Coulthard pipped for pole in first V8 races

WILL KNIGHT
Last updated 12:49 13/04/2013
Fabian Coulthard
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HOT FORM: Fabian Coulthard is in a red hot position to add to his two V8 wins last weekend.

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Kiwi Fabian Coulthard has qualified second fastest for the first two races of this weekend's V8 Supercars event in Auckland.

Holden driver Jamie Whincup will start on pole after clocking the fastest time in qualifying this morning.

The defending series champion logged a lap time of 1min 2.76sec in the Top 10 shootout for pole position and will be joined on the front row of the grid by New Zealander Coulthard, who was 0.12sec slower than Whincup.

Ford driver Mark Winterbottom was third fastest and Holden's Jason Bright next best around the 2.91km Pukekohe circuit on the southern outskirts of Auckland.

On the third row will be Kiwi pair Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen in a strong showing by the New Zealand contingent, who make up just four of the 27 drivers in the field.

Whincup leads this year's championship even though the Red Bull Racing pilot hasn't won any of the five races held so far in Adelaide and Tasmania.

The first of two 100km races on Saturday starts at 1.10pm.

There will be another two races over the same distance on Sunday.

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