Russell Ingall quickest in wet second practice
Veteran Russell Ingall put V8 Supercars minnows Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport at the top of the time sheets in a wet second practice session at Winton.
Rain hit the circuit prior to the 20 minute session and, while the weather soon eased, the track remained wet for the duration.
Improving conditions late in the going ensured a flurry of fast times after the chequered flag fell.
Shane van Gisbergen was fastest as the time elapsed, before Jason Bright, James Courtney, Tim Slade and eventually Ingall shot to the top in quick succession.
Ingall appeared to revel in the conditions having spent most of the final 10 minutes at the top.
His final time of 1:33.68s proved nearly five seconds quicker than the first flying laps that were set while the circuit was at its wettest.
The session had been stopped at its halfway mark after a lock-up and subsequent off at Turn 3 for Fabian Coulthard.
Practice 1 pace-setter Will Davison, Pepsi Max FPR drivers Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert, and the Dick Johnson Racing Ford of Scott Pye all elected to skip the session.
Dry conditions are expected for the weekend’s qualifying and races.
A third 20 minute session will complete the V8 Supercars practice running late this afternoon.
See below for the full Practice 2 result
|1||Russell Ingall||Repair Management Aust Racing||Holden Commodore VF||1:33.6809*|
|2||Tim Slade||Supercheap Auto Racing||Holden Commodore VF||1:33.8978||0:00.2169|
|3||James Courtney||Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore VF||1:33.9533||0:00.2724|
|4||Jason Bright||Team BOC||Holden Commodore VF||1:34.0468||0:00.3659|
|5||Scott McLaughlin||Valvoline Racing GRM||Volvo S60||1:34.1573||0:00.4764|
|6||Shane Van Gisbergen||Team Tekno VIP Petfoods||Holden Commodore VF||1:34.2440||0:00.5631|
|7||Garth Tander||Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore VF||1:34.3111||0:00.6302|
|8||Rick Kelly||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Nissan Altima||1:34.4400||0:00.7591|
|9||Todd Kelly||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Nissan Altima||1:34.5121||0:00.8312|
|10||Jamie Whincup||Red Bull Racing Australia||Holden Commodore VF||1:34.5610||0:00.8801|
|11||Craig Lowndes||Red Bull Racing Australia||Holden Commodore VF||1:34.9014||0:01.2205|
|12||Lee Holdsworth||Erebus Motorsport V8||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:34.9150||0:01.2341|
|13||Fabian Coulthard||Lockwood Racing||Holden Commodore VF||1:35.2388||0:01.5579|
|14||David Reynolds||The Bottle-O Racing Team||Ford Falcon FG||1:35.2657||0:01.5848|
|15||Jack Perkins||Team JELD-WEN||Ford Falcon FG||1:35.7562||0:02.0753|
|16||Dale Wood||Team Advam/GB||Holden Commodore VF||1:36.1297||0:02.4488|
|17||Nick Percat||Walkinshaw Racing||Holden Commodore VF||1:36.8036||0:03.1227|
|18||David Wall||Wilson Security Racing||Ford Falcon FG||1:37.2880||0:03.6071|
|19||James Moffat||Norton Hornets||Nissan Altima||1:37.8202||0:04.1393|
|20||Robert Dahlgren||Valvoline Racing GRM||Volvo S60||1:38.7491||0:05.0682|
|21||Michael Caruso||Norton Hornets||Nissan Altima||1:45.3346||0:11.6537|