Jason Bright secures pole for Race 9 at Pukekohe

Jason Bright

Jason Bright

Veteran V8 Supercars driver Jason Bright produced a banzai lap to claim the pole for Race 9 at Pukekohe Park.

In the dying minutes of the 15-minute session Bright responded under enormous pressure and was able to record a 1:02.6524s lap around the 11-turn 2.9km circuit.

Jamie Whincup set the foundation for a second successive pole by recording a 1:02.6858s lap however found himself upstaged by the BOC Commodore driver Bright who continued his charge after winning a heat at Symmons Plains last weekend.

Bright’s team-mate Fabian Coulthard claimed the third fastest time with Whincup in a BJR sandwich.

Garth Tander and James Courtney are next in fourth and fifth with Mark Winterbottom and Scott McLaughlin sixth and seventh.

V8 SUPERCARS: Qualifying Race 9 – Pukekohe 

Position Driver Team Time
1 Jason Bright Team BOC 1:02.6524
2 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia +0.0334
3 Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing +0.1208
4 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team +0.1485
5 James Courtney Holden Racing Team +0.2439
6 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford +0.2442
7 Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM +0.3009
8 Alex Davison Jeld-wen FPR Ford +0.3329
9 Will Davison Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford +0.3452
10 Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia +0.3485
11 Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing +0.3868
12 David Reynolds The Bottle-O FPR Ford +0.4198
13 Shane van Gisbergen TEKNO Team VIP +0.4746
14 James Moffat Norton 360 Racing +0.5983
15 Dean Fiore Dodo Insurance Racing +0.6225
16 Alexandre Premat Fujitsu Racing GRM +0.6264
17 Michael Caruso Norton 360 Racing +0.6422
18 Tony D’Alberto Team HIFLEX +0.6695
19 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports +0.6895
20 Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing +0.6961
21 Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing +0.7990
22 Lee Holdsworth IRWIN Racing +0.8093
23 David Wall Wilson Security Racing +0.8123
24 Tim Blanchard Wilson Security Racing +0.8165
25 Tim Slade Heavy Haulage Australia Racing +1.0621
26 Maro Engel SP Tools Racing +1.0693
27 Jonny Reid Wilson Security Racing +1.1502





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