Red Bull one-two in final Symmons practice

Jamie Whincup set the fastest time in final practice

Jamie Whincup set the fastest time in final practice

Red Bull Racing Australia completed its sweep of the Friday sessions at Symmons Plains with Jamie Whincup leading a team one-two in Practice 3.

The five-time champion set the best time of the session with just under four minutes remaining.

His 51.33s proved 0.06s quicker than Craig Lowndes could manage in Practice 3, but 0.02s shy of the #888 Holden’s Practice 2 best from earlier in the afternoon.

Lowndes had appeared set to eclipse Whincup in the final moments of Practice 3 before running off at Turn 6.

Chaz Mostert sat atop the Practice 3 order for much of the 20 minutes before falling to third in the closing stages.

Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Nick Percat, Fabian Coulthard, Scott Pye, Lee Holdsworth and Todd Kelly completed the top 10.

The V8 Supercars will return to the track for back-to-back 10 minute qualifying sessions from 1130 tomorrow morning.

VIDEO: Whincup speaks after final practice

See below for the full Practice 3 result

1 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 00:51.33
2 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 00:51.39 00:00.06
3 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 00:51.56 00:00.22
4 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 00:51.57 00:00.24
5 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 00:51.61 00:00.27
6 Heavy Haulage Australia Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 00:51.62 00:00.29
7 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 00:51.63 00:00.29
8 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 00:51.64 00:00.31
9 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 00:51.68 00:00.35
10 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 00:51.69 00:00.35
11 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 00:51.73 00:00.40
12 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 00:51.75 00:00.41
13 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 00:51.77 00:00.43
14 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 00:51.78 00:00.44
15 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 00:51.79 00:00.46
16 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 00:51.80 00:00.47
17 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 00:51.85 00:00.51
18 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 00:51.87 00:00.54
19 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 00:51.94 00:00.60
20 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 00:51.95 00:00.62
21 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 00:51.96 00:00.62
22 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 00:52.04 00:00.70
23 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 00:52.04 00:00.71
24 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 00:52.06 00:00.73
25 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 00:52.13 00:00.79


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