Gold Coast 600: Van Gisbergen secures provisional Sunday pole
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.
|1||97|| Earl Bamber |
Shane van Gisbergen
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.1937|
|2||17|| Alexandre Prémat |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'10.3264||0.1327|
|3||1|| Jamie Whincup |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.4444||0.2507|
|4||888|| Steven Richards |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.6652||0.4715|
|5||55|| Chaz Mostert |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'10.7396||0.5459|
|6||25|| James Courtney |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.7582||0.5645|
|7||2|| Warren Luff |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.7701||0.5764|
|8||9|| David Reynolds |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.7749||0.5812|
|9||14|| Tim Slade |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.8803||0.6866|
|10||6|| David Russell |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'10.9815||0.7878|
|11||12|| Tony D'Alberto |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'10.9846||0.7909|
|12||18|| Lee Holdsworth |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.9944||0.8007|
|13||8|| Nick Percat |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'10.9963||0.8026|
|14||5|| Mark Winterbottom |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'11.0109||0.8172|
|15||33|| Garth Tander |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'11.0146||0.8209|
|16||23|| Michael Caruso |
|17||99|| Will Brown |
Anton de Pasquale
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'11.1540||0.9603|
|18||15|| Rick Kelly |
|19||34|| James Golding |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'11.2103||1.0166|
|20||7|| Andre Heimgartner |
|21||230|| Alex Davison |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'11.3176||1.1239|
|22||21|| Dale Wood |
|Holden Commodore ZB||1'11.4901||1.2964|
|23||56|| Richie Stanaway |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'11.5166||1.3229|
|24||35|| Bryce Fullwood |
|Ford Falcon FG X||1'11.7308||1.5371|
|25||78|| Simona de Silvestro |
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