James Moffat set the pace in the final V8 Supercars practice session with a last gasp run on soft tyres at the Surfers Paradise street circuit.
The Nissan driver proved strong on both tyre compounds but it was a final run on the soft tyres that saw Moffat post a 1:10.7s to eclipse Tekno Autosport’s Shane van Gisbergen.
“The car is pretty strong on both tyres. We were on the soft tyre at the end but so were a few other drivers,” said Moffat.
“I was really impressed with what I did there. The car was really hooked and when they are like that they are good fun to drive.”
In the end just 0.07s split the pair with van Gisbergen’s effort arriving on the soft tyres.
Red Bull’s Craig Lowndes was third, posting his personal best on hard tyres, while Nissan’s Michael Caruso was fourth.
David Reynolds, who enjoyed a spell at the top of the times earlier in the hit-out, ended the session in fifth.
Scott McLaughlin, Will Davison, James Courtney, championship leader Mark Winterbottom and Scott Pye completed the top 10.
Reigning champion Jamie Whincup could only manage a time good enough for 24th position.
His Red Bull team were forced to work on the #1 car prior to the session after a vibration was discovered in Practice 3.
Practice was halted for 10 minutes due to an issue with the kerbs at the first chicane.
Result: V8 Supercars Practice 4, Surfers Paradise
|1||Nissan Motorsport||James Moffat||Nissan Altima||1:10.7995*S|
|2||Team Darrell Lea STIX||Shane Van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore VF||1:10.8727 S||00.0732|
|3||Red Bull Racing Australia||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.0603 H||00.2608|
|4||Nissan Motorsport||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||1:11.0731 S||00.2736|
|5||The Bottle-O Racing Team||David Reynolds||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.0814 S||00.2819|
|6||Wilson Security Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Volvo S60||1:11.0976 H||00.2981|
|7||Erebus Motorsport V8||Will Davison||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:11.1347 S||00.3352|
|8||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.1819 S||00.3824|
|9||Pepsi Max Crew||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.1938 S||00.3943|
|10||DJR Team Penske||Scott Pye||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.1996 S||00.4001|
|11||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.2330 S||00.4335|
|12||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.2513 H||00.4518|
|13||Nissan Motorsport||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||1:11.2650 S||00.4655|
|14||Freightliner Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.2762 S||00.4767|
|15||Walkinshaw Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.3490 S||00.5495|
|16||Repair Management Aust Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.3761 S||00.5766|
|17||GB Galvanizing Racing||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.4673 S||00.6678|
|18||Nissan Motorsport||Todd Kelly||Nissan Altima||1:11.7200 S||00.9205|
|19||Supercheap Auto Racing||Tim Slade||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.7487 H||00.9492|
|20||Super Black Racing||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.8097 H||01.0102|
|21||Pepsi Max Crew||Cameron Waters||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.8747 S||01.0752|
|22||Team Cooldrive||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.9911 S||01.1916|
|23||Wilson Security Racing GRM||David Wall||Volvo S60||1:12.0454 H||01.2459|
|24||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VF||1:12.1884 H||01.3889|
|25||Erebus Motorsport V8||Ashley Walsh||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:12.7396 H||01.9401|