PRA earns back to back pole positions

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 02/05/2015
  • By V8 Supercars

Prodrive Racing (Australia) has gone back to back with ARMOR ALL Pole Positions, Mark Winterbottom clinching the second P1 start of the day at the Perth SuperSprint.

His 56.901sec lap topped reigning Champion and long-time rival Jamie Whincup by 0.033sec, as the Red Bull pilot recovered from a shock 21st in the first qualifying session of the day in the second 10-minute qualifying run.

"It's awesome, I've broken my drought - I don't want to go another year without a pole position," Winterbottom said.

With teammate Chaz Mostert on P1 for the day's first race, Ford has well and truly smashed the much-publicised Falcon pole drought. Mostert starts the second race fifth.

It has been a long time coming, with Mostert quickest at the SuperTest and Winterbottom at the support Australian Grand Prix- now they have done it at a Championship event.

"The young one showed me up in the first one ... but it's awesome to be back on pole, it's going to be a good day," Winterbottom said.

Fabian Coulthard came home third, continuing Brad Jones Racing's consistent run at Barbagallo Raceway, and Craig Lowndes will start alongside on the second row as he shoots for 100 wins.

Another pair to watch will be James Courtney and Will Davison. Courtney finished sixth and Davison eighth, meaning the Erebus Merc is directly behind the HRT Commodore on the grid - will there be a battle between the two after their ongoing feud from Tasmania, which returned to the headlines this morning.

Others to note include Scott McLaughlin 12th and Shane van Gisbergen 18th for that race.

Click here for full results.

Race one - with Mostert and Winterbottom front row - begins at 1.15pm local time.

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