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Hazelwood pole for Super2 decider, Dumbrell 21st

Todd Hazelwood pic: Matthew Paul Photography Todd Hazelwood is in the box seat to win this year’s Dunlop Super2 Series after he qualified on pole for the final race as Paul Dumbrell suffered driveline problems. Dumbrell was first car on-track but his struggles to pull up the #88 Eggleston Motorsport Commodore this weekend continued almost immediately when he ran on ...

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Lewis Hamilton beaten to Abu Dhabi pole by Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas beat world champion Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finn was 0.172 seconds quicker than Hamilton as the two Mercedes dominated qualifying – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was 0.546s off the pace in third. Bottas set the pace on the first runs, but Hamilton appeared set to displace him only to lose ...

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Bottas edges Hamilton to pole in Abu Dhabi

Valtteri Bottas claimed his fourth Formula 1 pole position Valtteri Bottas has claimed his fourth Formula 1 pole position after out-qualifying team-mate Lewis Hamilton for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finn set his best of 1:36.231 on his first run in Qualifying 3 before abandoning his final lap as Hamilton mounted his final charge. At the first sector split, ...

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McLaughlin storms to pole, Whincup fifth 

Scott McLaughlin Scott McLaughlin claimed arguably his most important Armor All pole position of the season for the penultimate race of the season at the inaugural Coates Hire Newcastle 500. The Shell V-Power Racing driver emerged on top from a hotly contested session to secure his 15th pole position of the season. McLaughlin moved to the top of the times ...

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SUPPORTS: Heinrich bags first Newcastle pole

Joel Heinrich pic: Digital Realism Aussie Racing Cars Joel Heinrich has become the first ever pole-sitter on the Newcastle East Street Circuit after an interrupted Aussie Racing Cars Qualifying session. The series rookie sat atop the timesheets with a 1:21.8105s when a red flag was called just before the halfway mark for a crash at Turn 7. Kyle Ensbey had ...

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Bottas snatches pole as Hamilton crashes out

Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole position Valtteri Bottas narrowly claimed pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, as Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1. Hamilton was one of the favourites for pole after leading Friday practice and trailing Mercedes F1 team-mate Bottas by just 0.003s in FP3, but Hamilton crashed heavily at the high-speed Ferradura right-hander on ...

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Bottas grabs Brazilian GP pole as Hamilton crashes out early

Valtteri Bottas left it late to secure the third pole position of his Formual 1 career during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday, edging out Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after seeing Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crash out early in Q1. Despite being the favourite for pole after leading two of the three practice sessions at Interlagos, Hamilton saw his ...

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Pole man Marquez primed for title glory

It’s a case of so far, so good for Marc Marquez this weekend at Valencia as the Honda rider prepares for the ‘most important day of the year’ after securing pole position for the 2017 MotoGP title decider in Spain. Marquez bagged his 73rd career pole start (45th in MotoGP) with a typically attacking performance on the RCV at the ...

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MotoGP Valencia: Marquez takes pole despite crashing again

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken pole position for tomorrow’s Valencia MotoGP race despite an 80mph crash at turn four while title rival Andrea Dovizioso is three rows further back and has a mountain to climb if he is to challenge in Spain. Marquez set the first and only sub-1’30s lap of the weekend, putting in a 1’29.897 at the ...

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Hamilton starts from back after crash as Bottas takes pole

Lewis Hamilton crashed out of Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying on his first lap and will start Sunday’s race the back of the grid. His Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas won a battle for pole with Hamilton’s former title rival Sebastian Vettel. The new world champion lost control of his Mercedes at the fast and difficult Ferradura/Laranjha double right-hander. It was the ...

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