The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin takes both Sunday poles

The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin takes both Sunday poles

09/20/2020

Scott McLaughlin will start both of today’s Supercars races at The Bend from pole position.

The Penske Ford driver was unstoppable in the back-to-back sessions, single runs in both good enough to nab both poles on offer.

In the first he was just 0.06s faster than Shane van Gisbergen, with yesterday’s polesitter Chaz Mostert just over a tenth away in third.

McLaughlin’s advantage was bigger in the second session, the Kiwi more than a tenth clear of Mostert.

“It was bloody good to go and have a crack,” said McLaughlin.

“I just love driving a car fast and putting it on the limit. I particularly love these qualifying sessions this year. It’s tough, they’re basically Shootout every time. You’re limited on tyres, so you have to do your time on those tyres.”

McLaughlin’s chief title rival Jamie Whincup was inconsistent across the sessions, the Red Bull Holden driver just 11th in the first session before qualifying third for Race 3.

Race 1 winner Fabian Coulthard was fourth in both sessions, while van Gisbergen dropped back to sixth in the second behind Nick Percat.

Race 2 qualifying results

Cla#DriverTimeGapInterval
117 Scott McLaughlin 1’48.072   
297 Shane van Gisbergen 1’48.142 0.069 0.069
325 Chaz Mostert 1’48.205 0.132 0.063
412 Fabian Coulthard 1’48.486 0.413 0.281
57 Andre Heimgartner 1’48.642 0.570 0.156
66 Cameron Waters 1’48.688 0.615 0.045
799 Anton De Pasquale 1’48.698 0.626 0.010
815 Rick Kelly 1’48.730 0.658 0.032
95 Lee Holdsworth 1’48.777 0.705 0.046
108 Nick Percat 1’48.779 0.706 0.001
1188 Jamie Whincup 1’48.807 0.734 0.028
1214 Todd Hazelwood 1’48.843 0.770 0.036
133 Macauley Jones 1’48.867 0.794 0.023
1455 Jack Le Brocq 1’48.876 0.804 0.009
1518 Mark Winterbottom 1’48.928 0.856 0.052
169 David Reynolds 1’49.049 0.977 0.120
1735 Garry Jacobson 1’49.070 0.998 0.021
182 Bryce Fullwood 1’49.230 1.157 0.159
1934 Zane Goddard 1’49.255 1.182 0.025
2020 Scott Pye 1’49.299 1.226 0.043
2122 Chris Pither 1’49.459 1.386 0.159
2219 Alex Davison 1’49.706 1.634 0.247
234 Jack Smith 1’49.859 1.787 0.153
2444 James Courtney 1’53.846 5.774 3.986
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Race 3 qualifying results

Cla#DriverTimeGapInterval
117 Scott McLaughlin 1’47.828   
225 Chaz Mostert 1’47.949 0.121 0.121
388 Jamie Whincup 1’47.952 0.124 0.003
412 Fabian Coulthard 1’48.096 0.268 0.144
58 Nick Percat 1’48.292 0.464 0.196
697 Shane van Gisbergen 1’48.347 0.519 0.054
76 Cameron Waters 1’48.404 0.576 0.057
87 Andre Heimgartner 1’48.445 0.617 0.040
920 Scott Pye 1’48.589 0.761 0.144
103 Macauley Jones 1’48.701 0.873 0.112
1155 Jack Le Brocq 1’48.707 0.879 0.006
1218 Mark Winterbottom 1’48.739 0.911 0.031
1344 James Courtney 1’48.768 0.940 0.029
149 David Reynolds 1’48.828 1.000 0.059
1514 Todd Hazelwood 1’48.829 1.001 0.001
165 Lee Holdsworth 1’48.833 1.005 0.003
1715 Rick Kelly 1’48.938 1.110 0.105
1899 Anton De Pasquale 1’49.074 1.246 0.135
1919 Alex Davison 1’49.080 1.252 0.006
204 Jack Smith 1’49.246 1.418 0.165
2134 Zane Goddard 1’49.315 1.487 0.069
222 Bryce Fullwood 1’49.353 1.525 0.037
2322 Chris Pither 1’49.503 1.675 0.150
2435 Garry Jacobson 1’49.516 1.688 0.012
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