SVG hits snag in practice two at Hidden Valley

Craig Lowndes fastest in practice 2 as Shane van Gisbergen strikes driveline trouble

Craig Lowndes fastest in practice 2 as Shane van Gisbergen strikes driveline trouble

Shane van Gisbergen’s practice run hit a snag during the second practice session with a suspected driveline issue.

Initially it was thought to be a problem with the gearbox which has been a problem on the #97 Commodore since the opening round in Adelaide.

van Gisbergen ran around on wet tyres before changing to slicks when the problem struck as he changed to sixth gear in the main straight.

The Tekno team change the transaxle in between sessions with van Gisbergen thankful it did not occur during the race.

“I’m just happy it didn’t happen in the race. I just heard a bit of an explosion as I put it into top gear down the main straight,” van Gisbergen said.

The session was topped by Craig Lowndes in the Red Bull Racing Australia Commodore from Jason Bright and Mark Winterbottom.

Lowndes clocked 1:10.0806s to clip Bright by .0546s.

See below for full practice 2 results

1  Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore VF 1:10.0806
2  Jason Bright Team BOC Holden Commodore VF 1:10.1352
3  Mark Winterbottom Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:10.1985
4  Scott McLaughlin Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden Commodore VF 1:10.2902
5  Alexandre Premat Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden Commodore VF 1:10.2911
6  Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia Holden Commodore VF 1:10.3081
7  Tony D’Alberto Team HIFLEX Holden Commodore VF 1:10.3320
8  Tim Slade Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:10.4853
9  Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:10.4857
10  David Wall Wilson Security Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:10.5819
11  Michael Caruso Norton 360 Racing Nissan Altima 1:10.6010
12  Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:10.6920
13  Lee Holdsworth Irwin Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:10.6952
14  Garth Tander Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VF 1:10.7036
15  Jonathon Webb Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore VF 1:10.8451
16  Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima 1:10.8507
17  James Courtney Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VF 1:10.8570
18  Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima 1:10.9376
19  Dean Fiore Dodo Insurance Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:11.0382
20  Chaz Mostert Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG 1:11.0808
21  Alex Davison Jeld-wen FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:11.2389
22  Will Davison Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:11.2551
23  James Moffat Norton 360 Racing Nissan Altima 1:11.3334
24  David Reynolds The Bottle-O FPR Ford Ford Falcon FG 1:11.5979
25  Maro Engel SP Tools Racing Mercedes E63 AMG 1:11.5996
26  Scott Pye ekol Racing Holden Commodore VF 1:11.8360
27  Tim Blanchard Wilson Security Racing Ford Falcon FG 1:11.9809
28  Shane Van Gisbergen TEKNO Team VIP Holden Commodore VF 1:13.4093

 

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