Holden Racing Team's Garth Tander put in a smooth but fast lap in the top-ten shootout to secure pole position for the first race of the BRC Impco V8 Supercars GP Challenge at Albert Park.
Tander bumped James Courtney off the top spot, with the Jack Daniel's Racing duo of Todd and Rick Kelly filling the second row, after being fifth and seventh fastest in yesterday's qualifying session.
Shane van Gisbergen was another driver to move up in the shootout, jumping from tenth to fifth. But when there are winners there have to be losers, and the fastest man in yesterday's session, Team Vodafone's Jamie Whincup, dropped six places to seventh just behind team-mate Craig Lowndes.
Greg Murphy also was a big loser in the shootout, with a trip across the grass at turn one ruining his lap, dropping from third to tenth.
Surprisingly, Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom failed to make the shootout, qualifying 13th fastest, just ahead of Lee Holdsworth and the polesitter's team-mate Will Davison.
Russell Ingall wasn't close to his team-mate either, qualifying 18th, two places ahead of Michael Caruso, while Steven Richards qualifying struggles continued, starting from second-last on the grid.
Pos Driver Car Time
1. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1m20.9560s
1. Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE 1m57.1666s
2. James Courtney Ford Falcon FG 1m57.3429s +0.1763s
3. Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m57.4077s +0.2411s
4. Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE 1m57.6746s +0.5080s
5. Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1m57.8137s +0.6471s
6. Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE 1m57.8903s +0.7237s
7. Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE 1m57.9443s +0.7777s
8. Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1m58.5977s +1.4311s
9. Jason Richards Holden Commodore VE 1m58.8892s +1.7226s
10. Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE 2m00.8092s +3.6426s
11. Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1m58.6292s +0.6984s
12. Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE 1m58.6548s +0.7240s
13. Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1m58.6661s +0.7353s
14. Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE 1m58.6938s +0.7630s
15. Will Davison Holden Commodore VE 1m58.7316s +0.8008s
16. Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE 1m58.8223s +0.8915s
17. Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1m58.8287s +0.8979s
18. Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE 1m58.9748s +1.0440s
19. Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1m59.0783s +1.1475s
20. Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE 1m59.0893s +1.1585s
21. Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE 1m59.2246s +1.2938s
22. Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1m59.3975s +1.4667s
23. Daniel Gaunt Holden Commodore VE 1m59.8058s +1.8750s
24. Tony D'Alberto Holden Commodore VE 1m59.8223s +1.8915s
25. Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1m59.8907s +1.9599s
26. Andrew Thompson Holden Commodore VE 2m00.1503s +2.2195s
27. Tony Ricciardello Holden Commodore VE 2m00.9122s +2.9814s
28. Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 2m00.9476s +3.0168s
29. Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE 2m02.6235s +4.6927s