Klaas van Snelheid was the best rookie in fifth ahead of the Westwood pair, with Enrique Ruiz disappointed with eighth and citing balance issues with his car as the cause. Arden Hutchinson gave FIRST reason to smile with ninth while Aleksy Nowosinki made it two North Stars in the top ten with a last gasp lap.
Allar Kangur was frustrated with twelfth on his debut while Jochem van Snelheid refused to even speak to reporters after putting his Franklin just seventeenth on the grid. Will Hoskins' struggle to adapt to his new AMR also continued as he only managed eighteenth in qualifying but he got further than Olen Inman. The Monegasque has still completed no laps whatsoever around the Phillip Island circuit after further problems with his Volvo engine following the issues in practice yesterday.
The forecast for tomorrow is for sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid thirties, with the medium tyres the clear favourite option as each drivers tyre choice was revealed following qualifying.
See below for full classification and tyre choices for the race: