Nick Foster takes maiden Carrera Cup pole position

Nick Foster

Nick Foster

Nick Foster has taken his maiden pole position in the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup for the opening Phillip Island race today.

The Money Choice-backed Porsche youngster snatched pole from Jonny Reid by 0.019s, ahead of Alex Davison.

Championship leader Craig Baird sat out the first 10 minutes of the session, eventually setting the fourth-fastest time, with Matt Kingsley and New Zealander Daniel Gaunt set to start on the third row of the grid.

Former Bathurst 1000 winner Steven Richards, Tom Tweedie, James Koundouris and Andre Heimgartner round of the top 10.

The red flag was brought out with just over nine minutes to go when Nathan Tinkler was unable to rejoin the circuit after being buried in the sand at Lukey Heights.

Today’s 12 lap race starts at 1500 ahead of two more races tomorrow.

Qualifying, Carrera Cup, Phillip Island

1 Nick Foster 1:33.5653*
2 Jonny Reid 1:33.5847  0:00.0194
3 Alex Davison 1:33.7247  0:00.1594
4 Craig Baird 1:33.9665  0:00.4012
5 Matt Kingsley 1:33.9910  0:00.4257
6 Daniel Gaunt 1:34.1569  0:00.5916
7 Steven Richards 1:34.3889  0:00.8236
8 Tom Tweedie 1:34.6570  0:01.0917
9 James Koundouris 1:34.8824  0:01.3171
10 Andre Heimgartner 1:34.9321  0:01.3668
11 Jeff Bobik 1:35.6034  0:02.0381
12 Max Twigg 1:35.6212  0:02.0559
13 Shane Smollen 1:36.7248  0:03.1595
14 Tony Bates 1:36.7341  0:03.1688
15 Paul Kelly 1:37.8791  0:04.3138
16 Michael Loccisano 1:37.8944  0:04.3291
17 Marc Cini 1:39.2343  0:05.6690
18 Nathan Tinkler 1:40.6468  0:07.0815

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