Prodrive locks out V8 front row

Prodrive locks out V8 front row

Prodrive Racing Australia locked out the front row for this afternoon’s V8 Supercars feature race at Queensland Raceway, with Chaz Mostert leading Mark Winterbottom in qualifying.

Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford
Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford
Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford

Both Mostert and Winterbottom got the job done on their first lap on green tyres, Mostert edging out Winterbottom by just over 0.07s.

It is Mostert’s second pole for the weekend, and his eighth for the season.

“Fantastic effort by the guys,” he said.

“The ‘hard’ car is amazing, hopefully it can transfer to the ‘soft’ car for the race. I’m super pumped.”

Today’s 200-kilometre race could boil down to a straight PRA versus Triple Eight battle, with Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup qualifying third and fourth respectively, ahead of David Reynolds and Jason Bright.

Will Davison was a late improver, making 18 spots on his second green lap to qualify seventh, while James Moffat led Nissan’s charge in eighth.

Nick Percat and Michael Caruso rounded out the fifth row.

Fabian Coulthard had an improved session, but could still manage just P11, while Scott McLaughlin lost his Saturday form and slipped back to 13th on the grid.

“We just tuned the car a little worse on the tyres we had at the start of qualifying,” he explained.

“It’s a long race today, we’ll fight back. The car is good, we just went the wrong way with the qualifying set-up.”

Shane van Gisbergen had another tough qualifying session, managing just 23rd in the Tekno Commodore.

Pos   Driver   Car  Time   Gap 
Chaz Mostert Ford 1'09.7326  
M.Winterbottom Ford 1'09.8361 0.1035
Craig Lowndes Holden 1'09.9087 0.1761
Jamie Whincup Holden 1'10.0157 0.2831
David Reynolds Ford 1'10.0294 0.2968
Jason Bright Holden 1'10.0834 0.3508
Will Davison Mercedes 1'10.0986 0.3660
James Moffat Nissan 1'10.1464 0.4138
Nick Percat Holden 1'10.1489 0.4163
10  Michael Caruso Nissan 1'10.1958 0.4632
11  Fabian Coulthard Holden 1'10.2021 0.4695
12  A.Heimgartner Ford 1'10.2075 0.4749
13  Scott McLaughlin Volvo 1'10.2086 0.4760
14  Garth Tander Holden 1'10.2117 0.4791
15  James Courtney Holden 1'10.2125 0.4799
16  Rick Kelly Nissan 1'10.2508 0.5182
17  Todd Kelly Nissan 1'10.2658 0.5332
18  Scott Pye Ford 1'10.3011 0.5685
19  Lee Holdsworth Holden 1'10.3435 0.6109
20  Ashley Walsh Mercedes 1'10.4035 0.6709
21  Dale Wood Holden 1'10.4304 0.6978
22  David Wall Volvo 1'10.5201 0.7875
23  S.van Gisbergen Holden 1'10.5337 0.8011
24  Tim Blanchard Holden 1'10.5544 0.8218
25  Tim Slade Holden 1'10.6035 0.8709
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Series Supercars
Event Ipswich
Location Queensland Raceway
Drivers Chaz Mostert
Teams Tickford Racing
Author Andrew van Leeuwen