Van Gisbergen scores pole for Surfers opener

Saturday 25th October, 2014 - 2:27pm

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Shane van Gisbergen backed up his Bathurst pole with the top spot at Surfers Paradise

Shane van Gisbergen backed up his Bathurst pole with the top spot at Surfers Paradise

Shane van Gisbergen has scored his second consecutive V8 Supercars pole position in a tense Top 10 Shootout at Surfers Paradise.

The Tekno Holden was the seventh car out in the session, recording a 1:11.32s lap to knock Tim Slade from the top spot.

Red Bull duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes then both failed to better the mark.

The former brushed the exit walls at Turns 4 and 11 while Lowndes breached the track limits at Turn 2, ensuring his lap would not be counted.

Qualifying pace-setter Scott McLaughlin recovered from 0.2s down in the first sector but was stillĀ 0.08s short of Van Gisbergen at the flag to secure second.

Slade and Garth Tander will share the second row in their Walkinshaw Holdens while Whincup’s scrappy lap was good enough for fifth.

David Reynolds, Lee Holdsworth, Nick Percat, Michael Caruso and Lowndes completed the order.

The 300km race will take place from 1440 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Top 10 Shootout, Gold Coast

1
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.32
2
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:11.40
00:00.08
3
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.52
00:00.20
4
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.53
00:00.21
5
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.66
00:00.33
6
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.75
00:00.42
7
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:12.08
00:00.76
8
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.27
00:00.94
9
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:12.62
00:01.30
10
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF