Unenviable nine-year first matched heading to Townsville
Repco Supercars Championship
By James Pavey
ARMOR ALL Pole Position has proven an Achilles heel for drivers aspiring to win in 2021.
Through 14 races, just six have been converted from pole; the last four races have seen Shell V-Power Racing Team's drivers fail to convert pole to victory.
Not since 2018 has there been a streak of five races where the pole man hasn't been able to convert. Since 2009, individual qualifying sessions have been staged for each race.
With its drivers sweeping the poles at last month’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, the Shell V-Power Racing Team matched Ford Performance Racing’s 2012 mark of four straight races without a win from pole.
In May, Anton De Pasquale retired after starting from pole in the OTR SuperSprint finale, before crashing out in the Darwin opener after again starting from pole.