All 4 Prodrive cars in the top 10 shootout
Frosty qualified 5th ahead of the shootout
PRODRIVE RACING – BATHURST 1000 QUALIFYING REPORT
With four cars in the top ten in Friday qualifying, Prodrive Racing (Australia) is perched in prime position for a great start to Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Having shown pace all weekend, Prodrive Racing will see all four of its entries in Saturday’s Top Ten Shootout, where the fastest qualifier will sit on pole for Australia’s Great Race.
Earlier in the day, Dean Canto (#5 The Bottle-O FG X) led the co-driver only practice session, while Chaz Mostert (#55 Supercheap Auto FG X) was second-quickest in the second practice session.
Mostert paced the team in group qualifying with a fast lap of 2m04.53s, good enough for third overall. Cameron Waters (#6 Monster Energy FG X) was close behind in fourth, followed by Mark Winterbottom (#5 The Bottle-O FG X) in fifth and Jason Bright (#56 MEGA Fuels FG X) in ninth. The quartet of drivers will all participate in Saturday afternoon’s Top Ten Shootout to determine their starting order for the 161-lap race.
#5 The Bottle-O PRA Ford
Qualifying: 5th, 2m04.78s
“We are chasing the car a bit and we probably created a few losses. I knew we would get into the shootout as the car was good enough for the top 10, but I still need to get things to where I am comfortable in the race. There are some areas where we can tidy it up, but when you have so many days of practice you can be a bit adventurous. Though Sunday is coming closer so you’ve got to nail down what you want. But we’re in the top five and in the shootout tomorrow so we’ll tidy the car up and go for pole.”