Jacobson grabs pole for Bathurst 250

Gary Jacobson pic: Dewi Jones

Garry Jacobson has pipped Brodie Kostecki to Armor All Pole Position for the Dunlop Super2 Series Bathurst 250.

Jacobson stopped the clocks with a fastest time of 2:06.0535s in the #26 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima, usurping Brodie Kostecki (#57 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore) by 0.0910s.

Together, they bumped Dean Fiore (#23 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima) onto the second row alongside Chris Pither (#44 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore), who went personal best to the second sector after the chequered flag but ultimate no faster.

Row 3 will be an all-Eggleston Motorsport affair with Will Brown (#38 VF Commodore) starting inside of series leader Paul Dumbrell (#88 VF Commodore).

Dumbrell nearly slid into the wall as he arrived under the Tree at the start of Reid Park before going as high as second position on his next lap.

Rounding out the top 10 was last year’s Bathurst 250 winner Macauley Jones (#14 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore), Alex Rullo (#62 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima), Kurt Kostecki (#55 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore), and Mason Barbera (#99 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore).

Of the top eight, all but Brodie Kostecki were Pirtek Enduro Cup co-drivers.

The others were Bryce Fullwood, who qualified 12th in the #16 Matt Stone Racing VF Commodore, and Earl Bamber, who sat out the session as Brenton Grove brought up the rear of the field in the #10 Grove Racing VF Commodore.

The session was interrupted for 15 minutes when Jake Kostecki buried the #56 Kostecki Brothers Racing VF Commodore in the tyre belt at Griffins Bend, although only five minutes were lost after accounting for the session extension to 40 minutes.

He was seventh-fastest at the time but had to sit out the rest of the session for causing the stoppage and fell to 18th in the end.

The track was dry, although conditions were overcast throughout the session.

Super2 will be next on-track for a 15-minute Warm Up at 0930 local time/AEST, followed by the 41-lap, 250km enduro at 1455.

Results: Armor All Qualifying

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver(s) Car Fastest lap Split
1 26 MEGA Fuels / MWM Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 2:06.0535  
2 57 Arcoplate Racing Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 2:06.1445 0:00.0910
3 23 MW Motorsport Dean Fiore Nissan Altima 2:06.1721 0:00.1186
4 44 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Chris Pither Holden Commodore VF 2:06.3362 0:00.2827
5 38 Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 2:06.4924 0:00.4389
6 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 2:06.5003 0:00.4468
7 14 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 2:06.5032 0:00.4497
8 62 Land Surveys / MWM Alex Rullo Nissan Altima 2:06.5461 0:00.4926
9 55 Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 2:06.6025 0:00.5490
10 99 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 2:06.9080 0:00.8545
11 5 Skye Sands Thomas Randle Ford Falcon FG/X 2:07.2018 0:01.1483
12 16 Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore VF 2:07.3094 0:01.2559
13 15 Auto One Racing Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 2:07.3114 0:01.2579
14 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG/X 2:07.6782 0:01.6247
15 21 SCT Logistics Jack Smith Holden Commodore VF 2:07.6835 0:01.6300
16 54 Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 2:07.8957 0:01.8422
17 18 Auto One Albury Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 2:07.9429 0:01.8894
18 56 Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 2:07.9574 0:01.9039
19 63 Eggleston Motorsport Dominic Storey Holden Commodore VF 2:07.9611 0:01.9076
20 8 BGD Architects Zane Goddard Holden Commodore VF 2:08.3247 0:02.2712
21 49 Dynamic Supplies Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF 2:08.5156 0:02.4621
22 10 Grove Hire Brenton Grove Holden Commodore VF 2:09.8932 0:03.8397

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