He and Premat will be joined on the front row by Erebus Motorsport’s Penrite Holden of David Reynolds/Luke Youlden.
The Prodrive Racing Australia Falcons of Mark Winterbottom/Dean Canto and Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen will share the second row, ahead of reigning champion Shane van Gisbergen in the Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore he’s driving with Matt Campbell.
Rain is forecast for the afternoon after a week of dry running, which would add another element to the 2017 running of the Great Race.
THE FULL SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 GRID
1: Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat (#17 - Shell V-Power Racing Team)
2: David Reynolds/Luke Youlden (#9 - Erebus Penrite Racing)
3: Mark Winterbottom/Dean Canto (#5 - The Bottle-O Racing Team)
4: Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen (#55 - Supercheap Auto Racing)
5: Shane van Gisbergen/Matt Campbell (#97 - Red Bull Holden Racing Team)
6: Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway (#6 - Monster Energy Racing)
7: Fabian Coulthard/Tony D'Alberto (#12 - Shell V-Power Racing Team)
8: Jason Bright/Garry Jacobson (#56 - MEGA Racing)
9: Garth Tander/James Golding (#33 - Wilson Security Racing GRM)
10: James Courtney/Jack Perkins (#22 - Mobil 1 HSV Racing)
11: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell (#88 - Red Bull Holden Racing Team)
12: Rick Kelly/David Wall (#15 - Sengled Racing)
13: Michael Caruso/Dean Fiore (#23 - Nissan Motorsport)
14: Nick Percat/Macauley Jones (#8 - Boost Mobile Racing)
15: Todd Kelly/Jack Le Brocq (#20 - Carsales Racing)
16: Will Davison/Jonathon Webb (#19 - TEKNO Woodstock Racing)
17: Lee Holdsworth/Karl Reindler (#18 - Preston Hire Racing)
18: Tim Slade/Andre Heimgartner (#14 - Freightliner Racing)