Van Gisbergen best Kiwi as Holdsworth takes provisional Bathurst pole

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen set the second fastest time at Bathurst as Lee Holdsworth scored a surprise provisional ARMOR ALL Pole at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

“The qualifying session was awesome,” commented van Gisbergen. “Looking at the times everyone was so close which is pretty cool, and well done to Lee (Holdsworth), it’s great to see him up there qualifying on top.

“For us, we’re just getting better and better, and our car overall is getting better and better too. We’ve had some really cool laps around here, and it would’ve been interesting to see what happened in that last run if it wasn’t for the rain at the top of the mountain.

“Every run in qualifying we were sort of near the front, in that third or fourth position, and then popped up into second in that last run which was pretty cool. I’m looking forward to the shootout tomorrow.”

Third fastest was Scott McLaughlin with Cameron Waters fourth.

Saturday sees two more practice sessions, at 9:10am and 11:35am local time, will precede the 5:05pm Shootout.

1Lee Holdsworth 2:04.0243
2Shane van Gisbergen0:00.0108
3Scott McLaughlin0:00.0792
4Cameron Waters0:00.0813
5Jamie Whincup0:00.2417
6Fabian Coulthard0:00.2570
7Anton De Pasquale0:00.4425
8Chaz Mostert0:00.4693
9James Courtney0:00.5242
10Nick Percat0:00.5296
11Bryce Fullwood0:00.5807
12Scott Pye0:00.6077
13David Reynolds0:00.6487
14Andre Heimgartner0:00.8287
15Jack Le Brocq0:00.8811
16Todd Hazelwood0:00.9486
17Macauley Jones0:01.0131
18Mark Winterbottom0:01.1489
19Rick Kelly0:01.2349
20Alex Davison0:01.3079
21Garry Jacobson0:01.3899
22Jack Smith0:02.3255
23Chris Pither0:02.3292
24Tyler Everingham0:02.6570
25Jake Kostecki0:11.1299

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