V8 Supercars championship leader Mark Winterbottom emerged with the fastest time from a rain hit second practice session at Phillip Island.
While the track had almost dried by the end of the day’s earlier session, further showers saw the second 60 minutes of running begin with the field on wets.
Winterbottom was one of several to move to slicks before more rain arrived just prior to the halfway mark.
With the track too damp for slicks but not fully wet, the majority of the field elected to pit and wait on the next weather development.
Winterbottom was one of several to spear off as the conditions worsened, escaping the gravel after a spin at Turn 2.
Ongoing rain ensured the Pepsi Max Ford’s earlier 1:35.9s best would prove unbeatable over the final half hour.
The early running also locked in the remainder of the top 10, with Practice 1 pace-setter Scott Pye second, 0.14s adrift of Winterbottom.
Jason Bright, David Reynolds and Craig Lowndes completed the top five, with the Red Bull Holden driver having survived a series of wild offs as he pushed the limits in the tricky conditions.
The conditions ensured that Scott Pye’s Practice 1 time of 1:32.06s remained the fastest of the day.
Result: V8 Supercars WD-40 Phillip Island Super Sprint Practice 2
|1||Pepsi Max Crew||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:35.9504*H|
|2||DJR Team Penske||Scott Pye||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:36.0863 H||00.1359|
|3||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VF||1:36.2471 W||00.2967|
|4||The Bottle-O Racing Team||David Reynolds||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:36.6485 H||00.6981|
|5||Red Bull Racing Australia||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VF||1:36.6538 H||00.7034|
|6||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore VF||1:37.0981 H||01.1477|
|7||Nissan Motorsport||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||1:37.1291 H||01.1787|
|8||Erebus Motorsport V8||Will Davison||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:37.5197 H||01.5693|
|9||Pepsi Max Crew||Cameron Waters||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:37.6765 H||01.7261|
|10||Wilson Security Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Volvo S60||1:37.7466 H||01.7962|
|11||Nissan Motorsport||Todd Kelly||Nissan Altima||1:38.0426 H||02.0922|
|12||Wilson Security Racing GRM||David Wall||Volvo S60||1:38.1871 H||02.2367|
|13||Super Black Racing||Chris Pither||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:38.3896 W||02.4392|
|14||Team Cooldrive||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore VF||1:39.7236 H||03.7732|
|15||Team Darrell Lea STIX||Shane Van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore VF||1:39.8988 W||03.9484|
|16||Walkinshaw Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Holden Commodore VF||1:40.1573 W||04.2069|
|17||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VF||1:40.4043 H||04.4539|
|18||GB Galvanizing Racing||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VF||1:40.6110 W||04.6606|
|19||Nissan Motorsport||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||1:41.1385 W||05.1881|
|20||Erebus Motorsport V8||Dean Canto||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:41.2192 W||05.2688|
|21||Repair Management Aust Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VF||1:41.2226 W||05.2722|
|22||Nissan Motorsport||James Moffat||Nissan Altima||1:41.8362 W||05.8858|
|23||Freightliner Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore VF||1:42.1528 W||06.2024|
|24||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VF||1:44.0770 W||08.1266|
|25||Supercheap Auto Racing||Tim Slade||Holden Commodore VF||1:44.6809 W||08.7305|