McLaughlin to the fore in wet/dry Practice 2

Saturday 23rd August, 2014 - 11:12am

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Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin put Volvo at the top of the time sheets in a weather-hit second V8 Supercars practice session at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Teams’ efforts to tune their cars in the two short sessions prior to qualifying were hampered by a passing rain shower in Practice 2.

Rain began to fall just five minutes in, hurting lap times and sending the majority to the pits until it eased with a third of the session left to run.

James Moffat was the first to eclipse Jamie Whincup’s pre-rain best, clocking 1:31.0s at the 20 minute mark.

McLaughlin then went to the top for good with five minutes left on the clock, running 1:29.2s and 1:29.0s on consecutive laps.

The latter was enough to edge Craig Lowndes’ practice lap record from the last time the V8 Supercars visited the Western Sydney venue in 2012.

The Volvo’s time came on the soft tyres and proved a full 1.2s quicker than eventual second place finisher Whincup.

Practice 1 pace-setter Shane van Gisbergen, James Courtney, Todd Kelly, Craig Lowndes, James Moffat, Fabian Coulthard, Tim Slade and Michael Caruso completed the top 10.

The first of two back-to-back 10 minute qualifying sessions to set the grid for the afternoon’s races will get underway at 1230 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 2

1
Valvoline Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:29.08
2
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.33
00:01.24
3
Team Tekno VIP Petfoods
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.44
00:01.36
4
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.55
00:01.47
5
Jack Daniel's Racing
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:30.70
00:01.62
6
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.71
00:01.63
7
Norton Hornets
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:30.75
00:01.67
8
Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.77
00:01.69
9
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.78
00:01.70
10
Norton Hornets
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:30.79
00:01.71
11
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.83
00:01.75
12
Jack Daniel's Racing
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:30.85
00:01.77
13
Wilson Security Racing
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG
01:30.88
00:01.80
14
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.89
00:01.81
15
Erebus Motorsport V8
Lee Holdsworth
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:30.92
00:01.84
16
Walkinshaw Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.94
00:01.86
17
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG
01:30.95
00:01.87
18
Ford Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.08
00:02.00
19
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:31.10
00:02.01
20
Repair Management Aust Racing
Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.14
00:02.06
21
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.15
00:02.06
22
Team Advam/GB
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.20
00:02.12
23
Valvoline Racing GRM
Robert Dahlgren
Volvo S60
01:31.24
00:02.16
24
Wilson Security Racing
David Wall
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.53
00:02.45
25
Team JELD-WEN
Jack Perkins
Ford Falcon FG
01:31.57
00:02.49

 

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