Paul Dumbrell tops first practice at Sandown

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Friday 18th November, 2011 - 9:25am

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Paul Dumbrell

Paul Dumbrell

For the second time in a week, Paul Dumbrell has topped opening practice for the V8 Supercars Championship.

The Bottle-O Racing Falcon set a 1m10.74s lap of Sandown International Motor Raceway early in the 30 minute session that could not be beaten.

James Courtney was second fastest in his Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore, 0.50s adrift of Dumbrell, while Tony D’Alberto, Russell Ingall and Todd Kelly rounded out the top five.

The session was held in near 30 degree ambient temperatures at the Melbourne venue, significantly slowing lap speed.

Andrew Jones was 15th in the session. Jones is replacing the injured Jason Bright in the Team BOC Commodore. CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s breaking news story.

Practice 2 for the V8 Supercars will take place at 1130 local time, while the first full-field session is set for 1245.

See below for the full session result

1 The Bottle-O Racing Team Paul Dumbrell Ford Falcon FG 1:10.7464
2 Toll Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.2441 0:00.4977
3 Wilson Security Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:11.3434 0:00.5970
4 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.4628 0:00.7164
5 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.5363 0:00.7899
6 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.6186 0:00.8722
7 Jim Beam Racing James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:11.6578 0:00.9114
8 Stratco Racing David Reynolds Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.6916 0:00.9452
9 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.7313 0:00.9849
10 Triple F Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:11.7788 0:01.0324
11 Gulf Western Oil Racing Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.9236 0:01.1772
12 Mother Energy Racing Team Jonathon Webb Ford Falcon FG 1:11.9441 0:01.1977
13 Jana Living Racing Jason Bargwanna Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.9995 0:01.2531
14 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.1941 0:01.4477
15 Team BOC Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.2864 0:01.5400

See below for Speedcafe.com’s exclusive V8 Race Guide

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