Luff the quickest co-driver in Practice 2 at Bathurst

The #888 TeamVodafone Holden

The #888 TeamVodafone Holden

Warren Luff has backed up his recent Sandown 500 victory alongside Craig Lowndes by emerging fastest from the co-driver only Practice 2 at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Luff recorded his best lap of 2:09.18s as the chequered flag fell on the session, eclipsing an equally late effort from Andrew Jones by 0.23s.

Steven Richards and Paul Dumbrell ended the running third and fourth respectively, having both spent time at the top of the sheets.

Jack Perkins, Cameron McConville, Matthew Halliday, David Russell, Luke Youlden and Scott McLaughlin rounded out the top 10.

Chris Pither was an early casualty, running the #21 Wilson Security Holden into the tyre wall at Griffins Bend. The incident brought a red flag period that lasted 13 minutes.

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Dumbrell quickly moved to the top of the order on the restart, holding his position as the only man in the 2:09s until the final 10 minutes.

At the other end of the order, Shannons Supercar Showdown competition winner Jesse Dixon steadily improved throughout his 17 laps to end up 28th on 2:14.22s.

Reigning champion Nick Percat was just 22nd fastest in the #2 Holden Racing Team Holden, a full 1.3s adrift of team-mate James Courtney. The factory Holden team is one of several to have complained of tyre issues during the day so far as each squad tests the set-up limits of the rubber.

The third and final practice session of the day for the V8 Supercars will get underway at 1505 local time.

See below for the full Practice 2 result

1 TeamVodafone Warren Luff Holden Commodore VE2 2:09.1794
2 Team BOC Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 2:09.4138 0:00.2344
3 Orrcon Steel FPR Ford Steven Richards Ford Falcon FG 2:09.5787 0:00.3993
4 TeamVodafone Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2 2:09.7199 0:00.5405
5 Fujitsu Racing GRM Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE2 2:09.8196 0:00.6402
6 Holden Racing Team Cameron McConville Holden Commodore VE2 2:09.8821 0:00.7027
7 Jim Beam Racing Matthew Halliday Ford Falcon FG 2:10.0451 0:00.8657
8 Jack Daniel’s Racing David Russell Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.1102 0:00.9308
9 SP Tools Racing Luke Youlden Ford Falcon FG 2:10.2121 0:01.0327
10 Tekno Autosports Scott McLaughlin Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.3156 0:01.1362
11 Fujitsu Racing GRM Greg Ritter Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.3219 0:01.1425
12 Trading Post FPR Ford John McIntyre Ford Falcon FG 2:10.4634 0:01.2840
13 Team Hiflex Dale Wood Ford Falcon FG 2:10.4703 0:01.2909
14 Supercheap Auto Racing Christian Klien Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.5347 0:01.3553
15 Irwin Racing Craig Baird Ford Falcon FG 2:10.5930 0:01.4136
16 Lockwood Racing David Besnard Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.7377 0:01.5583
17 Pepsi Max Crew Owen Kelly Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.7591 0:01.5797
18 The Bottle-O Racing Team Dean Canto Ford Falcon FG 2:10.8517 0:01.6723
19 Lucky 7 Racing Andrew Thompson Ford Falcon FG 2:10.9047 0:01.7253
20 Team iSelect Scott Pye Holden Commodore VE2 2:10.9222 0:01.7428
21 Jim Beam Racing Allan Simonsen Ford Falcon FG 2:11.0749 0:01.8955
22 Holden Racing Team Nick Percat Holden Commodore VE2 2:11.2210 0:02.0416
23 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Daniel Gaunt Holden Commodore VE2 2:11.2610 0:02.0816
24 VIP Petfoods Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG 2:11.6987 0:02.5193
25 Tekno Autosports Jonny Reid Holden Commodore VE2 2:11.7274 0:02.5480
26 Jack Daniel’s Racing Tim Blanchard Holden Commodore VE2 2:11.7968 0:02.6174
27 Team Norton DJR Alex Davison Ford Falcon FG 2:11.9891 0:02.8097
28 Shannons Jesse Dixon Holden Commodore VE2 2:14.2210 0:05.0416
29 Wilson Security Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 2:16.0711 0:06.8917

See below for’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Race Guide

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