PRACTICE TIMES TO DETERMINE BATHURST SUPER2 RACE 2 GRID

Jordan Boys has been awarded pole position for Dunlop Series Race 2 following the stewards' decision. Pic: Nathan Wong

THE grid for Saturday’s second Dunlop Series race of the weekend will be determined by combined practice times, following an interrupted qualifying session on Thursday.

Just seven drivers set representative laps in the 20-minute session between two red flag periods, before it was abandoned due to barrier damage.

Broc Feeney topped the session by just 0.0999-seconds from Jordan Boys, with Matthew McLean, Jaylyn Robotham, Matt Chahda, Zak Best and Tim Blanchard up next.

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Eighth fastest when the session was called was Super3 runner Gary Collins, whose single 8m57.1347s lap included the time spent in the pits during the session’s initial red flag period.

The stewards have used their powers in such exceptional circumstances to instead take combined practice times to determine the grid.

Pending any penalties from the qualifying session, that means Jordan Boys will start from pole ahead of Jayden Ojeda, Aaron Seton, Tyler Everingham, Feeney, Mathew Payne, Best, McLean, Josh Fife and Blanchard.

Feeney will though start from pole in Friday’s Race 1, thanks to his effort in a Qualifying 1 session in which his Triple Eight teammate crashed out of the weekend.

See below for the full stewards’ explanation:

With the Session being Red Flagged on two occasions along with the session being declared early due to recoveries and track safety repair work that needed to be undertaken, the majority of the cars did not have an opportunity to attempt a qualifying time for Race 2.

General authority of the Stewards under Article 11.9 International Sporting Code, and the Supercars Operational Manual Rule D6.1.6 If, due to exceptional circumstances a qualifying Session cannot be completed, the Stewards may allocate grid positions according to practice Session times or by other criteria.

The Steward have declared the session without any Final Classifications being published and determined the Race 2 grid positions will be allocated by the Final Combined Practice 1 and Practice 2 Classifications (Document 08), subject to any penalties that may be imposed by the Stewards.

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