Chaz Mostert secures Bathurst Dunlop Series pole
Ford Performance Racing’s Chaz Mostert will share the front-row of the grid with Walkinshaw Racing’s Nick Percat for the first Dunlop Series race of the weekend at Bathurst later today.
The two factory backed drivers dominated the qualifying session from the outset, with a pair of 2:07.8s laps from Mostert in the final minutes handing the Ford driver the ascendency.
Percat’s best time was 0.6s slower than his rival, while Brad Jones Racing’s Andrew Jones was another 0.4s away from the pace in third.
Scott McLaughlin, Luke Youlden, Scott Pye, Dale Wood, Tim Blanchard, George Miedecke and Geoff Emery completed the top 10.
“After the first set of tyres we were still in high 8s and I thought we weren’t going to get in the 7s today,” said Mostert after the session.
“I’m just ecstatic – these FPR guys know how to set up a car well.
“It’s awesome to be in DVS and do times that compare with the top 10 or 15 in the main series.”
The session was punctuated by a lengthy red flag period following an early crash from Nandi Kiss.
The former V8 Ute competitor lost control of his Holden at Reid Park, making heavy front-on contact with the outside wall. Kiss emerged from the car unscathed.
The first of two Dunlop Series races is set to kick off at 1320 local time today.
See below for the full Dunlop Series qualifying result
|1||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||2:07.8278|
|2||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||2:08.4079||0:00.5801|
|3||AzNew Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||2:08.8146||0:00.9868|
|4||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||2:08.8849||0:01.0571|
|5||Jayco||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon BF||2:08.9796||0:01.1518|
|6||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||2:09.1417||0:01.3139|
|7||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||2:09.4074||0:01.5796|
|8||Jaylec Automotive Electrical||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||2:09.4221||0:01.5943|
|9||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||2:09.4380||0:01.6102|
|10||R&J Batteries/EarthEx Logistic||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||2:10.1758||0:02.3480|
|11||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||2:10.4780||0:02.6502|
|12||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||2:10.5344||0:02.7066|
|13||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon BF||2:10.6192||0:02.7914|
|14||Minda/Jenny Barbar Recruitment||Elliot Barbour||Holden Commodore VE2||2:10.7274||0:02.8996|
|15||GSS Mining Rentals/ReCar||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||2:10.8421||0:03.0143|
|16||Drill Pro||Daniel Jilesen||Ford Falcon BF||2:10.9056||0:03.0778|
|17||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||2:11.2730||0:03.4452|
|18||Eggleston Racing||Ben Eggleston||Holden Commodore VE||2:13.0346||0:05.2068|
|19||Warrin Mining||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||2:13.6947||0:05.8669|
|20||Solo Resource Recovery||Aaron McGill||Ford Falcon BF||2:15.3002||0:07.4724|
|21||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||2:17.2027||0:09.3749|
|22||Carrington Equipment Group||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||2:17.9424||0:10.1146|
|23||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||2:20.1896||0:12.3618|
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