McLaughlin ups ante in second practice

Friday 16th May, 2014 - 2:43pm


Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin proved a quarter of a second quicker than the field as the pace increased in the second practice session at Barbagallo.

Practice 1 pace-setters Fabian Coulthard and James Courtney again set the early benchmarks before a series of drivers took newer tyres during the final 10 minutes.

Will Davison, David Reynolds and eventually McLaughlin popped to the top of the order, with the Volvo running consecutive laps of 56.21s and 55.92s to end up with the two fastest times.

Reynolds’ effort proved good enough for second fastest, albeit 0.25s behind the Volvo.

Coulthard was third after a late lap of his own, ahead of Mark Winterbottom, Davison and Dale Wood.

Nick Percat, Jack Perkins, Tim Slade and Rick Kelly completed the top 10, with Slade having spent the middle part of the session atop the order.

The tough slog meanwhile continued down at Red Bull Racing, with Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes 22nd and 23rd respectively.

The third and final 20 minute practice session of the day is scheduled for 1410 local time.

See below for the full Practice 2 result

Pos  No Driver Team Car Time Gap
1  33  Scott McLaughlin  Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60 0:55.9161
2  55  David Reynolds  The Bottle-O Racing Team  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.1677  0:00.2516
3  14  Fabian Coulthard  Lockwood Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.2019  0:00.2858
4   5  Mark Winterbottom  Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.2605  0:00.3444
5   9  Will Davison  Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG 0:56.3182  0:00.4021
6  21  Dale Wood  Team Advam/GB  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.3227  0:00.4066
7 222  Nick Percat  Walkinshaw Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.3308  0:00.4147
8  18  Jack Perkins  Team JELD-WEN  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.3656  0:00.4495
9  47  Tim Slade  Supercheap Auto Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.3876  0:00.4715
10  15  Rick Kelly  Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima 0:56.3879  0:00.4718
11  16  Scott Pye  Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.4124  0:00.4963
12  17  David Wall  Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.4252  0:00.5091
13  36  Michael Caruso  Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima 0:56.5100  0:00.5939
14   6  Chaz Mostert  Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG 0:56.5177  0:00.6016
15   2  Garth Tander  Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.5484  0:00.6323
16   4  Lee Holdsworth  Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG 0:56.5844  0:00.6683
17  97  Shane Van Gisbergen  Team Tekno VIP Petfoods  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.6650  0:00.7489
18   8  Jason Bright  Team BOC  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.7715  0:00.8554
19  23  Russell Ingall  Repair Management Aust Racing  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.7732  0:00.8571
20  34  Robert Dahlgren  Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60 0:56.8610  0:00.9449
21  22  James Courtney  Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.8908  0:00.9747
22   1  Jamie Whincup  Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.9451  0:01.0290
23 888  Craig Lowndes  Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF 0:56.9664  0:01.0503
24   7  Todd Kelly  Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima 0:56.9782  0:01.0621
25 360  James Moffat  Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima 0:57.5679  0:01.6518
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