- By Kassie Gadeke
- Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Chaz Mostert has taken his second ARMOR ALL Pole Position of the season at the place his pole run begun last year.
After a tough day yesterday at the Perth SuperSprint, the Falcons bounced back this morning with Mark Winterbottom locking in third and Chris Pither a surprise fourth-place finisher in the 20-minute qualifying session.
Yesterday’s winner Craig Lowndes spoilt the party in P2, though his nearest teammate is Shane van Gisbergen back in sixth position.
Mostert was pleased to be back on top after a difficult run yesterday. His 55.0538sec lap was just 0.0697sec quicker than Lowndes in qualifying at Barbagallo.
“Awesome to get this one,” he said.
“We’ve been struggling the last couple of rounds so it’s good to reward the boys, hopefully we can do it from the front row.”
Winterbottom described his car as loose and was more confident now he’s had a green tyre run in the dry.
The 26 car field was separated by less than one second in the 20-minute session, with all four manufacturers featuring in the top 10 with Rick Kelly’s Nissan seventh and Scott McLaughlin’s Volvo ninth.
Local driver Garth Tander cracked the top 10, though his Holden Racing Team teammate James Courtney was 16th.
The V8 Supercars hit the track for 200km Race 9 at 2pm local time.