Mostert on top in wet and wild FV8 qualifying

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Saturday 19th November, 2011 - 9:40am

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Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert has taken his maiden Fujitsu V8 Supercars pole position in a wet and wild qualifying session at Sandown International Motor Raceway.

Mostert recorded a 1:20.91s with nine minutes remaining in the 30 minute session to displace Jack Perkins from the top spot, which the Sonic Motor Racing Services driver had held since the early stages.

David Russell, Andrew Thompson, Nick Percat, Paul Morris, Tim Blanchard, Marcus Zukanovic, Taz Douglas and David Wall rounded out the top 10.

Three red flags peppered the 30 minutes, with the first flown for Rodney Jane, whose Falcon FG had stopped at the entry to pitlane.

Aaren Russell tested the gravel trap at Turn 9 10 minutes later, while the session would end under red flag conditions when Daniel Jilesen spun at the fast Turn 6 – making contact with the tyre barriers on the inside of the circuit.

Mostert had several offs of his own during the session, with one trip through the Turn 12 infield occuring after being held up on a potentially faster lap by the Commodore of Douglas.

Race 1 for the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series will get underway at 1410 local time.

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