Jamie Whincup has backed up his fantastic last-lap win at yesterday’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide opener to secure pole position in an incident-filled qualifying session for today’s second 78-lap race.
The TeamVodafone Holden driver posted a record-breaking lap-time of 1:20.5353 in the dying seconds of the session to beat Garth Tander (HRT Holden) to top spot by just one-tenth of a second.
No doubt hoping to alleviate the disappointment of losing out on a certain podium finish in yesterday’s race (after being forced to pit on the penultimate lap for a splash-and-dash pit stop), Mark Winterbottom finished the session as the best Ford driver to claim third on the grid, just ahead of Craig Lowndes and Rick Kelly.
Will Davison finished the session sixth-quickest, having briefly held provisional pole at one stage; he will start ahead of Lee Holdsworth, Tim Slade, Shane van Gisbergen and Michael Caruso.
With Race 1’s four retirees having managed to have their wrecked cars rebuilt after their respective Turn 8 smashes, it was a session of mixed fortunes. Jason Bright managed to qualify his Brad Jones Holden on the eighth row, four spots behind David Reynolds. Taz Douglas will line up 24th on the grid, but James Courtney will start from the rear of the grid after he lost drive in his Holden on his out-lap.
Courtney’s mechanical woes triggered the first of two red flags in this morning’s twenty-minute session.
The second was more dramatic, and occurring just as the session had resumed. An unsighted Greg Murphy slammed his Kelly Racing Holden into the back of Jonathon Webb’s Tekno Holden, causing significant damage to both cars. Neither will make the start of this afternoon’s race.
2012 V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 Adelaide – Race 2 Qualifying Results:
|Driver||Entry / Team||Result|
|1.||Jamie Whincup||Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing||1:20.5353|
|2.||Garth Tander||TOLL / Holden Racing Team||1:20.6395|
|3.||Mark Winterbottom||Orrcon Steel / Ford Performance Racing||1:20.6436|
|4.||Craig Lowndes||Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing||1:20.8034|
|5.||Rick Kelly||Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing||1:20.8160|
|6.||Will Davison||Trading Post / Ford Performance Racing||1:20.9112|
|7.||Lee Holdsworth||Irwin Racing / Stone Brothers Racing||1:20.9115|
|8.||Tim Slade||Lucky 7 Racing / Stone Brothers Racing||1:20.9172|
|9.||Shane van Gisbergen||SP Tools / Stone Brothers Racing||1:20.9816|
|10.||Michael Caruso||Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport||1:21.0460|
|11.||David Reynolds||The Bottle-O Racing Team / Rod Nash||1:21.1962|
|12.||Todd Kelly||Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing||1:21.3300|
|13.||Tony D’Alberto||Tony D’Alberto Racing||1:21.3329|
|14.||Fabian Coulthard||Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing||1:21.3336|
|15.||Jason Bright||Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing||1:21.4095|
|16.||Steven Johnson||Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing||1:21.4408|
|17.||Michael Patrizi||Tekno Autosports||1:21.5278|
|18.||Steve Owen||VIP Petfoods / Dick Johnson Racing||1:21.5429|
|19.||Dean Fiore||Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing||1:21.6351|
|20.||James Moffat||Team Norton / Dick Johnson Racing||1:21.6741|
|21.||Russell Ingall||Supercheap Auto / Walkinshaw Racing||1:21.7115|
|22.||Alexandre Prémat||Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport||1:21.8156|
|23.||Jonathon Webb||Tekno Autosports||1:22.0638|
|24.||Taz Douglas||Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport||1:22.0928|
|25.||Karl Reindler||Fair Dinkum Sheds / Kelly Racing||1:22.3120|
|26.||David Wall||Wilson Security / Brad Jones Racing||1:22.4150|
|27.||Greg Murphy||Pepsi Max Crew / Kelly Racing||no time|
|28.||James Courtney||TOLL / Holden Racing Team||no time|
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