Shane van Gisbergen will start from pole position for the second race in a row after putting in a blinding lap in the top ten shoot out. Once again the last man to complete his lap, the Kiwi racer knocked fellow countryman Fabian Coulthard off the top step to claim pole by two hundredths of a second.
“The car was really good at the start of the lap and at the end it went off,” Shane said. “But I think we got enough time at the start which was awesome. The Fords are putting the pressure on, they’ve been fast all week. We’re up front, in the hunt and looking forward to the battle.”
Scott McLarughlin had a stonger lap and will start this afternoon’s race from P3 alongside Supercheap Auto racer, Chaz Mostert.
James Courtney, who finished third in race one, will start from fifth with last year’s winner, Nick Percat alongside him in sixth.
Young Cameron Waters, who impressed with his fourth placed finish here yesterday, will line up in P7 with Garth Tander in eighth, Tim Slade in ninth and Jamie Whincup tenth, the six time champion getting a kerb strike at the first chicane.
"We’ve improved the car heaps today and unfortunately we’ll be at the back of the 10," he said. "We didn’t need that. I’m pretty pissed off with myself but we’ll see if we can make up some spots in the race."