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Nissans fastest in second Darwin practice

Friday 20th June, 2014 - 1:53pm

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James Moffat set the fastest time in Practice 2

James Moffat set the fastest time in Practice 2

James Moffat and Todd Kelly led a flurry of late fast times to take a one-two for Nissan Motorsport in second practice at Hidden Valley.

Red Bull Holden driver Craig Lowndes sat atop the order for almost the entire session as he completed an unbroken 15 lap mini race simulation.

The run included 10 consecutive laps in the 1:10s range, before drifting away to a 1:11.5s on his final circuit.

Lowndes would be demoted from first to fifth over the final two minutes as others ran late flying laps.

Scott McLaughlin briefly topped the times before final efforts from Kelly and then Moffat.

Jamie Whincup also put in a late lap to be fourth in the second of the Red Bull Holdens.

The mixed order comes on a day where teams can utilise both hard and soft compound pre-marked tyres, as well as one new set from their weekend allocation.

Lee Holdsworth and Will Davison continued Erebus’ strong start to the weekend in sixth and seventh respectively, while Jason Bright, Fabian Coulthard and Michael Caruso completed the top 10.

Russell Ingall, who lost time in Practice 1 with a transmission leak, was one place further back in 11th; a full second shy of Moffat’s best.

The differing tyre compounds and quality ensured that 2.4s covered the field.

A third and final practice session for the day will get underway at 1425 local time.

PRACTICE 2

Pos  No. Driver Team Car Time Difference
1  360  James Moffat   Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima  1:10.1537
2    7  Todd Kelly   Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima  1:10.2106  0:00.0569
3   33  Scott McLaughlin   Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60  1:10.3389  0:00.1852
4    1  Jamie Whincup   Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF  1:10.4467  0:00.2930
5  888  Craig Lowndes   Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF  1:10.6194  0:00.4657
6    4  Lee Holdsworth   Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG  1:10.7837  0:00.6300
7    9  Will Davison   Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG  1:10.8267  0:00.6730
8    8  Jason Bright   Team BOC  Holden Commodore VF  1:10.9033  0:00.7496
9   14  Fabian Coulthard   Lockwood Racing  Holden Commodore VF  1:10.9806  0:00.8269
10   36  Michael Caruso   Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima  1:11.0571  0:00.9034
11   23  Russell Ingall   Repair Management Aust Racing  Holden Commodore VF  1:11.2316  0:01.0779
12    6  Chaz Mostert   Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG  1:11.3297  0:01.1760
13   55  David Reynolds   The Bottle-O Racing Team  Ford Falcon FG  1:11.4696  0:01.3159
14   18  Jack Perkins   Team JELD-WEN  Ford Falcon FG  1:11.4870  0:01.3333
15    5  Mark Winterbottom   Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG  1:11.5208  0:01.3671
16   17  David Wall   Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG  1:11.5258  0:01.3721
17   97  Shane Van Gisbergen   Team Tekno VIP Petfoods  Holden Commodore VF  1:11.5297  0:01.3760
18    2  Garth Tander   Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF  1:11.5402  0:01.3865
19   47  Tim Slade   Supercheap Auto Racing  Holden Commodore VF  1:11.6254  0:01.4717
20   22  James Courtney   Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF  1:11.6657  0:01.5120
21   15  Rick Kelly   Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima  1:11.9405  0:01.7868
22   16  Scott Pye   Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG  1:12.1738  0:02.0201
23   21  Dale Wood   Team Advam/GB  Holden Commodore VF  1:12.1934  0:02.0397
24  222  Nick Percat   Walkinshaw Racing  Holden Commodore VF  1:12.2168  0:02.0631
25   34  Robert Dahlgren   Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60  1:12.5615  0:02.4078

 

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