Redbull Racing’s Jamie Whincup has taken pole position for today’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Whincup/Dumbrell will start first for today’s big race. Photo: Getty Images/The Daily Telegraph
Holden’s Jamie Whincup has taken his maiden pole position at Mount Panorama in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with a time of 2:07.88.
Whincup started last in the shootout with his previous pole position in qualifying the day before, taking first by only 0.2 to Ford rival Mark Winterbottom.
The Redbull Racing Australia driver was the only driver in the session to get into the 2:07s, with Winterbottom only just shy with a time of 2:08.07.
A shootout held later in the day than normal, the sun came out and the track became quicker and quicker throughout the session, giving an advantage to those qualifying quicker the day before.
Jason Bright set the third quickest time, just edging out Shane van Gisbergen who set a strong lap holding over James Courtney.
29 cars will start the race today, racing around Mount Panorama for 161 laps over 6 and a half hours.
Final Top 10 Shootout Results
|1||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VF||02:07.88|
|2||Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG||02:08.08||00:00.19|
|3||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VF||02:08.28||00:00.39|
|4||TEKNO Team VIP Petfoods||Shane Van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore VF||02:08.28||00:00.40|
|5||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VF||02:08.83||00:00.95|
|6||Red Bull Racing Australia||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VF||02:08.96||00:01.08|
|7||Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford||Will Davison||Ford Falcon FG||02:09.00||00:01.12|
|8||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Holden Commodore VF||02:09.19||00:01.31|
|9||The Bottle-O FPR Ford||David Reynolds||Ford Falcon FG||02:09.24||00:01.36|
|10||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Alexandre Premat||Holden Commodore VF||02:10.41||00:02.53|