Kostecki sweeps poles for Sunday's two races in Tasmania

2023-05-21 11:30:00

Kostecki sweeps poles for Sunday's two races in Tasmania
The Repco Supercars Championship resumed action this morning at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint with qualifying for Races 11 and 12 of the 2023 season, where championship leader Brodie Kostecki earned both pole position honours for today's races.

Kostecki beat out Red Bull's Broc Feeney by 0.0029 of a second in Race 11 qualifying, the closest pole-winning margin ever at Symmons Plains Raceway. In fact, the whole 25-car grid for Sunday's first race was separated by 0.66 of a second.


Erebus Motorsport went on to lock out the front row for Race 12, with yesterday's race winner Will Brown qualifying second, just 0.01 of a second off his team mate. Brown also qualified third for Race 11, as the Coca-Cola Chevrolet Camaros continue their flying form in 2023.


It was an important response for Kostecki, who was taken out of yesterday's race and finished 23rd, seeing his championship lead shrink to 74 points.

The theme of drama continued from yesterday's frenzied race, as Monster Energy Mustang driver Cam Waters ran into the back of Shell V-Power's Anton De Pasquale in the final seconds of Race 11 qualifying, hampering both drivers' laps.

A near identical incident occurred in Race 12 qualifying, when Waters came up on the back of Will Davison at the same corner in the final moments.

Waters was on pace to potentially take pole on both occasions, but instead will start 10th for Race 11 and third for Race 12.

Reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will start from 11th in Race 11 and ninth in Race 12. The Kiwi stormed from 10th in yesterday's race to finish third, passing Cam Waters in the final corner of the final lap in Race 10.

The first race of the day, Race 11 of the 2023 season begins at 1:05 p.m. AEST, followed by Race 12 at 3:50 p.m. Both races will be 42 laps in length.

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

Truck Assist Racing has continued their impressive weekend in Tasmania, with Jack Le Brocq qualifying fourth for both races, while rookie Cameron Hill will start fifth and seventh in today's races.

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