Winterbottom on race one pole

Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom took pole position for the first race of this weekend's Nikon SuperGP at Surfers Paradise in this morning's shootout

Winterbottom on race one pole

Winterbottom was the only driver to set a time in the 1m50s bracket as he took a comfortable pole position, nearly three-tenths of a second faster than HRT's Garth Tander who jumped from fifth to second in the shootout.

The second row sees a similar pattern, Team Vodafone's Jamie Whincup dropping one place from his position before the shootout while Fujitsu Racing's Jason Bright put in a superb lap to jump up from ninth to fourth.

Will Davison was fifth-fastest in his HRT Commodore, just ahead of Paul Dumbrell and the second Team Vodafone car of Craig Lowndes. Winterbottom's team-mate Steven Richards will line up eighth after a mistake early in the lap put an end to any hopes of a start near the very front.

However, he ended up better off than two other runners, Jim Beam's James Courtney ending up in the tyre barriers at turn two, while Russell Ingall cut the chicane around the back of the circuit after going in too deep under brakes and lost his lap time for doing so, and will start tenth.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG  1:50.9325 2. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1:51.2265 + 0.2940 3. Jamie Whincup Ford Falcon FG 1:51.4058 + 0.4733 4. Jason Bright Ford Falcon FG 1:51.5550 + 0.6225 5. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 1:51.6711 + 0.7386 6. Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE 1:51.7666 + 0.8341 7. Craig Lowndes Ford Falcon FG 1:51.8405 + 0.9080 8. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 1:52.6938 + 1.7613 9. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 4:17.6760 + 2:26.7435 10. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 11. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1:49.9769 - 0.9556 12. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1:50.0343 - 0.8982 13. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1:50.1165 - 0.8160 14. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:50.1569 - 0.7756 15. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1:50.3311 - 0.6014 16. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1:50.3497 - 0.5828 17. Fabian Coulthard Ford Falcon FG 1:50.3770 - 0.5555 18. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:50.4474 - 0.4851 19. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:50.4558 - 0.4767 20. David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE 1:50.7162 - 0.2163 21. Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VE 1:50.7488 - 0.1837 22. Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE 1:50.7819 - 0.1506 23. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1:50.8088 - 0.1237 24. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:50.8323 - 0.1002 25. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1:51.1242 + 0.1917 26. Tim Slade Holden Commodore VE 1:51.2451 + 0.3126 27. Michael Patrizi Ford Falcon BF 1:51.2679 + 0.3354 28. Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VE 1:51.7650 + 0.8325 29. Mark McNally Holden Commodore VE 1:53.2264 + 2.2939 
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