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Wall takes Carrera Cup pole as Flack crashes

Mat Coch

Friday 1st March, 2019 - 11:43am

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David Wall has claimed pole position in a Porsche Payce Carrera Cup series qualifying session which ended early courtesy of a red flag for Adrian Flack.

Wall shot to the top of the times as the session built to a crescendo before being cut short when Flack clouted the wall heavily at Turn 8 with less than a minute left in the session.

Flack lost the rear end as rounded the sweeper before being fired across the wall and nose first into the inside barrier.

The resulting red flag confirmed David Wall on pole for the opening race of the Carrera Cup season, the 2017 series champ making a charge in the latter half of the session to seize top spot.

He edged out Nick McBride by less than a tenth with Michael Almond only half a tenth further back.

The session started with Luff picking up where he left off in practice on Thursday by setting the early pace, his 1:22.3794s effort seeing him sit atop the timing screens in the early stages of the session.

Times began to tumble with 12 minutes remaining in the session, McBride leaping to the top of the standings before Jordan Love immediately bettered McBride’s marker.

Around the half way point Cameron Hill brushed the wall after a loose at the top of Wakefield Street, though the Canberra racer was able to get the car back to the pit lane and head back out to lock down 10th in the session.

There was a spin for McBride too, while Luff went long seconds before Hill’s spin, all escaping unscathed.

The Pro-Am pole went to Anthony Gilbertson from Tim Miles, with Flack third in class but not expected to reappear this weekend following his crash in the dying minutes of the session.

Carrera Cup’s opening race of the weekend begins at 1620 local time (1650 AEDT).

Results: Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia, Qualifying

Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Time
1 38 PAYCE David Wall (NSW) 1:21.598
2 8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride (VIC) 1:21.683
3 77 Sonic / Bob Jane T Marts / PSA Michael Almond (SA) 1:21.735
4 7 MEGA/No Second Chance Warren Luff (QLD) 1:21.961
5 777 Sonic/Bob Jane TMarts/CRG Jordan Love (WA) 1:21.971
6 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood (VIC) 1:22.016
7 36 Lodge Brothers Cooper Murray (VIC) 1:22.026
8 19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson (QLD) 1:22.579
9 6 Garage1 Tim Miles (NSW) 1:22.615
10 111 Seears Workwear Cameron Hill (ACT) 1:22.713
11 5 Sonic/Hose Power Thomas Maxwell (NT) 1:22.767
12 15 Lory Construction/Volante Ross Josh Hunt (QLD) 1:23.034
13 20 Agas National Adrian Flack (QLD) 1:23.039
14 27 Wash It Liam Talbot (NSW) 1:23.108
15 13 The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU Sam Shahin (SA) 1:23.465
16 80 Max Twigg (VIC) 1:23.518
17 22 BMF Dean Cook (VIC) 1:23.523
18 4 Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC) 1:23.524
19 34 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Duvashen Padayachee NSW 1:23.604
20 23 Lago Racing Roger Lago (QLD) 1:23.796
21 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC) 1:24.518
22 35 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Indiran Padayachee (NSW) 1:29.194

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