Whincup takes pole for race one

Jamie Whincup will start from pole position for the first of this weekend's V8 Supercar races at Barbagallo

Whincup takes pole for race one

The Triple 8 Holden driver led the way in this morning's 20-minute qualifying session with a 56.0734s lap, which put him 0.2 seconds clear of front row partner Will Davison's FPR Ford.

Craig Lowndes will start third in the second Triple 8 car, ahead of Steven Johnson (Dick Johnson Ford) and Rick Kelly (Kelly Holden).

Local man Karl Reindler produced the best qualifying performance of his V8 career so far to beat reigning champion James Courtney (Holden Racing Team) to sixth. Courtney's team-mate Garth Tander went off the road twice and was only 23rd.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jamie Whincup Triple 8 Holden 56.0734s 2. Will Davison FPR Ford 56.2865s + 0.2131s 3. Craig Lowndes Triple 8 Holden 56.6132s + 0.5398s 4. Steven Johnson Dick Johnson Ford 56.6990s + 0.6256s 5. Rick Kelly Kelly Holden 56.7047s + 0.6313s 6. Karl Reindler Birtek Holden 56.7185s + 0.6451s 7. James Courtney HRT Holden 56.7224s + 0.6490s 8. Alex Davison Stone Brothers Ford 56.7279s + 0.6545s 9. James Moffat Dick Johnson Ford 56.7406s + 0.6672s 10. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 56.7691s + 0.6957s 11. Lee Holdsworth Garry Rodgers Holden 56.8444s + 0.7710s 12. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 56.8523s + 0.7789s 13. Michael Caruso Garry Rodgers Holden 56.8583s + 0.7849s 14. Paul Dumbrell Rod Nash Ford 56.8831s + 0.8097s 15. David Reynolds Kelly Holden 56.8844s + 0.8110s 16. Shane van Gisbergen Stone Brothers Ford 56.9073s + 0.8339s 17. Steve Owen Paul Morris Holden 56.9707s + 0.8973s 18. Jonathon Webb Tekno Ford 56.9774s + 0.9040s 19. Tim Slade Stone Brothers Ford 56.9848s + 0.9114s 20. Russell Ingall Paul Morris Holden 56.9979s + 0.9245s 21. Jason Bargwanna Brad Jones Holden 57.0046s + 0.9312s 22. Greg Murphy Kelly Holden 57.0363s + 0.9629s 23. Garth Tander HRT Holden 57.0530s + 0.9796s 24. Dean Fiore Triple F Ford 57.1402s + 1.0668s 25. Todd Kelly Kelly Holden 57.1574s + 1.0840s 26. Warren Luff Dumbrell Holden 57.1867s + 1.1133s 27. Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Holden 57.2114s + 1.1380s 28. Tony D'Alberto D'Alberto Holden 57.5109s + 1.4375s 
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