Van Gisbergen lights up track in Practice 2

Shane van Gisbergen goes quickest in P2

Shane van Gisbergen goes quickest in P2

Young star Shane van Gisbergen put in a monster lap to top the time sheets in Practice 2 of the V8 Supercars round at Pukekohe Park.

In the dying seconds of the 30-minute run, van Gisbergen posted the quickest time, lapping the circuit in 1:03.2157s.

van Gisbergen was finally allowed to let his driving do the talking after being pursued by the local media trying to breath new life into the old story of his departure last year from Stone Brothers in the lead up to today’s opening day of the ITM 400 Auckland.

It continued the domination of Kiwi drivers at the return meeting to the South Auckland circuit with van Gisbergen replicating compatriot Fabian Coulthard’s effort in the opening run earlier in the morning.

Jason Bright managed to also put in a late flyer to dislodge Jamie Whincup from second fastest after unleashing a 1:03.5465s lap in his BJR-prepared BOC Commodore.

Whincup was third fastest as the Red Bull Racing Australia Holden team continue to work on maximising an effective set-up at the revised circuit, clocking a best of 1:03.7034s.

The second Tekno Autosports Commodore of team leader Jono Webb was fourth fastest in 1:03.8061s.

The third of four practice sessions will start at 14.00, New Zealand time.

Results for Practice 2

Pos Driver               Competitor/Team                Fastest Lap
1 Shane Van Gisbergen TEKNO Team VIP 1:03.2157R
2 Jason Bright Team BOC 1:03.5465r
3 Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia 1:03.7034
4 Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports 1:03.8061
5 Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford 1:03.8889
6 James Moffat Norton 360 Racing 1:03.8933
7 Alexandre Premat Fujitsu Racing GRM 1:03.8987
8 Maro Engel SP Tools Racing 1:03.9010
9 Will Davison Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford 1:03.9096
10 Michael Caruso Norton 360 Racing 1:03.9249
11 David Reynolds The Bottle-O FPR Ford 1:03.9601
12 Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM 1:03.9922
13 Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing 1:03.9991
14 James Courtney Holden Racing Team 1:04.0523
15 David Wall Wilson Security Racing 1:04.2618
16 Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing 1:04.3248
17 Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia 1:04.3263
18 Garth Tander Holden Racing Team 1:04.3324
19 Lee Holdsworth Irwin Racing 1:04.3374
20 Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing 1:04.3916
21 Alex Davison Jeld-wen FPR Ford 1:04.4092
22 Tony D’Alberto Team HIFLEX 1:04.4893
23 Tim Slade Heavy Haulage Australia Racing 1:04.4944
24 Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing 1:04.5252
25 Tim Blanchard Wilson Security Racing 1:04.5280
26 Jonny Reid Wilson Security Racing 1:04.7373
27 Dean Fiore Dodo Insurance Racing 1:04.8516




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