Winterbottom grabs tight race two pole

Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom took a tight pole position for race two of the L&H 500 at Phillip Island

Winterbottom grabs tight race two pole

Winterbottom just edged out Fabian Coulthard and Rick Kelly for the top spot. Jim Beam Racing's James Courtney and Team BOC's Jason Richards complete the top five, all within two-tenths of a second of pole position.

Jason Bright was sixth for Fujitsu Racing, ahead of championship contenders Jamie Whincup and Garth Tander, with Alex Davison and Jonathon Webb in ninth and tenth.

James Thompson's V8 Supercar debut in the second Team Vodafone car saw him qualify in 21st position, three places ahead of triple World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx in his return to the series after a few years away.

Triple World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss qualified last in his series debut.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:33.1970 2. Fabian Coulthard Ford Falcon FG 1:33.2237 + 0.0267 3. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:33.2625 + 0.0655 4. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1:33.3305 + 0.1335 5. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1:33.3969 + 0.1999 6. Jason Bright Ford Falcon FG 1:33.4010 + 0.2040 7. Jamie Whincup Ford Falcon FG 1:33.4777 + 0.2807 8. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1:33.5145 + 0.3175 9. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:33.6643 + 0.4673 10. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1:33.7825 + 0.5855 11. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE 1:34.0372 + 0.8402 12. David Besnard Holden Commodore VE 1:34.0381 + 0.8411 13. Shane Price Holden Commodore VE 1:34.0838 + 0.8868 14. Tim Slade Holden Commodore VE 1:34.1086 + 0.9116 15. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1:34.1528 + 0.9558 16. John McIntyre Ford Falcon FG 1:34.2102 + 1.0132 17. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1:34.2228 + 1.0258 18. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1:34.2643 + 1.0673 19. Craig Baird Holden Commodore VE 1:34.3303 + 1.1333 20. Luke Youlden Ford Falcon FG 1:34.4054 + 1.2084 21. James Thompson Ford Falcon FG 1:34.5294 + 1.3324 22. Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE 1:34.5566 + 1.3596 23. Owen Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:34.5844 + 1.3874 24. Andy Priaulx Holden Commodore VE 1:34.8720 + 1.6750 25. Damian Assaillit Ford Falcon BF 1:35.0740 + 1.8770 26. Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE 1:35.1390 + 1.9420 27. Brad Jones Holden Commodore VE 1:35.1396 + 1.9426 28. David Sieders Ford Falcon BF 1:35.1931 + 1.9961 29. David Wall Ford Falcon BF 1:35.2994 + 2.1024 30. Nathan Pretty Holden Commodore VE 1:35.5797 + 2.3827 31. Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE 1:35.6164 + 2.4194 32. Troy Bayliss Holden Commodore VE 1:36.6139 + 3.4169 
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