Richards leads first co-driver practice session

Friday 24th October, 2014 - 1:40pm

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The #888 Red Bull Holden attacking the Surfers kerbs

The #888 Red Bull Holden attacking the Surfers kerbs

Steven Richards put Red Bull Racing Australia at the top of the time sheets in the first of two co-driver practice sessions at the Castrol Edge Gold Coast 600.

The 30 minutes provided the part-timers with their first look at the re-profiled chicanes.

Ten drivers were issued 60 second stop-go penalties during the session for each breaching the track limits, as determined by the electronic kerb sensors, on four occasions.

Richards recovered from a mid-session trip down the Turn 12 escape road to clock a 1:11.6s best in the dying seconds.

The time demoted Nissan’s David Russell to second, who had in turn edged Tony D’Alberto with a late flyer.

D’Alberto spent much of the session atop the order on the way to his eventual third ahead of fellow Holden drivers Jonathon Webb and Paul Dumbrell.

Bathurst winner Paul Morris ended up slowest in the #6 FPR Falcon, 2.7s away from Richards’ pace.

Ashley Walsh managed just eight laps after clipping the concrete and breaking an upright in the #16 DJR Falcon that Scott Pye had taken to first in opening practice.

The second of the co-driver only sessions will get underway at 1340 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 2, Gold Coast

1
Red Bull Racing Australia
Steven Richards
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.57
2
Jack Daniel's Racing
David Russell
Nissan Altima
01:11.76
00:00.20
3
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tony D'Alberto
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.92
00:00.35
4
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Jonathon Webb
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.14
00:00.57
5
Red Bull Racing Australia
Paul Dumbrell
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.14
00:00.57
6
Valvoline Racing GRM
Alexandre Premat
Volvo S60
01:12.28
00:00.72
7
Wilson Security Racing
Steven Johnson
Ford Falcon FG
01:12.30
00:00.73
8
Norton Hornets
Taz Douglas
Nissan Altima
01:12.37
00:00.80
9
Valvoline Racing GRM
Greg Ritter
Volvo S60
01:12.41
00:00.85
10
Erebus Motorsport V8
Craig Baird
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:12.42
00:00.85
11
Holden Racing Team
Warren Luff
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.51
00:00.94
12
Holden Racing Team
Greg Murphy
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.58
00:01.01
13
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Steve Owen
Ford Falcon FG
01:12.63
00:01.07
14
Lockwood Racing
Luke Youlden
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.64
00:01.08
15
Team Advam/GB
Chris Pither
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.66
00:01.09
16
Norton Hornets
Dean Fiore
Nissan Altima
01:12.66
00:01.09
17
Erebus Motorsport V8
Alex Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:12.76
00:01.19
18
Walkinshaw Racing
Oliver Gavin
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.92
00:01.35
19
Jack Daniel's Racing
Alex Buncombe
Nissan Altima
01:12.92
00:01.35
20
Team JELD-WEN
Cameron Waters
Ford Falcon FG
01:12.94
00:01.38
21
The Bottle-O Racing Team
Dean Canto
Ford Falcon FG
01:12.97
00:01.40
22
Repair Management Aust Racing
Tim Blanchard
Holden Commodore VF
01:13.20
00:01.63
23
Wilson Security Racing
Ashley Walsh
Ford Falcon FG
01:13.49
00:01.92
24
Team BOC
Andrew Jones
Holden Commodore VF
01:14.06
00:02.50
25
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Paul Morris
Ford Falcon FG
01:14.28
00:02.71