Kostecki Dominates Bathurst 1000 Qualifying


Bathurst 1000: Kostecki Dominates Qualifying Session

The qualifying session for the Bathurst 1000 proved to be a captivating affair as drivers battled for the coveted pole position. However, it was the Erebus driver who stole the show, delivering a stunning performance that left his competitors in awe.

Provisional Pole Secured by Kostecki

Kostecki showcased his exceptional driving skills, setting an unbeatable pace throughout the session. With an impressive lap time of 2m04.664s, he secured provisional pole position by over a tenth of a second.

This outstanding performance guarantees Kostecki the advantage of running last in the highly anticipated Top 10 Shootout on Saturday evening. The Shootout will determine the starting positions for the first five rows of the grid, setting the stage for an exciting race.

Van Gisbergen’s Struggle

The day had a different story for Kostecki’s closest title rival, Shane van Gisbergen. Van Gisbergen encountered a challenging qualifying session and found himself in a precarious position.

Van Gisbergen’s chances of making it into the Top 10 Shootout were in jeopardy as he struggled to find the right rhythm. However, he managed to salvage his hopes by securing the seventh fastest time.

The comeback by Van Gisbergen sets the stage for an exciting battle between the two contenders during the Top 10 Shootout.


The qualifying session for the Bathurst 1000 was a display of exceptional driving skills and intense competition. Kostecki’s dominant performance granted him provisional pole position, while Van Gisbergen fought hard to secure his spot in the Top 10 Shootout.

The stage is now set for an exhilarating race at the Bathurst 1000, where these talented drivers and their teams will showcase their determination and skill on the iconic circuit.

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