Patrizi takes maiden Carrera Cup pole

Saturday 9th July, 2011 - 11:04am


Michael Patrizi has secured pole position for Porsche Carrera Cup Australia’s Race 1 at the Sucrogen Townsville 400.

The West Australian posted the quickest lap time in the 20-minute session, scoring his first pole position for the season and securing an all-McElrea Racing from row for Race 1, with Jonny Reid in second.

“I’m very happy with pole position for today’s race,” said Patrizi.

“It’s been a while since I’ve topped the times in qualifying and it shows that all the hard with is starting to pay off.

“It’s great to see McElrea Racing on the front row of the grid. It’s the first of many rewards for my sponsors and team.”

Daniel Gaunt qualified third ahead of Ben Barker, Steven Richards, Craig Baird and Guest driver Mark Noske aboard the Porsche.

Max Twigg was the leading Elite Class driver in eighth, with Theo Koundouris and Damien Flack rounding out the top 10.

See below for the full result

1 Ausdrill / Sinopec Michael Patrizi (WA) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:13.8197
2 Simjen Racing Jonny Reid (NZ) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:13.9004 0:00.0807
3 Money Choice / MPD Dairy Daniel Gaunt (NZ) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:13.9417 0:00.1220
4 Team BRM / Total Ben Barker (GBR) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:14.0620 0:00.2423
5 Laser Plumbing & Elec Steven Richards (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:14.1613 0:00.3416
6 Dutton Insurance Craig Baird (NZ) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:14.1780 0:00.3583
7 Mark Noske (NSW) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:14.7046 0:00.8849
8 Australian Engineered Max Twigg (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.3239 0:01.5042
9 SNP Security Theo Koundouris (ACT) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.3347 0:01.5150
10 Rosche Extra Soft Damien Flack (QLD) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.3954 0:01.5757
11 Money Choice Matthew Coleman (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.4489 0:01.6292
12 Supabarn Supermarkets James Koundouris (ACT) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.5231 0:01.7034
13 McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen (NSW) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.6223 0:01.8026
14 Paul Kelly Motor Group Paul Kelly (NZ) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:15.7868 0:01.9671
15 Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:16.2057 0:02.3860
16 Vic Air Supplies Simon Middleton (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:16.3597 0:02.5400
17 Grill’d Andy Barlow (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:16.7750 0:02.9553
18 Tuya Silver Ray Angus (QLD) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:16.8058 0:02.9861
19 Hallmarc Michael Loccisano (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:17.6176 0:03.7979
20 Laminex Industries Ross Lilley (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:17.7003 0:03.8806
21 Newcastle Jets Nathan Tinkler (NSW) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:18.0236 0:04.2039
22 Skye Sands Rusty French (VIC) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 1:19.1661 0:05.3464 comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

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