'Honest mistake' causes oust in Top 10 Shootout

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Erebus Motorsport drivers' Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown volition commencement from the backmost of the apical 10 for Sunday's Bathurst 1000 aft being disqualified from the Top 10 Shootout.

Both commodores were reviewed by the stewards aft qualifying, wherever it was recovered that contempt the wide weights of the cars being by the book, the doors connected some Erebus Holdens were underweight.

Kostecki and Brown were positioned 4th and 5th earlier being relegated.

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Speaking aft the penalty, Erebus Motorsport apologised for the "small oversight", saying that it was an "honest mistake by the crew".

Earlier, Walkinshaw Andretti United operator Chaz Mostert posted the fastest ever thigh successful qualifying astatine Mount Panorama to triumph the Top 10 Shootout.

Mostert's #25 Mobil 1 Appliances Online ZB Commodore volition commencement from the beforehand enactment for the Bathurst 1000 aft posting an awesome flying thigh clip of 2:03.373.

Running astatine fig 8 successful the shootout, Mostert edged retired Tickford Racing's Cameron Waters' erstwhile time, earlier hanging connected to pip Anton De Pasquale of Dick Johnson Racing by 0.289 of a second.

Chaz Mostert punches the aerial aft registering the fastest thigh successful the Top 10 Shootout. (FOX Sports)

Mostert acceptable the fastest clip successful sectors 1 and three, with De Pasquale the champion implicit the apical of the upland successful assemblage two.

De Pasquale was lone a tenth distant from Mostert's clip astatine the extremity of assemblage two, but a tiny mistake astatine the last country caused the spread to stretch.

Despite being the fastest clip ever recorded successful the Top 10 shootout, the thigh wasn't perfect, with Mostert skimming the partition coming retired of Forrest's Elbow.

The clip outclassed the aged marker acceptable by Scott McLaughlin successful 2019 by 0.15 of a second.

Mostert and co-driver Lee Holdsworth had consistently been the fastest crossed each signifier sessions starring into qualifying.

After the receiving the chequered flag, Mostert repeatedly punched the aerial successful excitement, exclaiming: "That was truthful overmuch fun".

"I don't adjacent cognize what words (to say)," helium said aft the session.

"The car was conscionable truthful enjoyable to drive; it's been awesome each weekend.

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"When I heard the times travel down from the different guys I thought wow that's getting fast, truthful I conscionable blocked it each retired and drove to the grip level and the car was truly responsive."

Mostert past sat connected rod astatine the Great Race successful 2019 successful melodramatic manner aft Scott McLaughlin was disqualified. He is besides a erstwhile contention winner, crowned King of the Mountain successful 2014.

Mostert and Holdsworth volition present caput into Sunday's Bathurst 1000 arsenic the favourites to win.

De Pasquale volition commencement adjacent to Mostert, portion the 2nd enactment volition beryllium shared by Waters and Tim Slade. Shane Van Gisbergen, Will Davison, Nick Percat, Jack Le Brocq, Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown circular retired the remainder of the apical 10 connected the grid.

This is Walkinshaw Andretti United's archetypal rod presumption since 2009.

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