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-Whincup has locked out pole position for Sunday's two races at Barbagallo Raceway 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):

Driver Team Result
1. Jamie Whincup Holden Team Vodafone 0:54.9898
2. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC + 0.1716
3. Craig Lowndes Holden Team Vodafone + 0.3280
4. Alex Davison Ford Irwin Racing + 0.3547
5. Garth Tander Holden TOLL Holden Racing Team + 0.3650
6. Steven Johnson Ford Jim Beam Racing + 0.3733
7. Jason Bargwanna Holden Jana Living Racing + 0.3768
8. Will Davison Ford Trading Post FPR + 0.4152
9. James Courtney Holden TOLL Holden Racing Team + 0.4479
10. Lee Holdsworth Holden Fujitsu Racing GRM + 0.4549
11. Mark Winterbottom Ford Orrcon Steel FPR + 0.4563
12. James Moffat Ford Jim Beam Racing + 0.4706
13. Karl Reindler Holden Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing + 0.5131
14. Rick Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s Racing + 0.5647
15. Tony D’Alberto Ford Wilson Security Racing + 0.5750
16. Fabian Coulthard Holden Bundaberg Racing + 0.5890
17. Tim Slade Ford Lucky 7 Racing + 0.5932
18. Greg Murphy Holden Pepsi Max Crew + 0.5981
19. Michael Caruso Holden Fujitsu Racing GRM + 0.6221
20. Shane van Gisbergen Ford SP Tool Racing FPR + 0.6341
21. Paul Dumbrell Ford The Bottle-O Racing Team + 0.6758
22. Jonathon Webb Ford Mother Energy Racing Team + 0.7760
23. Dean Fiore Ford Triple F Racing + 0.8315
24. Russell Ingall Holden Supercheap Auto Racing + 0.8917
25. Steve Owen Holden VIP Petfoods + 0.9031
26. David Reynolds Holden Stratco Racing + 0.9097
27. Todd Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s Racing + 0.9346
28. Warren Luff Holden Gulf Western Oil Racing + 0.9449

[Images via Team Vodafone]

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