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Reynolds scores sensational Gold Coast pole

DAVID Reynolds will start the opening leg of the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 from pole position after recording “one of the best laps of my life” in the Top 10 Shootout.

The Grove Racing Mustang driver was the fifth out on track in the one-at-a-time Shootout, chasing a 1:10.9817s set by second runner Cam Waters.

Reynolds clocked 1:10.4319s to be 0.5498s clear of the Monster Ford and his time withstood the remaining efforts.

The driver to get closest was qualifying pace setter Shane van Gisbergen, who booked a place on the front-row but was 0.4039s adrift of man of the moment Reynolds.

“That was probably one of the best laps I’ve done in my life,” beamed Reynolds, who also scored a pole position at Albert Park earlier this year.

“There’s no way I could repeat that, so don’t ask me to do it again! My car hooked up and it gave me the time.

“When I came across the line I couldn’t believe it when I saw a 10.4. It’s unbelievable for the team, they’ve done a good to repair the car after Bathurst. It’s a nice reward for them.”

Waters will share the second row with Chaz Mostert, while Anton De Pasquale, Thomas Randle and James Courtney filled fifth through seventh.

Brodie Kostecki, Will Davison and Andre Heimgartner are set to start eighth through 10th after each falling to track limits.

Kostecki triggered the electronic sensor at the apex of Turn 2, Davison locked up into Turn 1 and missed that chicane, while Heimgartner was pinged by a sensor in the beach chicane.

“It’s a bit disappointing but I guess sometimes you shoot and miss,” said Heimgartner.

“A bit of a strange one, it didn’t really happen in qualifying, I was pretty confident with the kerb strikes and unfortunately that one just triggered it.

“We would have been in the mix, but probably didn’t have the speed to be on pole.”

The policing of kerb hops has been a major talking point throughout the weekend, with van Gisbergen having led a call from drivers for change to the system following practice.

Officials however stood firmly behind the electronic sensor system, only making a minor revision to the placement of a tyre bundle at Turn 1.

The 250km race will take place from 3:45pm local time.

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