TeamVodafone’s one-two crush at Hamilton

Lowndes edged team-mate Whincup for the top spot

Lowndes edged team-mate Whincup for the top spot

TeamVodafone has crushed its opponents at the end of the opening day of practice at the ITM400 Hamilton.

In a feat closely mirroring that of Red Bull Racing in Formula One, Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup streaked ahead of the field, taking the top two spots.

Local hero Shane van Gibergen (SP Tools Racing) finished third in his Stone Brothers Racing Falcon ahead of Jason Bargwanna (Jana Living Racing).

Paul Dumbrell (The Bottle-O Racing) finished fifth, but was one of a small number of drivers to taste a tyre barrier. The Falcon driver collected the tyres, damaging his car and putting it out of the session.

Lee Holdsworth (Fujitsu Racing), Alex Davison (IRWIN Racing), Michael Caruso (Fujitsu Racing), Garth Tander (Toll HRT), and Tony D’Alberto (Wilson Security Racing) rounded out the top 10.

With light rain falling during some of the session, Dumbrell’s moment was the only one of concern.

Stratco Racing’s David Reynolds also had a drama, belching smoke thanks to a loose oil line.

See below for the results from the final practice session

1 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.8070R  
2 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.9604r 0:00.1534
3 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:23.0899 0:00.2829
4 Jana Living Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.1303 0:00.3233
5 The Bottle-O Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1:23.1470 0:00.3400
6 Fujitsu Racing GRM Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.1549 0:00.3479
7 Irwin Racing Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:23.2283 0:00.4213
8 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.2550 0:00.4480
9 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.3115 0:00.5045
10 Wilson Security Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:23.3625 0:00.5555
11 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.3691 0:00.5621
12 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.3700 0:00.5630
13 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.4267 0:00.6197
14 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:23.4275 0:00.6205
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.4530 0:00.6460
16 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:23.4713 0:00.6643
17 Mother Energy Racing Team Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1:23.4738 0:00.6668
18 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.5279 0:00.7209
19 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:23.5828 0:00.7758
20 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.6690 0:00.8620
21 Trading Post FPR Falcon Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:23.6692 0:00.8622
22 Bundaberg Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.6754 0:00.8684
23 Jim Beam Racing James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:23.7189 0:00.9119
24 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.7252 0:00.9182
25 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.3401 0:01.5331
26 Stratco Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.4763 0:01.6693
27 Gulf Western Oil Racing Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.7050 0:01.8980

See below for’s ITM400 Hamilton Race Guide

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