Van Gisbergen claims pole for opening race in Perth

2023-04-29 14:00:00

Van Gisbergen claims pole for opening race in Perth
Defending Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen will be the one to catch when racing begins at the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint, after the kiwi claimed ARMOR ALL Pole Position from qualifying.

The #97 Red Bull Camaro ace claimed his 47th career pole and second of 2023 after getting a clear run on the famous Perth circuit in the third and final stage of qualifying.

Van Gisbergen's lap time .0257 edged out current Championship leader Brodie Kostecki, with the WA local boy second in the #99 Coca-Cola Camaro.

David Reynolds will start from third in this afternoon's race, the 2017 Bathurst 1000 Champion was the quickest of the Ford drivers in his Penrite Mustang.

Reynolds rookie teammate, kiwi youngster Matt Payne, qualified in 5th position for today's race, continuing on from his impressive qualifying form in Melbourne.

Just 0.57 of a second separated the entire 25-car field.

The first race of the weekend set to start at 3:45pm local time.

All sessions are exclusively live on Foxtel and Kayo, with highlights from today on the Seven network this evening, check local guides for details.


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