Davison pips Mostert for Race 24 pole

Will Davison

Will Davison

Will Davison narrowly denied V8 Supercars Championship rookie Chaz Mostert a maiden pole position for Race 24 at Queensland Raceway.

Having qualified an outstanding fourth for Race 23 just moments earlier, Mostert shot to the top of the order with three of the 15 minutes remaining.

A subsequent mistake from Jason Bright at Turn 3 that saw the Team BOC Holden stranded in the gravel momentarily appeared to have assured Mostert pole.

Davison was already on his way to completing what would be the session’s best lap, however, running a 1:09.06s to edge his fellow Ford Performance Racing contracted driver by 0.05s.

Davison’s effort, which netted his first pole of the season, was marginally underneath the qualifying record that Whincup had set in the Race 23 session.

David Reynolds completed a Ford sweep in third ahead of Tim Slade, who recorded the best qualifying result yet for the Erebus Mercedes effort.

Fifth for Alex Davison and eight for Mark Winterbottom made it five FPR-contracted drivers in the top eight.

Holden drivers Scott McLaughlin and James Courtney were sixth and seventh respectively, while Red Bull duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes could manage just ninth and 10th.

Lowndes had completed an early green tyre run, pitting with four minutes remaining while running second.

Maro Engel also made an early final dash, after which he fell from ninth to 20th.

See below for the Race 24 qualifying resultĀ 

1 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 01:09.05
2 Wilson Security Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 01:09.11 00:00.05
3 The Bottle-O FPR Ford David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 01:09.14 00:00.08
4 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Tim Slade Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.18 00:00.12
5 Jeld-wen FPR Ford Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 01:09.18 00:00.12
6 Fujitsu Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Holden Commodore VF 01:09.21 00:00.15
7 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 01:09.21 00:00.15
8 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 01:09.22 00:00.16
9 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 01:09.32 00:00.27
10 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 01:09.35 00:00.29
11 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 01:09.38 00:00.32
12 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 01:09.44 00:00.38
13 TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 01:09.44 00:00.38
14 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.45 00:00.39
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 01:09.48 00:00.42
16 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 01:09.48 00:00.43
17 Team HIFLEX Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VF 01:09.53 00:00.47
18 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VF 01:09.57 00:00.51
19 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 01:09.62 00:00.56
20 SP Tools Racing Maro Engel Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.67 00:00.61
21 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 01:09.67 00:00.62
22 Dodo Insurance Racing Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VF 01:09.68 00:00.62
23 Norton 360 Racing James Moffat Nissan Altima 01:09.68 00:00.62
24 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VF 01:09.70 00:00.64
25 Wilson Security Racing Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 01:09.72 00:00.66
26 ekol Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 01:09.72 00:00.66
27 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VF 01:09.81 00:00.75
28 Norton 360 Racing Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 01:10.11 00:01.05


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