Reigning Bathurst 12 Hour champ Matt Campbell put in a beauteous Top 10 Shootout lap to defended pole in the #911 Absolute Porsche, while several big crashes rocked condoning day.
Both segments of condoning were afflicted by cogent crashes, with a alarming adventure involving Sam Shahin and Tyler Everingham in the aboriginal session, followed by Marvin Kirchhoefer rolling his Aston Mart in the second.
The aboriginal adventure started aback Cameron McConville (#6 Bank Lamborghini) tagged the aback of the #777 Triple Eight Mercedes, sending Sam Shahin into the bank on the appropriate afore the car accursed beyond to the left-hand ancillary of the road.
Nick Percat and Chaz Mostert, abutting on the scene, were advantageous to absence the stricken Mercedes. Tyler Everingham was beneath lucky, his Marc II comestible abundant accident afterwards he abrupt Shahin and hit the bank on the way into the Dipper.
Both Shahin and Everingham were able to airing abroad from their corresponding wreckages.
Triple Eight bang-up Roland Dane airtight McConville for his allotment in the crash, suggesting the above Supercars approved “should’ve retired years ago.”
“No abstraction what the appulse is like to be honest, I’m added anxious with firstly how Sam is appropriate now,” said Dane. “He got out of the car, looked to be a bit winded.
“Then the abutting affair is the idiot who took him out, McConville, who should’ve retired years ago – and that shows it.”
McConville, while remorseful, countered that Shahin hit the brakes at the affliction accessible moment.
Kirchhoefer’s R-Motorsport Aston Martin was angled into a alarming rollover afterwards he tagged the bank at the Grate.
He was absolute in the crash, about the car is not accepted to booty any added allotment in the weekend.
With aloof account larboard to run in the additional affair there was a third above incident, Dean Canto spinning his Lamborghini on the way into Skyline afore bouncing over the tyre bank and advancing to a blow on top of it.
The affair was red flagged and not restarted, abrogation ascendant chase champ Campbell on conditional pole.
The Aussie was again unstoppable in the single-lap dash, alone falling a tenth abbreviate of his approved condoning time with a 2m03.555.
That larboard him two-tenths bright of the pack, accepting a aboriginal Allan Simonsen Trophy for Porsche.
“I put aggregate on the line, I was absolutely blame hard,” said Campbell. I absent a few apexes but all-embracing there was annihilation larboard on the table.
“It’s a absurd result, aboriginal time actuality in the new-generation car. This is one I’ve capital for a continued time. I’ve had abounding attempts at a Shootout and this one I put it all together.”
Alvaro Parente was best of the rest, the 59Racing McLaren disciplinarian binding #999 GruppeM Mercedes disciplinarian Raffaele Marciello by aloof 0.04s.
The #18 KCMG Nissan will alpha from fourth afterwards Joao Paulo de Oliveira fabricated up three spots compared to qualifying.
Laurens Vanthoor put the #1 EBM Porsche fifth on the grid, while Maro Engel (#77 Craft-Bamboo Mercedes) went from actuality up at the additional area on his lap to bottomward to sixth.
Kelvin van der Linde was seventh quickest in the #222 Valvoline Audi, convalescent from a moment at Hell Corner with a beauteous average sector, with Shane van Gisbergen eighth in the #888 Triple Eight Mercedes.
Marco Mapelli was ninth in the #63 FFF Lamborghini, as Jake Dennis alone two spots compared to condoning with the 10th best time aboard the #76 R-Motorsport Aston Martin.
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