Van Gisbergen quickest in final Sydney practice

Saturday 22nd August, 2015 - 10:24am

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Shane van Gisbergen's Tekno Holden

Shane van Gisbergen’s Tekno Holden

Shane van Gisbergen edged Friday pace-setter Chaz Mostert to the fastest time in final practice prior to qualifying at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Tekno Autosports Holden shot to the top of the order in the dying stages of the 15 minute hit-out with a 1:30.30s while running soft compound tyres.

Van Gisbergen, who has lamented recent struggles to find competitive set-ups with the #97 Commodore, entered the weekend with a strong tyre bank due to a mechanical failure at Ipswich.

A hard tyre-shod Mostert ended Practice 3 0.07s adrift of the Kiwi in second ahead of Scott McLaughlin, Andre Heimgartner, Nick Percat and Lee Holdsworth.

Holdsworth spent a large portion of the session at the top of the time sheets, but ended it in the garage after pitting with an oil leak in his Walkinshaw Holden.

James Moffat, Jamie Whincup, David Reynolds and Ash Walsh completed the top 10.

Jack Perkins set the 16th quickest time in James Courtney’s Holden, 0.05s quicker than team-mate Garth Tander.

The first of two 10 minute qualifying sessions for the afternoon’s sprint races will get underway at 1140 local time.

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 3, Sydney Motorsport Park

1
Team Darrell Lea STIX
Shane Van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.30
2
Pepsi Max Crew
Chaz Mostert
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:30.37
00:00.07
3
Wilson Security Racing GRM
Scott McLaughlin
Volvo S60
01:30.41
00:00.12
4
Super Black Racing
Andre Heimgartner
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:30.45
00:00.15
5
Repair Management Aust Racing
Nick Percat
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.61
00:00.32
6
Walkinshaw Racing
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.65
00:00.35
7
Nissan Motorsport
James Moffat
Nissan Altima
01:30.70
00:00.40
8
Red Bull Racing Australia
Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore VF
01:30.71
00:00.42
9
The Bottle-O Racing Team
David Reynolds
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:30.71
00:00.42
10
Erebus Motorsport V8
Ashley Walsh
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:30.74
00:00.44
11
Erebus Motorsport V8
Will Davison
Mercedes E63 AMG
01:30.84
00:00.54
12
Pepsi Max Crew
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:30.98
00:00.69
13
Freightliner Racing
Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.02
00:00.72
14
Wilson Security Racing GRM
David Wall
Volvo S60
01:31.10
00:00.81
15
Nissan Motorsport
Michael Caruso
Nissan Altima
01:31.11
00:00.82
16
Holden Racing Team
Jack Perkins
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.17
00:00.87
17
Team BOC
Jason Bright
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.19
00:00.90
18
Nissan Motorsport
Todd Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:31.21
00:00.91
19
Holden Racing Team
Garth Tander
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.22
00:00.92
20
Nissan Motorsport
Rick Kelly
Nissan Altima
01:31.32
00:01.02
21
Supercheap Auto Racing
Tim Slade
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.42
00:01.13
22
GB Galvanizing Racing
Dale Wood
Holden Commodore VF
01:31.79
00:01.50
23
Red Bull Racing Australia
Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore VF
01:32.09
00:01.80
24
DJR Team Penske
Scott Pye
Ford Falcon FG/X
01:32.44
00:02.14
25
Team Cooldrive
Tim Blanchard
Holden Commodore VF
01:32.66
00:02.37

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