Ford Performance Racing’s Chaz Mostert has led the way in the opening Dunlop Series practice session of the weekend at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The 20-year-old spent most of the 45 minutes trading times with Matthew White Racing’s Luke Youlden, with a late 2:10.27s effort from Mostert undercutting his rival by just 0.005s.
Andrew Jones and Scott McLaughlin were third and fourth respectively in the cool but sunny conditions, while Nick Percat was fifth after setting his fastest time on his final lap.
Tim Blanchard, Dale Wood, Scott Pye, Geoff Emery and George Miedecke completed the top 10.
The session was punctuated by two red flag periods. The first flew at the 10 minute mark after Ash Walsh spun into the tyre barrier at Griffins Bend.
The Matt Stone Racing Falcon suffered significant front and rear damage in the crash, although the team hopes to have it back on track for the second session this afternoon.
Nandi Kiss was the cause of the second red flag soon after the restart. The ex-PWR Holden was able to rejoin, but ended the session at the foot of the times.
IRWIN Racing’s Lee Holdsworth also made a special appearance in the session, driving V8 Supercars’ Car of the Future Ford Falcon. The #2013 car was evaluating the new 18-inch Dunlop tyres and was not carrying a timing transponder.
See below for the full session result
|1||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||2:10.2685*|
|2||Jayco||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon BF||2:10.2735||0:00.0050|
|3||AzNew Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||2:10.3712||0:00.1027|
|4||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||2:10.8603||0:00.5918|
|5||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||2:10.9292||0:00.6607|
|6||Jaylec Automotive Electrical||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||2:11.1337||0:00.8652|
|7||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||2:11.1409||0:00.8724|
|8||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||2:11.5067||0:01.2382|
|9||R&J Batteries/EarthEx Logistic||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||2:12.0894||0:01.8209|
|10||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||2:12.4050||0:02.1365|
|11||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||2:12.8286||0:02.5601|
|12||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||2:12.9078||0:02.6393|
|13||Drill Pro||Daniel Jilesen||Ford Falcon BF||2:13.3655||0:03.0970|
|14||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||2:13.4168||0:03.1483|
|15||GSS Mining Rentals/ReCar||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||2:13.5761||0:03.3076|
|16||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon BF||2:14.1634||0:03.8949|
|17||Minda/Jenny Barbar Recruitment||Elliot Barbour||Holden Commodore VE2||2:15.0867||0:04.8182|
|18||Warrin Mining||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||2:15.7651||0:05.4966|
|19||Eggleston Racing||Ben Eggleston||Holden Commodore VE||2:16.3248||0:06.0563|
|20||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||2:18.0464||0:07.7779|
|21||Carrington Equipment Group||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||2:20.3172||0:10.0487|
|22||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||2:20.5820||0:10.3135|
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