Russell Ingall quickest in wet second practice

Russell Ingall

Russell Ingall

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.

Holdsworth's Mercedes appeared with sponsorship from energy drink Tap Out in Practice 2

Holdsworth’s Mercedes appeared with sponsorship from energy drink Tap Out in Practice 2

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

Position Driver Team Car Time Difference
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

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