Nick Percat fastest ahead of Dunlop Series qualifying
Nick Percat has recorded the quickest time in the second and final practice session for the Dunlop Series at Winton prior to Saturday’s all-important qualifying session.
The Walkinshaw Racing Holden driver recorded a 1:24.97s best on his 17th and final lap of the 40 minute hit-out.
The time proved a full 0.44s quicker than previous fast-man Luke Youlden, who is enjoying his first outing in Matthew White Motorsport’s FG model Ford Falcon this weekend.
Ash Walsh joined Percat in setting his fastest time on his final attempt to secure third fastest ahead of points leader Chaz Mostert.
The Ford Performance Racing pilot had spent much of the session on top before being relegated in the final 10 minutes.
George Miedecke, Rodney Jane, Dale Wood, Elliot Barbour, Geoff Emery and Glenn Wood completed the top 10.
Scott McLaughlin and Scott Pye, both title rivals to Mostert and Percat ahead of the final two rounds, were 12th and 13th respectively.
Result: Dunlop Series Practice 2, Winton Motor Raceway
|1||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||1:24.7883|
|2||MW Motorsport||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon FG||1:25.2316||0:00.4433|
|3||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon FG||1:25.3167||0:00.5284|
|4||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||1:25.3543||0:00.5660|
|5||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||1:25.4071||0:00.6188|
|6||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||1:25.6636||0:00.8753|
|7||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||1:25.8841||0:01.0958|
|8||MW Motorsport||Elliot Barbour||Ford Falcon BF||1:25.9670||0:01.1787|
|9||R&J Batteries/EarthEx Logistic||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||1:26.0069||0:01.2186|
|10||Wolfchester / Bahco||Glen Wood||Holden Commodore VE2||1:26.0918||0:01.3035|
|11||Frauenfelder||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||1:26.1216||0:01.3333|
|12||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||1:26.1483||0:01.3600|
|13||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||1:26.2658||0:01.4775|
|14||GSS Mining Rentals||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||1:26.8643||0:02.0760|
|15||Warrin Mining/Volvo Const Equi||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||1:27.0745||0:02.2862|
|16||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:27.1746||0:02.3863|
|17||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||1:27.7860||0:02.9977|
|18||Carrington Equipment Group||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||1:28.4869||0:03.6986|
|19||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||1:28.8165||0:04.0282|
|20||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||1:29.9091||0:05.1208|
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