Townsville Supercars: Whincup, Waters split Sunday poles
Jamie Whincup and Cam Waters took a pole position each from the back-to-back qualifying sessions in Townsville.
Whincup will start the first of two races today from pole after getting the best of difficult conditions for the opening 10-minute session.
Oil left behind by a support category competitor meant the track evolution was significant, Whincup's 1m13.218s proving just good enough to edge teammate Shane van Gisbergen by 0.06s.
Chaz Mostert was third quickest ahead of Will Davison and David Reynolds, while Waters went purple in Sector 1 on his final run but couldn't do better than sixth.
Anton De Pasquale was the big surprise of the first session, yesterday's polesitter mistiming his final run and ending up 14th on the grid.
Waters then made good on the glimpses of pace in the first session by grabbing pole in the second session.
Once again the margins were tight and once again it was van Gisbergen that just missed out, the gap between him and Waters just 0.016s.
"We turned the car on its head and it's a totally different race car this weekend," said Waters. "I didn't do a good enough job in Q1 this morning, but we tuned her up for Q2 and managed to get the pole."
De Pasquale was third ahead of Davison and Todd Hazelwood, while Whincup could only manage sixth.
Reynolds capped off a solid morning with seventh in the second session while Mostert went backwards and qualified just 12th.
Qualifying Race 2
|1||88||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.218|
|2||97||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.287||0.069||0.069|
|3||25||Chaz Mostert||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.406||0.187||0.118|
|4||17||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.511||0.292||0.105|
|5||26||David Reynolds||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.555||0.337||0.044|
|6||6||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.604||0.385||0.048|
|7||9||Will Brown||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.648||0.429||0.044|
|8||99||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.655||0.437||0.007|
|9||2||Bryce Fullwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.665||0.446||0.009|
|10||14||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.706||0.488||0.041|
|11||20||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.764||0.545||0.057|
|12||8||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.779||0.560||0.014|
|13||35||Zane Goddard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.832||0.614||0.053|
|14||11||Anton De Pasquale||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.863||0.645||0.030|
|15||18||Mark Winterbottom||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.913||0.695||0.050|
|16||7||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.918||0.700||0.004|
|17||22||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.939||0.721||0.021|
|18||96||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.978||0.759||0.038|
|19||19||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'14.045||0.826||0.066|
|20||34||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'14.046||0.827||0.001|
|21||44||James Courtney||Ford Mustang GT||1'14.091||0.873||0.045|
|22||4||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore ZB||1'14.128||0.910||0.036|
|23||5||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Mustang GT||1'14.236||1.017||0.107|
|3||Tim Slade||Ford Mustang GT|
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Qualifying Race 3
|1||6||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1'12.814|
|2||97||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1'12.830||0.016||0.016|
|3||11||Anton De Pasquale||Ford Mustang GT||1'12.933||0.118||0.102|
|4||17||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1'12.937||0.122||0.004|
|5||14||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.010||0.196||0.073|
|6||88||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.024||0.209||0.013|
|7||26||David Reynolds||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.081||0.266||0.057|
|8||96||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.149||0.334||0.068|
|9||44||James Courtney||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.160||0.345||0.010|
|10||2||Bryce Fullwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.163||0.349||0.003|
|11||8||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.184||0.369||0.020|
|12||25||Chaz Mostert||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.205||0.390||0.021|
|13||18||Mark Winterbottom||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.258||0.444||0.053|
|14||99||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.285||0.471||0.027|
|15||20||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.298||0.483||0.012|
|16||5||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.363||0.548||0.064|
|17||22||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.527||0.712||0.164|
|18||9||Will Brown||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.557||0.742||0.030|
|19||7||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.563||0.749||0.006|
|20||3||Tim Slade||Ford Mustang GT||1'13.582||0.768||0.018|
|21||35||Zane Goddard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.597||0.782||0.014|
|22||34||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.660||0.845||0.062|
|23||4||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore ZB||1'13.792||0.977||0.132|
|24||19||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore ZB||1'14.019||1.204||0.226|
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