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Chaz Mostert ends Friday qualifying fastest, Shane van Gisbergen to start from back

A last gasp lap by Mobil 1 Optus Racing’s Chaz Mostert has put him on provisional pole ahead of the Top 10 Shootout tomorrow for Race 33 in Adelaide.

Although it was celebrations for Walkinshaw Andretti United, Shane van Gisbergen and Triple Eight race Engineering endured a tough session as neither of its entries made it as the Kiwi made a rare mistake.

Locking up in the lead up to final corner, van Gisbergen not only ruined his current lap, but also the following due to the location of mistake and with a minute and a half only remaining there was no time to reset.

Mostert’s 1m 18.676s was only 0.133s faster than the previous benchmark set by Anton De Pasquale in the lead Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang, while Scott Pye continued his good run in Adelaide to place third.

Tickford Racing was well represented as James Courtney in fourth, fifth-placed Cameron Waters and Thomas Randle in 10th the shootout.

Also making it through, Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds, James Golding in the Subway PremiAir Racing ZB Commodore, the R&J Batteries Brad Jones Racing entry of Andre Heimgartner and hometown driver Todd Hazelwood competing in his last weekend for Matt Stone Racing was ninth.

Just missing a shootout berth was retiree Lee Holdsworth, Tim Slade, Brodie Kostecki, Jack Le Brocq and Will Davison.

Will Brown will start 16th, just ahead of Broc Feeney in the lead Red Bull Ampol Racing Team entry, while Nick Percat is 20th.

Another practice session follows at 11am tomorrow ahead of the Top 10 Shootout at 12:35pm and Race 33 at 3:15pm, all times ADCT.