Fabian Coulthard is on pole in front of his home fans

The resurgent Fabian Coulthard has delighted his hometown fans by winning pole position for today’s second V8 Supercars Championship race at Pukekohe Raceway.

The Brad Jones Racing driver hustled his Holden Commodore around the high-speed circuit to clock the session’s fastest time of 1:02.6310 to edge out Craig Lowndes by just four-hundredths of a second.

Increasingly cloudy conditions made track conditions perfect for a closely-fought qualifying session, with the fastest eight drivers all managing to post times under the 1m03s barrier.

Reigning champion Jamie Whincup was third-fastest ahead of the FPR Fords of Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom. Garth Tander, David Reynolds, Jason Bright, Scott McLaughlin and James Courtney rounded out the top-ten.

Rick Kelly finished up an impressive twelfth-fastest and the quickest of the Nissan Altima, one spot ahead of Lee Holdsworth, who was quickest of the Erebus Motorsport AMG entries.


2013 V8 Supercars ITM400 Auckland – Race 2 Qualifying Results:

Driver Entry / Team Result
1. Fabian Coulthard Holden Lockwood Racing / Brad Jones Racing 1:02.6310
2. Craig Lowndes Holden Red Bull Racing AU / Triple 8 Engineering + 0.0464
3. Jamie Whincup Holden Red Bull Racing AU / Triple 8 Engineering + 0.0907
4. Will Davison Ford Pepsi Max Crew / Ford Performance Racing + 0.2000
5. Mark Winterbottom Ford Pepsi Max Crew / Ford Performance Racing + 0.3164
6. Garth Tander Holden Holden Racing Team / TWR + 0.3380
7. David Reynolds Ford Bottle-O Racing / Ford Performance Racing + 0.3628
8. Jason Bright Holden Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing + 0.4041
9. Scott McLaughlin Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 0.4704
10. James Courtney Holden Holden Racing Team / TWR + 0.5188
11. Shane van Gisbergen Holden VIP Petfoods / Tekno Autosports + 0.5585
12. Rick Kelly Nissan Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.5752
13. Lee Holdsworth AMG IRWIN Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 0.5777
14. Alexandre Prémat Holden Fujitsu Racing / Garry Rogers Motorsport + 0.6048
15. David Wall Holden Wilson Security Racing / Brad Jones Racing + 0.6595
16. Michael Caruso Nissan Norton 360 Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.6652
17. James Moffat Nissan Norton 360 Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 0.7173
18. Jonathon Webb Holden Tekno Autosports + 0.7582
19. Alex Davison Ford Jeld-Wen Racing / Ford Performance Racing + 0.8105
20. Russell Ingall Holden SuperCheap Auto Racing / TWR + 0.8105
21. Dean Fiore Holden Dodo Insurance / Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport + 0.8492
22. Tim Blanchard Ford Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 1.0734
23. Maro Engel AMG SP Tools Racing / Erebus Motorsport + 1.1884
24. Tony D’Alberto Holden Team HIFLEX / Tony D’Alberto Racing + 1.2185
25. Todd Kelly Nissan Jack Daniel’s Racing / Nissan Motorsport + 1.3278
26. Jonny Reid Ford Wilson Security Racing / Dick Johnson Racing + 1.4473
27. Tim Slade AMG Heavy Haulage Racing / Erebus Motorsport no time

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