Van Gisbergen asserts authority in final practice

Friday 24th October, 2014 - 5:22pm

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Shane van Gisbergen set the fastest time

Shane van Gisbergen set the fastest time

Shane van Gisbergen’s quest to avenge a heartbreaking Bathurst 1000 is off to a strong start, with the Tekno Holden flying to the fastest time in Friday practice on the Gold Coast.

The Tekno Holden driver moved to the top of the order shortly after the resumption from a red flag period with 10 of the 30 minutes remaining, recording a 1:10.64s.

The Kiwi proved the only man able to lower that benchmark in the final minutes, improving to a 1:10.47s with the chequered flag flying.

Second fastest man James Courtney was a full 0.35s adrift, while David Reynolds, Jamie Whincup and Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert completed the top five.

Kerb infringements were again frequent throughout the session, with 29 pit lane time penalties imposed throughout the course of the day.

Friday’s only red flag was called with 10 minutes remaining to fix the tyre bundle at Turn 1 after it had been knocked onto the circuit.

The V8 Supercars will return to the circuit for qualifying tomorrow at 1135 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 4, Gold Coast

1
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:10.47
2
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:10.81
00:00.34
3
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:10.87
00:00.40
4
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:10.87
00:00.40
5
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.01
00:00.54
6
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:11.05
00:00.58
7
Wilson Security Racing
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.09
00:00.61
8
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:11.10
00:00.62
9
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.11
00:00.64
10
Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.20
00:00.73
11
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.27
00:00.80
12
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.28
00:00.80
13
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.28
00:00.81
14
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.33
00:00.86
15
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:11.41
00:00.93
16
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:11.46
00:00.99
17
Jack Daniel's Racing
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:11.49
00:01.02
18
Norton Hornets
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:11.55
00:01.08
19
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.57
00:01.10
20
Jack Daniel's Racing
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:11.60
00:01.13
21
Team JELD-WEN
Jack Perkins
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.66
00:01.19
22
Repair Management Aust Racing
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VF
01:11.85
00:01.37
23
Wilson Security Racing
David Wall
Ford Falcon FG
01:11.85
00:01.37
24
Valvoline Racing GRM
Robert Dahlgren
Volvo S60
01:12.04
00:01.56
25
Team Advam/GB
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:12.93
00:02.46