Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen secures provisional Sunday pole

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Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen secures provisional Sunday pole
Andrew van Leeuwen
By: Andrew van Leeuwen
Oct 21, 2018, 12:50 AM

Shane van Gisbergen will run last in today's Top 10 Shootout on the Gold Coast after topping regular qualifying.

The Kiwi's 1m10.193s came midway through the 20-minute session, van Gisbergen able to set-and-forget thanks to the time being so far clear of the rest of the field.

That meant he could sit out the final runs comfortable he was guaranteed a Top 10 Shootout spot, the time holding on for top spot anyway as chief rival Scott McLaughlin fell 0.13s short on his final attempt.

Unlike his teammate Jamie Whincup did make a final run, improving to a 1m10.444s to secure third in the order despite complaining of a power steering issue.

Whincup was followed by Triple Eight teammate Craig Lowndes, who made amends for missing the Shootout yesterday with P4.

Race 1 winner Chaz Mostert used three sets of tyres to book his Shootout berth in fifth, followed by Walkinshaw pair James Courtney and Scott Pye.

David Reynolds was eighth, Tim Slade ninth, and Cam Waters the last driver to get into the Shootout.

Fabian Coulthard was the unlucky driver on the Top 10 bubble, the Penske driver missing the first part of the session with an engine problem and then going 11th fastest when he did finally get out.

Qualifying results:

Pos. # Driver Car Time Gap
1 97 New Zealand Earl Bamber 
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.1937  
2 17 France Alexandre Prémat 
New Zealand Scott McLaughlin 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'10.3264 0.1327
3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup 
Paul Dumbrell 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.4444 0.2507
4 888 New Zealand Steven Richards 
Australia Craig Lowndes 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.6652 0.4715
5 55 Australia Chaz Mostert 
Australia James Moffat 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'10.7396 0.5459
6 25 Australia James Courtney 
Jack Perkins 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.7582 0.5645
7 2 Australia Warren Luff 
Australia Scott Pye 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.7701 0.5764
8 9 Australia David Reynolds 
Australia Luke Youlden 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.7749 0.5812
9 14 Australia Tim Slade 
Australia Ash Walsh 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.8803 0.6866
10 6 Australia David Russell 
Australia Cameron Waters 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'10.9815 0.7878
11 12 Australia Tony D'Alberto 
New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'10.9846 0.7909
12 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth 
Australia Jason Bright 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.9944 0.8007
13 8 Australia Nick Percat 
Australia Macauley Jones 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'10.9963 0.8026
14 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom 
Australia Dean Canto 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'11.0109 0.8172
15 33 Australia Garth Tander 
New Zealand Chris Pither 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'11.0146 0.8209
16 23 Australia Michael Caruso 
Australia Dean Fiore 
Nissan Altima 1'11.1140 0.9203
17 99 Australia Will Brown 
Anton de Pasquale
Holden Commodore ZB 1'11.1540 0.9603
18 15 Australia Rick Kelly 
Garry Jacobson 
Nissan Altima 1'11.1741 0.9804
19 34 Australia James Golding 
Richard Muscat 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'11.2103 1.0166
20 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner 
Australia Aaren Russell 
Nissan Altima 1'11.3139 1.1202
21 230 Australia Alex Davison 
Australia Will Davison 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'11.3176 1.1239
22 21 Australia Dale Wood 
Australia Tim Blanchard 
Holden Commodore ZB 1'11.4901 1.2964
23 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway 
Australia Steven Owen 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'11.5166 1.3229
24 35 Australia Bryce Fullwood 
Australia Todd Hazelwood 
Ford Falcon FG X 1'11.7308 1.5371
25 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 
Australia Alex Rullo 
Nissan Altima 1'12.0493 1.8556
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Event Surfers Paradise
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Article type Qualifying report