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.’’
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.