Murphy takes Surfers pole

Greg Murphy has bounced back from his late-race crash at Bathurst to set the fastest time in qualifying for this weekend's V8 Supercar round at Surfers Paradise

Murphy takes Surfers pole

Murphy led a Holden assault at the top of the times, with Holden Racing Team teammates Todd Kelly and Mark Skaife completing the top three. Meanwhile series champion Marcos Ambrose, his car repaired from the incident with Murphy at Bathurst, was the fastest Ford in fourth just ahead of Steven Richards in his Holden.

The biggest loser from qualifying to the shootout was Jason Richards, who fell from second to tenth after leaky power steering thwarted his hot lap.

Dean Canto, replacing Andrew Jones at Garry Rogers Motorsport after Jones parted company with the team this week, qualified 25th, while his teammate Cameron McConville will start from ninth, two places behind points leader Russell Ingall.

It has also been announced that Steven Ellery, who qualified eighth, two places behind teammate Craig Lowndes, will not be driving for Triple Eight in 2006, while Orrcon Racing duo Jason Bargwanna and Mark Winterbottom have both been confirmed at Orrcon into 2006 and beyond.

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