Jamie Whincup takes pole as carnage continues

Jamie Whincup will start Race 2 from pole

Jamie Whincup will start Race 2 from pole

Jamie Whincup will start today’s second race of the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship in Adelaide from pole position.

Whincup knocked Garth Tander from the top spot with just seconds of the session remaining, with the TeamVodafone driver’s 1:20.54s effort the fastest lap of the weekend so far.

Mark Winterbottom ended the 20 minutes in third place, ahead of Craig Lowndes, Rick Kelly, Will Davison, Lee Holdsworth, Tim Slade, Shane van Gisbergen and Michael Caruso.

The red flags were required twice during the session, with James Courtney’s repaired Holden Racing Team Commodore stopping due to a broken driveshaft just five minutes in.

Greg Murphy then made heavy nose-to-tail contact with the Tekno Autosports Commodore of Jonathon Webb after the session recommenced.

Webb had been almost stationary heading into the final corner while trying to create a gap for a hot lap when Murphy rounded Turn 14 at full speed.

While both drivers emerged unscathed from the impact, their entries have been withdrawn.

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See below for the full qualifying result

1 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:20.5353
2 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:20.6395 0:00.1042
3 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:20.6436 0:00.1083
4 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:20.8034 0:00.2681
5 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:20.8160 0:00.2807
6 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:20.9112 0:00.3759
7 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 1:20.9115 0:00.3762
8 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:20.9172 0:00.3819
9 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:20.9816 0:00.4463
10 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.0460 0:00.5107
11 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:21.1962 0:00.6609
12 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.3300 0:00.7947
13 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:21.3329 0:00.7976
14 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.3336 0:00.7983
15 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.4095 0:00.8742
16 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:21.4408 0:00.9055
17 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.5278 0:00.9925
18 V.I.P. Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:21.5429 0:01.0076
19 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:21.6351 0:01.0998
20 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:21.6741 0:01.1388
21 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.7115 0:01.1762
22 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.8156 0:01.2803
23 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.0638 0:01.5285
24 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.0928 0:01.5575
25 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.3120 0:01.7767
26 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.4150 0:01.8797
27 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 6:38.1826 5:17.6473
28 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide Race Guide

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