Tander on provisional pole in Hamilton

Garth Tander is on provisional pole for the first Hamilton V8 race. Top 10 shootout will run at 11.30am NZ time

Garth Tander is on provisional pole for the first Hamilton V8 race. Top 10 shootout will run at 11.30am NZ time

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.

Pos # Driver Time
1 2 Garth Tander 1:23.0653R
2 18 James Courtney 1:23.2135
3 3 Tony D’Alberto 1:23.3940
4 1 Jamie Whincup 1:23.3946
5 34 Michael Caruso 1:23.4214
6 24 Fabian Coulthard 1:23.4416
7 5 Mark Winterbottom 1:23.4899
8 15 Rick Kelly 1:23.5070
9 17 Steven Johnson 1:23.5259
10 888 Craig Lowndes 1:23.5443
11 19 Jonathon Webb 1:23.6329
12 55 Paul Dumbrell 1:23.6862
13 51 Greg Murphy 1:23.7699
14 33 Lee Holdsworth 1:23.8011
15 8 Jason Richards 1:23.8467
16 6 Steven Richards 1:23.9119
17 10 Andrew Thompson 1:23.9538
18 14 Jason Bright 1:23.9739
19 7 Todd Kelly 1:24.0221
20 39 Russell Ingall 1:24.0288
21 9 Shane Van Gisbergen 1:24.0839
22 11 Jason Bargwanna 1:24.0892
23 12 Dean Fiore 1:24.1773
24 22 Will Davison 1:24.1897
25 47 Tim Slade 1:24.2932
26 4 Alex Davison 1:24.3191
27 30 Daniel Gaunt 1:24.9678
28 21 Karl Reindler 1:25.1224
29 16 Tony Ricciardello 1:25.8922

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