TeamVodafone front-row lock out at Eastern Creek

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Sunday 26th August, 2012 - 12:47pm

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TeamVodafone's Craig Lowndes

TeamVodafone’s Craig Lowndes

Craig Lowndes has trumped team-mate Jamie Whincup to take pole position for Race 19 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The TeamVodafone pair will start at the front of the field for this afternoon’s 220km race, continuing the team’s scintillating form.

Whincup set the benchmark on his final fast lap, only for Lowndes to beat him by 0.13s.

Team BOC’s Jason Bright will start a solid third, ahead of the Ford Performance Racing pair of title leader Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison.

The top five were all under Whincup’s record-breaking pole time from yesterday.

Rounding out the top 10 Fujitsu Racing’s Michael Caruso, Garth Tander, Russell Ingall, David Reynolds and Fabian Coulthard.

Frenchman Alex Premat enjoyed one of his best qualifying performances, securing 15th place.

Jacques Villenueve will start from the tail of the field again, despite improving his qualifying time from yesterday by over 0.5s.

Race 19 of the V8 Supercars Championship will start at 1535 AEST.

Qualifying, Race 19, V8 Supercars

1  TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.2493R +
2  TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.3821r 0:00.1328
3  Team BOC Jason Bright  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.4061r 0:00.1568
4  Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom  Ford Falcon FG 1:29.5834r 0:00.3341
5  Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison  Ford Falcon FG 1:29.6040r 0:00.3547
6  Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.6987 0:00.4494
7  Holden Racing Team Garth Tander  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.7848 0:00.5355
8  Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.7995 0:00.5502
9  The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds  Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8378 0:00.5885
10  Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.8419 0:00.5926
11  SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen  Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8512 0:00.6019
12  Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.9795 0:00.7302
13  Holden Racing Team James Courtney  Holden Commodore VE2 1:29.9820 0:00.7327
14  Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.0252 0:00.7759
15  Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.0326 0:00.7833
16  Team Norton DJR James Moffat  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.1131 0:00.8638
17  Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.1150 0:00.8657
18  Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.1224 0:00.8731
19  Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.1258 0:00.8765
20  Wilson Security Racing David Wall  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.2237 0:00.9744
21  Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.2831 0:01.0338
22  Team Hiflex Tony D’Alberto  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.3336 0:01.0843
23  Team iSelect Taz Douglas  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.4024 0:01.1531
24  Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.5840 0:01.3347
25  Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.5938 0:01.3445
26  VIP Petfoods Steve Owen  Ford Falcon FG 1:30.6440 0:01.3947
27  Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler  Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.7516 0:01.5023
28  Pepsi Max Crew Jaques Villeneuve  Holden Commodore VE2 1:31.6080 0:02.3587

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Sydney Motorsport Park 360 Race Guide.

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