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DAVISON AND VAN GISBERGEN SPLIT PERTH POLES


Published at 5/1/2022

Will Davison and Shane van Gisbergen split the poles in Perth this afternoon, Davison scored two front-row starts while van Gisbergen will start outside of the top 10 for the opening encounter.

Both van Gisbergen and his teammate Broc Feeney were held up by former champion Mark Winterbottom into the final turn on their fast laps.

As a result, van Gisbergen qualified in 11th and Feeney 12th. Winterbottom was handed a three-place grid penalty and will start Race 11 from the back of the grid.

Further up the order Davison (pictured above by Ross Gibb Photography) took pole by a small margin of 0.035s from fellow Ford Mustang driver Cameron Waters.

In fact it was a Ford 1-2-3 with Waters’ Tickford Racing teammate Jake Kostecki earning his career best qualifying position in third only 0.09s away from pole position.

His cousin Brodie Kostecki will start alongside of him, ahead of Anton De Pasquale.

Will Brown set his time early and ended the session in sixth ahead of Todd Hazelwood, David Reynolds, James Courtney and Andre Heimgartner.

Behind the Triple Eight cars, locking out the seventh row of the grid are the PremiAir Racing cars of Chris Pither and Garry Jacobson.

Next came Jack Le Brocq, Tim Slade, Thomas Randle and Bryce Fullwood.

In the second session van Gisbergen responded emphatically with the fastest time of the weekend to take pole for Race 12 of the weekend.

In Race 12 quali the Triple Eight cars went out earlier to avoid the traffic and it paid dividends.

Van Gisbergen took pole by 0.05s from Davison and 0.1s from De Pasquale. Van Gisbergen was considerably faster than the two DJR cars in sector 1 and neither could claw back the remainder of the time in the final few corners.

Grove Racing driver Reynolds was fourth ahead of rookie Feeney.

Waters, Brown, Courtney, Jake Kostecki and Heimgartner rounded out the top 10.

Then came Brodie Kostecki, Jacobson, Pither, Randle and Winterbottom.

The Walkinshaw Andretti United woes continued, Chaz Mostert qualified in 21st and 24th, while his teammate suffered damage after contact with Bryce Fullwood on the warm up lap.

The car was fixed however he will start at the back for both of the races at Wanneroo Raceway this afternoon.

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