Alex Davison fastest in mixed second practice
Alex Davison has recorded the fastest time in a second Townsville practice session that featured a mix of tyre compounds and driving talents.
With primary drivers in the bottom 50 percent of the championship invited to join the co-drivers for the second practice hit-out, a total of 24 cars took to the track.
Davison and IRWIN Racing’s Lee Holdsworth recorded fast early times on pre-marked soft compound tyres to sit atop the order for the majority of the 30 minutes.
Tim Slade, another to enjoy healthy pre-marked softs after being involved in the opening lap melee last time out at Hidden Valley, set the third fastest time.
Scott Pye impressed with fourth on hard compound tyres while Will Davison’s co-driver Steve Owen was fifth.
Scott McLaughlin, Jamie Whincup’s co-driver Paul Dumbrell, Alexandre Premat, Karl Reindler and Chaz Mostert completed the top 10.
Fast-man in opening practice, Steven Richards, was just 14th fastest after undertaking a single 19 lap run in the #5 Pepsi Max Ford.
By contrast, Ingall completed just seven laps after being garage bound for much of the 30 minutes undergoing major set-up adjustments.
See below for the full Practice 1 results
|1||Jeld-wen FPR Ford||Alex Davison||Ford Falcon FG||1:14.0305*|
|2||Irwin Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:14.0667||0:00.0362|
|3||Heavy Haulage Australia Racing||Tim Slade||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:14.8810||0:00.8505|
|4||ekol Racing||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.0923||0:01.0618|
|5||Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford||Steve Owen||Ford Falcon FG||1:15.0960||0:01.0655|
|6||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.2016||0:01.1711|
|7||Red Bull Racing Australia||Paul Dumbrell||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.2131||0:01.1826|
|8||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Alexandre Premat||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.2383||0:01.2078|
|9||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Karl Reindler||Nissan Altima||1:15.3534||0:01.3229|
|10||Wilson Security Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||1:15.3638||0:01.3333|
|11||Red Bull Racing Australia||Warren Luff||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.3856||0:01.3551|
|12||Dodo Insurance Racing||Dean Fiore||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.4116||0:01.3811|
|13||Norton 360 Racing||Taz Douglas||Nissan Altima||1:15.4151||0:01.3846|
|14||Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford||Steven Richards||Ford Falcon FG||1:15.5077||0:01.4772|
|15||Norton 360 Racing||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||1:15.5095||0:01.4790|
|16||Wilson Security Racing||David Wall||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.5412||0:01.5107|
|17||Team BOC||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.5647||0:01.5342|
|18||Holden Racing Team||Greg Murphy||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.6653||0:01.6348|
|19||Supercheap Auto Racing||Russell Ingall||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.6849||0:01.6544|
|20||Lockwood Racing||Luke Youlden||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.7453||0:01.7148|
|21||Jack Daniel’s Racing||T.Kelly/D.Russell||Nissan Altima||1:15.7879||0:01.7574|
|22||Team HIFLEX||Tony D’Alberto||Holden Commodore VF||1:15.8095||0:01.7790|
|23||Wilson Security Racing||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||1:15.8809||0:01.8504|
|24||SP Tools Racing||Maro Engel||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:15.9416||0:01.9111|