Jamie Whincup secures V8 Supercars pole for race two in Adelaide

Jamie Whincup followed up his last-gasp win in the V8 Supercars season-opener in Adelaide on Saturday with pole position for the second race of the weekend

Jamie Whincup secures V8 Supercars pole for race two in Adelaide

A 1m20.5353s for the reigning champion in the closing seconds of the session saw his Triple Eight Holden edge out Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander by a tenth of a second.

Ford Performance Racing driver Mark Winterbottom took third place, while his team-mate Will Davison held provisional pole going into the final minutes but was pushed right back to sixth amid a flurry of last-gasp quick times.

Race one polesitter Craig Lowndes was fourth in the second Triple Eight car. Lowndes' day started badly when he had 25 points deducted from his championship score for clashing with Todd Kelly in race one. Kelly's brother Rick qualified his Holden between Lowndes and Davison in fifth.

Lee Holdsworth will start seventh for his second race with Stone Brothers Ford, followed by his team-mates Tim Slade and Shane van Gisbergen, with Michael Caruso completing the top 10 in his Garry Rogers Holden.

There was more misery for James Courtney. HRT successfully got his car back in shape after his race one crash, but it ground to a halt with a loss of drive before he could set a time.

That caused one of two red flags, the other being the result of a violent collision between Greg Murphy (Kelly Holden) and Jonathon Webb (Tekno Holden) that will give their teams plenty of work to do in the three hours between qualifying and the race.

Of the other drivers involved in race one's big accidents, Jason Bright fared best as he put his repaired Brad Jones Holden on the inside of row eight.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 1m20.5353s 2. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m20.6395s + 0.1042s 3. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m20.6436s + 0.1083s 4. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 1m20.8034s + 0.2681s 5. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 1m20.8160s + 0.2807s 6. Will Davison FPR Ford 1m20.9112s + 0.3759s 7. Lee Holdsworth Stone Brothers Ford 1m20.9115s + 0.3762s 8. Tim Slade Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m20.9172s + 0.3819s 9. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 1m20.9816s + 0.4463s 10. Michael Caruso Garry Rogers Holden 1m21.0460s + 0.5107s 11. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m21.1962s + 0.6609s 12. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 1m21.3300s + 0.7947s 13. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Ford 1m21.3329s + 0.7976s 14. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden 1m21.3336s + 0.7983s 15. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m21.4095s + 0.8742s 16. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 1m21.4408s + 0.9055s 17. Michael Patrizi Tekno Holden 1m21.5278s + 0.9925s 18. Steve Owen Dick Johnson Ford 1m21.5429s + 1.0076s 19. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 1m21.6351s + 1.0998s 20. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 1m21.6741s + 1.1388s 21. Russell Ingall Walkinshaw Holden 1m21.7115s + 1.1762s 22. Alexandre Premat Garry Rogers Holden 1m21.8156s + 1.2803s 23. Jonathon Webb Tekno Holden 1m22.0638s + 1.5285s 24. Taz Douglas Dumbrell Holden 1m22.0928s + 1.5575s 25. Karl Reindler Kelly Holden 1m22.3120s + 1.7767s 26. David Wall Britek/BJR Holden 1m22.4150s + 1.8797s 27. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 28. James Courtney HRT Holden 
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