Will Davison celebrates back-to-back pole positions with FPR team-mates Reynolds and Winterbottom

Ford Performance Racing, led by yesterday’s pole-sitter Will Davison, has led an emphatic 1-2-3 in qualifying for the second and final race of this year’s V8 Supercars SkyCity Triple Crown round at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway.

Davison, who lost his championship lead to TeamVodafone rival Jamie Whincup after yesterday’s opening race (won by Whincup), claimed pole position for today’s 200-kilometre race in the closing minutes of play, edging out team-mates Mark Winterbottom and David Reynolds for top honours.

Incredibly, the next-best-placed Ford runner would be Shane van Gisbergen in thirteenth place, as the Holden runners claimed positions four through twelve.

Whincup ended the session fourth-fastest in his TeamVodafone Holden, two spots ahead of team-mate Craig Lowndes.

The pair sandwiched Gary Rogers Motorsport Holden driver Michael Caruso, who enjoyed the best qualifying performance of his season, while his rookie team-mate Alexandre Prémat did likewise, finishing twelfth-fastest in the day’s twenty-minute qualifying session.

It was a similar story for the two Tekno Autosport runners, with Jonathon Webb lining up seventh-fastest, while team-mate Michael Patrizi was tenth. The pair sandwiched the Brad Jones Racing pair of Fabian Coulthard and Jason Bright.

Today’s 69-lap race gets underway at 3:00pm local time.


2012 V8 Supercars SkyCity Triple Crown Darwin – Race 2 Qualifying Results:

Driver Entry / Team Result
1. Will Davison Ford Trading Post / Ford Performance Racing 1:08.5004
2. Mark Winterbottom Ford Orrcon Steel / Ford Performance Racing + 0.1681
3. David Reynolds Ford The Bottle-O Racing Team / Rod Nash + 0.3450
4. Jamie Whincup Holden Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing + 0.3616
5. Michael Caruso Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 0.4837
6. Craig Lowndes Holden Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing + 0.5269
7. Jonathon Webb Holden Tekno Autosports + 0.5664
8. Fabian Coulthard Holden Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing + 0.5927
9. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing + 0.6239
10. Michael Patrizi Holden Tekno Autosports + 0.6789
11. James Courtney Holden TOLL / Holden Racing Team + 0.6929
12. Alexandre Prémat Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 0.6991
13. Shane van Gisbergen Ford SP Tools / Stone Brothers Racing + 0.7048
14. Steve Owen Ford VIP Petfoods / Dick Johnson Racing + 0.7105
15. Rick Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing + 0.7286
16. Tim Slade Ford Lucky 7 Racing / Stone Brothers Racing + 0.7460
17. Steven Johnson Ford Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 0.7724
18. Tony D’Alberto Ford HIFLEX / Tony D’Alberto Racing + 0.7750
19. Lee Holdsworth Ford Irwin Racing / Stone Brothers Racing + 0.7819
20. Russell Ingall Holden Supercheap Auto / Walkinshaw Racing + 0.8808
21. Garth Tander Holden TOLL / Holden Racing Team + 0.8939
22. Taz Douglas Holden Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport + 0.9098
23. Todd Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing + 0.9189
24. David Wall Holden Wilson Security / Brad Jones Racing + 1.0515
25. James Moffat Ford Team Norton / Dick Johnson Racing + 1.1715
26. Dean Fiore Ford Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 1.2290
27. David Russell Holden Pepsi Max Crew / Kelly Racing + 1.3854
28. Karl Reindler Holden Fair Dinkum Sheds / Kelly Racing + 1.4050

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