Nick Percat tops opening Dunlop Series practice

Nick Percat at Sydney Olympic Park

Nick Percat at Sydney Olympic Park

Nick Percat has continued his run of good form by setting the fastest time in Practice 1 for the final round of the Dunlop V8 Supercars Series at Sydney Olympic Park.

The Coates Hire-backed driver spent the bulk of the session at the top of the time sheets, while Scott McLaughlin made brief interludes at the top over the course of the 40 minute session, eventually finishing second.

Percat set the best time during his second run, a 1:30.2317s with 15 minutes remaining. During his third run, he managed the fastest split to the second sector but fell marginally short of lowering his own best time.

McLaughlin had briefly fallen to third with just under 10 minutes remaining until he set a 1:30.4675s on the Fujitsu Falcon’s penultimate lap of the session, narrowly edging out fellow series contender Chaz Mostert, whose best effort of 1:30.4750s came after the chequered flag fell.

The remainder of the top 10 comprised Luke Youlden, Scott Pye, Ash Walsh, Geoff Emery, Andrew Jones, George Miedecke, and Marcus Zukanovic.

The second Dunlop Series practice session will be held at 1440.

Result: Dunlop Series Practice 1, Sydney Olympic Park

1 Coates Hire Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VE2 1:30.2317
2 Fujitsu Racing Scott McLaughlin Ford Falcon FG 1:30.4675 0:00.2358
3 Ford Performance Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 1:30.4750 0:00.2433
4 MW Motorsport Luke Youlden Ford Falcon BF 1:30.8897 0:00.6580
5 Triple Eight Race Engineering Scott Pye Holden Commodore VE 1:31.3360 0:01.1043
6 Simpro Racing Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon BF 1:31.4207 0:01.1890
7 R&J Batteries/Wurth Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE 1:31.7260 0:01.4943
8 Kitten Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE 1:31.8370 0:01.6053
9 Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic George Miedecke Ford Falcon BF 1:31.9161 0:01.6844
10 GSS Mining Rentals Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE 1:31.9206 0:01.6889
11 Bob Jane T-Marts Rodney Jane Ford Falcon FG 1:32.1641 0:01.9324
12 GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech Dale Wood Holden Commodore VE 1:32.2046 0:01.9729
13 GoKartsGo/Carrington Equipment Drew Russell Ford Falcon BF 1:32.9429 0:02.7112
14 Go Karts Go/CEG Rentals Aaren Russell Ford Falcon BF 1:33.4047 0:03.1730
15 MW Motorsport Morgan Haber Ford Falcon FG 1:35.0132 0:04.7815
16 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE 1:35.6905 0:05.4588
17 Pacific Hoists Nandi Kiss Holden Commodore VE 1:36.9210 0:06.6893
18 Carrington Equipment Group Michael Hector Ford Falcon BF 1:39.3843 0:09.1526
19 Earth Ex/Tricor Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore VE 1:40.7232 0:10.4915

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