Garth Tander has continued his solid run in Hamilton this morning, taking provisional pole for Race 7 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at the ITM Hamilton 400 in New Zealand.
In a red flag interrupted session, Tander took his Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore to the top ahead of Jim Beam Racing’s James Courtney and standout privateer Tony D’Alberto (Centaur Racing).
The session was stopped twice, first due to an incident involving Stratco Racing’s Tony Ricciardello, followed by another stoppage when Will Davison cloated the wall and Andrew Thompson run up an escape road.
TeamVodafone’s Jamie Whincup was fourth from Fujitsu Racing’s Michael Caruso and the best of the local drivers Fabian Coulthard (Bundaberg Red Racing). On the flipside, fellow Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen had a shocker and will start the race from 21st.
Dick Johnson Racing driver Jonathon Webb had his best qualifying performance taking 11th.
The session has determined the starting order for 11th to 29th for Race 7 of the V8 series, with the top 10 shootout to be run at 11.30am NZ time.
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