The grid has almost been set for this weekend’s Bathurst 1000 after today’s qualifying session at Mount Panorama.
Dale Wood produced a quick lap time of 2:05.6414, however it wasn’t quick enough.
With times falling around him, the GB Galvanizing Holden locked in P21 on the grid.
David Reynolds claimed 2nd, just moments before a crash at The Dipper ended the session early.
The #9 driver jumped up three spots from fifth on his final run, just 0.2476 seconds from the top spot.
Reynolds’ final starting spot will not be determined until tomorrow’s Top 10 Shootout at 5:10pm local time.
David Reynolds – #9 Erebus Penrite Racing
“We had a bit of work to do after Practice 5 because I made a few mistakes and the car wasn’t balanced, but it still had a bit of pace in it. The best I felt was when the car first rolled out on a heavier tank at the start of qualifying; as the fuel burnt off the car got edgy and light, and it wasn’t the best lap I think I could do. If I got the balance a bit better I think I would have been able to go a bit faster so there’s definitely more time in it. It’s a long shootout and our goal was to be in the first group so that we do our lap when the track is fastest; we’ve done that so it’s a very good day.”
Dale Wood – #99 Erebus GB Galvanizing Racing
“I felt we hadn’t improved far enough from where we were yesterday; we had a pretty good car in the earlier sessions. I finished the sessions yesterday thinking there were a few key areas I could have done better and would have moved us up the order a fair bit, but today I haven’t had that same feeling. It felt quite pointy in the front and I was struggling to keep the rear intact so it hurt us in qualifying. A 2:05.6 wouldn’t usually put you 21st on the gird but pace is pretty hot, everyone’s going fast and we just didn’t go fast enough. I reckon we will be able to tune for a good race car, and it’s a long race so anything can happen.”