Chaz Mostert claimed pole position for the Bathurst 12 hour race, while Shane van Gisbergen will start from fifth.
The qualifying format for the weekend saw the Am drivers head out for their qualifying before the pro driver goes out in a second session. The combination of the two times will set the order for the back half of the grid, while also determining who will take part in the top-ten shootout.
Liam Talbot sat at the top of the timesheets for much of the session, sitting almost three tenths clear of Garth Walden in second
Yasser Shahin found himself stuck on the grass near pit entry, bringing out a red flag with just under five minutes remaining which ultimately would see the session declared.
Brad Schumacher was on a lap that looked set to be his best of the session, with the red flag coming out just as he came through the final corner, as the flag came out he wasn’t able to finish his lap leaving him in third at the end of the session.
Prince Jefri Ibrahim who shares the Mercedes AMG GT3 car with Shane Van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney ended the session 11th.
The red flag made another appearance early in the pro session after Will Brown got stuck in the gravel trap at Turn 1.
The green flag came back out on track with 15 minutes remaining in the session.
Van Gisbergen jumped into the top five soon after the session got back underway.
With seven minutes remaining the red flag came out a second time in the session for the Porsche of Eric Constantindis who crashed on the way up the mountain, ultimately ending the session.
Given the qualifying format, van Gisbergen needed to put together a strong lap to make it through to the top ten shootout.
There was a last-minute change to the shootout format, with the shootout split into a pair of 15-minute sessions with the combined times from the previous season deciding the groups.
The change gave drivers the opportunity for multiple laps, rather than the usual single lap format, as multiple laps were needed to warm the tyres for the best performance.
Van Gisbergen went to the top of the timesheets with just under 4 minutes remaining in the 15-minute session sitting half a second clear of second at the time, the time would stand with SVG remaining the session leader when the checkered flag came out.
The drivers in the second part of the shootout put together quick laps early in the session, with Mostert and Feller jumping ahead of van Gisbergen with just over six minutes remaining, Kelvin van der Linde joining shortly after.
Van der Linde and Mostert exchanged fastest lap times through the second half of the session, with Mostert taking the pole by just 0.08 seconds on his final lap of the session.
The race will get underway at 7 am tomorrow morning.
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