Live updates of the 2019 Bathurst 1000.

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin set the Mt Panorama lap record for the third time in successive days to clinch pole position for today's Bathurst 1000.

The Shell V-Power Racing star was the last man out in the Top 10 Shootout yesterday afternoon, and delivered a record ride - coming home in 2:03.3783s to go even faster than the lap record he had set on Friday.

That had followed him beating the lap record - which he set in 2017 - on Thursday as well, as he continued a superb weekend.


That followed him beating his own 2017 record on Thursday as the Kiwi continues his incredible weekend.

"Oh my god, bloody hell ... I was hanging on for dear life there," McLaughlin reacted.

"That in-lap was pretty impressive, I've never seen so many people cheering us on.

"I'm really proud of the team at Shell V-Power Racing, far out this car is a rocket ship and it just hooked up in those conditions. I'm just pumped.

"Coming down the hill, I was pretty fast and thought 'jeez, I've just got to hold on to the thing'.

"We've got one big one to get tomorrow, that's what I'm focused on a lot more, but we've qualified now and we're starting from the best possible position."

Chaz Mostert will start from second, after finishing 0.41 seconds behind McLaughlin.

"That was a lot of fun. It's been a while since I've had that sort of confidence in a car in the Top 10 [Shootout]," he said. "I did the best job I could, but we got smoked."

Scott McLaughlin drives the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford during the Bathurst 1000. Photo / Getty Images
Scott McLaughlin drives the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford during the Bathurst 1000. Photo / Getty Images

Cameron Waters finished third after an impressive performance.

"All over the top I was using the throttle to turn it and it actually helped me," he said, having ended up third. "Sometimes it'll end up you're in the fence and sometimes it actually helps you, and luckily it helped me."

Jamie Whincup claimed fourth, saying he was "very, very happy", while Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen will start from the third row of the grid.

"I drove it okay, but just missed a few spots and probably could have been a bit braver. But it's all good, a straight car," van Gisbergen said..