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Van Gisbergen claims COTA pole position

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Wednesday 13th May, 2020 - 7:14pm

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Shane van Gisbergen will start the opening race at Circuit of The Americas from pole position

Shane van Gisbergen will start the opening race of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries at Circuit of The Americas from pole position.

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver set a 1:30.386, edging out provisional pole position winner Anton De Pasquale who clocked a 1:30.695 to slot into second.

Shell V-Power Racing Team driver Scott McLaughin clocked the third quickest time at the end of the session with a 1:30.997 ahead of Team Penske pilot Will Power on a 1:31.003.

Lee Holdsworth of Truck Assist Racing was fifth fastest on a 1:31.227, while Chaz Mostert of Walkinshaw Andretti United clocked a 1:31.281 to be sixth.

Cameron Waters was the last of those in the top 10 shootout with a 1:31.663 cementing him seventh place on the grid, albeit 1.2 seconds off the leading pace.

Jack Le Brocq, Bryce Fullwood, and Lando Norris all failed to set a time having incurred off-track penalties.

Matt Stone Racing’s Jake Kostecki narrowly missed out on cracking the top 10 shootout in the first stage of qualifying, a 1:32.698 slotting him into 11th.

Regular top 10 contender Andre Heimgartner of Ned Racing failed to make the top 10 and could only manage 12th.

Dunlop Super2 Series driver Josh Fife of Brad Jones Racing was the second best wildcard entry in 22nd.

Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was 25th while Red Bull Holden Racing Team duo Garth Tander and Craig Lowndes were 27th and 29th respectively.

Race 18 of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries at Circuit of The Americas gets underway at 19:15 AEST.

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