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Jamie Whincup has survived a red-flag interrupted qualifying session to claim pole position for today’s 60/60 Supersprint race at Barbagallo Raceway.

The Red Bull Racing Australia driver’s final flying lap – posted in the dying seconds of the twenty-minute session – proved good enough for top spot, edging former Barbagallo racewinner Jason Bright into second place on the starting grid.

It’s another Brad Jones Racing / Triple 8 affair on the second row, with Fabian Coulthard third-quickest ahead of Whincup’s teammate Craig Lowndes.

Ironically, it was the third BRJ entry of David Wall which triggered all of the qualifying chaos. Wall slid into the Turn 7 gravel with just two-and-a-half minutes on the clock, triggering the red flags and a mad scramble for a final flying lap when the session resumed.

Alex Davison had taken his Jeld-wen FPR entry into provisional pole position before the stoppage, only to ultimately be beaten by the four Holdens – despite the disappointment of losing pole, it was the V8 returnee’s best qualifying performance to-date in 2013. He lines up ahead of Alexandre Prémat, Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom, who completed the top-eight.

Undoubtedly the two surprise performers of qualifying were Maro Engel and V8 debutante Chaz Mostert, who both claimed sensational top-ten qualifying results.

The first leg of the 60/60 Supersprint race gets underway at 13:45 local time.


2013 V8 Supercars Chill Perth 360 – Race 1 Qualifying Results:

Driver Entry / Team Result
1. Jamie Whincup Holden Red Bull Racing AU / Triple 8 Engineering 55.3985
2. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing + 0.0819
3. Fabian Coulthard Holden Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing + 0.1130
4. Craig Lowndes Holden Red Bull Racing AU / Triple 8 Engineering + 0.1182
5. Alex Davison Ford Jeld-Wen Racing / Ford Performance Racing + 0.1388
6. Alexandre Prémat Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 0.1432
7. Mark Winterbottom Ford Pepsi Max Crew / Ford Performance Racing + 0.3313
8. Will Davison Ford Pepsi Max Crew / Ford Performance Racing + 0.4059
9. Maro Engel AMG SP Tools Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 0.4587
10. Chaz Mostert Ford Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 0.4788
11. Shane van Gisbergen Holden VIP Petfoods / Tekno Autosports + 0.4975
12. Scott McLaughlin Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 0.5262
13. James Moffat Nissan Norton 360 Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.5268
24. Lee Holdsworth AMG IRWIN Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 0.5302
15. David Reynolds Ford Bottle-O Racing / Ford Performance Racing + 0.5375
16. James Courtney Holden Holden Racing Team / TWR + 0.5386
17. Tony D’Alberto Holden Team HIFLEX / Tony D’Alberto Racing + 0.5865
18. Jonathon Webb Holden Tekno Autosports + 0.5877
19. Garth Tander Holden Holden Racing Team / TWR + 0.6495
20. Tim Slade AMG Heavy Haulage Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 0.7169
21. Dean Fiore Holden Dodo Insurance / Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport + 0.7264
22. Russell Ingall Holden SuperCheap Auto Racing / TWR + 0.7332
23. Scott Pye Holden EKOL Racing / Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport + 0.8135
24. Michael Caruso Nissan Norton 360 Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.8260
25. Tim Blanchard Ford Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 0.8812
26. Rick Kelly Nissan Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.8891
27. Todd Kelly Nissan Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.8946
28. David Wall Holden Wilson Security Racing / Brad Jones Racing + 0.9166

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