Coulthard and Winterbottom Take Sunday’s Phillip Island Poles

Phillip Island 360 Race 34 Polesitter Mark Winterbottom

Fabian Coulthard and Mark Winterbottom have claimed pole for race 33 and 34 respectively on the final day of the Sargent Security Phillip Island 360.

In the first of the two fifteen minute sessions Lockwood Racing’s Coulthard toppled teammate Jason Bright, leading the Brad Jones Racing front row lockout. Winterbottom qualified third while championship leader Jamie Whincup will start fourth ahead of Chaz Mostert, Shane van Gisbergen, David Wall, Craig Lowndes, Alex Davison and David Reynolds.

Following his puncture in Saturday’s race, David Reynolds again had issues with the right rear tyre on his Bottle-O sponsored Falcon and was forced to pit in the opening minutes of the session.

Minor contact between Whincup and the Norton Hornet of James Moffat at turn four is being investigated.

Scott Pye narrowly avoided further contact with Moffat after an off at turn four, as he attempted to re-join the track.

In the second qualifying session Winterbottom snatched pole from Red Bull Racing’s Craig Lowndes in the dying seconds.

Winterbottom led the field through the majority of the session with his time challenged only as the final flying laps were undertaken.

Bright and Coulthard will share the second row of the grid, though their positions will be reversed for the second race.

Behind the Brad Jones Racing pair, Whincup will line up in fifth, ahead of Shane van Gisbergen.

Rookies Scott Pye and Chaz Mostert both qualified in the top ten, sitting in seventh and ninth respectively, the pair split by the Norton Hornet of Michael Caruso, while Will Davison completes the top ten.

Race 33 starts at 1345 and race 34 will get underway at 1620 local time.