Van Gisbergen takes pole for Race 2, Whincup seventh
Sunday 23rd February, 2020 - 1:44pm
Shane van Gisbergen will start from first position in Race 2 at the Superloop Adelaide 500 after an untidy run into the parklands for provisional pole-sitting team-mate Jamie Whincup.
Van Gisbergen was fifth before the Top 10 Shootout but set a 1:19.8101s with a committed lap in the #97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team ZB Commodore, and will be joined by Shell V-Power Racing Team’s Scott McLaughlin on the front row.
Row 2 will be an all-Tickford affair with Cameron Waters third in the #6 Monster Energy Mustang and Will Davison (#23 Milwaukee Mustang) fourth, while Whincup was only seventh.
Chaz Mostert was fastest when van Gisbergen started his lap, and the Triple Eight Race Engineering driver took a decent touch of a kerb at the Turn 8 Sweeper on a lap which temporarily put him three tenths up on the field.
McLaughlin was less than two hundredths quicker than van Gisbergen to the second sector but the #17 Mustang driver came up 0.0383s short of #97 at the control line.
Van Gisbergen said on his cool down lap, “It’s pretty good, happy with that.
“I made a meal of my Shootout yesterday but I think it was the oil for us last three runners so I was pretty happy to be in the front half of the Shootout there so my car was still warm. It felt pretty good.”
A slightly untidy landing at Senna Chicane set Waters back before he completed a 1:19.9502s lap which leaves him one position away from where he provisionally qualified.
Davison had immediately followed van Gisbergen and bettered the Kiwi by just over a tenth to the second sector but pinched the inside-front at the last corner and ultimately set a 1:20.0336s in the 23Red Racing entry.
Mostert is set to start from fifth having set a 1:20.1131s in the #25 Mobil 1 Appliances Online ZB Commodore, while Fabian Coulthard had almost nothing left on exit of Turn 11 as he drove the #12 Shell V-Power Mustang to a 1:20.1322s which leaves him sixth.
Whincup was more than a tenth faster than van Gisbergen to the second sector but grabbed too much kerb at Turn 11, which picked up the inside wheels of the #88 Red Bull HRT ZB Commodore and carted him wide.
He will start alongside Lee Holdsworth, who was a dropped a row from a provisional sixth courtesy of a 1:20.3071s in the #5 Truck Assist Mustang.
Rick Kelly is due to start from ninth in the #15 Castrol Mustang after all but matching his provisional qualifying time in setting a 1:20.3655s in the one-lap dash.
Anton De Pasquale was first onto the track for the Shootout and went slightly wide at Turn 14 before breaking the beam at 1:20.5161s in the #99 Penrite ZB Commodore.
Qualifying for Race 2
Whincup put himself on provisional pole with a 1:19.8363s after the chequered flag had been unfurled for Qualifying Part 2, edging Waters by 0.0436s.
Jack Le Brocq will start from 11th in the #55 Supercheap Auto Mustang having been knocked out of the Shootout at the last possible moment by Tickford Racing team-mate Holdsworth, who had escaped a brush with the Turn 8 wall minutes earlier.
Mark Winterbottom was already vulnerable when he committed a kerb hop on his final lap and ended up 12th in the #18 Irwin Tools ZB Commodore, while David Reynolds failed to set a time in the second 10-minute stanza with the #9 Penrite ZB Commodore suspected to have dropped a cylinder.
The first part of the session went red flag before a majority of the 14 starters could set a lap due to Jack Smith finding the wall at the Turn 8 Sweeper.
Smith struck the kerb on his way through the corner, which unsettled the rear of the Brad Jones Racing-run SCT Logistics ZB Commodore and ultimately saw both left-hand corners of Car #4 take a significant hit.
Holdsworth was fast throughout and ended up on top with a 1:10.4348s, while Le Brocq’s late improvement consigned Todd Hazelwood to 15th on the grid in the #14 Plus Fitness ZB Commodore.
The new Brad Jones Racing driver will start next to Scott Pye (#20 DeWalt ZB Commodore), with Team Sydney’s James Courtney (#19 Boost Mobile ZB Commodore) and Chris Pither (#22 Coca-Cola ZB Commodore) qualifying 22nd and 23rd respectively.
Race 2, again scheduled for 78 laps, is set to start at 15:20 local time/15:50 AEDT.
Results: Top 10 Shootout for Race 2, Superloop Adelaide 500
|1||97||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1:19.8101|
|2||17||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Mustang GT||1:19.8484||0:00.0383|
|3||6||Monster Energy Racing||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1:19.9502||0:00.1401|
|4||23||Milwaukee Racing||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.0336||0:00.2235|
|5||25||Mobil 1 TM Appliances Online||Chaz Mostert||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.1131||0:00.3030|
|6||12||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Fabian Coulthard||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.1322||0:00.3221|
|7||88||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.2372||0:00.4271|
|8||5||Truck Assist Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.3071||0:00.4970|
|9||15||Castrol Racing||Rick Kelly||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.3655||0:00.5554|
|10||99||Penrite Racing||Anton De Pasquale||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.5161||0:00.7060|
Results: Qualifying for Race 2, Superloop Adelaide 500
|1||88||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||1:19.8363|
|2||6||Monster Energy Racing||Cameron Waters||Ford Mustang GT||1:19.8799||0:00.0436|
|3||17||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Mustang GT||1:19.9649||0:00.1286|
|4||23||Milwaukee Racing||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT||1:19.9929||0:00.1566|
|5||97||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.0054||0:00.1691|
|6||5||Truck Assist Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.0938||0:00.2575|
|7||25||Mobil 1 TM Appliances Online||Chaz Mostert||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.1343||0:00.2980|
|8||12||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Fabian Coulthard||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.2517||0:00.4154|
|9||15||Castrol Racing||Rick Kelly||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.3394||0:00.5031|
|10||99||Penrite Racing||Anton De Pasquale||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.4356||0:00.5993|
|11||55||Supercheap Auto Racing||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Mustang GT||1:20.7792||0:00.9429|
|12||18||IRWIN Racing||Mark Winterbottom||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.8027||0:00.9664|
|13||8||X Convenience Mobil Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.8803||0:01.0440|
|14||9||Penrite Racing||David Reynolds||Holden Commodore ZB|
|15||14||Plus Fitness Racing||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.6711||Part 1|
|16||20||DEWALT Racing||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.7009||Part 1|
|17||2||Mobil 1 TM Middy’s Racing||Bryce Fullwood||Holden Commodore ZB||1:20.9251||Part 1|
|18||3||Team Cooldrive||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1:21.0040||Part 1|
|19||7||NED Racing||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Mustang GT||1:21.0949||Part 1|
|20||35||Yellow Cover Racing||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore ZB||1:21.0986||Part 1|
|21||34||UNIT Racing||Zane Goddard||Holden Commodore ZB||1:21.1765||Part 1|
|22||19||Boost Mobile Racing||James Courtney||Holden Commodore ZB||1:21.3262||Part 1|
|23||22||Team SYDNEY||Chris Pither||Holden Commodore ZB||1:21.6569||Part 1|
|24||4||SCT Motor Sports||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore ZB||Part 1|