Tander and Percat to start Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 sixth

The Holden Racing Team’s Garth Tander and Nick Percat will start the 2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from sixth position.

After putting yesterday’s qualifying altercation behind him, Tander showed great pace in this morning’s fifth practice run posting the second quickest time of the session.

The reigning Bathurst Champion was the third car out in this afternoon’s top 10 shootout and he quickly posted a competitive first sector time of 0:52.3075. Tander continued his fast, clean form to post a very credible 2:08.4755 lap.

Ford Performance Racing’s Will Davison took pole position ahead of Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Jamie Whincup and Stone Brothers Racing’s Shane Van Gisbergen.

The Great Race commences at 10:30am tomorrow (Sunday) – please check your local guides for full coverage information via the Seven Network.

Garth Tander, #2 Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Series II:

“It was quite a difficult shootout this afternoon. The weather was coming in and the track grip was questionable.

“I probably didn’t push on as I should have during the first part of the lap. The car was quick across the top of the mountain and then I lost a bit of time in the last sector.

“We’ll start from sixth –I’m really looking forward to the race tomorrow –we’ll certainly be giving it our best shot.”