Dumbrell to start from P1

  • 10/10/2014
  • By V8 Supercars
  • Dunlop Super2 Series

Paul Dumbrell has come to the fore and will begin the first ever Dunlop Series Wilson MedicOne Enduro tomorrow from ARMOR ALL Pole Position.

The accomplished driver only completed five laps in the 30-minute qualifying session, but the short amount of laps proved to be sufficient as the 32-year-old set his second series record for the day.

Dumbrell broke the series lap record of Mount Panorama in today's practice session, butbettered it in qualifying, setting a time of 2min06.9937 - similar to those clocked in the V8 Supercars Championship at the circuit.

The Melbourne-resident was the only driver to enter into the 06s, leading kiwi Chris Pither by a 0.76secs margin.

Pither will join Dumbrell on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's 250 kilometre race, followed by Andrew Jones, and Cameron Waters.

Title contender Ash Walsh - who trails Dumbrell in the series standings by four points - will begin tomorrow's Enduro in 5th, ahead of Gary Jacobson, Ant Pedesen and Andre Heimgartner.

Todd Hazelwood and Geoff Emergy completed the top ten.

The session was interrupted twice by red flags - the fist caused when the Falcon of Ryal Harris speared off the road at Skyline, clipping the wall.

A heavy impact shunt for Jack Le Brocq saw the red flag return and end the session three minutes ahead of schedule.

Le Brocq collided with the wall between turns six and seven - a turn which has claimed many at Mount Panorama - after recording the 17th fastest time of the session.

Bathurst rookies Macauley Jones and Dan Day will star the 41 lap race tomorrow from 14th and 20th respectively, while Paul Morris just missed the top ten bracket, clocking the 12th quickest time.

Make sure you are at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 to see history be made, when the Dunlop Series competes in the first ever Wilson MedicOne Enduro.

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