Anton de Pasquale and Jamie Whincup will share the poles for this afternoon’s two races at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Anton de Pasquale has taken his 10th pole position of the season, with a gap of two and a half tenths over teammate Will Davison, to give the Shell V-Power Racing team a front-row lockout.
Championship leader Shane van Gisbergen will start behind teammate Whincup, the Triple Eight drivers starting fifth and third respectively.
However, after the end of the session race control announced that van Gisbergen was under investigation for impeding another driver during the session.
With 10 minutes until qualifying started the Tickford team were still working on Cam Waters car after an incident with teammate Jack Le Brock, the team worked late into the night to fix the car, only to find something still wasn’t right as they prepared for qualifying.
The team finished repairs just before the first session started, Waters went on to qualify 12th for this afternoon’s first race.
Andre Heimgartener will again start mid-pack qualifying in 16th, while fellow Kiwi Fabian Coulthard struggled, finishing last in the session, leaving him to start from the back row of the grid.
Whincup will start from pole for the final race of the weekend, alongside teammate van Gisbergen.
After collecting pole in the first session de Pasquale will start third in the second race today, leaving his lap till late in the session but not able to match the pace of the Red Bull cars.
Will Brown continues a strong run at Sydney Motorsport Park, set to start on the second row alongside de Pasquale.
Despite the issues heading into the first session Waters will start in sixth.
Heimgartenr was able to match his pace in the earlier session, qualifying for the final race in 22nd.
While he was able to set a time closer to the pole sitter Coulthard will again start from last on the grid.
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