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Ben Bargwanna claims Bathurst 400 pole position

Ben Bargwanna claimed a strong TCR Australia pole position for the Bathurst 400 race, lapping Mount Panorama in 2:14.60 and was the only driver below the 2:14 mark.

The Peugeot 308TCR driver beat Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR driver Michael Caruso by two tenths of a second, with John Martin of Wall Racing in third position, four tenths behind.

Aaron Cameron made it two Peugeots in the top five for Garry Rogers Motorsport with fourth on the grid, while Renault driver James Moffat rounded off the top five.

Bradley Shiels was fastest of the Hyundai drivers in sixth position, over a second from pole, while Melbourne Performance Centre worked hard to get Chaz Mostert back out after his off in practice yesterday to claim seventh on the grid.

Pole sitter Ben Bargwanna’s dad Jason Bargwanna rounded off the top eight, 1.8 seconds from his son.

The first race takes place at 13:35 today local time, with Race 2 on Friday and Race 3 on Saturday.