Auckland Supercars: Waters pips Davison for pole

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Waters comfortably progressed by way of the primary two segments of qualifying, falling only one hundredth of a second in need of Davison in Q2.

He then turned the tables on his Dick Johnson Racing rival in Q3, a fast 1m01.998 – the primary ‘one’ of the weekend – securing pole by simply six one hundredths.

That got here on the primary lap of his closing run, regardless of Waters having initially deliberate to attend till the second lap to assault.

“It was a cool lap. I knew we had a one it,” mentioned Waters.

“I believed I used to be going to do it Lap 2, however then I had half a crack and I used to be up, and I believed, ‘do I again off or not?’.

“Fortunate I did not again her off and acquired the lap completed. The automotive pace has acquired higher and higher with every session.”

Davison will begin on the surface of the entrance row forward of Chaz Mostert and Anton De Pasquale.

Andre Heimgartner was fifth quickest, making him the best-placed Kiwi, whereas Scott Pye comfortably led the way in which for Crew 18, qualifying a full 12 spots away from Mark Winterbottom.

Shane van Gisbergen may solely handle seventh on the grid, a spot away from teammate Broc Feeney, as James Golding was the shock of the session, the PremiAir Racing driver cruising into Q3 earlier than qualifying ninth.

James Courtney rounded out the perfect 10.

Nick Percat, in the meantime, was the unfortunate driver left on the Q3 bubble, a bet on used rubber not paying off as he ended up eleventh.

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