Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey will start the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour from pole position following Saturday’s two-part qualifying session.
The BMW duo recorded the fastest time of the weekend thus far to secure top spot, their 2:24.8000s more than three seconds faster than the rest of the field.
“It was a tricky session just with the tyres – I hadn’t run on a new tyre so wasn’t sure what level to run,” Leahey said.
“So I just had a red hot crack on the green tyre, and that was all we had.
“Pole is great to pump up all the boys, but tomorrow is all business. Tomorrow is the day. All our work has been geared towards the race set-up so let’s hope that works for us.”
Jordan Cox will line up alongside the BMW M3 on the front row, steering the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X RS he shares with Graeme Cox and Daniel Smith to a 2:27.8480
Last year’s winners Grant and Iain Sherrin were third best in their BMW M4 just over a tenth further back after struggling in the early minutes of the session with a loose exhaust.
Qualifying was split in half, with the slowest 22 cars out first to set the back half of the grid before the top half of the field set the grid for the top 23 places.
By the end of the two sessions the top 11 cars were all A1 Class runners with the exception of fifth placed BMW 135i of David and Graeme Russell who proved the fastest Class B entry.
Nathan Callaghan set the A2 Class pace in the Cachet Homes Holden VF HSV, while Jake Williams was the leading Class C entry in 29th overall.
The first D Class runner was David Baker in 29th while Chris Holdt topped E Class in 40th.
The Bathurst 6 Hour begins at 1130 AEST on Sunday morning.
Results: Bathurst 6 Hour, Qualifying
|1||23||Bruce Lynton Bodyshop||B.Lynton/T.Leahey||BMW M3 F80LCI Compet||A1||2:24.8000*|
|2||40||Cox Automotive||Jordan Cox (NSW)||Mitsubishi Lancer EV||A1||2:27.8480||0:03.0480|
|3||1||Sherrin Rentals||Iain Sherrin (QLD)||BMW M4 F82||A1||2:27.9800||0:03.1800|
|4||4||Property Investment Store||Andrew Fisher (NSW)||BMW M4 F82||A1||2:28.3170||0:03.5170|
|5||21||Aussie Wide Builders||David Russell (NSW)||BMW 135i E82||B||2:29.4650||0:04.6650|
|6||15||Race for a Cure, Breast Cancer||Garth Walden (NSW)||Mitsubishi Lancer EV||A1||2:29.7630||0:04.9630|
|7||67||JMG Racing/Bilstein||George Miedecke (NSW)||Ford FGII GT-F||A1||2:29.7810||0:04.9810|
|8||77||Yellowspeed, MX5 Mania||J.Winter/Z.Raddatz||Mitsubishi Lancer EV||A1||2:29.9700||0:05.1700|
|9||69||Krincorp Racing, Timkin||John Bowe (VIC)||Holden VF MY14-HSV G||A1||2:30.3770||0:05.5770|
|10||25||Secure Wealth Advisers||Jayden Ojeda (NSW)||BMW M135i Hatch F20||A1||2:30.4360||0:05.6360|
|11||92||Allworth Homes||E.Kreamer/M.King||Mitsubishi Lancer EV||A1||2:30.5640||0:05.7640|
|12||64||Cachet Homes||Nathan Callaghan (WA)||Holden VF HSV R8 Clu||A2||2:31.0430||0:06.2430|
|13||68||Hi-Tec Oils, Royal Medical||Dylan Thomas (NSW)||Mitsubishi Lancer EV||A1||2:31.1950||0:06.3950|
