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McLaughlin and Lowndes top Barbagallo qualifying

Saturday 17th May, 2014 - 1:03pm

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McLaughlin scored pole for the opening Barbagallo heat

McLaughlin scored pole for the opening Barbagallo heat

Scott McLaughlin and Craig Lowndes will share the front-row for both Saturday sprints at Barbagallo after scoring a pole position apiece in the back-to-back qualifying sessions.

McLaughlin’s Volvo made the best of a frantic end to the opening 10 minute hit-out, which set the grid for Race 14.

The session saw Jamie Whincup, Russell Ingall, Lowndes and eventually McLaughlin all shoot to the top during the final minute.

The result marked McLaughlin’s fourth Amror All Pole Award of the season and his third in succession following his last two efforts at Pukekohe.

The Race 15 qualifying session unfolded in far different circumstances to the first, with Lowndes putting down the eventual pole time on his very first lap.

The Red Bull Holden driver then forwent a second attempt in order to save tyres; watching on as the remaining 24 runners failed to eclipse his benchmark.

Ingall was the surprise of the morning, ending up third behind the leading duo in both sessions.

Whincup was demoted to just 11th in the Race 14 order amid the rush of late fast times, but will share the second-row with Ingall for Race 15.

Ford Performance Racing team-mates Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert managed top 10 results in both outings, as did the Erebus Mercedes of Will Davison and the Brad Jones Racing Holden of Fabian Coulthard.

Race 14 is scheduled for 1225 local time.

See below for the full qualifying result for Race 14

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1  33   Scott McLaughlin Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60 0:55.4635
2 888   Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australi  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.4768  0:00.0133
3  23   Russell Ingall Repair Management Aust R  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.5736  0:00.1101
4  14   Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.5750  0:00.1115
5   4   Lee Holdsworth Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG 0:55.5864  0:00.1229
6   6   Chaz Mostert Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG 0:55.6057  0:00.1422
7   9   Will Davison Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG 0:55.6233  0:00.1598
8   5   Mark Winterbottom Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG 0:55.6489  0:00.1854
9  55   David Reynolds The Bottle-O Racing Team  Ford Falcon FG 0:55.6490  0:00.1855
10  21   Dale Wood Team Advam/GB  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.6628  0:00.1993
11   1   Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australi  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.6693  0:00.2058
12   2   Garth Tander Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.6805  0:00.2170
13   8   Jason Bright Team BOC  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.7357  0:00.2722
14  47   Tim Slade Supercheap Auto Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.7448  0:00.2813
15 222   Nick Percat Walkinshaw Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.7817  0:00.3182
16  22   James Courtney Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.8748  0:00.4113
17  15   Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima 0:55.9040  0:00.4405
18   7   Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima 0:55.9330  0:00.4695
19  97   Shane Van Gisbergen Team Tekno VIP Petfoods  Holden Commodore VF 0:55.9798  0:00.5163
20  36   Michael Caruso Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima 0:55.9975  0:00.5340
21  17   David Wall Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.0233  0:00.5598
22  34   Robert Dahlgren Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60 0:56.2603  0:00.7968
23  16   Scott Pye Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.2801  0:00.8166
24 360   James Moffat Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima 0:56.2915  0:00.8280
25  18   Jack Perkins Team JELD-WEN  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.6468  0:01.1833

See below for the full qualifying result for Race 15

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 888  Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.2979
2  33  Scott McLaughlin Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60  0:55.3843  0:00.0864
3  23  Russell Ingall Repair Management Aust Racing  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.4008  0:00.1029
4   1  Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.4199  0:00.1220
5   5  Mark Winterbottom Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG  0:55.5297  0:00.2318
6   9  Will Davison Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG  0:55.5688  0:00.2709
7  22  James Courtney Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.5852  0:00.2873
8   6  Chaz Mostert Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG  0:55.5935  0:00.2956
9   4  Lee Holdsworth Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG  0:55.6034  0:00.3055
10  14  Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.6244  0:00.3265
11  47  Tim Slade Supercheap Auto Racing  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.6374  0:00.3395
12  17  David Wall Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG  0:55.6661  0:00.3682
13  34  Robert Dahlgren Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60  0:55.7271  0:00.4292
14  16  Scott Pye Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG  0:55.7299  0:00.4320
15  55  David Reynolds The Bottle-O Racing Team  Ford Falcon FG  0:55.7346  0:00.4367
16  15  Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima  0:55.7464  0:00.4485
17   2  Garth Tander Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.7496  0:00.4517
18  36  Michael Caruso Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima  0:55.7548  0:00.4569
19  21  Dale Wood Team Advam/GB  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.7555  0:00.4576
20  97  Shane Van Gisbergen Team Tekno VIP Petfoods  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.7816  0:00.4837
21 222  Nick Percat Walkinshaw Racing  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.8465  0:00.5486
22   8  Jason Bright Team BOC  Holden Commodore VF  0:55.9619  0:00.6640
23  18  Jack Perkins Team JELD-WEN  Ford Falcon FG  0:55.9696  0:00.6717
24 360  James Moffat Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima  0:55.9881  0:00.6902
25   7  Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima  0:56.0742  0:00.7763

 

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