Tander continues great Clipsal run with pole

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Sunday 14th March, 2010 - 11:30am

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Garth Tander leaps over the turn one kerb on his way to pole position today

Garth Tander leaps over the turn one kerb on his way to pole position today

Garth Tander has taken pole for Race 6 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the Clipsal 500 this morning.

After winning yesterday’s race, the Toll Holden Racing Team driver set a time of 1:20.9569s to continue his great weekend run around the Adelaide street circuit.

Jamie Whincup (TeamVodafone) will line-up in second ahead of Mark Winterbottom (Orrcon Steel FPR). Winterbottom had his fastest time taken away from him due to a kerb hopping infringement at turn two.

Jim Beam Racing’s Steve Johnson took his best qualifying position for the season with fourth after his team-mate James Courtney had his best time taken away due to kerb hopping. Instead of starting fourth, Courtney’s second fastest time was good enough for ninth.

Also pinged for kerb hopping at turn two was Todd Kelly (Jack Daniel’s Racing), Russell Ingall (Supercheap Auto Racing) and Alex Davison (Irwin Tools).

Fujitsu Racing’s Michael Caruso produced a great lap, taking fifth place ahead of Rick Kelly (Jack Daniel’s Racing), Will Davison (Toll HRT) and Shane van Gisbergen (SP Tools Racing).

Rounding out the top 10 is Tony D’Alberto who continued his impressive run during this weekend. A broken sway bar in yesterday’s race cost him some time and he eventually finished 14th.

Qualifying, Race 6, V8 Supercars Championship Series, Clipsal 500

1 2 Garth Tander 1:20.9560R
2 1 Jamie Whincup 1:21.0513r
3 5 Mark Winterbottom 1:21.1788r
4 17 Steven Johnson 1:21.2616r
5 34 Michael Caruso 1:21.4465
6 15 Rick Kelly 1:21.4698
7 22 Will Davison 1:21.4946
8 9 Shane van Gisbergen 1:21.5496
9 18 James Courtney 1:21.5701
10 3 Tony D’Alberto 1:21.5992
11 8 Jason Richards 1:21.6145
12 51 Greg Murphy 1:21.7072
13 6 Steven Richards 1:21.7172
14 888 Craig Lowndes 1:21.7422
15 33 Lee Holdsworth 1:21.7579
16 14 Jason Bright 1:21.8514
17 24 Fabian Coulthard 1:21.9002
18 55 Paul Dumbrell 1:21.9301
19 39 Russell Ingall 1:21.9745
20 4 Alex Davison 1:22.0832
21 19 Jonathon Webb 1:22.1623
22 7 Todd Kelly 1:22.2307
23 47 Tim Slade 1:22.3026
24 21 Karl Reindler 1:22.4228
25 11 Jason Bargwanna 1:22.6178
26 12 Dean Fiore 1:22.6279
27 30 Daniel Gaunt 1:22.8259
28 16 Tony Ricciardello 1:23.3578

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