Jamie Whincup storms to the top in Practice 4

Friday 8th July, 2011 - 3:15pm


Jamie Whincup emerged fastest from Practice 4

Jamie Whincup emerged fastest from Practice 4

Jamie Whincup has ended the opening day of practice for the Sucrogen Townsville 400 with the fastest time after a highly competitive final session.

The TeamVodafone driver vaulted up the order in the final minute of the session, with his 1:12.76s lap enough to eclipse Lee Holdsworth’s best by 0.18s.

Holdsworth (Fujitsu Racing) had taken the top spot away from Mark Winterbottom (Orrcon Steel FPR) barely a minute earlier, and ended the session second ahead of Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone) and Garth Tander (Toll HRT).

David Reynolds (Stratco Racing), Winterbottom (Orrcon Steel FPR), Will Davison (Trading Post FPR), Todd Kelly (Jack Daniel’s Racing), Shane van Gisbergen (SP Tools Racing) and Paul Dumbrell (The Bottle-O Racing) rounded out the top 10.

James Courtney (Toll HRT) could manage no better than 19th at the end of the 30 minutes despite sitting atop the time sheets at the halfway point.

Michael Caruso was 27th fastest after a left-rear suspension failure limited the #34 Fujitsu Racing Commodore to just six laps.

Warren Luff was also limited to six laps after a return of the electrical problems that halted his car in Practice 2.

See below for the full Practice 4 result

1 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.7590
2 Fujitsu Racing GRM Lee Holdsworth Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.9351 0:00.1761
3 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.9358 0:00.1768
4 Toll Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.1178 0:00.3588
5 Stratco Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.1404 0:00.3814
6 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:13.1426 0:00.3836
7 Trading Post FPR Falcon Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:13.1493 0:00.3903
8 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.3010 0:00.5420
9 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:13.3031 0:00.5441
10 The Bottle-O Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1:13.3074 0:00.5484
11 Bundaberg Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.3101 0:00.5511
12 Mother Energy Racing Team Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1:13.3293 0:00.5703
13 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.3952 0:00.6362
14 Jim Beam Racing James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:13.4687 0:00.7097
15 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.4903 0:00.7313
16 Team Boc Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.5112 0:00.7522
17 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:13.5233 0:00.7643
18 Wilson Security Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:13.6159 0:00.8569
19 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.6303 0:00.8713
20 Jana Living Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.6426 0:00.8836
21 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:13.6706 0:00.9116
22 Irwin Racing Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:13.6964 0:00.9374
23 Pepsi Max Crew Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.7077 0:00.9487
24 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:13.9395 0:01.1805
25 R and T Pumps Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:14.0073 0:01.2483
26 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:14.1990 0:01.4400
27 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:14.2488 0:01.4898
28 Gulf Western Oil Racing Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 1:14.2770 0:01.5180

CLICK HERE for’s Practice 1 report

CLICK HERE for’s Practice 2 report

CLICK HERE for’s Practice 3 report

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