FPR Falcons dominate Hamilton Practice 3

Will Davison

Will Davison

Will Davison has led a 1-2-3-4 for Ford Performance Racing Falcons in the penultimate practice session of the day at the ITM400.

FPR pilots traded the top spot for the majority of the 30 minutes, which ran green for its duration.

Davison’s best effort of 1:23.21s came inside the final four minutes, leaving the championship leader 0.02s clear of David Reynolds.

Davison’s time was marginally faster than the best set in Practice 2, despite being set on hard compound tyres.

Tony D’Alberto, Mark Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup rounded out the top five.

There was drama late in the session for Lee Holdsworth, who damaged the front spoiler on his IRWIN Falcon by running through the final part of the Turn 4 chicane.

Michael Caruso had spun his Fujitsu Racing GRM Commodore moments earlier at the exit of Turn 4, but escaped without making contact with the wall.

Greg Murphy missed the session following his accident at Turn 8 in Practice 2. The front of the Pepsi Max Commodore sustained significant damage in the crash, with a replacement front crossmember required.

The team continues to work on the car ahead of the fourth and final practice session of the day, which is scheduled to begin at 1525 local time.

See below for the full Practice 3 result

1 Trading Post FPR Ford Will Davison Ford Falcon FG 1:23.1060
2 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:23.1866 0:00.0806
3 Tony D’Alberto Racing Tony D’Alberto Ford Falcon FG 1:23.2559 0:00.1499
4 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:23.2791 0:00.1731
5 TeamVodafone Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.3089 0:00.2029
6 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.6823 0:00.5763
7 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.7138 0:00.6078
8 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.7329 0:00.6269
9 SP Tools Racing Shane Van Gisbergen Ford Falcon FG 1:23.7800 0:00.6740
10 TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.8238 0:00.7178
11 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.9251 0:00.8191
12 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Ford Falcon FG 1:23.9562 0:00.8502
13 Fujitsu Racing GRM Alexandre Premat Holden Commodore VE2 1:23.9974 0:00.8914
14 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.0821 0:00.9761
15 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.1083 0:01.0023
16 Team iSelect Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.1670 0:01.0610
17 Fujitsu Racing GRM Michael Caruso Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.2336 0:01.1276
18 Team Norton DJR James Moffat Ford Falcon FG 1:24.2510 0:01.1450
19 Tekno Autosports Michael Patrizi Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.3148 0:01.2088
20 Lucky 7 Racing Tim Slade Ford Falcon FG 1:24.3942 0:01.2882
21 Jim Beam Racing Steven Johnson Ford Falcon FG 1:24.4825 0:01.3765
22 Jim Beam Racing Dean Fiore Ford Falcon FG 1:24.5234 0:01.4174
23 VIP Petfoods Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 1:24.5266 0:01.4206
24 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.6888 0:01.5828
25 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Karl Reindler Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.7604 0:01.6544
26 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VE2 1:24.8277 0:01.7217
27 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VE2 1:25.0148 0:01.9088

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