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Saturday 5th July, 2014 - 12:31pm

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Fabian Coulthard scored pole position for Race 21 in Townsville

Fabian Coulthard scored pole position for Race 21 in Townsville

James Courtney and Fabian Coulthard shared the pole positions in a typically tight pair of 10 minute qualifying sessions in Townsville.

Courtney led a Holden Racing Team one-two in the first session, which set the grid for Race 20.

Practice fast-man Shane van Gisbergen had looked on course for pole before dropping to sixth as he sat in pitlane over the final minutes.

A 1:12.80s from Courtney proved 0.2s clear of Garth Tander’s best, while Jason Bright, Scott McLaughlin and Craig Lowndes completed the top five.

Seventh through 10th was filled by Tim Slade, Will Davison, Nick Percat and Jamie Whincup.

Percat and Davison both shone in the second session, with the former shooting to the top of the order as the chequered flag flew.

Coulthard denied the youngster a first career pole however, with the Lockwood Holden edging the HHA entry by 0.05s.

Coulthard had earlier managed just 14th in the Race 20 session.

“We had to have a bit of a turnaround in the first one where we were unlucky not to have a second lap on our set of tyres,” said the Kiwi afterwards.

“We just had to tighten the belts and go racing.”

Ford Performance Racing’s four Falcons struggled in both sessions, failing to put a car in the top 10 of either hit-out.

Championship leader Mark Winterbottom will start just 17th and 19th in the respective races.

Races 20 and 21 are scheduled to kick-off at 1415 and 1650 respectively.

See below qualifying for Race 20

1

 Holden Racing Team

 James Courtney

 Holden Commodore VF

1:12.8026

2

 Holden Racing Team

 Garth Tander

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.0035

0:00.2009

3

 Team BOC

 Jason Bright

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.0265

0:00.2239

4

 Valvoline Racing GRM

 Scott McLaughlin

 Volvo S60

1:13.0706

0:00.2680

5

 Red Bull Racing Australia

 Craig Lowndes

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1070

0:00.3044

6

 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods

 Shane Van Gisbergen

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1496

0:00.3470

7

 Supercheap Auto Racing

 Tim Slade

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1883

0:00.3857

8

 Erebus Motorsport V8

 Will Davison

 Mercedes E63 AMG

1:13.2506

0:00.4480

9

 Walkinshaw Racing

 Nick Percat

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.2543

0:00.4517

10

 Red Bull Racing Australia

 Jamie Whincup

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.2710

0:00.4684

11

 The Bottle-O Racing Team

 David Reynolds

 Ford Falcon FG

1:13.3351

0:00.5325

12

 Norton Hornets

 Michael Caruso

 Nissan Altima

1:13.3444

0:00.5418

13

 Ford Pepsi Max Crew

 Chaz Mostert

 Ford Falcon FG

1:13.3974

0:00.5948

14

 Lockwood Racing

 Fabian Coulthard

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.4415

0:00.6389

15

 Norton Hornets

 James Moffat

 Nissan Altima

1:13.4649

0:00.6623

16

 Erebus Motorsport V8

 Lee Holdsworth

 Mercedes E63 AMG

1:13.4904

0:00.6878

17

 Ford Pepsi Max Crew

 Mark Winterbottom

 Ford Falcon FG

1:13.5669

0:00.7643

18

 Jack Daniel’s Racing

 Todd Kelly

 Nissan Altima

1:13.6659

0:00.8633

19

 Jack Daniel’s Racing

 Rick Kelly

 Nissan Altima

1:13.7046

0:00.9020

20

 Wilson Security Racing

 David Wall

 Ford Falcon FG

1:13.7258

0:00.9232

21

 Repair Management Aust Racing

 Russell Ingall

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.7455

0:00.9429

22

 Wilson Security Racing

 Scott Pye

 Ford Falcon FG

1:13.7968

0:00.9942

23

 Valvoline Racing GRM

 Robert Dahlgren

 Volvo S60

1:13.8677

0:01.0651

24

 Team JELD-WEN

 Jack Perkins

 Ford Falcon FG

1:13.8942

0:01.0916

25

 Team Advam/GB

 Dale Wood

 Holden Commodore VF

1:13.9271

0:01.1245

See below qualifying for Race 21

1

Lockwood Racing

Fabian Coulthard

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.0169

2

Walkinshaw Racing

Nick Percat

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.0673

0:00.0504

3

Erebus Motorsport V8

Will Davison

Mercedes E63 AMG

1:13.1093

0:00.0924

4

Valvoline Racing GRM

Scott McLaughlin

Volvo S60

1:13.1171

0:00.1002

5

Team Tekno VIP Petfoods

Shane Van Gisbergen

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1184

0:00.1015

6

Red Bull Racing Australia

Craig Lowndes

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1217

0:00.1048

7

Supercheap Auto Racing

Tim Slade

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1685

0:00.1516

8

Holden Racing Team

James Courtney

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.1879

0:00.1710

9

Erebus Motorsport V8

Lee Holdsworth

Mercedes E63 AMG

1:13.2854

0:00.2685

10

Red Bull Racing Australia

Jamie Whincup

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.3499

0:00.3330

11

Holden Racing Team

Garth Tander

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.3708

0:00.3539

12

Ford Pepsi Max Crew

Chaz Mostert

Ford Falcon FG

1:13.4136

0:00.3967

13

Team BOC

Jason Bright

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.4476

0:00.4307

14

Norton Hornets

James Moffat

Nissan Altima

1:13.4541

0:00.4372

15

Team Advam/GB

Dale Wood

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.4639

0:00.4470

16

Norton Hornets

Michael Caruso

Nissan Altima

1:13.4658

0:00.4489

17

The Bottle-O Racing Team

David Reynolds

Ford Falcon FG

1:13.4713

0:00.4544

18

Valvoline Racing GRM

Robert Dahlgren

Volvo S60

1:13.4864

0:00.4695

19

Ford Pepsi Max Crew

Mark Winterbottom

Ford Falcon FG

1:13.4921

0:00.4752

20

Wilson Security Racing

Scott Pye

Ford Falcon FG

1:13.5967

0:00.5798

21

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Rick Kelly

Nissan Altima

1:13.6191

0:00.6022

22

Team JELD-WEN

Jack Perkins

Ford Falcon FG

1:13.6359

0:00.6190

23

Repair Management Aust Racing

Russell Ingall

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.8971

0:00.8802

24

Wilson Security Racing

David Wall

Ford Falcon FG

1:13.9109

0:00.8940

25

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Todd Kelly

Nissan Altima

1:13.9332

0:00.9163

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