James Courtney nabs pole for Race 18

James Courtney

James Courtney

Holden Racing Team driver James Courtney has landed pole position for Race 18 at the SKYCITY Triple Crown round in Darwin.

Courtney landed the prime spot after setting a blindly quick 1:08.5384s and will gave Mark Winterbottom beside him on the front row for the 35-lap race.

Winterbottom dived into second in the dying seconds ahead of FPR team-mate Will Davison as the Ford factory team try to recover from a disastrous Race 17.

Fabian Coulthard was fourth ahead of Jamie Whincup.

Garry Rogers Motorsport driver Scott McLaughlin was the first driver into to dip below 1:09s with his 1:08.955s remaining the time to beat with under two minutes remaining. However McLaughlin was shuffled back to 14th after the late flurry of hot laps.

 Race 18 qualifying results

1  James Courtney Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VF 1:08.5384*
2  Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:08.6296
3  Will Davison Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:08.6304
4  Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:08.6418
5  Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore VF 1:08.6523
6  Tim Slade Heavy Haulage Australia      Racing  Mercedes E63 AMG 1:08.6896
7  Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore VF  1:08.6922 
8  David Reynolds The Bottle-O FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:08.7124
9  Shane Van Gisbergen TEKNO Team VIP Holden Commodore VF  1:08.7604 
10  Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore VF  1:08.8772
11  Jason Bright Team BOC Holden Commodore VF  1:08.8789
12  Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima 1:08.8858
13  Chaz Mostert Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG 1:08.8919
14  Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden Commodore VF 1:08.9555
15  Garth Tander Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VF 1:08.9584
16  David Wall Wilson Security Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:08.9790
17  Dean Fiore Dodo Insurance Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:09.0231 
18  Maro Engel SP Tools Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:09.1832
19  Alexandre Premat Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden Commodore VF  1:09.1881
20  Lee Holdsworth Irwin Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:09.2190 
21  Tony D’Alberto Team HIFLEX Holden Commodore VF 1:09.2662
22  Michael Caruso Norton 360 Racing Nissan Altima 1:09.2736
23  Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:09.2789
24  James Moffat Norton 360 Racing Nissan Altima 1:09.3216
25  Scott Pye ekol Racing Holden Commodore VF  1:09.3632 
26  Tim Blanchard Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG 1:09.3707 
27  Alex Davison Jeld-wen FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:09.3899
28  Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima 1:09.4400 

 

Comments are closed.