|14||14||F1 Armchair Experts||Paul Loiacono (NSW)||Mitsubishi Lancer EV||A1||2:31.4870||0:06.6870|
|15||45||HPS Transport, Airtag||Michael Auld (NSW)||Mercedes-Benz A45 AM||A1||2:31.5860||0:06.7860|
|16||53||Muscat Trailers, ROC Hydraulic||R.Coulthard/T.Symonds||Holden VY CSV Monaro||A2||2:31.8560||0:07.0560|
|17||19||Garage 1||Anthony Gilbertson (QLD)||BMW M3 E92||A2||2:31.8970||0:07.0970|
|18||12||Brad Woods||Hadrian Morrall (NSW)||BMW M Coupe 1 Series||A1||2:32.2600||0:07.4600|
|19||66||Nova Employment, FullGas Racin||D.Agathos/G.Heath||Subaru Impreza WRX S||A1||2:33.5920||0:08.7920|
|20||73||Race Academy International||S.Varney/M.Caine||Holden VE SSV-Redlin||B||2:35.4040||0:10.6040|
|21||44||Nolan Finishes Professional Pa||D.Clift/W.Clift||Holden VZ-HSV R8 Clu||A2||2:36.5700||0:11.7700|
|22||55||Prime Finance, Goodyear, Fifth||Merrick Malouf (NSW)||Holden VY2-HSV GTS||A2||2:36.6090||0:11.8090|
|23||18||Gramur Stainless||Graeme Muir (NSW)||Holden VE HSV GTS||A2|
|24||48||ASAP Marketing||Scott Gore (VIC)||BMW 135i E82||B||2:35.4350*|
|25||18||Gramur Stainless||Graeme Muir (NSW)||Holden VE HSV GTS||A2||2:36.5680||0:01.1330|
|26||50||MWM Racing||Matthew Thewlis (VIC)||Volkswagen Golf R Se||B||2:36.9950||0:01.5600|
|27||56||Kelso Electrical||Bradley Shiels (NSW)||Subaru Impreza WRX S||A1||2:37.3390||0:01.9040|
|28||30||ADPV Workplace Drone Solutions||Benjamin Walsh (QLD)||BMW M3 E36 3.2L||B||2:39.4950||0:04.0600|
|29||47||Online Hire||David Baker (NSW)||Honda Integra Type R||D||2:39.5550||0:04.1200|
|30||33||McLaurin Motorsport||James Vernon (NSW)||Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER||D||2:41.0430||0:05.6080|
|31||89||Pinnacle Automotove, Rods Pool||Jake Williams (NSW)||BMW M3 E36 3.0L||C||2:42.1290||0:06.6940|
|32||95||Aaron Cameron Racing||A.Cameron/C.Murray||Toyota 86 GT ZN SER||D||2:42.1890||0:06.7540|
|33||41||Solo-Werks, Tegra, Purple Sect||Lachlan Mineeff (NSW)||Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER||D||2:42.5110||0:07.0760|
|34||34||Traffic Control Innovations||Christopher Manly (QLD)||BMW 130i E87||C||2:43.7100||0:08.2750|
|36||86||The 86 Shop||Andrew Wilton (QLD)||Toyota 86 GT ZN SER||D||2:45.2880||0:09.8530|
|37||35||OccSafe Australia, Cox Claims||Richard Shaw (NSW)||Mazda RX-8 RX8A||C||2:45.9530||0:10.5180|
|38||87||Free Spirit Tattoo||James Goldsbrough (ACT)||BMW 130i E87||C||2:46.6920||0:11.2570|
|39||20||ozEtees, Gold Coast Embroidery||Robin Lacey (QLD)||Volkswagen Scirocco||C||2:47.3240||0:11.8890|
|40||51||Wahlstrom Private Wealth, Sign||Chris Holdt (NZL)||Mazda 3 SP23 BK Seri||E||2:55.9830||0:20.5480|
|41||2||Andrew McMaster||David Worrell (NSW)||Mazda 3 SP25 BL Seri||E||2:57.4420||0:22.0070|
|42||11||Completion Products||Graeme Dowsett (SIN)||Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER||D||2:59.1260||0:23.6910|
|43||5||HARE Engineering||Steven Pittman (WA)||Suzuki Swift Sport E||E||3:02.0970||0:26.6620|
|44||72||Atlas Motorsport, Luce Teas||C.Gleeson/K.Macready||Subaru Impreza WRX G||B||3:11.6150||0:36.1800|
|45||8||N-Gen-Racing||Jake Camilleri (QLD)||Hyundai I30N||C|