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Clipsal 500 Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes record provisional pole

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Clipsal 500 Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes record provisional pole
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Mar 5, 2017, 1:06 AM

Shane van Gisbergen topped a record-setting qualifying session on the streets of Adelaide to ensure he’ll run last in the Top 10 Shootout.

Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Fabian Coulthard, Team Penske Ford
Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske Ford

The Saturday race winner was blindingly quick during the 20-minute session, locking down top spot with a practice record smashing 1m19.295s on his last run.

Red Bull Holden teammate Jamie Whincup did his best to match van Gisbergen’s time, going under the practice record himself with a 1m19.333s right at the flag.

They weren’t the only two under the old record either, DJR Team Penske pair Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin both beating yesterday’s quickest time to go third and fourth respectively, while Prodrive Racing’s Chaz Mostert did likewise to go fifth fastest.

James Courtney was sixth fastest in the HSV Racing Commodore, ahead of Brad Jones Racing pair Nick Percat and Tim Slade.

Cam Waters kept his promising weekend going by booking a Shootout spot with the ninth best time, while Garth Tander grabbed the final spot on his final lap, knocking Scott Pye, the man who replaced him at the Walkinshaw set-up, out of the Top 10 in the process.

There wasn’t a single Nissan to make the Shootout, Michael Caruso the best Altima in 13th while form man Rick Kelly slipped down to 19th.

Mark Winterbottom was a surprise omission from the Top 10, qualifying 12th, while Craig Lowndes missed out again, the veteran star with the 15th best time.

ClaDriverCarLapsTimeGap
1 97 new_zealand  Shane van Gisbergen  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'19.2951  
2 88 australia  Jamie Whincup  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'19.3335 0.0384
3 12 new_zealand  Fabian Coulthard  Ford Falcon FG-X 8 1'19.4786 0.1835
4 17 new_zealand  Scott McLaughlin  Ford Falcon FG-X 8 1'19.4977 0.2026
5 55 australia  Chaz Mostert  Ford Falcon FG-X 6 1'19.5437 0.2486
6 22 australia  James Courtney  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'19.6258 0.3307
7 8 australia  Nick Percat  Holden Commodore VF 10 1'19.6263 0.3312
8 14 australia  Tim Slade  Holden Commodore VF 8 1'19.6992 0.4041
9 6 australia  Cameron Waters  Ford Falcon FG-X 7 1'19.7922 0.4971
10 33 australia  Garth Tander  Holden Commodore VF 12 1'19.8310 0.5359
11 2 australia  Scott Pye  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'19.8784 0.5833
12 5 australia  Mark Winterbottom  Ford Falcon FG-X 11 1'19.9039 0.6088
13 23 australia  Michael Caruso  Nissan Altima 11 1'19.9154 0.6203
14 34 australia  James Moffat  Holden Commodore VF 11 1'19.9162 0.6211
15 888 australia  Craig Lowndes  Holden Commodore VF 10 1'19.9174 0.6223
16 7 australia  Todd Kelly  Nissan Altima 11 1'19.9181 0.6230
17 9 australia  David Reynolds  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'19.9832 0.6881
18 56 australia  Jason Bright  Ford Falcon FG-X 8 1'19.9993 0.7042
19 15 australia  Rick Kelly  Nissan Altima 10 1'20.0261 0.7310
20 19 australia  Will Davison  Holden Commodore VF 4 1'20.1834 0.8883
21 99 australia  Dale Wood  Holden Commodore VF 11 1'20.3248 1.0297
22 18 australia  Lee Holdsworth  Holden Commodore VF 11 1'20.4048 1.1097
23 21 australia  Tim Blanchard  Holden Commodore VF 10 1'20.5835 1.2884
24 3 australia  Taz Douglas  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'20.9970 1.7019
25 78 switzerland  Simona de Silvestro  Nissan Altima 9 1'21.2249 1.9298
26 62 australia  Alex Rullo  Holden Commodore VF 9 1'21.8345 2.5394
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Series Supercars
Event Adelaide
Location Adelaide Street Circuit
Author Andrew van Leeuwen