It’s the biggest touring car race of the year this weekend as the Supercars championship takes on the fearsome Mount Panorama Circuit for the Bathurst 1000.
Though the race is legendary, qualifying also makes for some spectacular laps, and current championship leader Scott McLaughlin certainly did one with this stunning qualifying effort.
He was a favourite for pole after breaking the track record in practice (and because he’s already taken 13 poles this year), and though he looked quick, an off-track moment at the top of the mountain looked to have spoiled his lap.
The first 2.03 in a Supercar around Mount Panorama. Watch @smclaughlin93's blistering lap in full. #VASC #Bathurst1000 pic.twitter.com/CmcIfSRvnQ
— Supercars (@supercars) October 7, 2017
Despite the moment, he smashed the time set by David Reynolds to take pole position. And on top of that, his lap time of 2:03.8312 was the first ever sub-2:04 lap of Bathurst in a Supercar. Not bad at all!