Team Vodafone’s Jamie Whincup will start from pole position for today’s second and third V8 Supercars races of the Trading Post Perth Challenge at Barbagallo Raceway, after the Team Vodafone driver posted the fastest qualifying time in this morning’s 20- minute session.
A revised qualifying format was introduced for today’s condensed schedule, which sees the fastest lap time posted by each driver determining their starting order for the first race of the day, while their second-fastest lap times will determine the grid order for the second 50-lap race.
With the field switching to the soft-compound Dunlop tyres for today’s two races, Whincup registered a rapid 54.9898-second lap time to take pole position, while his second-fastest time was good enough to give him pole for the second race as well.
Team BOC driver Jason Bright will start alongside him on the front row for both races, while Whincup’s team-mate Craig Lowndes will start from third place for both races.
For Race 2, Lowndes will share the second row of the grid with Alex Davison, while Garth Tander has the honours for Race 3.
The top-ten for Race 2 is completed by Tander, Steven Johnson, Jason Bargwanna, Will Davison, James Courtney and Lee Holdsworth.
The top-ten for Race 3 is completed by Courtney, Johnson, Alex Davison, Mark Winterbottom, Karl Reindler and Rick Kelly.
Today’s first 50-lap race of the Trading Post Perth Challenge starts at 10.35am local time (12.35pm AEST), while the final race starts at 2.05pm local (4.05pm AEST).
V8 Supercars Trading Post Perth Challenge Qualifying Results (Race 2):
|1.||Jamie Whincup||Team Vodafone||0:54.9898|
|2.||Jason Bright||Team BOC||+ 0.1716|
|3.||Craig Lowndes||Team Vodafone||+ 0.3280|
|4.||Alex Davison||Irwin Racing||+ 0.3547|
|5.||Garth Tander||TOLL Holden Racing Team||+ 0.3650|
|6.||Steven Johnson||Jim Beam Racing||+ 0.3733|
|7.||Jason Bargwanna||Jana Living Racing||+ 0.3768|
|8.||Will Davison||Trading Post FPR||+ 0.4152|
|9.||James Courtney||TOLL Holden Racing Team||+ 0.4479|
|10.||Lee Holdsworth||Fujitsu Racing GRM||+ 0.4549|
|11.||Mark Winterbottom||Orrcon Steel FPR||+ 0.4563|
|12.||James Moffat||Jim Beam Racing||+ 0.4706|
|13.||Karl Reindler||Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing||+ 0.5131|
|14.||Rick Kelly||Jack Daniel’s Racing||+ 0.5647|
|15.||Tony D’Alberto||Wilson Security Racing||+ 0.5750|
|16.||Fabian Coulthard||Bundaberg Racing||+ 0.5890|
|17.||Tim Slade||Lucky 7 Racing||+ 0.5932|
|18.||Greg Murphy||Pepsi Max Crew||+ 0.5981|
|19.||Michael Caruso||Fujitsu Racing GRM||+ 0.6221|
|20.||Shane van Gisbergen||SP Tool Racing FPR||+ 0.6341|
|21.||Paul Dumbrell||The Bottle-O Racing Team||+ 0.6758|
|22.||Jonathon Webb||Mother Energy Racing Team||+ 0.7760|
|23.||Dean Fiore||Triple F Racing||+ 0.8315|
|24.||Russell Ingall||Supercheap Auto Racing||+ 0.8917|
|25.||Steve Owen||VIP Petfoods||+ 0.9031|
|26.||David Reynolds||Stratco Racing||+ 0.9097|
|27.||Todd Kelly||Jack Daniel’s Racing||+ 0.9346|
|28.||Warren Luff||Gulf Western Oil Racing||+ 0.9449|
[Images via Team Vodafone]
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