Mostert, Percat set to square off on Winton front-row
Factory backed young guns Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat look set to carry on their intense Dunlop Series battle after taking the top two positions in qualifying at Winton.
Ford Performance Racing’s series leader Mostert recorded the three fastest laps of the session during his third and final run to end up 0.29s clear of his Walkinshaw Racing rival.
Percat, who used a new set of tyres to top practice yesterday, jumped to second on the grid with his 13th and last qualifying lap.
Scott Pye set the early benchmark in his Triple Eight Holden but failed to improve on the second of just two runs, falling off the road at Turn 1 on his final attempt.
Luke Youlden enjoyed his first qualifying session in Matthew White Motorsport’s FG model Falcon, scoring a season best starting position of fourth despite joining Pye in failing to improve on his early fast time.
Andrew Jones and Scott McLaughlin will share the third row ahead of Ash Walsh, Elliot Barbour, Dale Wood and Rodney Jane.
The first of three Dunlop Series races for the weekend will get underway today at 1415 local time.
Result: Dunlop Series Qualifying, Winton Motor Raceway
|1||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||1:23.9808|
|2||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||1:24.2699||0:00.2891|
|3||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||1:24.2924||0:00.3116|
|4||MW Motorsport||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon FG||1:24.3785||0:00.3977|
|5||Frauenfelder||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||1:24.5440||0:00.5632|
|6||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||1:24.5514||0:00.5706|
|7||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon FG||1:24.7382||0:00.7574|
|8||MW Motorsport||Elliot Barbour||Ford Falcon BF||1:24.8011||0:00.8203|
|9||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||1:24.8371||0:00.8563|
|10||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||1:25.0766||0:01.0958|
|11||R&J Batteries/EarthEx Logistic||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||1:25.0796||0:01.0988|
|12||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||1:25.0799||0:01.0991|
|13||Wolfchester / Bahco||Glen Wood||Holden Commodore VE2||1:25.2386||0:01.2578|
|14||GSS Mining Rentals||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||1:25.6120||0:01.6312|
|15||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:25.8910||0:01.9102|
|16||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:26.1567||0:02.1759|
|17||Warrin Mining/Volvo Const Equi||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||1:26.8348||0:02.8540|
|18||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||1:27.4890||0:03.5082|
|19||Carrington Equipment Group||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||1:27.8652||0:03.8844|
|20||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||1:28.6249||0:04.6441|
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