Highlights from the Yas 400 Race 2 Qualifying

Team Vodafone has once again continued its hot streak at Abu Dhabi for the season-opening round of the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship season, with Race 1 winner Jamie Whincup claiming pole position to the event’s second race, sharing the front row with team-mate Craig Lowndes.

The result puts Whincup in the perfect poswition to continue his utter domination at the Yas Marina circuit, were he remains the sole V8 driver to win at the series’ overseas events for the last 18 months.

The second row of the grid is an all-Ford affair, with Mark Winterbottom starting from third and Steven Johnson lining up fourth, in a very strong qualifying performance from the latter.

Defending champion James Courtney enjoyed a much more productive qualifying session in his first outing for the TOLL Holden Team, and he will start from fifth on the grid, no doubt eager to recover the points he was stripped of following his contretemps with Jason Bargwanna in the opening race.

Lee Holdsworth, Jason Bright, Alex Davison, Michael Caruso and Tim Slade complete the top-ten for the second 43-lap race of the weekend.

 

V8 Supercars Yas 400 Qualifying Results (Race 2):

  Driver   Team Time Laps
1. Jamie Whincup Holden Team Vodafone 1:56.429 7
2. Craig Lowndes Holden Team Vodafone + 0.289 7
3. Mark Winterbottom Ford Orrcon Steel FPR + 0.342 7
4. Steven Johnson Ford Dick Johnson Racing + 0.537 8
5. James Courtney Holden TOLL Holden Racing Team + 0.559 7
6. Lee Holdsworth Holden Fujitsu Racing GRM + 0.620 8
7. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC + 0.621 6
8. Alex Davison Ford Irwin Racing + 0.641 8
9. Michael Caruso Holden Fujitsu Racing GRM + 0.667 7
10. Tim Slade Ford Lucky 7 Racing + 0.687 6
11. Paul Dumbrell Ford The Bottle-O Racing Team + 0.974 7
12. Todd Kelly Holden Kelly Racing + 0.977 7
13. Will Davison Ford Trading Post FPR + 0.990 7
14. Garth Tander Holden TOLL Holden Racing Team + 1.014 7
15. Russell Ingall Holden Supercheap Auto Racing + 1.103 8
16. Tony D’Alberto Holden Wilson Security Racing + 1.121 7
17. Jonathon Webb Ford Mother Energy Racing Team + 1.142 6
18. Shane van Gisbergen Ford SP Tool Racing FPR + 1.199 7
19. Fabian Coulthard Holden Huzzah Racing + 1.244 7
20. Steve Owen Holden VIP Petfoods + 1.313 6
21. David Reynolds Holden Stratco Racing + 1.341 7
22. James Moffatt Ford Dick Johnson Racing + 1.440 7
23. Dean Fiore Ford Triple F Racing + 1.736 7
24. Greg Murphy Holden Pepsi Max Crew + 1.746 7
25. Jason Bargwanna Holden Team BOC + 1.746 7
26. Warren Luff Holden Gulf Western Oil Racing + 1.777 7
27. Rick Kelly Holden Kelly Racing + 1.962 7
28. Karl Reindler Holden Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing + 2.222 7

[Original video via V8 Supercars Australia]

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