Bouncing back from engine problems in practice this morning, Craig Lowndes has scored pole position for Race 16 at the Coates Hire Ispwich 300 with a record breaking lap.

An engine change allowed Lowndes to take his fourth pole of the season after sitting out the final practice.  Whincup was less than two tenths behind his team mate for a TeamVodafone front line and FPR took out the second row; Winterbottom and Davison in third and fourth respectively.  Coulthard, Van Gisbergen, Reynolds, Ingall, Caruso and Holdsworth made up the rest of the top ten. 

David Reynolds had done quite well and sat at the top of the grid until the final green tyre runs, but like IRWIN Ford, weren’t able to hold onto pole position.  Lowndes’s time came in the dying minutes of qualifying, and Winterbottom completed his last lap after the chequered flag.

Villeneuve is giving himself a little bit of a challenge in his bid to do better this race, but he avoided the bottom spot by pipping David Wall by a few thousandths (31 thousandths, to be exact!) of a second.  

Race 16 will take place at Queensland Raceway in a couple of hours time, 16:05 EST. 

Stay tuned for more race reports!

  Driver Entry / Team Result
1. Craig Lowndes Holden Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing 1:09:2218
2. Jamie Whincup Holden Team Vodafone / Triple 8 Racing 1:09:3795
3. Mark Winterbottom Ford Orrcon Steel / Ford Performance Racing 1:09:5060
4. Will Davison Ford Trading Post / Ford Performance Racing 1:09:5676
5. Fabian Coulthard Holden Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing 1:09:6480
6. Shane van Gisbergen Ford SP Tools / Stone Brothers Racing 1:09:6865
7. David Reynolds Ford The Bottle-O Racing Team / Rod Nash 1:09:7106
8. Russell Ingall Holden Supercheap Auto / Walkinshaw Racing 1:09:7174
9. Michael Caruso Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:09:7293
10. Lee Holdsworth Ford Irwin Racing / Stone Brothers Racing 1:09:7338
11. Dean Fiore Ford Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing 1:09:7339
12. Tony D’Alberto Ford HIFLEX / Tony D’Alberto Racing 1:09:7632
13. James Moffat Ford Team Norton / Dick Johnson Racing 1:09:7645
14. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing 1:09:8001
15. Tim Slade Ford Lucky 7 Racing / Stone Brothers Racing 1:09:8280
16. Steven Johnson Ford Jim Beam Racing / Dick Johnson Racing 1:09:8508
17. Rick Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing 1:09:8619
18. Garth Tander Holden TOLL / Holden Racing Team 1:09:8652
19. Alexandre Prémat Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport 1:09:8722
20. Steve Owen Ford VIP Petfoods / Dick Johnson Racing 1:09:8783
21. James Courtney Holden TOLL / Holden Racing Team 1:09:8846
22. Jonathon Webb Holden Tekno Autosports 1:09:8924
23. Michael Patrizi Holden Tekno Autosports 1:09:9696
24. Todd Kelly Holden Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing 1:10:0071
25. Taz Douglas Holden Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport 1:10:0932
26. Karl Reindler Holden Fair Dinkum Sheds / Kelly Racing 1:10:3348
27. Jacques Villeneuve Holden Pepsi Max Crew / Kelly Racing 1:10:7275
28. David Wall Holden Wilson Security / Brad Jones Racing 1:10:7306

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