News – AU – Anton de Pasquale on provisional pole ahead of Top Ten Shootout – TouringCarTimes

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On his debut with the new Dick Johnson Racing team, Anton de Pasquale has provisional pole for today’s opening race of the Supercars championship season at the Mount Panorama 500, which is the fastest in the morning qualifying before the top ten shootout

de Pasquale drove through the session on his fastest lap of the weekend after the checkered flag fell, driving a little over a tenth faster than the next fastest car to have the privilege of being the last car on the shootout

In contrast to the hot and clear conditions on Friday, qualifying began on Saturday morning under the protection of the clouds with the lowest track temperatures, ideal for fast times when the 24 drivers wanted to rush into the top ten of the shootout

Thanks to a tow of Conrod Straight from Jamie Whincup, a Triple Eight team-mate, Shane van Gisbergen was the first to set a quick representative time, scoring a 2:04 7580 on his second lap of flight

A red flag was brought out a little over seven minutes before the session started, and Nick Percat’s Brad Jones Racing entry stalled at the Hell Corner exit due to an electrical problem.The team was quick to locate the ailing Holden Commodore, which was due to resulted in a quick reboot with just over 12 minutes remaining

Both Chaz Mostert’s Walkinshaw Andretti United car, which set the pace on Friday, as well as Dick Johnson Racing’s new recruit, Anton de Pasquale, almost overturned van Gisbergen and won the first or fastest reached second sector but neither was able to take the # 97 off the top of the timesheets

The entire field rolled back to start the final flight laps with a little more than two minutes ahead The timing screen lit up with purple sectors, but it was de Pasquale who was able to put a lap together and score a 2:044250 to get the makeshift pole into the shootout

van Gisbergen couldn’t improve and finished the session in second when Tickfords Cam Waters finished third ahead of Mostert and Tim Slade of Blanchard Racing Team Brodie Kostecki makes his full-time debut ahead of DJR’s Will Davison with Scott’s Team 18 cars Pye and Mark Winterbottom taking Whincup into the shootout

The top ten shootout, which will complete the grid, will begin at 1210 p.m. local time before the first 250 km race of the season and will be awarded the green flag at 1500 p.m.

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News – AU – Anton de Pasquale on provisional pole before the Top Ten Shootout – TouringCarTimes
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