McLaughlin edges Whincup to Race 32 pole

Sunday 26th October, 2014 - 1:00pm

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McLaughlin and co-driver Alex Premat celebrate pole

McLaughlin and co-driver Alex Premat celebrate pole

Scott McLaughlin out-gunned Red Bull duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes to take his eighth pole position of the season at the Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600.

The Volvo driver set his 1:11.03s best with the chequered flag flying, leaping ahead of the two Holdens.

Neither Whincup nor Lowndes improved on their final set of tyres, but had done enough to remain second and third respectively.

Saturday winner Shane van Gisbergen recovered from a slow start to the session to secure fourth ahead of an impressive Will Davison.

David Reynolds rewarded his Bottle-O Racing crew, who worked long into the night on repairs following Race 31, with sixth.

Chaz Mostert was the second of the Fords in ninth despite being forced to park his car on the circuit in the closing stages due to cosmetic damage.

Team-mate Mark Winterbottom was just 13th after triggering the Turn 2 chicane sensor on four occasions.

The Holden Racing Team’s James Courtney also had four laps removed due to the kerbs and will start 10th, one place ahead of his team-mate Garth Tander.

Greg Riter was again given the task of qualifying the second Volvo and, in a repeat of his Saturday performance, managed 18th.

Race 32 of the V8 Supercars Championship will get underway at 1355 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Qualifying, Gold Coast

1
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:11.03
2
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.15
00:00.13
3
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.27
00:00.24
4
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.30
00:00.27
5
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:11.42
00:00.39
6
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.47
00:00.44
7
Norton Hornets
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:11.52
00:00.50
8
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.53
00:00.50
9
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.56
00:00.53
10
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.59
00:00.56
11
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.60
00:00.57
12
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:11.61
00:00.59
13
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.63
00:00.60
14
Jack Daniel's Racing
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:11.69
00:00.67
15
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:11.77
00:00.75
16
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.78
00:00.75
17
Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.84
00:00.81
18
Valvoline Racing GRM
Greg Ritter
Volvo S60
01:11.92
00:00.89
19
Team JELD-WEN
Jack Perkins
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.93
00:00.91
20
Jack Daniel's Racing
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:11.95
00:00.93
21
Wilson Security Racing
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG
01:12.00
00:00.97
22
Wilson Security Racing
David Wall
Ford Falcon FG
01:12.09
00:01.07
23
Repair Management Aust Racing
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.16
00:01.13
24
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.28
00:01.25
25
Team Advam/GB
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.54
00:01.51