Alex Davison sets fastest lap in opening Darwin practice

Alex Davison

Alex Davison

Jeld-Wen Ford driver Alex Davison has posted the fastest time in opening practice for the SKYCITY Triple Crown at Darwin’s Hidden Valley circuit.

Leading the bottom 15 group for the session, Davison layed down a 1:10.3089s lap inside the first 10 minutes of the 30-minute run.

The #18 Falcon driver came out on top by .2739s from Michael Caruso’s Norton 360 Racing Nissan with Garry Rogers Motorsport driver Alex Premat third fastest.

Premat turned by far the most laps with 16 for the hit-out with the nearest Maro Engel who completed 10 laps.

Scott McLaughlin finished just behind his team-mate in the second GRM Commodore to be fourth ahead of Russell Ingall who is making his record-equalling 225th Australian Touring Car/V8 Supercars start this weekend.

The three-pronged Erebus attack was headed by Tim Slade who was seventh fastest  just behind the Nissan of Todd Kelly.

 Practice 1

1  Alex Davison Jeld-wen FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:10.3089
2  Michael Caruso Norton 360 Racing Nissan Altima 1:10.5828
3  Alexandre Premat Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden Commodore VF 1:10.7257
4  Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden Commodore VF 1:10.8828
5  Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:10.9725
6  Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima 1:10.9949
7  Tim Slade Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:11.1279
8  Dean Fiore Dodo Insurance Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:11.2075
9  David Wall Wilson Security Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:11.2457
10  Tony D’Alberto Team HIFLEX Holden Commodore VF 1:11.3359
11  Lee Holdsworth Irwin Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:11.3569
12  Chaz Mostert Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG 1:11.5767
13  Maro Engel SP Tools Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:11.7179
14  Scott Pye ekol Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:11.8170
15  Tim Blanchard Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG 1:12.1972


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