Tander Takes Sandown Pole

Garth Tander took a surprise pole position for Sunday's Betta Electrical 500 at Sandown International Raceway

Tander Takes Sandown Pole

Tander, in the car he is sharing with Rick Kelly, took pole in the shootout having only set the ninth fastest time in regular qualifying. Beside him will be Craig Lowndes in the car he is sharing with BTCC regular Yvan Muller, while third on the grid is Greg Murphy in the car he will be sharing with Paul Weel.

After topping the times in regular qualifying, Marcos Ambrose and Warren Luff will start fifth, just behind teammates Russell Ingall and Luke Youlden. Sixth is the Holden Racing Team's lead pairing of Mark Skaife and Todd Kelly.

Other starters of interest include Jim Richards and James Courtney in the second HRT car in 18th and the 'Team Australia' WPS Falcon of Alex Tagliani and Marcus Marshall in 25th, two places behind teammates David Besnard and Craig Baird.

Qualifying results, Betta Electrical 500, Sandown International Raceway:

Pos Driver Car 1. Garth Tander/Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 2. Craig Lowndes/Yvan Muller Ford Falcon BA 3. Greg Murphy/Paul Weel Holden Commodore VZ 4. Russell Ingall/Luke Youlden Ford Falcon BA 5. Marcos Ambrose/Warren Luff Ford Falcon BA 6. Mark Skaife/Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VZ 7. Steve Ellery/Adam Macrow Ford Falcon BA 8. Steven Richards/Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VY 9. Jason Bright/David Brabham Ford Falcon BA 10. Steven Johnson/Will Davison Ford Falcon BA 11. Cameron McConville/Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VZ 12. John Bowe/Brad Jones Ford Falcon BA 13. Jason Richards/Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VZ 14. Jason Bargwanna/Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon BA 15. Greg Ritter/Cameron McLean Ford Falcon BA 16. Max Wilson/Simon Wills Holden Commodore VZ 17. Glenn Seton/Dean Canto Ford Falcon BA 18. Jim Richards/James Courtney Holden Commodore VZ 19. Paul Morris/Paul Radisich Holden Commodore VZ 20. Dale Brede/John Cleland Ford Falcon BA 21. Owen Kelly/Nathan Pretty Holden Commodore VZ 22. Steve Owen/Matthew White Ford Falcon BA 23. David Besnard/Craig Baird Ford Falcon BA 24. Mathew Halliday/Alain Menu Ford Falcon BA 25. Marcus Marshall/Alex Tagliani Ford Falcon BA 26. Fabian Coulthard/Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VZ 27. Lee Holdsworth/Philip Scifleet Holden Commodore VZ 28. Mark Noske/Tim Leahey Holden Commodore VZ 29. Anthony Tratt/Tony Evangelou Holden Commodore VY 30. John Faulkner/Alan Gurr Holden Commodore VZ 31. Alex Davison/Allan Simonsen Holden Commodore VZ 32. Christian D'Agostin/Matthew Coleman Holden Commodore VY 33. Mark Porter/Kane Scott Holden Commodore VZ 34. Jose Fernandez/Damien White Ford Falcon BA 
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