Andre Heimgartner has taken provisional pole for the final race at Sydney Motorsport Park, ahead of this afternoon’s top-ten shootout.
After the threat of rain all weekend, the teams headed out on a completely wet circuit.
Heimgartner set a strong time with 10 minutes to go putting him over 0.6 seconds ahead of Jamie Whincup who had been leading the session.
Despite the time being set so early it would stand and be the lap time that would see him take provisional pole.
With the conditions worsening in the final five minutes, the times set in the middle of the session were the lap times that stood for much of the field.
Though Fabian Coulthard jumped up late in the session to sit fourth at the end of qualifying.
Shane van Gisbergen again was strong in the rainy conditions, setting a time that will see him in provisional second.
Jamie Whincup had a massive moment at turn 1, skating over the grass and gravel into the tyre barrier.
He still made it back onto the circuit and headed back to the pit lane, with damage to his Red Bull entry, ending his session early.
Despite missing the last five minutes of the session Whincup will still make it into the top ten shootout ending the session seventh.
Todd Hazlewood had an almost identical moment just two minutes later, again making it into the tyre barriers on the outside of turn one, and getting the car back on track, making it into the shootout in third.
Anton de Pasquale, who has been a form guide for most of the time at SMP, struggled in the wet session, finishing well outside the shootout in 17th.
Nick Percat and Tim Slade both had strong sessions, finishing in fifth and sixth respectively.
Chaz Mostert and Cam Waters will both make the shootout in eighth and ninth, the pairs lap times separated by just over two tenths.
The top ten shootout will get underway at 2.30 pm this afternoon
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