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Brodie Kostecki takes provisional pole at the Mountain

It was a tale of contrasting fortunes for the Coca-Cola Racing by Erebus teammates in qualifying for the Repco Bathurst 1000.

While Brodie Kostecki set a 2m 04.664s to be last in tomorrow afternoon’s Top 10 Shootout, Will Brown will watch from the sidelines after crashing on his first flying lap at Griffin’s Bend and recovered to place 17th on the grid.

An unlikely challenge to Kostecki’s reign at the top has come from Nulon Racing’s James Golding, who will be the penultimate runner in the Top 10 Shootout after he achieved a 2m 04.813s lap to be just 0.148s off the benchmark.

Anton De Pasquale upheld the Shell V-Power Racing Team and Ford honours by placing third as Monster Energy Racing’s Cam Waters followed and Red Bull Ampol Racing’s Broc Feeney completed the top five.

Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds and Matt Payne will contest the shootout, sandwiching Shane van Gisbergen after a last gasp lap elevated him into the running for pole in seventh.

Payne led three fellow Mustangs, with Chaz Mostert in the Mobil 1 Optus Racing entry and Will Davison completing the top 10.

Castrol Racing’s Thomas Randle was bumped by van Gisbergen, so starts Sunday’s race from 11th ahead of Scott Pye, Andre Heimgartner, Cameron Hill and Jack Le Brocq in the pair of Truck Assist Racing Camaros.

James Courtney, Will Brown, Tim Slade, Mark Winterbottom and Zane Goddard will start inside the top 20, leaving the likes of Bryce Fullwood, Todd Hazelwood and Nick Percat starting way back on the grid.

Declan Fraser was another like Brown to come to grief during the session as two red flags were called during the early stages. The Tickford Racing crew has a lot of work on its hands as Fraser hit the wall on the outside of Reid Park hard, sending his Ford Mustang into the air.

All Supercars will be on track tomorrow as final checks take place ahead of the 60th anniversary Repco Bathurst 1000, with two practice sessions occurring before the Top 10 Shootout.

The fifth practice session begins at 10am AEDT followed by the last at 1pm AEDT and the Top 10 Shootout at 5:05pm AEDT.