Reynolds edges Erebus trio in Practice 2

David Reynolds

David Reynolds

David Reynolds spoiled a near perfect day for Erebus Motorsport as he edged the Mercedes trio for the fastest time in Practice 2 at Queensland Raceway.

The second of two 75 minute sessions held during the afternoon ended with a flurry of fast times that saw long-time pace-setter Tim Slade bumped from first to third.

Reynolds’ best of 1:09.59s came with little over three minutes remaining.

Lee Holdsworth fired even later final shots, falling just 0.06s short of The Bottle-O Ford, which had also set the Friday pace last time out in Townsville.

Maro Engel ensured all three Mercedes entries lapped within 0.2s of each other in fourth ahead of Brad Jones Racing team-mates Fabian Coulthard and David Wall.

Will Davison, Jason Bright, Alex Davison and Chaz Mostert completed the top 10.

Several late laps were hampered by yellow flags flying at Turn 3 for the Shane van Gisbergen Holden, which was stranded at Turn 3 after a spin.

Red Bull Racing Australia had a typically quiet Friday, with its drivers Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes 13th and 20th respectively after electing against running new tyres.

Whincup clocked a mammoth 40 laps during the 75 minutes; seven more than any other driver. His efforts included an longest unbroken spell of nine laps.

With co-drivers optional for the remainder of the day following the opening 30 minutes of Practice 1, just 10 part-timers were seen in the second hit-out.

Ford Performance Racing, the Holden Racing Team and Fujitsu GRM cycled drivers through their cars, while Karl Reindler also made a brief appearance aboard the #15 Nissan of Rick Kelly.

See below for the full Practice 2 result

1 The Bottle-O FPR Ford D.Reynolds/D.Canto Ford Falcon FG 1:09.5926*
2 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.65 00:00.06
3 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Tim Slade Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.78 00:00.18
4 SP Tools Racing Maro Engel Mercedes E63 AMG 01:09.82 00:00.23
5 Lockwood Racing F.Coulthard/L.Youlden Holden Commodore VF 01:09.88 00:00.29
6 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Holden Commodore VF 01:10.00 00:00.41
7 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford W.Davison/S.Owen Ford Falcon FG 01:10.04 00:00.45
8 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 01:10.04 00:00.45
9 Jeld-wen FPR Ford A.Davison/J.McIntyre Ford Falcon FG 01:10.10 00:00.51
10 Wilson Security Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 01:10.13 00:00.54
11 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford M.Winterbottom/S.Richards Ford Falcon FG 01:10.20 00:00.61
12 Fujitsu Racing GRM A.Premat/G.Ritter Holden Commodore VF 01:10.22 00:00.62
13 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 01:10.23 00:00.64
14 Norton 360 Racing James Moffat Nissan Altima 01:10.26 00:00.67
15 Holden Racing Team J.Courtney/G.Murphy Holden Commodore VF 01:10.28 00:00.68
16 Dodo Insurance Racing Dean Fiore Holden Commodore VF 01:10.31 00:00.72
17 Fujitsu Racing GRM S.McLaughlin/J.Perkins Holden Commodore VF 01:10.34 00:00.75
18 Supercheap Auto Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 01:10.34 00:00.75
19 Holden Racing Team G.Tander/N.Percat Holden Commodore VF 01:10.38 00:00.79
20 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 01:10.41 00:00.82
21 ekol Racing Scott Pye Holden Commodore VF 01:10.51 00:00.92
22 Jack Daniel’s Racing R.Kelly/K.Reindler Nissan Altima 01:10.52 00:00.93
23 Norton 360 Racing Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 01:10.53 00:00.94
24 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 01:10.55 00:00.96
25 TEKNO Team VIP Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 01:10.78 00:01.19
26 Wilson Security Racing Tim Blanchard Ford Falcon FG 01:10.82 00:01.23
27 Tekno Autosports Jonathon Webb Holden Commodore VF 01:10.92 00:01.33
28 Team HIFLEX Tony D’Alberto Holden Commodore VF 01:11.02 00:01.42

 

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