Mostert sets the pace in opening Dunlop Series practice

Thursday 4th October, 2012 - 9:47am

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Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert

Ford Performance Racing’s Chaz Mostert has led the way in the opening Dunlop Series practice session of the weekend at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

The 20-year-old spent most of the 45 minutes trading times with Matthew White Racing’s Luke Youlden, with a late 2:10.27s effort from Mostert undercutting his rival by just 0.005s.

Andrew Jones and Scott McLaughlin were third and fourth respectively in the cool but sunny conditions, while Nick Percat was fifth after setting his fastest time on his final lap.

Tim Blanchard, Dale Wood, Scott Pye, Geoff Emery and George Miedecke completed the top 10.

The session was punctuated by two red flag periods. The first flew at the 10 minute mark after Ash Walsh spun into the tyre barrier at Griffins Bend.

The Matt Stone Racing Falcon suffered significant front and rear damage in the crash, although the team hopes to have it back on track for the second session this afternoon.

Nandi Kiss was the cause of the second red flag soon after the restart. The ex-PWR Holden was able to rejoin, but ended the session at the foot of the times.

IRWIN Racing’s Lee Holdsworth also made a special appearance in the session, driving V8 Supercars’ Car of the Future Ford Falcon. The #2013 car was evaluating the new 18-inch Dunlop tyres and was not carrying a timing transponder.

See below for the full session result

1 Ford Performance Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 2:10.2685*
2 Jayco Luke Youlden Ford Falcon BF 2:10.2735 0:00.0050
3 AzNew Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE 2:10.3712 0:00.1027
4 Fujitsu Racing Scott McLaughlin Ford Falcon FG 2:10.8603 0:00.5918
5 Coates Hire Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.9292 0:00.6607
6 Jaylec Automotive Electrical Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 2:11.1337 0:00.8652
7 GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech Dale Wood Holden Commodore VE 2:11.1409 0:00.8724
8 Triple Eight Race Engineering Scott Pye Holden Commodore VE 2:11.5067 0:01.2382
9 R&J Batteries/EarthEx Logistic Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE 2:12.0894 0:01.8209
10 Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic George Miedecke Ford Falcon BF 2:12.4050 0:02.1365
11 Bob Jane T-Marts Rodney Jane Ford Falcon FG 2:12.8286 0:02.5601
12 Go Karts Go Drew Russell Ford Falcon BF 2:12.9078 0:02.6393
13 Drill Pro Daniel Jilesen Ford Falcon BF 2:13.3655 0:03.0970
14 Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon BF 2:13.4168 0:03.1483
15 GSS Mining Rentals/ReCar Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE 2:13.5761 0:03.3076
16 Simpro Racing Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon BF 2:14.1634 0:03.8949
17 Minda/Jenny Barbar Recruitment Elliot Barbour Holden Commodore VE2 2:15.0867 0:04.8182
18 Warrin Mining Adam Wallis Holden Commodore VE 2:15.7651 0:05.4966
19 Eggleston Racing Ben Eggleston Holden Commodore VE 2:16.3248 0:06.0563
20 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE 2:18.0464 0:07.7779
21 Carrington Equipment Group Michael Hector Ford Falcon BF 2:20.3172 0:10.0487
22 Pacific Hoists Nandi Kiss Holden Commodore VE 2:20.5820 0:10.3135

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Race Guide

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