Mostert and V8s Fords on top in Perth

Ford driver Chaz Mostert has won his second V8 Supercars pole position of the season in Perth on Sunday.

The young gun topped the timing charts with a 55.05 second lap at Barbagallo Raceway and will share the front row of the grid with Saturday’s race winner Craig Lowndes.

With reigning champion Mark Winterbottom, Chris Pither and Fabian Coulthard behind them, four of the front five for the 200km race will be Falcons.

Mostert fell away from his front-row position on Saturday to finish 12th and vowed to improve his race result on Sunday.

“Hopefully we can do it from the front row,” he said.

The qualifying speed was a fine tonic for Mark Winterbottom, who endured a tough day on Saturday.

“It felt fun, it felt loose and we’re not too far off,” he said.

“Hopefully we can tune it up for the race. It’s a good way to bounce back.”

After Cam Waters’ shock pole position on Saturday, Pither was a surprise name at the top of the timing charts with just two minutes left on the clock.

The first-year full-timer was outdone by his more experienced drivers by the slimmest of margins; there was less than a tenth of a second between the top four.

The qualifying results will lift Ford hopes of making an indent in this year’s championship, which is being dominated by the Triple Eight Commodores.

While Winterbottom is sixth as he attempts to retain his title, Mostert is way back in 14th.

The grey skies that have characterised this year’s meet at Barbagallo Raceway have disappeared, leaving perfect racing conditions.

Sunday’s 200km race begins at 2pm (4pm AEST).

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