Jamie Whincup flies in final Thursday practice

Thursday 4th October, 2012


Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©

Jamie Whincup has set a blistering benchmark at Mount Panorama

Jamie Whincup has set a blistering benchmark at Mount Panorama

Jamie Whincup has set the tone for a fast-paced weekend at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 by recording a 2:07.36s lap to top the third and final practice session of the day.

The TeamVodafone driver made his move inside the final five of the 50 minutes, undercutting previous fast-man Will Davison by 0.94s on his new tyre run.

Davison subsequently improved to move within 0.46s of his rival, ensuring he would end the session second fastest.

A series of late efforts saw Craig Lowndes, David Reynolds, Fabian Coulthard, James Courtney, Jason Bright, Michael Caruso, Tony D’Alberto and Mark Winterbottom fill third through 10th.

The session ran green for its duration, with reports of kangaroos on Conrod Straight the only major concern.

The David Wall/Chris Pither Holden returned to the circuit following its Practice 2 accident, recording the 23rd fastest time.

The Shannons Supercar Showdown Holden continued to hold down the foot of the timesheets, some 4.6s from the pace.

Results, Practice 4

SJ.Whincup/P.DumbrellHolden Commodore VE22:07.3565*
2W.Davison/J.McIntyreFord Falcon FG2:07.81810:00.4616
3Craig LowndesHolden Commodore VE22:07.97920:00.6227
4D.Reynolds/D.CantoFord Falcon FG2:08.05910:00.7026
5Fabian CoulthardHolden Commodore VE22:08.16140:00.8049
6J.Courtney/C.McConvilleHolden Commodore VE22:08.20890:00.8524
7Jason BrightHolden Commodore VE22:08.31750:00.9610
8Michael CarusoHolden Commodore VE22:08.53950:01.1830
9T.D’Alberto/D.WoodFord Falcon FG2:08.64460:01.2881
10Mark WinterbottomFord Falcon FG2:08.65290:01.2964
11S.Owen/P.MorrisFord Falcon FG2:08.70080:01.3443
12Dean FioreFord Falcon FG2:08.72190:01.3654
13Shane Van GisbergenFord Falcon FG2:08.87750:01.5210
14R.Ingall/C.KlienHolden Commodore VE22:08.88750:01.5310
15Lee HoldsworthFord Falcon FG2:08.89100:01.5345
16Garth TanderHolden Commodore VE22:08.95750:01.6010
17Tim SladeFord Falcon FG2:08.98830:01.6318
18Jonathon WebbHolden Commodore VE22:08.99280:01.6363
19Steven JohnsonFord Falcon FG2:09.02980:01.6733
20Alexandre PrematHolden Commodore VE22:09.08790:01.7314
21James MoffatFord Falcon FG2:09.08810:01.7316
22G.Murphy/O.KellyHolden Commodore VE22:09.10500:01.7485
23David WallHolden Commodore VE22:09.15620:01.7997
24Todd KellyHolden Commodore VE22:09.21840:01.8619
25M.Patrizi/J.ReidHolden Commodore VE22:09.31840:01.9619
26Rick KellyHolden Commodore VE22:09.40480:02.0483
27T.Douglas/S.PyeHolden Commodore VE22:10.03750:02.6810
28Karl ReindlerHolden Commodore VE22:10.32800:02.9715
29C.Waters/J.DixonHolden Commodore VE22:12.00810:04.6516

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