Tander secures Albert Park pole

Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander put in a smooth but fast lap in the top-ten shootout to secure pole position for the first race of the BRC Impco V8 Supercars GP Challenge at Albert Park

Tander secures Albert Park pole

Tander bumped James Courtney off the top spot, with the Jack Daniel's Racing duo of Todd and Rick Kelly filling the second row, after being fifth and seventh fastest in yesterday's qualifying session.

Shane van Gisbergen was another driver to move up in the shootout, jumping from tenth to fifth. But when there are winners there have to be losers, and the fastest man in yesterday's session, Team Vodafone's Jamie Whincup, dropped six places to seventh just behind team-mate Craig Lowndes.

Greg Murphy also was a big loser in the shootout, with a trip across the grass at turn one ruining his lap, dropping from third to tenth.

Surprisingly, Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom failed to make the shootout, qualifying 13th fastest, just ahead of Lee Holdsworth and the polesitter's team-mate Will Davison.

Russell Ingall wasn't close to his team-mate either, qualifying 18th, two places ahead of Michael Caruso, while Steven Richards qualifying struggles continued, starting from second-last on the grid.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1m20.9560s 1. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1m57.1666s 2. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1m57.3429s +0.1763s 3. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m57.4077s +0.2411s 4. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m57.6746s +0.5080s 5. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1m57.8137s +0.6471s 6. Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE 1m57.8903s +0.7237s 7. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE 1m57.9443s +0.7777s 8. Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1m58.5977s +1.4311s 9. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1m58.8892s +1.7226s 10. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 2m00.8092s +3.6426s 11. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1m58.6292s +0.6984s 12. Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE 1m58.6548s +0.7240s 13. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1m58.6661s +0.7353s 14. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1m58.6938s +0.7630s 15. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 1m58.7316s +0.8008s 16. Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE 1m58.8223s +0.8915s 17. Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1m58.8287s +0.8979s 18. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 1m58.9748s +1.0440s 19. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1m59.0783s +1.1475s 20. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1m59.0893s +1.1585s 21. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1m59.2246s +1.2938s 22. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1m59.3975s +1.4667s 23. Daniel Gaunt Holden Commodore VE 1m59.8058s +1.8750s 24. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1m59.8223s +1.8915s 25. Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1m59.8907s +1.9599s 26. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE 2m00.1503s +2.2195s 27. Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE 2m00.9122s +2.9814s 28. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 2m00.9476s +3.0168s 29. Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE 2m02.6235s +4.6927s 
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