Frosty moves to 3rd in shootout

9 October 2017

All 4 PRA cars are in the top 8.

Prodrive Racing (Australia)’s efforts on Friday were rewarded on Saturday, as all four cars will start at the sharp end of the 26-car grid, with Mark Winterbottom (#5 The Bottle-O 1977 Tribute FG X) leading the quartet. Winterbottom qualified third and Chaz Mostert (#55 Supercheap Auto FG X) fourth in the unique one-lap flyer session, and all four Prodrive cars will start in the top eight for tomorrow’s 1000-kilometre race. Prodrive Racing is the first team in the history of the event to place four cars in the Shootout, and all four will start in the first four rows.
Sandown 500 winner Cameron Waters (#6 Monster Energy FG X) qualified sixth, while 1998 Bathurst 1000 winner Jason Bright placed the #56 MEGA Fuels FG X eighth on the grid for Australia’s Great Race.

Tomorrow’s 161-lap race around the famed Mount Panorama begins at 11a.m. AEDT.DRIVERS’ VIEW

#5 The Bottle-O PRA Ford
 3rd, 2m04.50s
Mark Winterbottom
“It’s kind of bizarre, really. Obviously we’re paying tribute to Allan Moffat’s car from 1977, he started third that year and we’re starting third this year. We made good gains with the car between the last practice and the Shootout. What hurt us most was that every time we went out it was doing something different, but we fixed the brake-locking issues we had been having, so I was pretty happy with that session. It’s a long race tomorrow, and with rain in the forecast it’s anyone’s guess what will happen, so we’ll roll out, give it a crack and see what we can do.”

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