David Reynolds emerged fastest in the third practice session at the WD-40 Phillip Island Super Sprint.
The Prodrive driver shot to the top of the timing screens in the dying seconds of the 15 minute hit out held in dry conditions at the Victorian circuit.
After Friday practice was plagued by wet weather the session provided teams with valuable dry track time prior to quaifying.
Reynolds’ session best 1:30.86s proved to be 0.0371s quicker than Red Bull’s Jamie Whincup who held sway as the session entered its final minutes.
Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin was third fastest ahead of championship leader Mark Winterbottom who set the initial pace.
Friday’s pacesetter Scott Pye was fifth in the DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon while Fabian Coulthard, James Courtney, Garth Tander and Shane van Gisbergen filled sixth through to ninth.
Title contender Craig Lowndes rounded out the top 10 in the sister Red Bull Commodore.
The session saw Paul Dumbrell drafted in to replace Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport’s Nick Percat who was forced to sit out the session due to his foot injury.
Dumbrell was black flagged during the session after failing to sign the entry forms in time for the start of Practice 3, such was the rush for him to deputise for Percat in the #22 LDM entry.
A quick visit to the pits saw him sign the papers while in the car before rejoining the session, where he finished in 24th spot.
Result: V8 Supercars WD-40 Phillip Island Super Sprint Practice 3
|1||The Bottle-O Racing Team||David Reynolds||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:30.8661*H|
|2||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VF||1:30.9032 H||00.0371|
|3||Wilson Security Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Volvo S60||1:30.9264 H||00.0603|
|4||Pepsi Max Crew||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:30.9900 H||00.1239|
|5||DJR Team Penske||Scott Pye||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:31.1530 H||00.2869|
|6||Freightliner Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.1833 H||00.3172|
|7||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.3409 H||00.4748|
|8||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.3553 H||00.4892|
|9||Team Darrell Lea STIX||Shane Van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.3928 H||00.5267|
|10||Red Bull Racing Australia||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.4320 H||00.5659|
|11||Nissan Motorsport||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||1:31.4702 H||00.6041|
|12||Nissan Motorsport||James Moffat||Nissan Altima||1:31.4824 H||00.6163|
|13||Pepsi Max Crew||Cameron Waters||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:31.6150 H||00.7489|
|14||Walkinshaw Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.7260 H||00.8599|
|15||Nissan Motorsport||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||1:31.7442 H||00.8781|
|16||Nissan Motorsport||Todd Kelly||Nissan Altima||1:31.7763 H||00.9102|
|17||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.7910 H||00.9249|
|18||Supercheap Auto Racing||Tim Slade||Holden Commodore VF||1:31.9616 H||01.0955|
|19||Erebus Motorsport V8||Will Davison||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:32.1772 H||01.3111|
|20||Team Cooldrive||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore VF||1:32.2346 H||01.3685|
|21||GB Galvanizing Racing||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VF||1:32.3853 H||01.5192|
|22||Erebus Motorsport V8||Dean Canto||Mercedes E63 AMG||1:32.5243 H||01.6582|
|23||Super Black Racing||Chris Pither||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:33.0015 H||02.1354|
|24||Repair Management Aust Racing||Paul Dumbrell||Holden Commodore VF||1:33.1699 H||02.3038|
|25||Wilson Security Racing GRM||David Wall||Volvo S60||1:33.3597 H||02.4936|