Ford's Chaz Mostert and Holden's Craig Lowndes have both qualified on pole position for rounds 17 and 18 of the V8 Supercars championship at the Queensland Raceway.

Mostert was the first man to get the ball rolling in the first of two sessions to qualify his Pepsi Max Crew Falcon FG X on the top spot before Lowndes pulled a tremendous effort of his own in Q2 to break the Prodrive Australia dominance and seal pole for race two.

Current V8 Supercars points leader Mark Winterbottom will join the pair on the front row of the grid on both occasions after only narrowly missing out on pole position himself.

GRM's Scott McLaughlin maintained his resurgence in form and duly qualified his Volvo S60 into third and fourth for today's two encounters.

Reigning six-time champion Jamie Whincup remains somewhat in contention after the Triple Eight Engineering racer posted times good enough for eleventh and eighth.

Whincup - in both sessions - was the first man to lay down a serious marker on the board but ultimately tumbled down the order on both occasions.

Remarkably, the delta in ultimate pace increased by over half-a-second from Q1 to Q2, which has made for an intriguingly jumbled order between the two race grids.

Lowndes' pole time was six-tenths quicker than Mostert's set in Q1 and that trend in pace paved the way for all four constructors to make the top-ten order in race two.

While Nissan had already made into seventh in race one courtesy of James Moffat's effort, Erebus Motorsport saw both of their Mercedes E63's qualify seventh and ninth for race two with Ash Walsh getting the better of team mate Will Davison.



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