Lowndes On Barbagallo Pole

Craig Lowndes has taken his second consecutive pole position for this weekend's V8 Supercar racing at Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia

Lowndes On Barbagallo Pole

Lowndes took pole in the top ten shootout in his Ford after being third fastest in qualifying. Alongside him, also for the second consecutive round, will be reigning series champion Marcos Ambrose, the duo twice clashing early in races at the last round at Pukekohe.

Mark Skaife was fastest in qualifying but slipped to fourth behind the consistent Steven Richards, with Cameron McConville just behind them in fifth, a trio of Holdens behind the Ford front row. Pukekohe round winner Greg Murphy will start from eighth in his Holden.

31 cars in the 32 car field qualified within three-quarters of a second of pole position, with the order continuing to be mixed up - Max Wilson qualifyied thirteenth just behind Russell Ingall, while first round pole sitter Rick Kelly will start from 24th.

Elsewhere in the field, Craig Baird and Paul Dumbrell, whose spectacular collision caused a red flag in the third race at Pukekohe, will start one place apart in 30th and 31st respectively.

A 120km race will be held later today followed by a pair of 140km races on Sunday.

Perth V8 400 Qualifying Results, Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo:

Pos Driver Car 1. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon BA 2. Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon BA 3. Steven Richards Holden Commodore VY 4. Mark Skaife Holden Commodore VZ 5. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VZ 6. Jason Bright Ford Falcon BA 7. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VZ 8. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VZ 9. Greg Ritter Ford Falcon BA 10. Steve Ellery Ford Falcon BA 11. Glenn Seton Ford Falcon BA 12. Russell Ingall Ford Falcon BA 13. Max Wilson Holden Commodore VZ 14. Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 15. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 16. Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 17. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VZ 18. John Bowe Ford Falcon BA 19. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VZ 20. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon BA 21. Paul Morris Holden Commodore VZ 22. Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ 23. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA 24. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 25. Jason Bargwanna Ford Falcon BA 26. David Besnard Ford Falcon BA 27. Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 28. Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 29. Matthew White Ford Falcon BA 30. Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA 31. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VZ 32. Anthony Tratt Holden Commodore VY 

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