Six Holden Commodore Supercars will start the 2019 Bathurst 1000 from inside the top ten, with Jamie Whincup starting from the second-row start for the great race, securing fourth place.
“We are happy with today as we maximised what we could. Being on the second row of the grid is a good spot to start the great race,” said Whincup.
“As a team, we can’t have any weaknesses tomorrow. Everyone has to perform at a high level across the whole team to have any chance tomorrow and I feel if every single person does that then we are in for a show.”
Red Bull Holden Racing teammate Shane van Gis bergen will start from the third row after a stella lap in the #97 Commodore.
“It wasn’t the greatest lap to have for the Top Ten Shootout. I probably could have given it a little more,” said van Gisbergen
“Having said that, fifth position isn’t a bad place to start the race. We have a straight and fast car so it should be all fine for tomorrow.”
Young gun Penrite Racing Driver Anton de Pasquale completed his second top ten shootout in as many attempts, putting down a super lap at Mount Panorama to start tomorrow’s 161 lap feature in seventh up three spots from his provisional position.
“Starting in tenth we had nothing to lose, so put it all out there, made a few mistakes which cost us a few spots in the end,” said de Pasquale
“We are in a good spot for tomorrow, Will has been really fast, so we are really looking forward to the race,
“Hopefully we have a good strategy and a clean race and just been in the fight at the end that’s the aim.”
Alongside him on the fourth row of the grid, Brad Jones Racing driver Nick Percat was able to capitalise on a wet Qualifying session to make the shootout and finished in eighth behind the wheel of his 7-Eleven Mobil Racing Holden ZB Commodore.
Rounding out the ten was the Freightliner Racing entry of Tim Slade in his #14 Holden and Supercars veteran Mark Winterbottom of IRWIN Racing.