2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship Round 4 Qualifying Report - Canberra, 9th June 2001 Close At Canberra Current Holden Australian Drivers' Championship points-leader, Rick Kelly, claimed his second career pole position on the bumpy...
2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship
Round 4 Qualifying Report - Canberra, 9th June 2001
Close At Canberra
Current Holden Australian Drivers' Championship points-leader, Rick Kelly, claimed his second career pole position on the bumpy and tortuous streets of Canberra today. Kelly held out a rapidly approaching Christian Murchison to claim the valuable staggered front row starting spot for today's first 10-lap event.
Murchison, who has pushed Kelly all weekend in his Hocking Motorsport Reynard 98D was just about to start a real flyer, like a number of others, but fell foul of the session being brought to a close after just ten minutes of what should have been a twenty minute session. Murchison claimed second spot, just under 0.2s behind the Birrana Racing/ Holden Young Lion.
Alan Gurr (Konica/ Challenge - Reynard 94D) filled third spot after whittling his times down from yesterday's unofficial sessions and ousted Canberra's Dale Brede for third spot. Brede, who is making a one off return to the category for this event only, was lucky to survive for fourth after spinning off early in the session.
Peter Hill (M ONE 11 Reynard 95D) claimed fifth spot after missing yesterday's dry second practice and will line up in front of the first Silver Star competitor, Canberra's Terry Clearihan (Ralt RT23). <pre> Qualifying Results
Pos Car Driver Vehicle Laps Fastest...Lap Gap
1 2 RICK KELLY REYNARD 94D 6 3 1:40.0839* 2 75 CHRISTIAN MURCHISON REYNARD 97D 5 5 1:40.2211 0:00.1372 3 11 ALAN GURR REYNARD 94D 5 5 1:44.0912 0:04.0073 4 74 Dale Brede REYNARD 97D 1 1 1:45.9022 0:05.8183 5 66 PETER HILL REYNARD 95D 5 5 1:46.4994 0:06.4155 6 27 TERRY CLEARIHAN RALT RT23 5 2 1:47.0690 0:06.9851 7 28 ROGER OAKESHOTT REYNARD 97D 5 4 1:48.8069 0:08.7230 8 24 IAN PETERS REYNARD 91D 5 5 1:51.4198 0:11.3359 9 12 CON TOPARIS REYNARD 94D 5 3 1:54.6452 0:14.5613 10 49 ROHAN CARRIG REYNARD 89D 5 4 1:56.5206 0:16.4367
Fastest Lap Av.Speed Is 140kph Current Lap Record Is 1:39.5409 Set On 10/06/2000 By Simon Wills In A Reynard 94D R=under lap record by greatest margin, r=under lap record, *=fastest lap time