Record breaking Whincup claims pole double

Tom Howard

Friday 27th February, 2015 - 5:05pm

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Jamie Whincup scooped both pole positions

Jamie Whincup scooped both pole positions

Jamie Whincup shattered the qualifying lap record to claim pole positions for Saturday’s two 125km races at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

The six-time V8 Supercars champion was untouchable in the two 10 minute qualifying sessions as he lowered the qualifying lap record at the Adelaide Parklands circuit.

Whincup recorded 1:20.09s and 1:20.03s bests in the two sessions to undercut the previous record by almost 0.4s.

The Red Bull Holden driver undercut Brad Jones Racing’s Fabian Coulthard by a sizeable 0.34s in the dying moments of the opening hit-out.

“I just got one of those laps where the car just hooked up,” said Whincup.

“It all just seemed to fall my way.

“It’s fantastic to be on pole. It’s and amazing feeling but pay day is tomorrow.”

Volvo Polestar Racing’s Scott McLaughlin will start third in Race 1 ahead of Chaz Mostert, James Courtney and Michael Caruso in the top Nissan.

Lee Holdsworth was an impressive seventh on debut in the Walkinshaw Racing-run Charlie Schwerkolt Holden.

Craig Lowndes, Jason Bright and James Moffat rounded out the top 10.

Whincup continued his impressive pace in the second session as he hit the top of the time sheets shortly after the halfway mark.

McLaughlin will join him on the front-row for Race 2, with the Volvo driver 0.28s adrift in second.

Courtney was third fastest in front of Coulthard and Shane van Gisbergen, who had managed just 11th in the earlier session.

Marcos Ambrose will start Saturday’s races from 24th position. The former two-time V8 Supercars champion only joined the second session late after his team carried out work on the Falcon.

Tim Blanchard is set to start last for both races after mechanical trouble saw him miss the entire opening 10 minute run.

VIDEO: V8 Supercars Qualifying Race 1 Highlights

VIDEO: V8 Supercars Qualifying Race 2 Highlights

V8 Supercars: Race 1 Qualifying, Clipsal 500 Adelaide

1
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.09
2
Freightliner Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.43
00:00.34
3
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:20.51
00:00.42
4
Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:20.71
00:00.62
5
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.72
00:00.63
6
Nissan Motorsport
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:20.82
00:00.72
7
Walkinshaw Racing
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.86
00:00.76
8
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.90
00:00.81
9
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.91
00:00.81
10
Nissan Mororsport
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:20.92
00:00.82
11
Team TEKNO Darrell Lea
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.96
00:00.87
12
Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:21.01
00:00.92
13
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.02
00:00.93
14
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:21.02
00:00.93
15
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.04
00:00.95
16
Nissan Motorsport
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:21.20
00:01.11
17
Nissan Motorsport
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:21.22
00:01.13
18
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:21.25
00:01.16
19
Erebus Motorsport V8
Ashley Walsh
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:21.34
00:01.25
20
Repair Management Aust Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.35
00:01.26
21
Team GB Galvanizing
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.41
00:01.32
22
Super Black Racing
Andre Heimgartner
Ford Falcon FG
01:21.51
00:01.42
23
Wilson Security Racing GRM
David Wall
Volvo S60
01:21.52
00:01.43
24
DJR Team Penske
Marcos Ambrose
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:21.58
00:01.49

V8 Supercars: Race 2 Qualifying, Clipsal 500 Adelaide

1
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.03
2
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:20.32
00:00.28
3
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.34
00:00.31
4
Freightliner Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.46
00:00.43
5
Team TEKNO Darrell Lea
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.50
00:00.47
6
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:20.52
00:00.49
7
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.56
00:00.53
8
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.57
00:00.54
9
Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:20.60
00:00.57
10
Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:20.63
00:00.60
11
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.66
00:00.63
12
Nissan Motorsport
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:20.71
00:00.68
13
Walkinshaw Racing
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore VF
01:20.74
00:00.71
14
Nissan Mororsport
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:20.89
00:00.86
15
Erebus Motorsport V8
Ashley Walsh
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:20.98
00:00.95
16
Team GB Galvanizing
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.06
00:01.02
17
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:21.07
00:01.04
18
Nissan Motorsport
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:21.08
00:01.04
19
Nissan Motorsport
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:21.09
00:01.06
20
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.10
00:01.07
21
Wilson Security Racing GRM
David Wall
Volvo S60
01:21.14
00:01.11
22
Repair Management Aust Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:21.16
00:01.13
23
Super Black Racing
Andre Heimgartner
Ford Falcon FG
01:21.45
00:01.42
24
DJR Team Penske
Marcos Ambrose
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:22.01
00:01.97
25
Team Cooldrive
Tim Blanchard
Holden Commodore VF
01:22.81
00:02.77

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