BERIC LYNTON and Tim Leahey have become the first repeat polesitters in Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour history, backing up their 2018 efforts with a second Mount Panorama pole position in qualifying for the 2019 race today.
As it was last year, Leahey needed just one lap to comfortably take pole position aboard the flying BMW M3 Competition that also dominated in one-lap pace last year.
His 2m24.80s best was set on his only flying lap and ensured the No 23 BMW enjoyed a handy pole margin for the second straight year.
QUALIFYING for the HI-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour is always a competitive affair, regardless if they're fighting for an outright pole position or for class glory.
Here's the three years worth of qualifying history from the race, including each class polesitter from every year.
Listen live to the 2019 Qualifying session from 2:35pm AET via the links here at bathurst6hour.com.au
BMWs locked out the top two places in the final systems check before qualifying for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour at Mount Panorama.
In crisp and clear conditions, Iain Sherrin’s 2m27.6140s flyer aboard the Sherrin Racing M4 was set late in the session and bumped Tim Leahey’s (Bruce Lynton Bodyworks M3) existing fastest time to second, 0.24s splitting the pair in the session.
One second covered the top three cars thanks to an early flyer from Jordan Cox put the No. 40 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X to third thanks to a 2m28.5540s best.
ANOTHER CLASSIC Bathurst overnight repair has seen the No.8 N-Gen Racing Hyundai I30N repaired and returned to Mount Panorama ahead of the third practice session today.
The car was badly damaged in a crash in the opening five minutes of practice one on Friday, with significant damage to the front chassis of the still new hot-hatch.