'Probably just being a bit too safe' - Scott McLaughlin pipped for Supercars pole position in first Darwin race

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin has been pipped for pole position in this afternoon's first Supercars race in Darwin by Holden's David Reynolds.

Reynolds snatched the top spot off the Kiwi early in the 15-minute session, setting a time of 1:05.89 to take pole by four tenths of a second.

“I threw everything I had at it and it stuck," Reynolds said.

"The car was pretty good, thanks to all the boys, they put in the hard work last night to change the set-up a bit."

McLaughlin was critical in his self-evaluation afterward.

"I just missed a little bit on my lap, probably just being a bit too safe trying to get that first lap in, and paid the price.

"[On the second lap] I basically knew through 1, the track had changed completely grip wise. It’s unbelievable how it all happens and how our cars react to that rubber.

"It’s probably something we need to think about in the future, but it’s the same for everyone."

The first race of the Darwin Triple Crown starts at 6:45pm NZT this evening.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22:  race winner Scott McLaughlin driver of the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FGX celebrates on the podium during race 1 for the Supercars Australian Grand Prix round at Albert Park on March 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
Scott McLaughlin on the podium at the Australian GP. Source: Getty

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