Bright, Courtney share Sunday poles

Sunday 25th August, 2013 - 12:14pm

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James Courtney

James Courtney

Jason Bright and James Courtney will start from pole position in Races 26 and 27 respectively after topping the back-to-back Sunday qualifying sessions at Winton.

The first of the two 15 minute encounters had seen Tony D’Alberto move to the top of the order with just 90 seconds remaining, before he was quickly eclipsed by the Team BOC Holden.

Mark Winterbottom and James Courtney will share the second row for Race 26, with David Reynolds and Shane van Gisbergen completing the top six.

Courtney had been fastest ahead of the final green tyre runs, but improving his time on his penultimate lap could not prevent slipping to fourth.

The Holden Racing Team driver had no such problems in the second session, however, where he set the fastest two times on his final two laps.

Bright continued his strong form with second for Race 27 ahead of Chaz Mostert and Scott McLaughlin, who had both struggled on Saturday.

The Norton Nissans of James Moffat and Michael Caruso, which took a one-two finish on Saturday, struggled, with Moffat just 25th for Race 26.

The two Nissans are running on the regular E85 blend fuel today following the controversial trial of the E70 on Saturday.

Jamie Whincup, who scored pole for Race 25, will start the respective Sunday races just 18th and 17th after reportedly suffering from a tailshaft vibration during the sessions.

Team-mate Craig Lowndes fared little better and will start 17th and 13th for the two races

It was another difficult morning for Erebus Motorsport, with a 24th for Tim Slade the best result across the two sessions.

See below for the full Race 26 grid

1 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 01:22.09
2 Team HIFLEX Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VF 01:22.19 00:00.10
3 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 01:22.22 00:00.12
4 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 01:22.25 00:00.15
5 The Bottle-O FPR Ford David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 01:22.35 00:00.26
6 TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 01:22.36 00:00.27
7 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 01:22.37 00:00.28
8 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 01:22.38 00:00.29
9 Wilson Security Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 01:22.39 00:00.30
10 Fujitsu Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Holden Commodore VF 01:22.43 00:00.34
11 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VF 01:22.46 00:00.37
12 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VF 01:22.47 00:00.38
13 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 01:22.48 00:00.38
14 Norton 360 Racing Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 01:22.53 00:00.43
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 01:22.53 00:00.44
16 Jeld-wen FPR Ford Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 01:22.57 00:00.48
17 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 01:22.58 00:00.48
18 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 01:22.64 00:00.54
19 ekol Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 01:22.67 00:00.58
20 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 01:22.79 00:00.70
21 Wilson Security Racing Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 01:22.81 00:00.71
22 Dodo Insurance Racing Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VF 01:22.85 00:00.76
23 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 01:22.87 00:00.77
24 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VF 01:22.88 00:00.79
25 Norton 360 Racing James Moffat Nissan Altima 01:22.91 00:00.82
26 SP Tools Racing Maro Engel Mercedes E63 AMG 01:23.02 00:00.92
27 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Tim Slade Mercedes E63 AMG 01:23.06 00:00.97
28 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 01:23.19 00:01.10

 See below for the full Race 27 grid

1 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 01:22.13 00:00.09
2 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 01:22.23 00:00.11
3 Wilson Security Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 01:22.25 00:00.12
4 Fujitsu Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Holden Commodore VF 01:22.25 00:00.12
5 Team HIFLEX Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VF 01:22.25 00:00.14
6 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 01:22.27 00:00.16
7 The Bottle-O FPR Ford David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 01:22.29 00:00.19
8 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 01:22.32 00:00.24
9 Norton 360 Racing James Moffat Nissan Altima 01:22.37 00:00.34
10 TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 01:22.47 00:00.37
11 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 01:22.50 00:00.38
12 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 01:22.51 00:00.39
13 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 01:22.52 00:00.40
14 Wilson Security Racing Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 01:22.53 00:00.42
15 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VF 01:22.55 00:00.45
16 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VF 01:22.59 00:00.49
17 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 01:22.62 00:00.49
18 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 01:22.63 00:00.52
19 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 01:22.66 00:00.53
20 Dodo Insurance Racing Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VF 01:22.66 00:00.54
21 Norton 360 Racing Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 01:22.68 00:00.56
22 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 01:22.69 00:00.57
23 ekol Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 01:22.70 00:00.63
24 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Tim Slade Mercedes E63 AMG 01:22.76 00:00.75
25 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VF 01:22.89 00:00.78
26 SP Tools Racing Maro Engel Mercedes E63 AMG 01:22.92 00:00.79
27 Jeld-wen FPR Ford Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 01:22.92 00:00.86
28 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 01:23.00

 

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