Brown snares pole position for Gen3's first Tasmanian race

2023-05-20 14:35:00

Brown snares pole position for Gen3's first Tasmanian race
Coca-Cola Racing's Will Brown has taken pole position for the first Supercars race of the weekend at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint.

It is Brown's third career pole and second pole of 2023, a season which has seen his Erebus Motorsport squad emerge as a serious contender, currently leading the teams' championship.

Brown's previous pole this season came last time out in Perth, which the Toowoomba native converted into his second career race win.

Truck Assist Racing driver Jack Le Brocq has qualified second – the same place which he qualified for the most recent Supercars race at Symmons Plains Raceway, in 2022. Le Brocq's rookie team mate Cam Hill qualified seventh in the Canberran's first appearance at the venue.

Monster Energy driver Cam Waters leads the way for the Ford Mustang brigade and will start third, while the entire field qualified with less than a second between the fastest and slowest times.

Championship leader Brodie Kostecki starts fourth but figures to be a factor after pacing both of Saturday morning's Supercars practice sessions. His nearest rival in the championship, Walkinshaw Andretti United's Chaz Mostert, will start 11th.

Reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen – who won all three races in Tasmania last year – qualified ninth.

The Shell V-Power Racing Team has their work cut out in today's race, two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Will Davison starts 20th after being penalised for impeding another driver, while Anton De Pasquale qualified 22nd.

Race 10 of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship season gets underway at 3:50 p.m. AEST today.

Live coverage of the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint can be found on Fox Sports and Kayo.

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