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Mostert hands Waters pole for co-driver race

Saturday 12th September, 2015 - 12:59pm

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The Mostert/Waters Falcon

The Mostert/Waters Falcon

Cameron Waters will start the day’s opening qualifying race from pole position after Chaz Mostert set the fastest time in qualifying.

Mostert continued his recent qualifying supremacy by proving able to rise to the challenge set down by team-mate Mark Winterbottom.

Drivers completed three runs on new tyres throughout the 20 minutes, which was run under threatening skies that ultimately failed to impact track conditions.

Winterbottom held sway after the first runs with 1:09.18s before Mostert moved ahead on the second set of tyres with consecutive quick times that resulted in a 1:08.90s best.

The final flurry then saw Mostert put in what would prove an unbeatable 1:08.72s, with Winterbottom securing second by improving his best to 1:08.90s.

“It was pretty hooked up out there but we were still struggling with the balance,” said Mostert.

“I think it’s better as a race car than a qualifying car, but now it’s up to Cameron before we get in for the second race.”

Jamie Whincup and an impressive Lee Holdsworth secured third and fourth for their respective co-drivers Paul Dumbrell and Sebastien Bourdais.

David Reynolds, Fabian Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen, Scott Pye, Scott McLaughlin and Garth Tander completed the top 10.

Tim Slade and Jack Perkins ensured three of the four Walkinshaw cars will start the opening 60km heat in consecutive positions.

Andre Heimgartner meanwhile failed to come near his highly fancied Prodrive team-mates after brake problems left the Super Black entry in 23rd.

The co-driver race will kick-off at 1400 local time, which in turn sets the grid for the primary driver heat that locks in the starting order for Sunday’s 500.

Result: V8 Supercars Wilson Security Sandown 500 Qualifying

1 Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG/X 1:08.7165
2 Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG/X 1:08.9069 00.1904
3 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 1:09.0185 00.3020
4 Walkinshaw Racing Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VF 1:09.0200 00.3035
5 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG/X 1:09.0642 00.3477
6 Freightliner Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 1:09.1058 00.3893
7 Team Darrell Lea STIX Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 1:09.1132 00.3967
8 DJR Team Penske Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG/X 1:09.1221 00.4056
9 Wilson Security Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:09.1817 00.4652
10 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 1:09.3031 00.5866
11 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 1:09.3413 00.6248
12 Holden Racing Team Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VF 1:09.4082 00.6917
13 Team Cooldrive Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VF 1:09.4159 00.6994
14 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 1:09.4266 00.7101
15 Repair Management Aust Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 1:09.4444 00.7279
16 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 1:09.4692 00.7527
17 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1:09.5031 00.7866
18 Nissan Motorsport James Moffat Nissan Altima 1:09.5071 00.7906
19 Nissan Motorsport Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1:09.5268 00.8103
20 Nissan Motorsport Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1:09.6198 00.9033
21 Erebus Motorsport V8 Ashley Walsh Mercedes E63 AMG 1:09.6530 00.9365
22 Nissan Motorsport Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 1:09.6947 00.9782
23 Super Black Racing Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG/X 1:09.7550 01.0385
24 Wilson Security Racing GRM David Wall Volvo S60 1:09.7579 01.0414
25 GB Galvanizing Racing Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 1:09.7858 01.0693

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