Qualifying for all classes in this weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour has seen the grid finalized for the lower classes participating in tomorrow’s endurance race.
Across the three classes, Anton de Pasquale in the No. 91 MARC Cars entry was the quickest of the non-Class A machines despite earning a two-place grid penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
The Supercars young gun was able to get the MARC II Mustang around Mt. Panorama in 2:05.3653, threatening the times of some Class A machines while having to back off to not go quicker than a 2:05 in an official lap.
While Paul Tracy was put in the car to get up track time, de Pasquale returned to steer in the final ten minutes, going well below the 2:05 minimum time with a 2:04.2585 which was later deleted.
Ben Barker set a 2:06.4520 to claim Class B pole for Grove Racing.
For a good portion of the session, Barker had a two second gap over the No. 43 Porsche Carerra Cup entry though Richard Muscat cut the gap down late in the piece, ending up around eight-tenths away from the class leader.
Heading up Class C was Mathias Beche in the No. 71 KTM/M Motorsport entry, lapping slower than the Class I cars but ending up the fastest of the GT4 battle.