McIntyre scorches to top spot at Pukekohe

Sunday 8th November, 2009 - 7:31am


McIntyre will start from pole for the opening round of the NZ V8s

McIntyre will start from pole for the opening round of the NZ V8s

John McIntyre has taken pole position for the opening round of the BNT V8s Championship at Pukekohe.

The two-time New Zealand V8 touring car champion secured pole with a time of 1m01.027s, just under a 0.1s ahead of Eddie Bell and Andy Booth.

“It was an awesome lap,” said an elated McIntyre.

“When I came out of the hairpin, I could see from the on-board data that it would be good.”

This season the qualifying programme for the V8s has changed slightly with the top 10 drivers doing a flying lap shootout to determine grid placings.

The first of the weekend’s races is a 12-lap race, with a second 12-lap race to be followed by the full reverse grid 22-lap evert. comment policy

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