Lowndes fastest in qualifying

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 06/07/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

Red Bull Racing's Craig Lowndes has emphatically bounced back from yesterday's disaster, setting the fastest time in qualifying and buying a ticket to the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout.

Lowndes was involved in a number of incidents at the Castrol 500 -Driven by TAFE Queensland yesterday, that have seen him penalised, and was in doubt to contest the second race after substantial damage to his Holden Commodore.

But he has put the drama behind him and beaten teammate Jamie Whincup in the 20-minute session by 0.1045sec, meaning he will be the last driver to take to the circuit for the ultimate one lap dash for pole.

Following the two Red Bulls was Shane van Gisbergen, who has shown pace this weekend in the TEKNO Commodore, with yesterday's top finishers Garth Tander and James Courtney, stablemate Nick Percat, Volvo's Scott McLaughlin, Erebus' Will Davison, Jason Bright and Chaz Mostert completing the top 10.

Davison will also lose two grid positions, penalised for his actions yesterday.

Grid spots are set for the remainder of the field, Mark Winterbottom once again failing to latch onto the leaders, in 12, Fabian Coulthard suffering reported throttle and engine cut out issues, in 14 and Michael Caruso leading the Nissans in 16.

Click here for the full results list.

The ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout begins at 12.05pm.

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