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Tony D’Alberto tops Practice 2 in Adelaide

Friday 2nd March, 2012 - 10:47am

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Tony D'Alberto

Tony D'Alberto

Tony D’Alberto has continued a strong morning for Ford Performance Racing Falcons at the Clipsal 500 by topping Practice 2.

D’Alberto set a 1:22.30s lap with two of the session’s 30 minutes remaining to emerge 0.25s faster than Practice 1 pace-setter David Reynolds.

With new tyres not being allocated for practice, D’Alberto’s benchmark time was over 0.5s adrift of that set by FPR young gun Chaz Mostert in the earlier Dunlop Series qualifying session.

Jonathon Webb ended up third after failing to improve his 1:22.58s effort during the second half of the session.

Todd Kelly, Jason Bright, Steven Johnson, Russell Ingall, Alexandre Premat and David Wall rounded out the top 10.

Wall scraped the concrete at the exit of Turn 6 late in the session, causing minor damage to the left-hand side of the Wilson Security Racing Commodore.

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport’s Commodore made its first on-track appearance of the day in Practice 2, with Taz Douglas completing six laps following mechanical issues that kept the car from the circuit this morning.

The full V8 Supercars Championship field will hit the track for the first time when Practice 3 gets underway at 1210 local time.

See below for the full Practice 2 times

1 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:22.2988
2 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:22.5490 0:00.2502
3 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.5837 0:00.2849
4 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.7269 0:00.4281
5 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:22.9660 0:00.6672
6 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:22.9923 0:00.6935
7 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.0664 0:00.7676
8 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.4621 0:01.1633
9 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:23.5877 0:01.2889
10 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.6026 0:01.3038
11 V.I.P. Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:23.8194 0:01.5206
12 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:23.8900 0:01.5912
13 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.5309 0:02.2321
14 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.6992 0:02.4004
15 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:25.3330 0:03.0342

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide Race Guide

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