Prodrive guns split Barbagallo pole positions

Saturday 2nd May, 2015 - 1:32pm

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Mark Winterbottom will start on the front-row in both races

Mark Winterbottom will start on the front-row in both races

Prodrive team-mates Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom have taken an Armor All Pole Award apiece on Saturday at Barbagallo.

Mostert edged Winterbottom to the Race 7 pole in the first of the back-to-back 10 minute sessions, both of which came down to a single run on new hard tyres.

The youngster’s 57.04s best proved 0.06s clear of Winterbottom in an impressive showing from the new Falcons.

The result snapped a 46 race drought for Ford in the V8 Supercars Championship and also marked Mostert’s first career pole exactly two years after his debut.

Holden drivers Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Shane van Gisbergen and James Courtney completed the top six for Race 7.

It was a disaster for championship leader Jamie Whincup, however, who will start just 21st in the afternoon’s opening heat.

The second session saw Winterbottom turn the tables on his team-mate, improving to a 56.9s to score pole for Race 8.

Whincup jumped to second ahead of Fabian Coulthard, Lowndes and Mostert.

The consistent Courtney was again sixth, while fellow title contender Van Gisbergen managed just 18th.

It proved tough going for DJR Team Penske in both session as Scott Pye secured just 22nd and 19th on the grid for the respective races.

Volvo is also set for a tough afternoon, failing to make the top 10 in either session on the one-year anniversary of the manufacturer’s first V8 Supercars Championship race win.

The first of two 25 lap races will get underway at 1315 local time.

V8 Supercars qualifying Race 7

1
Pepsi Max Crew                
Chaz Mostert          
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.04
2
Pepsi Max Crew                
Mark Winterbottom     
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.10
00:00.06
3
Red Bull Racing Australia     
Craig Lowndes         
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.12
00:00.08
4
Holden Racing Team            
Garth Tander          
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.18
00:00.14
5
Team Darrell Lea STIX         
Shane Van Gisbergen   
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.19
00:00.15
6
Holden Racing Team            
James Courtney        
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.23
00:00.19
7
The Bottle-O Racing Team      
David Reynolds        
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.33
00:00.28
8
Team BOC                      
Jason Bright          
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.33
00:00.29
9
Erebus Motorsport V8          
Will Davison          
Mercedes E63 AMG    
00:57.42
00:00.38
10
Supercheap Auto Racing        
Tim Slade             
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.50
00:00.46
11
Nissan Motorsport             
Rick Kelly            
Nissan Altima       
00:57.61
00:00.57
12
Nissan Motorsport             
Todd Kelly            
Nissan Altima       
00:57.65
00:00.61
13
Wilson Security Racing GRM    
Scott McLaughlin      
Volvo S60           
00:57.69
00:00.65
14
Freightliner Racing           
Fabian Coulthard      
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.69
00:00.65
15
Walkinshaw Racing             
Lee Holdsworth        
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.71
00:00.67
16
Erebus Motorsport V8          
Ashley Walsh          
Mercedes E63 AMG    
00:57.76
00:00.72
17
Nissan Motorsport             
James Moffat          
Nissan Altima       
00:57.77
00:00.73
18
Super Black Racing            
Andre Heimgartner     
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.81
00:00.77
19
GB Galvanizing Racing         
Dale Wood             
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.82
00:00.78
20
Nissan Motorsport             
Michael Caruso        
Nissan Altima       
00:57.82
00:00.78
21
Red Bull Racing Australia     
Jamie Whincup         
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.87
00:00.83
22
DJR Team Penske               
Scott Pye             
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.92
00:00.88
23
Team Cooldrive                
Tim Blanchard         
Holden Commodore VF 
00:58.10
00:01.06
24
Repair Management Aust Racing 
Nick Percat           
Holden Commodore VF 
00:58.12
00:01.08
25
Wilson Security Racing GRM    
David Wall            
Volvo S60           
00:58.55
00:01.51

V8 Supercars qualifying Race 8

1
Pepsi Max Crew                
Mark Winterbottom      
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:56.90
2
Red Bull Racing Australia     
Jamie Whincup          
Holden Commodore VF 
00:56.93
00:00.03
3
Freightliner Racing           
Fabian Coulthard       
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.09
00:00.19
4
Red Bull Racing Australia     
Craig Lowndes          
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.10
00:00.20
5
Pepsi Max Crew                
Chaz Mostert           
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.13
00:00.23
6
Holden Racing Team            
James Courtney         
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.26
00:00.36
7
The Bottle-O Racing Team      
David Reynolds         
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.26
00:00.36
8
Erebus Motorsport V8          
Will Davison           
Mercedes E63 AMG    
00:57.27
00:00.37
9
Nissan Motorsport             
Rick Kelly             
Nissan Altima       
00:57.30
00:00.40
10
Supercheap Auto Racing        
Tim Slade              
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.31
00:00.41
11
Holden Racing Team            
Garth Tander           
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.32
00:00.42
12
Wilson Security Racing GRM    
Scott McLaughlin       
Volvo S60           
00:57.40
00:00.50
13
Nissan Motorsport             
Todd Kelly             
Nissan Altima       
00:57.41
00:00.51
14
Team BOC                      
Jason Bright           
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.45
00:00.55
15
Super Black Racing            
Andre Heimgartner      
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.47
00:00.57
16
Walkinshaw Racing             
Lee Holdsworth         
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.48
00:00.58
17
Nissan Motorsport             
Michael Caruso         
Nissan Altima       
00:57.60
00:00.70
18
Team Darrell Lea STIX         
Shane Van Gisbergen    
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.64
00:00.74
19
DJR Team Penske               
Scott Pye              
Ford Falcon FG/X    
00:57.73
00:00.83
20
Repair Management Aust Racing 
Nick Percat            
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.85
00:00.95
21
GB Galvanizing Racing         
Dale Wood              
Holden Commodore VF 
00:57.92
00:01.02
22
Nissan Motorsport             
James Moffat           
Nissan Altima       
00:57.95
00:01.05
23
Wilson Security Racing GRM    
David Wall             
Volvo S60           
00:58.08
00:01.18
24
Team Cooldrive                
Tim Blanchard          
Holden Commodore VF 
00:58.36
00:01.46
25
Erebus Motorsport V8          
Ashley Walsh           
Mercedes E63 AMG    
00:58.36
00:01.46

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