Whincup breaks Brock’s all-time pole record

Saturday 23rd August, 2014 - 1:17pm

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Jamie Whincup

Jamie Whincup

Jamie Whincup and Scott McLaughlin will share the front-row for both of Saturday afternoon’s V8 Supercars races at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Whincup surpassed Peter Brock’s all-time record with a 58th career pole in the 10 minute session that set the grid for Race 26.

Second to Whincup in that session, McLaughlin went one better in the second hit-out, edging the Red Bull driver to the Armor All Pole Award.

The results set-up a strong day for Whincup’s championship campaign as closest rivals Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes both struggled.

Winterbottom will start 17th in both races on what is proving a difficult weekend for Ford Performance Racing.

Lowndes managed sixth for Race 26 but will start Race 27 down in 21st.

The three-time champion sat second when he ran wide at Turn 2 on his final set of tyres, quickly dropping down the order as he sat in pitlane for the final minutes.

The leading Nissans showed strong form in both sessions, with highs of third for Rick Kelly ahead of Race 26 and fifth for Michael Caruso in the second session.

Kelly had briefly held the top spot in the dying stages of the opening hit-out before being displaced by the dominant duo.

Shane van Gisbergen was also a consistent performer, managing sixth and fourth.

Lee Holdsworth ensured that Erebus was represented in the top 10 in both sessions with a seventh and an eighth.

The top Ford on both occasions was David Reynolds, down in 13th and ninth.

The first of the afternoon’s 100km races will get underway at 1425 local time.

While both qualifying sessions were held in dry conditions, further showers are expected during the afternoon.

Result: V8 Supercars Race 26 qualifying

1
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.72
2
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:30.77
00:00.05
3
Jack Daniel's Racing
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:30.83
00:00.11
4
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.85
00:00.13
5
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:30.89
00:00.18
6
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.91
00:00.19
7
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:31.00
00:00.29
8
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.01
00:00.29
9
Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.01
00:00.29
10
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.08
00:00.36
11
Norton Hornets
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:31.08
00:00.36
12
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:31.15
00:00.43
13
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.21
00:00.50
14
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.25
00:00.54
15
Wilson Security Racing
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.27
00:00.55
16
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.28
00:00.56
17
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.29
00:00.57
18
Jack Daniel's Racing
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:31.31
00:00.60
19
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.32
00:00.60
20
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.35
00:00.63
21
Valvoline Racing GRM
Robert Dahlgren
Volvo S60
01:31.44
00:00.72
22
Wilson Security Racing
David Wall
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.52
00:00.80
23
Repair Management Aust Racing
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.52
00:00.81
24
Team Advam/GB
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.93
00:01.22
25
Team JELD-WEN
Jack Perkins
Ford Falcon FG
01:32.27
00:01.56

Result: V8 Supercars Race 27 qualifying

1
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:30.30
2
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.51
00:00.21
3
Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.51
00:00.21
4
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.52
00:00.22
5
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:30.63
00:00.33
6
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.63
00:00.33
7
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.67
00:00.37
8
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:30.70
00:00.40
9
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:30.72
00:00.42
10
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.76
00:00.46
11
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG
01:30.78
00:00.48
12
Norton Hornets
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:30.80
00:00.50
13
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.81
00:00.51
14
Jack Daniel's Racing
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:30.85
00:00.55
15
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.95
00:00.65
16
Wilson Security Racing
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG
01:30.97
00:00.67
17
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.02
00:00.72
18
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:31.08
00:00.78
19
Valvoline Racing GRM
Robert Dahlgren
Volvo S60
01:31.14
00:00.84
20
Repair Management Aust Racing
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.15
00:00.85
21
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.20
00:00.90
22
Jack Daniel's Racing
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:31.24
00:00.94
23
Team JELD-WEN
Jack Perkins
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.42
00:01.12
24
Team Advam/GB
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.56
00:01.26
25
Wilson Security Racing
David Wall
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.74
00:01.44

 

 

 

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