Craig Lowndes takes pole for Phillip Island Race 11

TeamVodafone's Craig Lowndes accepts the Armor All pole award

TeamVodafone's Craig Lowndes accepts the Armor All pole award

Craig Lowndes has taken his third pole position of the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship ahead of Race 11 at Phillip Island this afternoon.

The TeamVodafone driver’s final flyer of 1:32.32s proved 0.19s quicker than the similarly late effort of David Reynolds.

Will Davison set the third fastest time in his repaired Tradingpost Falcon, and will share the second row with team-mate and title rival Mark Winterbottom.

Jason Bright, Jamie Whincup, Michael Patrizi, Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard and Jonathon Webb round out the top 10.

The 20 minute session was run under sunny skies following a gloomy morning at the Victorian circuit.

The 200km Race 11 is set to kick-off at 1540 local time.

See below for audio from Lowndes after his pole lap …

See below for the full Race 11 qualifying result

1 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.3167
2 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:32.5063 0:00.1896
3 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:32.5272 0:00.2105
4 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:32.7070 0:00.3903
5 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.7176 0:00.4009
6 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.7320 0:00.4153
7 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.8478 0:00.5311
8 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:32.9068 0:00.5901
9 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.9781 0:00.6614
10 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 1:32.9811 0:00.6644
11 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.0219 0:00.7052
12 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 1:33.0496 0:00.7329
13 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.0586 0:00.7419
14 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:33.0782 0:00.7615
15 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:33.0789 0:00.7622
16 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.2734 0:00.9567
17 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:33.3066 0:00.9899
18 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.4274 0:01.1107
19 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.5317 0:01.2150
20 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.5422 0:01.2255
21 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.5714 0:01.2547
22 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.6330 0:01.3163
23 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.6599 0:01.3432
24 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.6644 0:01.3477
25 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:33.6685 0:01.3518
26 Team Hiflex Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:33.7249 0:01.4082
27 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:33.7418 0:01.4251
28 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:33.8905 0:01.5738

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