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Winton V8 testing affected by wet weather

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Monday 20th February, 2012 - 11:26am

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The Toll Holden RacinG team Commodore VE of Garth Tander, on wets, at Winton today

The Toll Holden Racing team Commodore VE of Garth Tander, on wets, at Winton today

V8 Supercars teams testing at Winton Motor Raceway today have been halted by wet weather.

After a cold but dry start to the day, rain hit the track before midday and is expected to last for another hour.

Weather forecasts predict that the rain will leave the track shortly and teams should have a dry run through until the end of the day.

The Toll Holden Racing Team (Garth Tander, James Courtney), Supercheap Auto Racing (Russell Ingall), Garry Rogers Motorsport (Alex Premat, Michael Caruso), Brad Jones Racing (Jason Bright, Fabian Coulthard, David Wall), Kelly Racing (Rick Kelly, Todd Kelly, Greg Murphy, Karl Reindler), Tony D’Alberto Racing (Tony D’Alberto), and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (Taz Douglas) are the Championship teams/drivers testing at the sodden circuit today.

Also at the rural circuit is the Dunlop Series cars of Ford Performance Racing (Chaz Mostert), the Walkinshaw Racing (Nick Percat), Brad Jones Racing (Andrew Jones), Matthew White Motorsport (Tim Blanchard) and Sonic Motor Racing (George Miedecke, Rodney Jane).

Percat’s new-look Coates Hire Commodore will be unveiled at a launch tomorrow.

Despite the rain, all cars ventured onto the track to gather wet testing miles. Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport however subsequently elected to abandon the test in order to save one of its days for later in the season.

A handful of Queensland V8 Supercars teams will test at Queensland Raceway tomorrow in what will be the final hit-out for the teams ahead of next week’s Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

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