Will Davison fastest in Race 5 qualifying

Will Davison celebrates pole with engineer Grant McPherson

Will Davison celebrates pole with engineer Grant McPherson

Will Davison has continued Ford Performance Racing’s strong Hamilton form by topping Race 5 qualifying this morning.

The Trading Post Falcon lapped the 3.4km circuit in a best time of 1:21.81s before spending the final minutes of the session in pitlane.

Craig Lowndes came closest to eclipsing the benchmark, with the TeamVodafone Commodore driver falling just 0.03s short during his final run.

Garth Tander, Mark Winterbottom, Jamie Whincup, David Reynolds, Shane van Gisbergen, Steven Johnson, James Moffat and Steve Owen complete the Top 10 Shootout field.

Winterbottom had looked set to jump to the top of the order inside the final five minutes. The Orrcon Steel backed driver had gone 0.14s quicker than his team-mate to the end of the second sector, before aborting the lap after a mistake on the final corner.

Shane van Gisbergen also had an exciting moment late in the session. The local hero locked his rear brakes and ran down the escape road at Turn 1, where he joined team-mate Lee Holdsworth, who had made a similar mistake immediately after setting his best time.

Qualifying took place in cool but sunny conditions, with Davison’s lap proving just 0.02s slower than his best time from yesterday.

The Top 10 Shootout will commence at 1220 local time.

Listen below to what Will Davison had to say after the session

See below for the full session result

1 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:21.8149
2 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.8439 0:00.0290
3 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:21.9151 0:00.1002
4 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:22.0255 0:00.2106
5 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.1327 0:00.3178
6 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:22.1446 0:00.3297
7 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:22.1813 0:00.3664
8 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:22.2711 0:00.4562
9 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:22.3333 0:00.5184
10 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:22.3658 0:00.5509
11 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 1:22.3812 0:00.5663
12 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:22.4124 0:00.5975
13 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.4323 0:00.6174
14 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.5330 0:00.7181
15 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.6396 0:00.8247
16 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.6574 0:00.8425
17 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8369 0:01.0220
18 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8786 0:01.0637
19 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.9056 0:01.0907
20 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:22.9210 0:01.1061
21 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.9507 0:01.1358
22 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.0538 0:01.2389
23 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.0662 0:01.2513
24 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:23.1030 0:01.2881
25 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.2122 0:01.3973
26 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.2146 0:01.3997
27 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.2378 0:01.4229
28 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.9033 0:02.0884


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