Matt Campbell has secured his third straight TAG Heuer Pole Position in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia’s return to Hidden Valley.
Campbell eclipsed the previous Qualifying Lap Record time of 1m09.4004s, set by Alex Davison in 2007, with a 1:07.5609 lap of the Darwin circuit.
Campbell will start alongside Ash Walsh and ahead of second row starters Steven Richards and Dylan O’Keeffe, who posted his best qualifying performance of fourth.
Shane Smollen looked to be out of the qualifying session, missing a large portion of the session due to mechanical dramas. Smollen managed to start the session late and made up for lost time, posting the best lap of the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge competitors.
The opening race of the Hidden Valley weekend will be held at 3:10pm on Saturday, to be broadcast on Fox Sports 5.
1. #7 Matt Campbell (Outright) Nuveau Constructions/Phase 8 – 1:07.5609R
2. #777 Ash Walsh (Outright) Bob Jane T-Marts/Infants Friend – 1:07.7641r
3. #12 Steven Richards (Outright) Laser Plumbing and Electrical – 1:07.9152r
4. #88 Dylan O’Keeffe (Outright) Allstar Equipment/Dexion Supply Centre – 1:08.0678r
5. #25 Alex Davison (Outright) Wilson Parking – 1:08.1102r
6. #8 Dean Fiore (Outright) Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne – 1:08.1623r
7. #38 David Wall (Outright) Wilson Security – 1:08.1907r
8. #26 Michael Almond (Outright) Stone’s Original – 1:08.3012r
9. #360 Fraser Ross (Outright) Preston Hire – 1:08.4112r
10. #77 Nick McBride (Outright) Bob Jane T-Marts – 1:08.5006r
11.#21 Garth Walden (Outright) CIP/GWR – 1:08.5178r
12. #45 Duvashen Padayachee (Outright) Darrell Lea STIX – 1:08.5430r
13. #54 James Abela (Outright) Horsley Park Gunshop – 1:08.7576r
14. #56 Shane Smollen (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) McGrath Estate Agents – 1:09.0402s
15. #24 Tony Bates (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Moveitnet/A.F.S – 1:09.2687s
16. #13 James Bergmuller (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) pricepressure.com.au – 1:09.2729s
17. #222 Scott Taylor (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Scott Taylor Motorsport – 1:09.7243s
18. #39 Adrian Mastronardo (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Veritas Property Group – 1:09.7287s
19. #4 Stephen Grove (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Grove Hire – 1:09.7547s
20. #9 Marc Cini (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Hallmarc – 1:10.3234s