A small mistake was all it took to end Supercars rookie Jack Le Brocq’s first attempt at a qualifying session at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Le Brocq triggered the only red flag of the 40-minute session as it entered its final quarter – his Tekno Holden stranded on the exit of Turn 1 after clouting the concrete.
As a result, the car he shares with team owner Jonathon Webb will start 25th on Sunday, ahead only of Simona De Silvestro’s Nissan.
“It was just a silly mistake,” said Le Brocq, who has three previous Bathurst starts under his belt as a co-driver.
“I locked a left-front, carried too much in and that was the end of it.
“Because it’s been so wet, as soon as it went on the grass it felt like it was sped up, that’s how slippery it was.
“It was one of those shitty little things.”
Although disappointed by his mistake, Le Brocq says the Commodore at least escaped major damage.
“It’s (front suspension and steering) arms and bits and pieces, which is why we couldn’t go on,” he said.
“It’s not the chassis or anything like that, that’s the positive I suppose if you can get anything out of it.
“It’s a shame for the guys, but it’ll be right. We always seem to bounce back in the race and have a good racecar.
“We’ll go again tomorrow and hopefully have a good run on Sunday.”
Anton De Pasquale was the best of the five full-time Supercars rookies in qualifying, making the Shootout with a strong run to ninth.
James Golding also starred, scoring a career-best qualifying result of 12th in the Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden he shares with Richard Muscat.