Jamie Whincup will be last out for tomorrow afternoon’s Armor All Top 10 Shootout after recording a 2:04.1s in qualifying for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

While the big names of Whincup, David Reynolds, Scott McLaughlin, and Shane van Gisbergen filled first through fourth respectively, Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard were among those to miss the cut.

James Courtney was fifth after he couldn’t quite piece together a hugely committed lap on his final run, and Craig Lowndes qualified for what will likely be one last Bathurst shootout for the imminent retiree.

Under overcast skies but finally on a fully dry track, Reynolds opened proceedings with a 2:05.9919s in the #9 Penrite ZB Commodore.

By the time the field had been through for a second flyer, last year’s pole-sitter Scott McLaughlin wheeled the #17 Shell V-Power FGX Falcon to a 2:05.3913s, and lowered that to 2:05.3246s next time around.

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Jamie Whincup during qualifying at the Bathurst 1000, 2018