Van Gisbergen edges Mostert and Waters in qualifying

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 28/02/2021
  • By James Pavey

Shane van Gisbergen has again stamped his claim on the Repco Mt Panorama 500 with a brilliant lap to claim provisional pole for Race 2.

The Red Bull Ampol Racing driver will be last out in the ARMOR All Top 10 Shootout, with the Kiwi's 2:04.5769s helping him to P1.

The 2016 champion pipped Chaz Mostert by just 0.0860s, with Saturday pole sitter Cameron Waters just 0.0125s adrift of his Tickford Racing former teammate.

All told, the top three were covered by a miserly 0.0985s, setting the scene for another thrilling battle for pole.

Shell V-Power Racing duo Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison were fourth and fifth respectively, and were the only other drivers within reach of van Gisbergen.

Sixth-placed Mark Winterbottom, who finished fourth in Saturday's race, was 0.6495s down on the #97 Triple Eight entry, with James Courtney, Jamie Whincup, David Reynolds and Andre Heimgartner rounding out the top 10.

Such was the speed of the #97 Commodore, Whincup was a whopping 0.7374s down on teammate van Gisbergen.

Six teams will be represented in the one-lap dash, which will commence at 12:10pm AEDT.

Scott Pye, who was caught up in a first-lap melee in Race 1, missed a shootout berth by just 0.0758s.

Bryce Fullwood will line up from 12th for the second time in as many days, ahead of Jack Le Brocq and Nick Percat.

The top 10 will return to the track for the shootout just after midday ahead of the 40-lap Race 2, which will commence at 3:00pm AEDT.

This weekend's event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and the Seven Network, and will be streamed on Kayo. Check out the full TV schedule here.

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