TeamVodafone locks out front-row

Jamie Whincup's #1 TeamVodafone Commodore VE will start from pole

Jamie Whincup's #1 TeamVodafone Commodore VE will start from pole

Jamie Whincup has taken his second pole position of the weekend, taking the top spot in Race 16 at the Sucrogen Townsville 400.

After winning yesterday’s first 200km race, the TeamVodafone driver blitzed the field in the 20 minute all-in session, leading home his team-mate Craig Lowndes by a comfortable 0.28s.

“I’m really happy,” he said

“We’re in good shape for today, we’re confident. I thought we had a great car yesterday, but it is even better today.

“And we’ll have a TeamVodafone drag race to the first corner – I hope I don’t blow the start like I did yesterday!”

While Whincup seemed to do it easy, the times between the following drivers were close. Lowndes edged out Garth Tander (Toll Holden Racing Team), James Courtney (Jim Beam Racing) and Jason Bright (Trading Post Racing), all separated by less than 0.3s.

Rounding out the top 10 is Mark Winterbottom (Orrcon Steel FPR), Will Davison (Toll HRT), Jason Richards (Team BOC), Steve Johnson (Jim Beam Racing) and Steve Richards (Dunlop Super Dealers FPR), who celebrates his 38th birthday today.

Lee Holdsworth (Fujitsu Racing) will start in 11th, followed by an impressive Jonathon Webb (Mother Energy Drinks) in 12th.

Today’s V8 Supercars race at 1.35pm

Race 16 qualifying

1 1 Jamie Whincup 1:12.7275*
2 888 Craig Lowndes 1:13.0095
3 2 Garth Tander 1:13.1002
4 18 James Courtney 1:13.1261
5 14 Jason Bright 1:13.1607
6 5 Mark Winterbottom 1:13.2774
7 22 Will Davison 1:13.2878
8 8 Jason Richards 1:13.3214
9 17 Steven Johnson 1:13.3435
10 6 Steven Richards 1:13.3440
11 33 Lee Holdsworth 1:13.3552
12 19 Jonathon Webb 1:13.3620
13 51 Greg Murphy 1:13.3844
14 55 Paul Dumbrell 1:13.3851
15 15 Rick Kelly 1:13.4166
16 3 Tony D’Alberto 1:13.4546
17 9 Shane Van Gisbergen 1:13.4768
18 39 Russell Ingall 1:13.4798
19 24 Fabian Coulthard 1:13.5787
20 11 Jason Bargwanna 1:13.5812
21 34 Michael Caruso 1:13.5956
22 10 Andrew Thompson 1:13.6622
23 21 Karl Reindler 1:13.6925
24 4 Alex Davison 1:13.7422
25 47 Tim Slade 1:13.8073
26 30 Cameron McConville 1:13.8208
27 12 Dean Fiore 1:13.8239
28 7 Todd Kelly 1:13.8531
29 16 Tony Ricciardello 1:15.1429

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