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Reynolds keeps Ford on top in Practice 2

Thursday 12th March, 2015 - 3:58pm

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David Reynolds posing with his new FG X prior to practice

David Reynolds posing with his new FG X prior to practice

Prodrive Racing Australia continued to lead the way in Practice 2 at Albert Park, with a late lap from David Reynolds topping the time sheets.

Reynolds’ final lap of 1:57.03, completed after the chequered flag, proved a full 1.8s quicker than team-mate Chaz Mostert had managed to top Practice 1.

The Bottle-O Ford was one of a number to throw on new tyres for the final stages of the 30 minute session in preparation for qualifying later this evening.

“It’s a welcome change having a new aero package to play with,” said Reynolds of his new FG X.

“It makes my job a lot easier. The car doesn’t move around as much; it’s a pleasure to drive.

“We made a change on the rear in that session and it was slower so we had to come in and change it back.

“Then we put some new tyres on it and went faster.”

Scott McLaughlin improved to second with an even later effort, bumping Red Bull team-mates Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup to third and fourth respectively.

Chaz Mostert fell to fifth by the flag having led the way for much of the going following an early fast time.

Pepsi Max stable-mate Mark Winterbottom enjoyed a far less productive session, completing just three laps before stopping at Turn 4 with electrical problems.

With the car stranded off the circuit, the session remained green. More than a quarter of an hour passed before Winterbottom managed to get mobile again, only to stop for good on the run to Turn 11.

Michael Caruso meanwhile missed the entire session after Nissan Motorsport proved unable to solve the electrical gremlins that had kept him from completing a flying lap in Practice 1.

The team is changing the engine in the #23 Altima ahead of qualifying this afternoon.

“We’re not too sure what’s wrong to be honest,” said Caruso, who scored pole at Albert Park last year.

“The boys are going to swap engines so we’re right to go for qualifying.

“It’s going to be tough not turning a lap heading into qualifying but we’ll do our best.”

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 2, Albert Park

1
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG/X
1:57.0269*
2
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:57.23
00:00.21
3
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:57.30
00:00.27
4
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:57.71
00:00.68
5
Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:57.89
00:00.87
6
Team GB Galvanizing
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:57.90
00:00.88
7
Team Darrell Lea STIX
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:58.04
00:01.02
8
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:58.35
00:01.32
9
Super Black Racing
Andre Heimgartner
Ford Falcon FG
01:58.35
00:01.32
10
Team Cooldrive
Tim Blanchard
Holden Commodore VF
01:58.42
00:01.39
11
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:58.53
00:01.50
12
Nissan Mororsport
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:58.54
00:01.51
13
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Chris Pither
Volvo S60
01:58.60
00:01.57
14
Freightliner Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:58.75
00:01.72
15
Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:58.87
00:01.84
16
Nissan Motorsport
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:58.88
00:01.85
17
Walkinshaw Racing
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore VF
01:58.96
00:01.93
18
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:59.08
00:02.06
19
Holden Racing Team
James Courtney
Holden Commodore VF
01:59.09
00:02.07
20
Repair Management Aust Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:59.12
00:02.10
21
DJR Team Penske
Marcos Ambrose
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:59.39
00:02.36
22
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:59.68
00:02.66
23
Erebus Motorsport V8
Ashley Walsh
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:59.76
00:02.73
24
Nissan Motorsport
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:59.83
00:02.81

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