Whincup edges Lowndes in final practice

Saturday 14th September, 2013 - 11:18am

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Jamie Whincup spent the entire session in the #1 Holden

Jamie Whincup spent the entire session in the #1 Holden

Red Bull Racing Australia duo Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes showed the way in the final practice session before qualifying at the Sandown 500.

While co-drivers all completed at least one lap in the remaining 27 cars, Whincup had the #1 Holden to himself throughout the 40 minutes as he continued to chase set-up with his new chassis.

The points leader sat at the top of the order for much of the session, becoming the first to lap in the 1:08s bracket with 12 minutes remaining.

Lowndes and the Holden Racing Team’s Garth Tander subsequently took turns at the top during the closing stages, before a last effort completed after the chequered flag put Whincup ahead by just 0.003s.

Tim Slade continued Erebus Motorsport’s strong form by splitting Lowndes and Tander with a similarly late lap.

Will Davison, Lee Holdsworth and Mark Winterbottom completed the top seven; all of whom went faster than Lowndes’ new practice record from Friday.

Practice 4 was interrupted by a single red flag period, called after just eight minutes to retrieve the #17 Dick Johnson Racing Falcon that Ashley Walsh had buried in the Turn 9 gravel.

The V8 Supercars will return to the circuit for a 20 minute qualifying session at 1225 local time.

See below for the full Practice 4 result

1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 01:08.67
2 C.Lowndes/W.Luff Holden Commodore VF 01:08.67 00:00.00
3 T.Slade/A.Thompson Mercedes E63 AMG 01:08.70 00:00.04
4 G.Tander/N.Percat Holden Commodore VF 01:08.72 00:00.06
5 W.Davison/S.Owen Ford Falcon FG 01:08.73 00:00.07
6 L.Holdsworth/C.Baird Mercedes E63 AMG 01:08.79 00:00.13
7 M.Winterbottom/ Ford Falcon FG 01:08.92 00:00.26
8 A.Premat/G.Ritter Holden Commodore VF 01:08.98 00:00.31
9 S.Van Gisbergen/ Holden Commodore VF 01:09.00 00:00.33
10 S.McLaughlin/J.Perkins Holden Commodore VF 01:09.00 00:00.34
11 J.Bright/A.Jones Holden Commodore VF 01:09.01 00:00.35
12 C.Mostert/D.Wood Ford Falcon FG 01:09.02 00:00.36
13 D.Reynolds/D.Canto Ford Falcon FG 01:09.19 00:00.52
14 J.Courtney/G.Murphy Holden Commodore VF 01:09.19 00:00.52
15 R.Ingall/R.Briscoe Holden Commodore VF 01:09.20 00:00.53
16 T.Kelly/D.Russell Nissan Altima 01:09.21 00:00.55
17 T.D’Alberto/J.Reid Holden Commodore VF 01:09.33 00:00.67
18 J.Moffat/T.Douglas Nissan Altima 01:09.37 00:00.71
19 S.Pye/P.Morris Holden Commodore VF 01:09.40 00:00.74
20 M.Engel/S.Johnson Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.41 00:00.74
21 D.Wall/C.Pither Holden Commodore VF 01:09.47 00:00.81
22 M.Caruso/D.Gaunt Nissan Altima 01:09.51 00:00.84
23 R.Kelly/K.Reindler Nissan Altima 01:09.52 00:00.86
24 T.Blanchard/A.Walsh Ford Falcon FG 01:09.56 00:00.89
25 A.Davison/J.McIntyre Ford Falcon FG 01:09.62 00:00.95
26 F.Coulthard/L.Youlden Holden Commodore VF 01:09.71 00:01.05
27 J.Webb/M.Lieb Holden Commodore VF 01:09.74 00:01.07
28 D.Fiore/M.Halliday Holden Commodore VF 01:09.90 00:01.23

 

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