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Bathurst 12 Hour: Campbell takes stunning pole

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Bathurst 12 Hour: Campbell takes stunning pole
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Feb 1, 2020, 7:08 AM

Reigning Bathurst 12 Hour winner Matt Campbell put in a stunning Top 10 Shootout lap to secure pole position for the #911 Absolute Porsche.

The Aussie was unstoppable in the single-lap dash, only falling a tenth short of his regular qualifying time with a 2m03.555.

That left him two-tenths clear of the pack, securing a first Allan Simonsen Trophy for Porsche.

"I put everything on the line, I was really pushing hard," said Campbell. I missed a few apexes but overall there was nothing left on the table.

"It's a fantastic result, first time here in the new-generation car. This is one I've wanted for a long time. I've had many attempts at a Shootout and this one I put it all together."

Alvaro Parente was best of the rest, the 59Racing McLaren driver edging #999 GruppeM Mercedes driver Raffaele Marciello by just 0.04s.

The #18 KCMG Nissan will start from fourth after Joao Paulo de Oliveira made up three spots compared to qualifying.

Laurens Vanthoor put the #1 EBM Porsche fifth on the grid, while Maro Engel (#77 Craft-Bamboo Mercedes) went from being up at the second sector on his lap to dropping to sixth.

Kelvin van der Linde was seventh quickest in the #222 Valvoline Audi, recovering from a moment at Hell Corner with a stunning middle sector, with Shane van Gisbergen eighth in the #888 Triple Eight Mercedes.

Marco Mapelli was ninth in the #63 FFF Lamborghini, as Jake Dennis dropped two spots compared to qualifying with the 10th best time aboard the #76 R-Motorsport Aston Martin.

Watch the Bathurst 12 Hour live via Motorsport.tv.

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Series Endurance
Event Bathurst 12 Hour
Drivers Matt Campbell
Author Andrew van Leeuwen