Prodrive Racer Garry Jacobson delivered consistent purple sectors in Qualifying this afternoon, delivering the fastest ever lap time in the Supercars Dunlop Series at Mount Panorama.
Jacobson’s best lap time of 2.06.5317 has broken two-time series champion Paul Dumbrell’s 2015 record of 2.06.7352.
The championship leader has taken ARMOR ALL Pole Position at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 as well as the race lap record and qualifying lap record.
The young gun is producing quick laps on the mountain with the aim of extending his championship lead this weekend ahead of teammate Jack Le Brocq.
Paul Dumbrell finished qualifying comfortably in position two, to sit next to Jacobson on the front of the grid in tomorrow’s race.
Dumbrell remained in the lane after the field went back on track after the red flag with six minutes remaining in the session, clearly comfortable with his best lap time of 2.06.7659, 0.2secs behind Jacobson.
The experienced veteran secured P2 and held onto it for the last 12 minutes of the session.
Young talent Macauley Jones has demonstrated his ability to produce quick laps around the circuit today, finishing qualifying in position three 0.4secs behind Jacobson.
Davies finished P4 and Golding P5, both completing double duties this weekend for the Bathurst 1000.
A red flag with seven minutes remaining in the session was called after Matthew Palmer slid the rear of his Falcon into the concrete at Reid Park causing it to catch fire.
The track conditions changed significantly throughout the race, with the temperature dropping six degrees between the start of the race til the red flag.
The increased cloud cover and lower temperatures gave the field confidence for producing quick lap times after the clock begun counting down and being given the fire up signal to hit the track for the final 6 minutes of qualifying.
16-year-old Alex Rullo held up the queue after the fire up signal was given and he lost all power and couldn’t manage to his #62 Holden Commodore started. With just few minutes remaining in the session he made his way back on track.
After the chequered flag was waved Kurt Kostecki lost control coming down the mountain at McPhillamy Park, running across the sandtrap and into the tyre walls.
The Dunlop Series will be back on track tomorrow for Warm Up at 9:40am tomorrow morning.