David Reynolds tops times at halfway mark

David Reynolds in The Bottle-O Racing Falcon

David Reynolds in The Bottle-O Racing Falcon

New Ford Performance Racing recruit David Reynolds has put The Bottle-O Racing Falcon on top of the time sheets at the halfway mark of today’s official pre-season test at Sandown.

Reynolds lapped the Melbourne circuit in 1:09.96s just moments before running was paused at 12:30pm for an on-track fan session.

FPR stable-mate Mark Winterbottom was second fastest, albeit 0.5s slower than Reynolds.

James Courtney (Toll Holden Racing Team), Todd Kelly (Jack Daniel’s Racing) and Dean Fiore (Jim Beam Racing) rounded out the top five.

Track conditions continued to improve throughout the morning after early showers greeted the drivers.

Shane van Gisbergen spent more than an hour on top of the time sheets after setting a 1:12.47s lap in the opening minutes before heavier rain began falling.

Several endurance co-drivers are present at the circuit, with Dean Canto (The Bottle-O Racing), Cameron McConville (Toll Holden Racing Team) and Scott McLaughlin (Tekno Autosport) among those to have turned laps.

The afternoon’s session will run through until 5:00pm.

See below for the time sheet as of 12:30pm

1 The Bottle-O Racing Team  D.Reynolds/D.Canto Ford Falcon FG 1:09.9553
2 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon  Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:10.4554 0:00.5001
3 Holden Racing Team  J.Courtney/C.McConville Holden Commodore VE2 1:10.5902 0:00.6349
4 Jack Daniel’s Racing  Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:10.7156 0:00.7603
5 Jim Beam Racing  Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:10.7229 0:00.7676
6 Tradingpost FPR Falcon  Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:10.7495 0:00.7942
7 TeamVodafone  Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:10.9438 0:00.9885
8 SP Tools Racing  Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:10.9754 0:01.0201
9 Lucky 7 Racing  Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:10.9998 0:01.0445
10 Jack Daniel’s Racing  Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.0179 0:01.0626
11 Irwin Racing  Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 1:11.0247 0:01.0694
12 Holden Racing Team  Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.0254 0:01.0701
13 Tekno Autosports  J.Webb/S.McLaughlin Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.1132 0:01.1579
14 Lockwood Racing  Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.2256 0:01.2703
15 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport  Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.2705 0:01.3152
16 Supercheap Auto Racing  Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.3381 0:01.3828
17 Team Norton DJR  James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:11.3410 0:01.3857
18 Jim Beam Racing  Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:11.3784 0:01.4231
19 V.I.P. Petfoods  Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:11.4287 0:01.4734
20 TeamVodafone  Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.4603 0:01.5050
21 Fujitsu Racing GRM  Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.5098 0:01.5545
22 Pepsi Max Crew  Greg Murphy Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.5615 0:01.6062
23 Team BOC  Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.6194 0:01.6641
24 Fujitsu Racing GRM  Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.7600 0:01.8047
25 Wilson Security Racing  David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.9024 0:01.9471
26 Tekno Autosports  Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:11.9056 0:01.9503
27 Tony D’Alberto Racing  Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:12.0561 0:02.1008
28 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing  Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:12.1241 0:02.1688




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