Jamie Whincup has taken pole position for Race 7 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Barbagallo Raceway.
The TeamVodafone driver edged out Will Davison (Trading Post Racing), who will join the Championship leader on the front-row.
Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone), Steve Johnson (Jim Beam Racing) and Rick Kelly (Jack Daniel’s Racing) round out the top five, while the standout of the 20 minute session was Karl Reindler. The home-town driver Karl Reinder stunned the V8 fraternity by taking sixth place, having held onto second until the dying stages of the session.
Reinder’s best qualifying performance this year was 22nd position in Abu Dhabi, while his previous career-best qualifying was at Homebush last year where he took 19th place.
While it was glory for one West Australian, the other two struggled. Garth Tander (Toll Holden Racing Team) and Dean Fiore (Triple F Racing) will start a lowly 23rd and 24th respectively.
Tander’s Toll team-mate James Courtney and Alex Davison (IRWIN Racing) will line-up seventh and eighth, while another noteworthy performance came from Jim Beam Racing’s James Moffat who took his season-best qualifying performance with ninth.
Team BOC’s Jason Bright rounds out the top 10.
Race 7 of the V8 Supercars Championship will be held at 2.05pm this afternoon.
Race 7 qualifying result
|1||88||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.0734*|
|2||6||Will Davison||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.2865|
|3||888||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.6132|
|4||17||Steven Johnson||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.6990|
|5||15||Rick Kelly||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.7047|
|6||21||Karl Reindler||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.7185|
|7||1||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.7224|
|8||4||Alex Davison||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.7279|
|9||18||James Moffat||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.7406|
|10||8||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.7691|
|11||33||Lee Holdsworth||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.8444|
|12||5||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.8523|
|13||34||Michael Caruso||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.8583|
|14||55||Paul Dumbrell||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.8831|
|15||16||David Reynolds||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.8844|
|16||9||Shane Van Gisbergen||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.9073|
|17||49||Steve Owen||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.9707|
|18||19||Jonathon Webb||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.9774|
|19||47||Tim Slade||Ford Falcon FG||0:56.9848|
|20||39||Russell Ingall||Holden Commodore VE2||0:56.9979|
|21||14||Jason Bargwanna||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.0046|
|22||11||Greg Murphy||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.0363|
|23||2||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.0530|
|24||12||Dean Fiore||Ford Falcon FG||0:57.1402|
|25||7||Todd Kelly||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.1574|
|26||30||Warren Luff||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.1867|
|27||61||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.2114|
|28||3||Tony D’Alberto||Holden Commodore VE2||0:57.5109|