V8 Supercars champion Mark Winterbottom has been awarded ARMOR ALL Pole Position for this afternoon’s race in Tasmania after the session’s fastest man has been penalised.
TEKNO Autosport’s Will Davison delivered the fastest lap, a 51.0177sec dash around Symmons Plains, but was deemed to have blocked James Courtney.
Davison drove out of pit lane in the train of cars, as most emerged before their run in the final minutes of qualifying.
But the Holden Racing Team car was already out, on a fast lap, and had to abort the run as Courtney caught Davison’s car.
The two drivers had a big run-in at the track last year when Courtney tapped Davison at the hairpin fighting for third place – but neither driver fired shots on air this time around.
Winterbottom starts from pole after recording a lap time just 0.0596sec behind Davison, with yesterday’s race winner Shane van Gisbergen alongside on the front row.
Davison starts third, next to good mate Jamie Whincup.
Lee Holdsworth continues his quick form in fifth with Chaz Mostert alongside.
Others to note include Craig Lowndes in 11th and Courtney 19th.
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The V8 Supercars hit the track for today’s 200km race at 2.05pm local time.