Waters beats De Pasquale to provisional pole

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 04/12/2022
  • By James Pavey

Cam Waters has pipped Anton De Pasquale to Race 34 provisional pole at the VALO Adelaide 500.

Waters, who scored pole for Saturday’s race, edged De Pasquale by 0.06s.

The top five in the championship filled the top five positions in qualifying.

Saturday winner Chaz Mostert was third ahead of Shane van Gisbergen, who endured a torrid Race 33.

Will Davison jumped to fifth late on ahead of Will Brown, who was as high as third.

Andre Heimgartner, Broc Feeney, Todd Hazelwood and David Reynolds completed the 10.

Sharp heat again descended over the Adelaide Parklands Circuit, and Waters was first into the 1:19s.

Waters led after the first runs with a 1:19.669s ahead of James Courtney, who finished third on Saturday.

Mostert was just behind with a 1:19.707s, with van Gisbergen fifth behind Reynolds with a 1:19.912s.

Van Gisbergen pushed the benchmark to a 1:19.368s ahead of the final runs.

Several drivers threatened to go quicker — notably, Brodie Kostecki set the fastest first two sectors before making a mistake at Turn 9.

Heimgartner also loomed to take first position before he lost 0.3s in the final sector.

The entire field rolled out with three minutes remaining, and Waters again pushed the limits of the 3.2km circuit.

Waters managed to clock a session-topping 1:19.109s despite brushing the tyre barrier at Turn 6.

De Pasquale jumped to second with a 1:19.170s, with Mostert, van Gisbergen and Davison pushing Brown to sixth.

Brown’s teammate Kostecki, meanwhile, could only qualify 14th.

Jack Le Brocq missed out on a Shootout berth by a scant 0.0006s, with James Golding pushed down to 12th.

Golding was as high as fourth ahead of the final runs.

Courtney ended up 18th ahead of fellow Saturday podium-finisher Nick Percat, who was a lowly 21st.

Courtney bumped the Turn 8 wall late on. Scott Pye, who started second on Saturday, qualified 19th.

Lee Holdsworth will start his final full-time race from 22nd, with Jack Smith pulling up the rear of the 25-car field.

The 12:05pm Shootout will complete the grid for the 2:45pm Race 34.

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