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Whincup dominates Bathurst qualifying

Red Bull Racing’s Jamie Whincup on his way to setting the fastest qualifying time at Bathurst on Friday. Picture: Tim Hunter.

JAMIE Whincup fired the very first shot at this year’s Bathurst 1000 with the Purple Bull document breaker blasting his way to a Mount Panorama qualifying gain on Friday.

In an all out fight for a top rated 10 shoot out place, Whincup clocked a two.04.10 to edge out Dave Reynolds and Scott McLaughlin.

Whincup stormed his way to the quickest lap of the working day to established himself up for a shot at Bathurst 1000 glory.

“That was rigorous,’’ Whincup stated.

“I was just hanging on the edge. We went out late and acquired the most out of it. I could not be happier.’’

Red Bull Racing’s Jamie Whincup on his way to setting the fastest qualifying time at Bathurst on Friday. Picture: Tim Hunter.

Purple Bull Racing’s Jamie Whincup on his way to location the quickest qualifying time at Bathurst on Friday. Photograph: Tim Hunter.Supply:Information Corp Australia

The session was crimson flagged with 10 minutes remaining when Jack Le Broq turned Mount Panorama’s very first sufferer of the yr.

In a smash that stopped Cameron Waters from landing a top rated 5 time, Le Broq went into the wall at change 1 to prevent qualifying for a clear up.

Whincup was top the combat when the session resumed with the Purple Bull star adopted by James Courtney and Scott McLaughlin.

Enthusiast favorite Criag Lowndes struck late to e-book himself a place in the top rated 10 shoot out with a time of two.04.57.

 

 

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