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Qualifying report

The Bend Supercars: Waters grabs both Sunday poles

Cam Waters locked out both pole positions for the two remaining Supercars sprint races at The Bend.

Cameron Waters, Tickford Racing

Mark Horsburgh, Edge Photographics

The opening 10-minute session came down to a battle of the Tickford Mustangs between Waters and surprise contender Thomas Randle.

Waters initially got the best of the crucial final runs with a 1m48.348s, only for Randle to then go purple in the first two sectors.

The rookie fell away in the final sector, though, helping Waters hang on to pole by just 0.07s.

Race 1 winner Shane van Gisbergen, who was fastest on the first run, ended up third ahead of James Courtney, Anton De Pasquale and Chaz Mostert.

Broc Feeney and Mark Winterbottom were next, while Bryce Fullwood and Lee Holdsworth were ninth and 10th.

The surprise of the first session was an in-form Will Davison, who ended up just 23rd on the grid after locking up on his final run.

In the second session most of the fast times came on the first run, Waters sealing pole with a 1m48.337s straight out of the gate.

He did do a better first sector on his final run but, with pole secured, didn't go on with the lap.

"It's awesome," said Waters. "The car is really, really nice today. A lot better than it was yesterday. It's still not perfect, but it can't be that bad."

De Pasquale was second, just 0.03s slower than Waters, while van Gisbergen made it a pair of thirds.

Feeney moved up to fourth in the second session ahead of Courtney and Will Brown.

Yesterday's shock pole winner Zak Best, now on the same tyre batch as the rest of the field, was seventh fastest in the second session, following his 16th in the first.

Randle capped off a solid morning with eighth in the second session ahead of Mostert and Davison.

The second session saw another big name at the bottom of the time sheets, David Reynolds qualifying 27th and last.

The first of today's 120-kilometre races kicks off at 12:30pm local time.

The Bend SuperSprint Race 2 qualifying 

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.3481
2 55 Australia Thomas Randle
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.4252 0.0771 0.0771
3 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.5809 0.2328 0.1557
4 5 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.6760 0.3279 0.0951
5 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.8356 0.4875 0.1596
6 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.9550 0.6069 0.1194
7 88 Broc Feeney
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.9619 0.6138 0.0069
8 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.0441 0.6960 0.0822
9 14 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.0863 0.7382 0.0422
10 10 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.1337 0.7856 0.0474
11 9 Australia Will Brown
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.1444 0.7963 0.0107
12 8 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.1635 0.8154 0.0191
13 26 Australia David Reynolds
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.1872 0.8391 0.0237
14 2 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.2115 0.8634 0.0243
15 99 Brodie Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.2290 0.8809 0.0175
16 78 Zak Best
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.3028 0.9547 0.0738
17 22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.4090 1.0609 0.1062
18 49 Jordan Boys
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.4248 1.0767 0.0158
19 31 Australia James Golding
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.4548 1.1067 0.0300
20 34 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.4633 1.1152 0.0085
21 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.5275 1.1794 0.0642
22 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.6132 1.2651 0.0857
23 17 Australia Will Davison
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.7485 1.4004 0.1353
24 56 Australia Jake Kostecki
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.7782 1.4301 0.0297
25 96 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.8751 1.5270 0.0969
26 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.0576 1.7095 0.1825
27 3 Australia Tim Slade
Ford Mustang GT 1'50.1525 1.8044 0.0949

The Bend SuperSprint Race 3 qualifying 

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.3372
2 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.3760 0.0388 0.0388
3 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.4287 0.0915 0.0527
4 88 Broc Feeney
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.5082 0.1710 0.0795
5 5 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.5917 0.2545 0.0835
6 9 Australia Will Brown
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.6117 0.2745 0.0200
7 78 Zak Best
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.6261 0.2889 0.0144
8 55 Australia Thomas Randle
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.6389 0.3017 0.0128
9 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.6708 0.3336 0.0319
10 17 Australia Will Davison
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.7829 0.4457 0.1121
11 14 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.8840 0.5468 0.1011
12 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.9219 0.5847 0.0379
13 8 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Holden Commodore ZB 1'48.9255 0.5883 0.0036
14 10 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Ford Mustang GT 1'48.9742 0.6370 0.0487
15 99 Brodie Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.0010 0.6638 0.0268
16 31 Australia James Golding
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.0750 0.7378 0.0740
17 2 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.0819 0.7447 0.0069
18 34 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.1510 0.8138 0.0691
19 56 Australia Jake Kostecki
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.1964 0.8592 0.0454
20 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.2062 0.8690 0.0098
21 49 Jordan Boys
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.2148 0.8776 0.0086
22 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.2380 0.9008 0.0232
23 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.4672 1.1300 0.2292
24 96 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.4897 1.1525 0.0225
25 22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden Commodore ZB 1'49.5083 1.1711 0.0186
26 3 Australia Tim Slade
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.5748 1.2376 0.0665
27 26 Australia David Reynolds
Ford Mustang GT 1'49.8284 1.4912 0.2536

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