Townsville Supercars: Provisional pole for van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen will run last in the Top 10 Shootout in Townsville after topping qualifying at the Reid Park circuit.

Townsville Supercars: Provisional pole for van Gisbergen

The Kiwi got the job done on his first run in the 15-minute session, a 1m12.280s leaving him a little over a tenth clear of the field.

That gap tightened at the flag due to some second-run improvements, but nobody was quite quick enough to knock van Gisbergen off the provisional pole.

Tim Slade went closest, the Blanchard Racing Team driver impressive on his final run as he went within six-hundredths of van Gisbergen.

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Jamie Whincup was another driver to improve on his second run, his time just nine-hundredths off the pace.

Will Davison got through to the Shootout on his first run time, which was good enough for fourth, as did Nick Percat.

Cam Waters led a trio of Tickford Mustangs ahead of James Courtney and Jack Le Brocq, with David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale the last two to bank Shootout spots.

The biggest surprise of the session was Chaz Mostert, who could only manage 17th on the grid, one spot behind Walkinshaw Andretti United teammate Bryce Fullwood.

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.280
2 3 Australia Tim Slade
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.346 0.066 0.066
3 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.374 0.093 0.027
4 17 Australia Will Davison
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.386 0.106 0.012
5 8 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.434 0.154 0.048
6 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.482 0.202 0.048
7 44 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.495 0.215 0.012
8 5 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.573 0.293 0.078
9 26 Australia David Reynolds
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.590 0.310 0.017
10 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.655 0.375 0.064
11 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Ford Mustang GT 1'12.674 0.394 0.019
12 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.683 0.403 0.008
13 99 Brodie Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.695 0.415 0.011
14 9 Australia Will Brown
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.707 0.427 0.012
15 96 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.803 0.523 0.096
16 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.833 0.553 0.029
17 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.837 0.557 0.004
18 35 Australia Zane Goddard
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.847 0.567 0.010
19 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.912 0.632 0.064
20 34 Australia Jake Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.955 0.675 0.043
21 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 1'12.988 0.707 0.032
22 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 1'13.163 0.883 0.175
23 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore ZB 1'13.331 1.051 0.168
24 22 Australia Garry Jacobson
Holden Commodore ZB 1'13.496 1.216 0.164
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