Heimgartner grabs crucial Carrera Cup pole

Andre Heimgartner (right) and Stephen Grove with their pole awards

Andre Heimgartner has kept his Carrera Cup championship alive with pole position on the streets of the Gold Coast.

This weekend is the final round of the Porsche series and with championship leader David Wall qualifying in fourth, Heimgartner set a time just over a tenth of a second slower than David Russell’s 2014 qualifying lap record.

Alongside on the front row is Sonic Motor Racing’s Nick McBride with Jaxon Evans set to start third.

In a high-quality session Jaxon Evans was the fastest after the first run ahead of Heimgartner and Wall. Then everyone dived into the pits to bolt-on a second set of Michelin race tyres.

Heimgartner went to the top of the time sheets, before lowering the mark on his 13th and final lap.

Wall can play the points game, but with street racing anything can happen; especially with wet weather predicted at some point over the three races.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Cup Stephen Grove set the fastest time in the semi-professional category.

VIDEO: Heimgartner and Grove speak after qualifying

QUALIFYING: Carrera Cup : Surfers Paradise

Pos No. Driver Team Category Time/Gap
1 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts / Money Now P 1:12.5636
2 77 Nick McBride Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts P +0.1948
3 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P +0.4738
4 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P +0.5058
5 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P +0.5372
6 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P +0.6642
7 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P +0.9312
8 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P +0.9400
9 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P +0.9743
10 29 Garth Walden Platinum Nightclub Broadbeach P +1.2721
11 23 Brenton Grove Porsche Centre Melbourne P +1.5899
12 79 Jordan Love Sonic Motor Racing / Quintis P +1.7901
13 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C +1.9627
14 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P +2.4189
15 22 Dean Cook Zonzo Racing C +3.1013
16 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C +3.1523
17 18 Max Twigg C +3.1789
18 13 Sam Shahin HTFU C +3.3764
19 131 Graham Williams WRA C +6.2323



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