Mark Winterbottom scores pole for Race 11

Mark Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom has recovered from a difficult Saturday to take pole for Race 11 of the V8 Supercars Championship at Winton Motor Raceway.

The Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon jumped to the top of the order with just 60s remaining – knocking off yesterday’s winner Jamie Whincup (TeamVodafone) by 0.1s.

Steven Johnson (Jim Beam Racing) repeated his finishing position from yesterday in third, ahead of Garth Tander (Toll Holden Racing Team) and Michael Caruso (Fujitsu Racing).

Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone) could not improve from sixth fastest – enduring a high-speed off at the Turn 5 sweeper on his final run.

David Reynolds (Stratco Racing), Jason Bright (Team BOC), Shane van Gisbergen (SP Tools Racing) and Tim Slade (Lucky 7 Racing) round out the top 10.

Greg Murphy was excluded from the results after running non-control wheel rims during the session.

See below for the full qualifying result

1 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:22.5338
2 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.6266 0:00.0928
3 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:22.6525 0:00.1187
4 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.6671 0:00.1333
5 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.7348 0:00.2010
6 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.7523 0:00.2185
7 Stratco Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8144 0:00.2806
8 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8474 0:00.3136
9 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:22.8646 0:00.3308
10 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:22.8691 0:00.3353
11 Fujitsu Racing GRM Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8893 0:00.3555
12 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8955 0:00.3617
13 Irwin Racing Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:22.9857 0:00.4519
14 Bundaberg Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.0255 0:00.4917
15 Trading Post FPR Falcon Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:23.0984 0:00.5646
16 Wilson Security Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:23.1301 0:00.5963
17 Jim Beam Racing James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:23.2097 0:00.6759
18 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.2166 0:00.6828
19 The Bottle-O Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1:23.2428 0:00.7090
20 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.3796 0:00.8458
21 Mother Energy Racing Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1:23.3810 0:00.8472
22 Jana Living Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.4150 0:00.8812
23 Triple F Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:23.5167 0:00.9829
24 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.6077 0:01.0739
25 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.7783 0:01.2445
26 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.9075 0:01.3737
27 Gulf Western Oil Racing Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.5502 0:02.0164
EXC Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.5338

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Mark Winterbottom – Pole Winton Sunday 2011 by speedcafe

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