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Van Gisbergen remains fastest in Practice 2

Friday 4th July, 2014 - 12:23pm

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Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen’s strong form on the streets of Townsville continued with the Tekno Holden driver again clocking the fastest time in Practice 2.

The 25-year-old improved his 1:14.06s from the first session to a 1:13.95s early in the second hit-out, before ending the session with a string of 10 consecutive laps in the 1:14s bracket.

With teams juggling two sets of pre-marked and one new set of the hard compound tyres today, Van Gisbergen stressed that the true pecking order won’t be made clear until later this afternoon.

“We tweaked up some stuff and it felt much better,” he said of the second session.

“I even did a long run at the end, which gives us a much better idea of the race style tomorrow.

“The next session everyone will be on new tyres I’d say. That will be a telling one but so far so good.”

Robert Dahlgren's Volvo suffered rear damage in an early incident

Robert Dahlgren’s Volvo suffered rear damage in an early incident

James Moffat shot to second quickest in his Nissan during the final minutes, with Garth Tander, Lee Holdsworth and Scott McLaughlin making it four marques in the top five.

Will Davison, Michael Caruso, Mark Winterbottom, Tim Slade and Jamie Whincup completed the top 10.

Craig Lowndes was 13th in the second of the Red Bulls after failing to improve his previous best with a ragged final lap.

The red flags had been called after just five minutes due to a mistake from Robert Dahlgren that saw the #34 Volvo tag the wall at Turn 13.

The Swede was able to drive back to the pits, but rear-end damage ensured the car played no further part in the session.

“It didn’t feel that heavy, (but) it’s very, very annoying,” he said of the incident that has cost the rookie vital practice time.

“It just got rear locking. I went a bit too deep under brakes… I was trying in practice but I was trying a bit too hard I think.”

It was also a difficult session for Brad Jones Racing, with Fabian Coulthard and Jason Bright 21st and 25th respectively.

Bright failed to complete a flying lap, with his team working to rectify brake problems ahead of the final 20 minute hit-out from 1250 this afternoon.

See below for full practice 2 results

1

Team Tekno VIP Petfoods

Shane Van Gisbergen

Holden Commodore VF

1:13.8517*

2

Norton Hornets

James Moffat

Nissan Altima

1:14.0345

0:00.1828

3

Holden Racing Team

Garth Tander

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.0700

0:00.2183

4

Erebus Motorsport V8

Lee Holdsworth

Mercedes E63 AMG

1:14.1010

0:00.2493

5

Valvoline Racing GRM

Scott McLaughlin

Volvo S60

1:14.1219

0:00.2702

6

Erebus Motorsport V8

Will Davison

Mercedes E63 AMG

1:14.1831

0:00.3314

7

Norton Hornets

Michael Caruso

Nissan Altima

1:14.2307

0:00.3790

8

Ford Pepsi Max Crew

Mark Winterbottom

Ford Falcon FG

1:14.2414

0:00.3897

9

Supercheap Auto Racing

Tim Slade

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.2543

0:00.4026

10

Red Bull Racing Australia

Jamie Whincup

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.4567

0:00.6050

11

Walkinshaw Racing

Nick Percat

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.4723

0:00.6206

12

Holden Racing Team

James Courtney

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.4932

0:00.6415

13

Red Bull Racing Australia

Craig Lowndes

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.4932

0:00.6415

14

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Todd Kelly

Nissan Altima

1:14.5055

0:00.6538

15

Repair Management Aust Racing

Russell Ingall

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.7148

0:00.8631

16

Wilson Security Racing

Scott Pye

Ford Falcon FG

1:14.7827

0:00.9310

17

Team Advam/GB

Dale Wood

Holden Commodore VF

1:14.8588

0:01.0071

18

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Rick Kelly

Nissan Altima

1:14.8758

0:01.0241

19

Ford Pepsi Max Crew

Chaz Mostert

Ford Falcon FG

1:14.9762

0:01.1245

20

Wilson Security Racing

David Wall

Ford Falcon FG

1:15.0125

0:01.1608

21

Lockwood Racing

Fabian Coulthard

Holden Commodore VF

1:15.0628

0:01.2111

22

Team JELD-WEN

Jack Perkins

Ford Falcon FG

1:15.1634

0:01.3117

23

The Bottle-O Racing Team

David Reynolds

Ford Falcon FG

1:15.2043

0:01.3526

24

Valvoline Racing GRM

Robert Dahlgren

Volvo S60

1:15.9208

0:02.0691

25

Team BOC

Jason Bright

Holden Commodore VF

1:27.5897

0:13.7380

 

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