney Telstra 500 on the streets of Homebush

Holdsworth takes race two pole

Holdsworth went to the top with four minutes remaining in a twice-interrupted session, temporarily losing pole to Jamie Whincup before taking it back on his next lap. Whincup looked set to challenge on his final lap but a session which had seen him on the edge saw him push a little too hard and he had to settle for second.

Third was Mark Winterbottom, a driver ruing both red flags, both times on laps that were significantly faster than pole position at that time.

Jason Bright followed on from his race one result with fourth fastest, with Holden Racing Team's Will Davison in fifth closely followed by Michael Caruso. Todd Kelly was seventh fastest, Tander in the second HRT car eighth with Craig Lowndes and Tim Slade completing the top 10.

Championship leader James Courtney did not qualify as high as he would have hoped, a couple of moments for him seeing him 12th fastest. His team-mate and yesterday's winner Jonathon Webb will start 18th, just behind fellow team-mate Steven Johnson.

Paul Dumbrell's troubles this weekend continued today, 25th fastest after dragging the tyres onto the track at the Turn 6/7 chicane, which caused the first red flag.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE2 1m28.7999s 2. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1m28.8741s +0.0742s 3. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1m28.9571s +0.1572s 4. Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1m28.9634s +0.1635s 5. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.0895s +0.2896s 6. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.1014s +0.3015s 7. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.1865s +0.3866s 8. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.2146s +0.4147s 9. Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.2808s +0.4809s 10. Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1m29.2921s +0.4922s 11. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.4562s +0.6563s 12. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1m29.4834s +0.6835s 13. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.4835s +0.6836s 14. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1m29.5053s +0.7054s 15. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1m29.5060s +0.7061s 16. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 1m29.5512s +0.7513s 17. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1m29.5657s +0.7658s 18. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1m29.6784s +0.8785s 19. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.7918s +0.9919s 20. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.8041s +1.0042s 21. Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE 1m29.8817s +1.0818s 22. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE2 1m29.9771s +1.1772s 23. Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE 1m29.9926s +1.1927s 24. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE2 1m30.1602s +1.3603s 25. Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1m30.3791s +1.5792s 26. Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 1m30.5409s +1.7410s 27. Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1m30.5802s +1.7803s 28. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1m31.3673s +2.5674s 29. Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE2 1m31.7883s +2.9884s 
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