DJR #17 and Erebus #47 return in Practice 6

Saturday 12th October, 2013 - 11:14am

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The Mostert/Wood Falcon returned to the track less than 24 hours after its crash

The Mostert/Wood Falcon returned to the track less than 24 hours after its crash

Erebus Motorsport’s Tim Slade/Andrew Thompson Mercedes and Dick Johnson Racing’s Chaz Mostert/Dale Wood Ford both returned to the track in Saturday morning’s final practice at Bathurst.

The two teams worked through the night to have the cars repaired from their heavy accidents on Thursday and Friday respectively.

Both cars spent the opening half of the 50 minutes ducking in and out of the pits, with Slade eventually putting down a best of 2:11.51s before handing over to Thompson.

The DJR Ford required longer spells in its garage during the session, with its eventual 2:13.38s best coming on its final lap with Wood at the wheel.

At the front, an early Top 10 Shootout simulation run from David Reynolds saw The Bottle-O Ford sit atop the order for all but the opening minutes.

Jamie Whincup drew closest as the time wound down, eventually falling just 0.07s short of Reynolds’ 2:08.68s effort despite complaining of oil on the circuit at Griffin’s Bend.

Fabian Coulthard, Shane van Gisbergen and Will Davison completed the top five.

Teams cycled their primary and co-drivers through the cars during the final practice, with IRWIN Racing’s Craig Baird the only one of the 58 drivers not to turn a lap.

Top 10 Shootout runner Scott McLaughlin spent most of the session at the bottom of the time sheets due to a broken front splitter on the #33 Holden causing a front-end vibration.

All 50 minutes were run under green flag conditions.

See below for the full Practice 6 result

1 The Bottle-O FPR Ford D.Reynolds/D.Canto Ford Falcon FG 2:08.6838*
2 Red Bull Racing Australia J.Whincup/P.Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 02:08.76 00:00.07
3 Lockwood Racing F.Coulthard/L.Youlden Holden Commodore VF 02:09.05 00:00.37
4 TEKNO Team VIP Petfoods S.Van Gisbergen/J.Bleekemolen Holden Commodore VF 02:09.10 00:00.41
5 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford W.Davison/S.Owen Ford Falcon FG 02:09.15 00:00.46
6 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford M.Winterbottom/S.Richards Ford Falcon FG 02:09.34 00:00.65
7 Irwin Racing Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 02:09.38 00:00.69
8 Red Bull Racing Australia C.Lowndes/W.Luff Holden Commodore VF 02:09.77 00:01.09
9 TEKNO Team Darrell Lea J.Webb/M.Lieb Holden Commodore VF 02:09.84 00:01.15
10 Fujitsu Racing GRM A.Premat/G.Ritter Holden Commodore VF 02:09.97 00:01.29
11 Team HIFLEX T.D’Alberto/J.Reid Holden Commodore VF 02:09.99 00:01.30
12 Wilson Security Racing D.Wall/C.Pither Holden Commodore VF 02:10.04 00:01.36
13 Sargent Security Racing S.Pye/P.Morris Holden Commodore VF 02:10.10 00:01.42
14 Norton Hornets M.Caruso/D.Gaunt Nissan Altima 02:10.23 00:01.55
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing T.Kelly/D.Russell Nissan Altima 02:10.26 00:01.57
16 Team BOC J.Bright/A.Jones Holden Commodore VF 02:10.34 00:01.65
17 SP Tools Racing M.Engel/S.Johnson Mercedes E63 AMG 02:10.38 00:01.70
18 Supercheap Auto Racing R.Ingall/R.Briscoe Holden Commodore VF 02:10.41 00:01.73
19 Wilson Security Racing T.Blanchard/A.Walsh Ford Falcon FG 02:10.49 00:01.80
20 Jeld-wen FPR Ford A.Davison/J.McIntyre Ford Falcon FG 02:10.49 00:01.81
21 Holden Racing Team G.Tander/N.Percat Holden Commodore VF 02:10.62 00:01.93
22 XBOX ONE Racing A.Priaulx/M.Ekstrom Holden Commodore VF 02:10.70 00:02.02
23 Heavy Haulage Australia Racing Tim Slade/A.Thompson Mercedes E63 AMG 02:10.74 00:02.06
24 Dodo Insurance Racing D.Fiore/M.Halliday Holden Commodore VF 02:10.77 00:02.09
25 Holden Racing Team J.Courtney/G.Murphy Holden Commodore VF 02:10.81 00:02.13
26 Fujitsu Racing GRM S.McLaughlin/J.Perkins Holden Commodore VF 02:11.00 00:02.32
27 Jack Daniel’s Racing R.Kelly/K.Reindler Nissan Altima 02:11.15 00:02.47
28 Norton Hornets J.Moffat/T.Douglas Nissan Altima 02:11.46 00:02.78
29 Wilson Security Racing C.Mostert/D.Wood Ford Falcon FG 02:13.38 00:04.70

 

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