Campbell takes Carrera Cup pole

Pole winners Matt Campbell (right) and Tony Bates

Pole winners Matt Campbell (right) and Tony Bates

Matt Campbell has made it the sixth different pole sitter in the Carrera Cup after setting the fasting time in qualifying at Sandown.

By setting a new qualifying record time in the Carrera Cup, Campbell joins Nick Foster (Adelaide), Nick McBride at the Grand Prix, Shane Smollen/Nick Percat at the Pro-Am at Phillip Island, David Russell in Townsville and Shae Davies in Sydney.

Campbell, who took two race wins at the recent round at Sydney Motorsport Park, will share the front row with Foster.

A tougher run for championship leader Steve Richards, who will start from eight on what will be a busy day for both himself and Dave Russell who have V8 Supercar co-driver duties.

After a heavy shunt in practice in Sydney, Tony Bates has come back in style with the pole award in the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge division for the semi-professional drivers.

Today’s opening 17-lap race will be at 11:40am followed by the second race between the two V8 Supercar qualifying races at 3:15pm.

VIDEO: Campbell and Bates speak after qualifying

QUALIFYING: Carrera Cup – Townsville

Pos No. Driver Team Time Gap
1 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 1:09.6854R
2 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts 1:09.9945 0.3091
3 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE 1:10.3493 0.6639
4 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi 1:10.3749 0.6895
5 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions 1:10.3859 0.7005
6 25 John Martin Copyworld 1:10.3984 0.7130
7 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne 1:10.4150 0.7296
8 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical 1:10.5141 0.8287
9 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts 1:10.5336 0.8482
10 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton 1:10.5999 0.9145
11 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX 1:11.0172 1.3318
12 26 Michael Almond Copyworld 1:11.0752 1.3898
13 11 John Magro Team BRM 1:11.1546 1.4692
14 222 Aaron Seton Scott Taylor Motorsport 1:11.4094 1.7240
15 24 Tony Bates AFS/Fleetguard 1:11.4704 1.7850
16 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents 1:11.7634 2.0780
17 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel 1:12.0411 2.3557
18 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group 1:12.1711 2.4857
19 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas 1:12.1990 2.5136
20 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care 1:12.2256 2.5402
21 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc 1:12.4708 2.7854

 

 

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