Paul Dumbrell tops Practice 1 at Symmons

Paul Dumbrell

Paul Dumbrell

Paul Dumbrell has made a strong start to the Falken Tasmania Challenge, clocking the fastest time in opening practice.

With only the bottom 14 drivers in the championship standings permitted to compete in the first two 30 minute sessions, Dumbrell lapped the Symmons Plains circuit in 51.91s to secure the top spot.

A late effort saw James Courtney second fastest on 52.03s, while Todd Kelly, Steve Owen and Tony D’Alberto rounded out the top five.

The session was held under sunny skies, allowing Dumbrell to lap within 0.6s of Jamie Whincup’s practice lap record.

See below for the full session result

1 The Bottle-O Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 0:51.9085
2 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.0259 0:00.1174
3 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.1197 0:00.2112
4 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.1440 0:00.2355
5 Wilson Security Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 0:52.1855 0:00.2770
6 Stratco Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.1984 0:00.2899
7 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.2046 0:00.2961
8 Jim Beam Racing James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 0:52.2125 0:00.3040
9 Jana Living Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.2973 0:00.3888
10 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.3011 0:00.3926
11 Triple F Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 0:52.3105 0:00.4020
12 Gulf Western Oil Racing Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 0:52.3137 0:00.4052
13 Mother Energy Racing Team Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 0:52.4401 0:00.5316
14 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 0:53.8329 0:01.9244

See below for’s Symmons Plains Race Guide

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