Surfers V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup gets pole for himself and Sebastien Bourdais

Jamie Whincup and Sebastien Bourdais will start from pole position for the first leg of V8 Supercars' Surfers Paradise event after championship leader Whincup topped Saturday morning's top-10 qualifying shoot-out

Surfers V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup gets pole for himself and Sebastien Bourdais

Whincup had narrowly lost out to Will Davison in the provisional qualifying session that decided the shoot-out field.

But when it counted the Triple Eight Holden driver turned the tables on his Ford Performance Racing rival with a 1m11.6478s lap, 0.2252 seconds quicker than Davison, who is joined for the weekend by ex-Formula 1 driver Mika Salo.

Rick Kelly and IndyCar's Graham Rahal will start third, after Kelly delivered a resurgent qualifying performance near the end of an underwhelming year for his family team.

That was one of several surprises among the lead order, with Garry Rogers Motorsport's Michael Caruso putting his and James Hinchcliffe's Holden fourth, ahead of the Jonathon Webb/Marc Lieb Tekno Holden. Lieb had been quickest in both of Friday's practice sessions for the international guest drivers.

Mark Winterbottom was back in sixth in FPR's second car, followed by Fabian Coulthard, Tony D'Alberto and James Courtney. A mistake on his pole shot left Shane van Gisbergen a distant 10th.

Amid a string of red flags, provisional qualifying delivered a few upsets, including Whincup's team-mate and title rival Craig Lowndes only managing 13th in the Holden he shares with Richard Lyons.

Garth Tander fared much worse, clashing with David Wall as the Britek driver tried to warm his tyres. Tander and Ryan Briscoe will have to start back in 24th.

Pos Drivers Team/Car Time Gap 1. Whincup/Bourdais Triple Eight Holden 1m11.6478s 2. Davison/Salo FPR Ford 1m11.8730s + 0.2252s 3. Kelly/Rahal Kelly Holden 1m11.8841s + 0.2363s 4. Caruso/Hinchcliffe Garry Rogers Holden 1m11.9581s + 0.3103s 5. Webb/Lieb Tekno Holden 1m11.9582s + 0.3104s 6. Winterbottom/Power FPR Ford 1m11.9823s + 0.3345s 7. Coulthard/Minassian Brad Jones Holden 1m12.1900s + 0.5422s 8. D'Alberto/Liuzzi D'Alberto Ford 1m12.2253s + 0.5775s 9. Courtney/Turner HRT Holden 1m12.4361s + 0.7883s 10. van Gisbergen/Bleekemolen Stone Brothers Ford 1m27.0601s + 15.4123s 11. Slade/Brabham Rosenberg/SBR Ford 1m11.8249s Qual one 12. Reynolds/Heidfeld Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m11.8434s Qual one 13. Lowndes/Lyons Triple Eight Holden 1m11.8748s Qual one 14. Owen/Said Paul Morris/DJR Ford 1m11.8761s Qual one 15. Ingall/Dumbreck Walkinshaw/HRT Holden 1m11.9226s Qual one 16. Holdsworth/Pagenaud Stone Brothers Ford 1m12.0095s Qual one 17. Moffat/Kox Dick Johnson Ford 1m12.0436s Qual one 18. Johnson/Papis Dick Johnson Ford 1m12.0519s Qual one 19. Patrizi/di Grassi Tekno Holden 1m12.0682s Qual one 20. Ritter/Taylor Garry Rogers Holden 1m12.1432s Qual one 21. Bright/Sarrazin Brad Jones Holden 1m12.1475s Qual one 22. Murphy/Wilson Kelly Holden 1m12.2718s Qual one 23. Reindler/Montagny Kelly Holden 1m12.2786s Qual one 24. Tander/Briscoe HRT Holden 1m12.3608s Qual one 25. Blanchard/Andretti Kelly Holden 1m12.4528s Qual one 26. Douglas/Conway Dumbrell Holden 1m12.7148s Qual one 27. Fiore/Morbidelli Triple F/DJR Ford 1m12.7304s Qual one 28. Wall/Campbell-Walter Britek/BJR Holden 
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