Andrew Thompson has continued his domination of the 2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series, taking pole position for Round 4 at Queensland Raceway.
The Monster Energy backed driver went immediately to the top of the time sheets in the 30 minute session, setting a 1:10.71s lap on his first run.
Thompson then returned to the track at the session’s midway point, only for the red flags to appear thanks to an off from Aaron McGill at Turn 2.
Just two more flying laps were enough to seal the top spot for Thompson, with the Triple Eight Commodore clocking 1:10.53s and 1:10.38s times on consecutive laps before spending the final minutes in the garage.
Scott McLaughlin and Nick Percat will line-up second and third after both besting Paul Morris’s best effort on their final runs.
McLaughlin ended the session 0.52s down on Thompson, spinning in pursuit of the points leader on his last lap.
Cameron McConville was fifth fastest, ahead of Jack Perkins, Daniel Jilesen, David Russell, Geoff Emery, and Ashley Walsh.
Andrew Jones will start 11th after aborting his final run due to traffic, while television personality Grant Denyer struggled to 23rd on his return to the series with Kelly Racing.
See below for the full session result
|1||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Andrew Thompson||Holden Commodore VE||1:10.3755|
|2||Fujitsu||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon BF||1:10.8951||0:00.5196|
|3||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.0184||0:00.6429|
|4||Sargent Security Racing||Paul Morris||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.0706||0:00.6951|
|5||Eggleston Motorsport||Cameron McConville||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.1649||0:00.7894|
|6||Bob Jane T Marts/Supercheap||Jack Perkins||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.1837||0:00.8082|
|7||R&J Batteries/EarthEx/KingGee||Daniel Jilesen||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.3733||0:00.9978|
|8||Team Jayco||David Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.4026||0:01.0271|
|9||AC Delco/Simworx/NDD||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.4425||0:01.0670|
|10||Simpro Software/Master Elect.||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.4826||0:01.1071|
|11||Team BOC||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.5003||0:01.1248|
|12||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||1:11.5288||0:01.1533|
|13||Wilson Security Racing||David Wall||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.5467||0:01.1712|
|14||Fastaz Motorsport||Taz Douglas||Holden Commodore VZ||1:11.5529||0:01.1774|
|15||Midway Concrete&Garden Supply||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.5629||0:01.1874|
|16||Team Jayco||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.5699||0:01.1944|
|17||Mad Croc Energy||Robert Cregan||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.6600||0:01.2845|
|18||Simpro Software/Master Elect.||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.6735||0:01.2980|
|19||Sportsalive.com / AFS||Tony Bates||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.7681||0:01.3926|
|20||Flexi Staff||Todd Fiore||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.8638||0:01.4883|
|21||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.8916||0:01.5161|
|22||Team Tom Supporters Club||Tom Tweedie||Ford Falcon BF||1:11.9858||0:01.6103|
|23||CrimSafe Racing||Grant Denyer||Holden Commodore VE||1:11.9979||0:01.6224|
|24||EarthEx/Drill pro Srvs||James Brock||Holden Commodore VE||1:12.2089||0:01.8334|
|25||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:12.3177||0:01.9422|
|26||Warrin Mining||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||1:12.9695||0:02.5940|
|27||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||1:13.4058||0:03.0303|
|28||NCSS||Aaron McGill||Ford Falcon BF||1:13.6940||0:03.3185|