The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin takes both Sunday poles

Andrew van Leeuwen
·4 mins read

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

1

17

New Zealand
New Zealand

Scott McLaughlin

1'48.072

2

97

New Zealand
New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen

1'48.142

0.069

0.069

3

25

Australia
Australia

Chaz Mostert

1'48.205

0.132

0.063

4

12

New Zealand
New Zealand

Fabian Coulthard

1'48.486

0.413

0.281

5

7

New Zealand
New Zealand

Andre Heimgartner

1'48.642

0.570

0.156

6

6

Australia
Australia

Cameron Waters

1'48.688

0.615

0.045

7

99

Australia
Australia

Anton De Pasquale

1'48.698

0.626

0.010

8

15

Australia
Australia

Rick Kelly

1'48.730

0.658

0.032

9

5

Australia
Australia

Lee Holdsworth

1'48.777

0.705

0.046

10

8

Australia
Australia

Nick Percat

1'48.779

0.706

0.001

11

88

Australia
Australia

Jamie Whincup

1'48.807

0.734

0.028

12

14

Australia
Australia

Todd Hazelwood

1'48.843

0.770

0.036

13

3

Australia
Australia

Macauley Jones

1'48.867

0.794

0.023

14

55

Australia
Australia

Jack Le Brocq

1'48.876

0.804

0.009

15

18

Australia
Australia

Mark Winterbottom

1'48.928

0.856

0.052

16

9

Australia
Australia

David Reynolds

1'49.049

0.977

0.120

17

35

Australia
Australia

Garry Jacobson

1'49.070

0.998

0.021

18

2

Australia
Australia

Bryce Fullwood

1'49.230

1.157

0.159

19

34

Australia
Australia

Zane Goddard

1'49.255

1.182

0.025

20

20

Australia
Australia

Scott Pye

1'49.299

1.226

0.043

21

22

New Zealand
New Zealand

Chris Pither

1'49.459

1.386

0.159

22

19

Australia
Australia

Alex Davison

1'49.706

1.634

0.247

23

4

Australia
Australia

Jack Smith

1'49.859

1.787

0.153

24

44

Australia
Australia

James Courtney

1'53.846

5.774

3.986

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Race 3 qualifying results

1

17

New Zealand
New Zealand

Scott McLaughlin

1'47.828

2

25

Australia
Australia

Chaz Mostert

1'47.949

0.121

0.121

3

88

Australia
Australia

Jamie Whincup

1'47.952

0.124

0.003

4

12

New Zealand
New Zealand

Fabian Coulthard

1'48.096

0.268

0.144

5

8

Australia
Australia

Nick Percat

1'48.292

0.464

0.196

6

97

New Zealand
New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen

1'48.347

0.519

0.054

7

6

Australia
Australia

Cameron Waters

1'48.404

0.576

0.057

8

7

New Zealand
New Zealand

Andre Heimgartner

1'48.445

0.617

0.040

9

20

Australia
Australia

Scott Pye

1'48.589

0.761

0.144

10

3

Australia
Australia

Macauley Jones

1'48.701

0.873

0.112

11

55

Australia
Australia

Jack Le Brocq

1'48.707

0.879

0.006

12

18

Australia
Australia

Mark Winterbottom

1'48.739

0.911

0.031

13

44

Australia
Australia

James Courtney

1'48.768

0.940

0.029

14

9

Australia
Australia

David Reynolds

1'48.828

1.000

0.059

15

14

Australia
Australia

Todd Hazelwood

1'48.829

1.001

0.001

16

5

Australia
Australia

Lee Holdsworth

1'48.833

1.005

0.003

17

15

Australia
Australia

Rick Kelly

1'48.938

1.110

0.105

18

99

Australia
Australia

Anton De Pasquale

1'49.074

1.246

0.135

19

19

Australia
Australia

Alex Davison

1'49.080

1.252

0.006

20

4

Australia
Australia

Jack Smith

1'49.246

1.418

0.165

21

34

Australia
Australia

Zane Goddard

1'49.315

1.487

0.069

22

2

Australia
Australia

Bryce Fullwood

1'49.353

1.525

0.037

23

22

New Zealand
New Zealand

Chris Pither

1'49.503

1.675

0.150

24

35

Australia
Australia

Garry Jacobson

1'49.516

1.688

0.012

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