Andrew Thompson takes Fujitsu Series pole

Saturday 20th August, 2011 - 10:06am


Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

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 / 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 comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

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