Winterbottom takes wet pole at Symmons

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Sunday 14th November, 2010 - 11:02am

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Mark Winterbottom

Orrcon Steel FPR's Mark Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom has taken pole for Race 22 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Symmons Plains Raceway.

Held in wet conditions, Winterbottom steered his #5 Orrcon Steel Ford Performance Racing Falcon to the top spot, setting a time of 59.4007s.

While it was joy for Winterbottom, V8’s championship leader would not be feeling the same love. James Courtney will start this afternoon’s race from 21st place, while his closest title rival Jamie Whincup will start 10th.

Alonside Winterbottom on the front-row is Jason Bright in the Trading Post Racing Commodore VE, followed by yesterday’s winner Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone) and Jason Richards (Team BOC).

Russell Ingall (Supercheap Auto Racing) turned in his best qualifying performance of the season for fifth ahead of the Jack Daniel’s Racing pair of Rick Kelly and Todd Kelly.

Toll HRT’s Will Davison improved from a woeful day yesterday to take eighth spot from Jason Bargwanna (Rock Racing) and Whincup.

Michael Caruso (Fujitsu/GRM) failed to set a time when he speared off the track and was bogged. The red flag his caused forced him out of the session.

Race 22 will start at 3.05pm.

1 5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 0:59.4007*
2 14 Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE 0:59.4136
3 888 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE 0:59.6919
4 8 Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 0:59.7404
5 39 Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 0:59.7786
6 15 Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 0:59.7898
7 7 Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 0:59.8859
8 22 Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 0:59.9252
9 11 Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 0:59.9417
10 1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE 0:59.9673
11 55 Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1:00.0165
12 51 Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 1:00.0335
13 2 Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1:00.0362
14 24 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE 1:00.0427
15 19 Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1:00.1253
16 30 Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE 1:00.1443
17 17 Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:00.2128
18 6 Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 1:00.2611
19 9 Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:00.3314
20 33 Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1:00.4578
21 18 James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1:00.4966
22 3 Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1:00.5161
23 10 Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE 1:00.6118
24 4 Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:00.8083
25 47 Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:01.0615
26 12 Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:01.0965
27 21 Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE 1:01.3937
28 16 Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE 1:01.8862
29 34 Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1:04.9095

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