McLaughlin continues form in final practice

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Saturday 7th November, 2015 - 9:30am

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Scott McLaughlin's Volvo tackles the hairpin

Scott McLaughlin’s Volvo tackles the hairpin

Scott McLaughlin again set the pace in the final practice session ahead of qualifying at the ITM 500 Auckland.

The Volvo driver’s final lap in the 15 minute hit-out of 1:03.3s was enough to edge out David Reynolds by 0.15s.

Reynolds’ early time saw The Bottle-O Ford at the top of the sheet for the majority of the going ahead of Mark Winterbottom, Scott Pye and James Moffat.

Shane van Gisbergen, Rick Kelly, Will Davison, Fabian Coulthard and Nick Percat completed the top 10 in a session that saw the field running varying quality hard tyres.

The day’s first qualifying session take place on hards, while the softs make their debut at the track in the second 10 minute leg.

Result: V8 Supercars ITM 500 Auckland Practice 3 

1 Wilson Security Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:03.3123*H
2 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG/X 1:03.4669 H 00.1546
3 Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG/X 1:03.4813 H 00.1690
4 DJR Team Penske Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG/X 1:03.6389 H 00.3266
5 Nissan Motorsport James Moffat Nissan Altima 1:03.6951 H 00.3828
6 Team Darrell Lea STIX Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 1:03.6998 H 00.3875
7 Nissan Motorsport Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1:03.7138 H 00.4015
8 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1:03.7533 H 00.4410
9 Freightliner Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 1:03.7583 H 00.4460
10 Repair Management Aust Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 1:03.8044 H 00.4921
11 Super Black Racing Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG/X 1:03.8253 H 00.5130
12 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 1:03.8294 H 00.5171
13 Nissan Motorsport Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1:03.8455 H 00.5332
14 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 1:03.8533 H 00.5410
15 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 1:03.9218 H 00.6095
16 Pepsi Max Crew Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG/X 1:03.9882 H 00.6759
17 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 1:03.9887 H 00.6764
18 Walkinshaw Racing Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VF 1:04.0482 H 00.7359
19 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 1:04.0707 H 00.7584
20 GB Galvanizing Racing Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 1:04.0978 H 00.7855
21 Team Cooldrive Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VF 1:04.1803 H 00.8680
22 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 1:04.2844 H 00.9721
23 Nissan Motorsport Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 1:04.2918 H 00.9795
24 Erebus Motorsport V8 Ashley Walsh Mercedes E63 AMG 1:04.4031 H 01.0908
25 Wilson Security Racing GRM David Wall Volvo S60 1:04.4133 H 01.1010