Patrizi scores Carrera Cup pole

Saturday 5th July, 2014 - 8:45am


Michael Patrizi took his second career pole in the Carrera Cup

Michael Patrizi took his second career pole in the Carrera Cup

Michael Patrtizi has taken pole position for the opening race of the Carrera Cup after an early morning qualifying session on the streets of Townsville.

Patrizi is using a new body shell this weekend after a heavy crash at the mini-enduro event at Phillip Island for co-driver and former World Superbike star Troy Bayliss.

The cool morning conditions were a contrast to yesterday practice sessions which finished with Craig Baird fastest.

Patrizi made the most of his opportunities, including good clear laps, to share the front row with championship leader Warren Luff.

Baird will have his work cut out for him back in eighth. Just in front is Steven Richards who while chasing a fast time had a spin late in the session.

Stephen Grove, who won the Phillip Island event overall with Scott McLaughlin, was fastest of the Elite runners after Roger Lago lost his fastest time for a blend-line infraction.

The first race of the weekend will be run at 11am.

VIDEO: Michael Patrizi and Stephen Grove speak after qualifying



CARRERA CUP : Qualifying

Pos  No. Driver Team Time Gap
1   29  Michael Patrizi (SA)  Onsite Rental Racing  1:13.9710
2    7  Warren Luff (QLD)  No Second Chance/Phase 8  1:14.0471 0:00.0761
3  777  Nick Foster (VIC)  Bob Jane T-Marts  1:14.0546 0:00.0836
4   27  Sam Power (SA)  Childhood Cancer Association  1:14.0835 0:00.1125
5   88  Shae Davies (QLD)  Davbridge Constructions  1:14.1024 0:00.1314
6   77  Nick McBride (VIC)  Bob Jane T-Marts  1:14.1639 0:00.1929
7   12  Steven Richards (VIC)  Laser Plumbing & Electrical  1:14.2375 0:00.2665
8    1  Craig Baird (VIC)  Bonaire/Wilson Security  1:14.2984 0:00.3274
9   45  Duvashen Padayachee (NSW)  VIP Petfoods  1:14.4299 0:00.4589
10   26  Michael Almond (SA)  Copyworld  1:14.8922 0:00.9212
11   23  Roger Lago (QLD)  JBS Australia  1:14.9251* 0:00.9541
12    4  Stephen Grove (VIC)  Grove Group  1:14.9499 0:00.9789
13   24  Tony Bates (VIC)  Alternative Freight Services/A  1:15.0931 0:01.1221
14   56  Shane Smollen (NSW)  McGrath Estate Agents  1:15.2739 0:01.3029
15   13  James Bergmuller (VIC)  Porsche Centre Brighton  1:15.4035 0:01.4325
16   55  Renee Gracie (QLD)  Fujitsu Racing  1:15.5768 0:01.6058
17    5  Tony Walls (QLD)  Objective Racing  1:15.7448 0:01.7738
18    9  Marc Cini (VIC)  Hallmarc  1:16.0188 0:02.0478
19   22  Brenton Ramsay (SA)  V.I.P. Home Services  1:16.6013 0:02.6303
20   11  Ash Samadi (NSW)  Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden  1:16.6341 0:02.6631
21   10  Maurice Pickering (QLD)  Finance EZI/Foxtel  1:16.6628 0:02.6918
22   39  Adrian Mastronardo (NSW)  Veritas  1:17.8899 0:03.9189


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