Shane van Gisbergen repeated his strong run from yesterday on the streets of Adelaide by setting provisional pole position for race two in this morning’s twenty minute qualifying session.
Teammate Jamie Whincup was second fastest, three hundredths of a second behind the Kiwi with yesterday’s second place finisher, Fabian Coulthard third overall.
All the action came in the final few minutes as one after the other the drivers bettered their times, cars and drivers loving the cooler conditions that are present here today.
Unfortunately for the series’ female star, Simona de Silvestro, a penalty for impeding another drivers qualifying lap didn’t help her chances of qualifying in a strong position and she will start in 25th place ahead of only Alex Rullo in 26th.
Mark Winterbottom will start from P12 with Craig Lowndes in P15.
The top ten shootout will follow with the second and final race of the weekend later on this afternoon.
Shane van Gisbergen