WINTON, Victoria, Australia — official series release — V8SC photo —
The Ford Falcon FG X has continued its domination at the NP300 Navara Winton SuperSprint, with Prodrive Racing Australia locking down the top three starting spots for this afternoon’s 200 km race.
Chaz Mostert nabbed to the top spot – his fifth ARMOR ALL Pole Position for the 2015 season – by going 0.189 of a second faster than teammate Mark Winterbottom with his 1:23.1334 lap.
“It’s a bit crazy, I didn’t expect three poles this morning – it’s awesome,” Mostert said. “It’s a credit [to] everyone at PRA for giving me a lickety-split car.”
David Reynolds backed up his top three qualifying result yesterday to land on the second row, with Michael Caruso alongside in his Nissan Altima. Caruso was confident ahead of qualifying after finishing on the podium yesterday.
Will Davison also continued his form after winning last Sunday’s race in Perth, with the Erebus Mercedes in fifth.
The first Holdens in the order were Fabian Coulthard and Craig Lowndes, set to line up on the fourth row in seventh and eighth.
Scott Pye in his DJR Team Penske FG X finished ninth, with rookie Andre Heimgartner 12th – an impressive performance from all the Falcons in the field.
Though the Walkinshaw Racing Commodores were quick early in the piece, the best qualifying result came from Tim Slade, starting 15th and alongside James Courtney.
Jamie Whincup was the shock of the session to start 22nd – the Winton curse continuing for the reigning champ.
The 200 km finale begins at 1.45 p.m. local time.
CREDIT: V8 Supercars