The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale scores both Sunday poles
Anton De Pasquale clean swept Supercars qualifying at The Bend to grab pole position for both of today's races.
Dick Johnson Racing's new recruit scored his first career pole in the first of two sessions in South Australia, leading an all-DJR front row ahead of Will Davison.
He then doubled his poles tally in the second session a few minutes later, his margin over Jamie Whincup a dominant three-tenths of a second.
“We’ve been working hard all year trying to catch [Triple Eight] and everyone else," he said.
"We’ve been a bit down on overall speed so it’s good to come here with a fast car and we’ll try to obviously make it count in the race. It’s good to get the first two [poles].
“We’re getting better and better and I think all year we’ll do that. It’s always hard to come into someone else’s home and make it yours, so we’re working at it but this is a good track, we had a good base here last year for the team so we rolled out very similar to that and the car is good."
Davison couldn't back up his own front row heroics in the second session, fifth the best he could do as he battled with a gear shift issue.
Triple Eight, meanwhile, was inconsistent across the sessions, Shane van Gisbergen and Whincup just 13th and 16th in qualifying for the first race.
Whincup was then second and van Gisbergen fourth in the second session.
It was a promising morning for Tim Slade, the Blanchard Racing Team driver third fastest in the first session. He had a scare in the second session when he almost got bogged in the gravel after a spin, but got going and went on to qualifying eighth.
Yesterday's race winner Andre Heimgartner was fourth fastest in the first session but has a lot to do in the second race after being just 14th fastest in the second session.
Qualifying Race 2
|1||11||Anton De Pasquale||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.676|
|2||17||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.867||0.191||0.191|
|3||3||Tim Slade||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.043||0.366||0.175|
|4||7||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.153||0.476||0.110|
|5||6||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.211||0.534||0.057|
|6||25||Chaz Mostert||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.276||0.599||0.065|
|7||8||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.284||0.607||0.008|
|8||26||David Reynolds||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.292||0.616||0.008|
|9||44||James Courtney||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.368||0.692||0.076|
|10||18||Mark Winterbottom||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.388||0.711||0.019|
|11||2||Bryce Fullwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.429||0.753||0.041|
|12||99||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.450||0.774||0.021|
|13||97||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.480||0.804||0.030|
|14||55||Thomas Randle||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.515||0.839||0.034|
|15||9||Will Brown||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.538||0.862||0.023|
|16||88||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.595||0.919||0.057|
|17||96||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.612||0.935||0.016|
|18||5||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.851||1.175||0.239|
|19||20||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.904||1.227||0.052|
|20||34||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.158||1.482||0.254|
|21||14||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.182||1.505||0.023|
|22||22||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.305||1.629||0.123|
|23||35||Zane Goddard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.582||1.906||0.276|
|24||27||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.669||1.992||0.086|
|25||4||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.843||2.167||0.174|
|26||19||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.907||2.230||0.063|
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Qualifying Race 3
|1||11||Anton De Pasquale||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.185|
|2||88||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.486||0.300||0.300|
|3||6||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.547||0.361||0.061|
|4||97||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.599||0.413||0.052|
|5||17||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.604||0.418||0.004|
|6||25||Chaz Mostert||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.642||0.456||0.038|
|7||2||Bryce Fullwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.733||0.547||0.090|
|8||3||Tim Slade||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.768||0.583||0.035|
|9||5||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.775||0.589||0.006|
|10||8||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.788||0.602||0.013|
|11||44||James Courtney||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.845||0.659||0.056|
|12||18||Mark Winterbottom||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.879||0.694||0.034|
|13||9||Will Brown||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.880||0.694||0.000|
|14||7||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Mustang GT||1'48.907||0.721||0.027|
|15||20||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||1'48.918||0.732||0.011|
|16||55||Thomas Randle||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.007||0.821||0.088|
|17||96||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.116||0.931||0.109|
|18||99||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.182||0.997||0.066|
|19||14||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.216||1.030||0.033|
|20||26||David Reynolds||Ford Mustang GT||1'49.236||1.050||0.019|
|21||34||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.456||1.270||0.220|
|22||35||Zane Goddard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.489||1.303||0.033|
|23||22||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.601||1.415||0.111|
|24||19||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'49.711||1.525||0.110|
|25||27||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.104||1.919||0.393|
|26||4||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore ZB||1'50.190||2.004||0.085|
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