Van Gisbergen takes pole for Race 2, Whincup seventh

Shane van Gisbergen

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

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
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

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
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

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