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David Reynolds takes maiden V8 pole in Townsville

Sunday 8th July, 2012 - 12:58pm

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David Reynolds takes his first Armor All Pole Award

David Reynolds takes his first Armor All Pole Award

David Reynolds has taken a career first V8 Supercars pole position ahead of Race 15 at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 this afternoon.

The Bottle-O Racing Falcon driver’s 1:12.58s lap proved 0.07s quicker than team-mate Mark Winterbottom’s best effort.

The two drivers set the laps during their first green tyre runs, having both failed to improve on their final runs.

The result signals Reynolds’ sixth consecutive top three start, and his fifth front-row performance in six races.

Will Davison made it a Ford Performance Racing 1-2-3 in third ahead of Steve Owen, Craig Lowndes, James Courtney, Jonathon Webb, Fabian Coulthard, Jamie Whincup and Michael Patrizi.

Whincup sat in a lowly 15th with just three minutes remaining, before jumping briefly to fifth on his final set of tyres.

Failing to improve on his very last lap however ensured yesterday’s winner was knocked back to the fifth row of the grid.

Jacques Villeneuve will again start from the back of the field in the Pepsi Max Commodore – the former Formula 1 World Champion proving 0.7s slower than fellow back-row starter David Wall.

Race 15 around the Reid Park Street Circuit is set to get underway at 1535 local time.

See below for the full qualifying result

1 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:12.5817
2 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:12.6489 0:00.0672
3 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:12.7129 0:00.1312
4 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:12.7700 0:00.1883
5 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.7765 0:00.1948
6 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.8358 0:00.2541
7 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.8636 0:00.2819
8 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.8977 0:00.3160
9 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.9316 0:00.3499
10 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.9435 0:00.3618
11 Team Hiflex Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:12.9446 0:00.3629
12 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.9771 0:00.3954
13 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.0292 0:00.4475
14 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:13.0343 0:00.4526
15 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:13.0642 0:00.4825
16 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:13.0667 0:00.4850
17 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 1:13.1529 0:00.5712
18 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:13.1905 0:00.6088
19 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.1962 0:00.6145
20 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.2636 0:00.6819
21 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.2734 0:00.6917
22 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.2930 0:00.7113
23 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.3096 0:00.7279
24 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:13.3824 0:00.8007
25 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.4032 0:00.8215
26 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.6443 0:01.0626
27 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.7622 0:01.1805
28 Pepsi Max Crew Jacques Villeneuve Holden Commodore VE2 1:14.4331 0:01.8514

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Sucrogen Townsville 400 Race Guide

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Race Guide for the British Grand Prix, which is also taking place this weekend

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