Campbell breaks qualifying record in Carrera Cup Oz

Campbell broke the qualifying lap record in taking pole

Campbell broke the qualifying lap record in taking pole

Matt Campbell has broken the qualifying lap record to take pole position for the opening Carrera Cup Australia race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Campbell’s time of 1:29.2048 was around a tenth-of-second quicker than Shae Davies previous record set last year.

Campbell controlled the 30-minute session throughout and even got out of the car with around seven minutes still to run.

His time was 0.4206sec quicker than Ash Walsh, with David Wall putting his best lap in the dying stages of the session to claim third.

Alex Davison trails Campbell by 4.5 points heading into this weekend’s round and will start from fifth.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge, Stephen Grove put in late charge to take the pole in the semi-professional category.

As well as pole for today’s opening race, both Campbell and Grove will start off the front for tomorrow’s combined separate races where the Australian series will race with Carrera Cup Asia.

QUALIFYING – Carrera Cup Australia – Sydney Motorsport Park

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Time/Gap
1    7  Matt Campbell Nuveau Constructions / Phase 8 1:29.2048R
2  777  Ash Walsh Bob Jane T-Marts / Infants Friend +0.4206
3   38  David Wall Wilson Security +0.5457
4   77  Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts +0.6040
5   25  Alex Davison Wilson Parking +0.7594
6    8  Dean Fiore Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne +0.7792
7   88  Dylan O’Keeffe Allstar Equipment / Dexion Supply +0.8697
8   12  Steven Richards Laser Plumbing and Electrical +1.1631
9   26  Michael Almond Copyworld +1.1991
10  360  Fraser Ross Preston Hire +1.4295
11   45  Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX +1.4664
12   21  Garth Walden CIP/GWR +1.9403
13    4  Stephen Grove Grove Hire +2.1348
14   54  James Abela Horsley Park Gunshop +2.1386
15   56  Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents +2.1574
16   39  Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Porperty Group +2.6055
17   13  James Bergmuller +2.7986
18   24  Tony Bates Moveitnet / A.F.S +3.3339
19    9  Marc Cini Hallmarc +4.1107
20  222  Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport +4.1181


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