Whincup claims pole for Clipsal opener

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Saturday 13th March, 2010 - 12:13pm

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Jamie Whincup takes the $2500 prize for pole from Armor All

Jamie Whincup takes the $2500 prize for pole from Armor All

Jamie Whincup has maintained his supreme form around the streets of Adelaide, claiming pole for today’s Race 5 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series.

The TeamVodafone star improved from provisional third to take pole ahead of Toll Holden Racing Team’s Garth Tander and Orrcon Steel FPR driver Mark Winterbottom.

Tander was provisionally the fastest driver, but could not beat Whincup’s time.

Lining up alongside Winterbottom will be his FPR stable-mate and stand-out Clipsal man Paul Dumbrell in The Bottle-O Racing Falcon.

Team BOC’s Jason Richards maintained his provisional spot to be in fifth from Fabian Coulthard (Bundaberg Red Racing), Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone), Lee Holdsworth (Fujitsu), Shane van Gisbergen (SP Tools) and Tony D’Alberto (Centaur).

D’Alberto’s place in the top 10 was the first time he has achieved that position.

Bundaberg Red’s Racing Andrew Thompson collected the wall hard at turn eight and has been ruled out of this afternoon’s race due to the damage.

More qualifying news to follow soon.

Provisional qualifying results, Race 5, Clipsal 500

1 2 Garth Tander 1:21.3155*
2 55 Paul Dumbrell 1:21.5772
3 1 Jamie Whincup 1:21.6141
4 9 Shane Van Gisbergen 1:21.6590
5 8 Jason Richards 1:21.6925
6 5 Mark Winterbottom 1:21.7426
7 33 Lee Holdsworth 1:21.8226
8 888 Craig Lowndes 1:21.8232
9 24 Fabian Coulthard 1:21.8328
10 3 Tony D’Alberto 1:21.8359
11 7 Todd Kelly 1:21.9080
12 51 Greg Murphy 1:21.9708
13 17 Steven Johnson 1:22.0534
14 14 Jason Bright 1:22.0572
15 15 Rick Kelly 1:22.0968
16 18 James Courtney 1:22.1912
17 34 Michael Caruso 1:22.1924
18 6 Steven Richards 1:22.2065
19 22 Will Davison 1:22.3856
20 39 Russell Ingall 1:22.3905
21 47 Tim Slade 1:22.4129
22 11 Jason Bargwanna 1:22.7128
23 4 Alex Davison 1:22.7238
24 12 Dean Fiore 1:22.7405
25 19 Jonathon Webb 1:22.7853
26 21 Karl Reindler 1:22.8215
27 16 Tony Ricciardello 1:23.2665
28 30 Daniel Gaunt 1:23.3133
29 10 Andrew Thompson 1:27.5393

Top 10 shootout result

1 1 Jamie Whincup 1:21.5887*
2 2 Garth Tander 1:21.7839
3 5 Mark Winterbottom 1:21.8360
4 55 Paul Dumbrell 1:22.1511
5 8 Jason Richards 1:22.1685
6 24 Fabian Coulthard 1:22.1874
7 888 Craig Lowndes 1:22.2350
8 33 Lee Holdsworth 1:22.3484
9 9 Shane Van Gisbergen 1:22.3925
10 3 Tony D’Alberto 1:22.6322

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