Holdsworth/Reindler top Bathurst warm-up
Preston Hire Racing set the pace in the morning warm-up ahead of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Lee Holdsworth posted a 2:06.33s as the pit lane completed their final preparations for today’s Great Race.
A handful of teams including Shell V-Power Racing, Nissan Motorsport and Tekno Autosports scrubbed in sets of wet Dunlop rubber.
The majority of the field ran through final system checks while completing driver change rehearsals.
The Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto Shell Ford was second 0.02s shy of Holdsworth’s Preston Hire Commodore, while Mobil 1 HSV Racing’s Scott Pye/Warren Luff Holden was third.
Jamie Whincup bedded in a new engine in his Red Bull Holden after undergoing several changes overnight. The #88 Commodore ended the session fourth.
“We replaced a lot of things. We did an engine, we did a few different things,” said team manager Mark Dutton.
“We’re obviously looking for speed, we didn’t think there was anything wrong with the engine as such, but you can’t be sure with these things; we’ll double-check on the dyno when we get home.”
Nissan Motorsport’s Michael Caruso/Dean Fiore entry was fifth ahead of the David Reynolds/Luke Youlden Erebus Holden that will start from second on the grid.
Pole-sitters Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat were 16th on the timesheets.
The session ran without incident.
Today’s Great Race is scheduled to start at 1110 local time.
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Warm-up
|1||Preston Hire Racing||L.Holdsworth/K.Reindler||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.3375|
|2||Shell V-Power Racing Team||F.Coulthard/T.D’Albert||Ford Falcon FG/X||2:06.3623||00.0248|
|3||Mobil 1 HSV Racing||S.Pye/W.Luff||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.3654||00.0279|
|4||Red Bull Holden Racing Aust||J.Whincup/P.Dumbrell||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.3908||00.0533|
|5||Nissan Motorsport||M.Caruso/D.Fiore||Nissan Altima||2:06.4128||00.0753|
|6||Erebus Penrite Racing||D.Reynolds/L.Youlden||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.5014||00.1639|
|7||TEKNO Woodstock Racing||W.Davison/J.Webb||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.5192||00.1817|
|8||Wilson Security Racing GRM||G.Tander/J.Golding||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.5210||00.1835|
|9||Supercheap Auto Racing||C.Mostert/S.Owen||Ford Falcon FG/X||2:06.5227||00.1852|
|10||Red Bull Holden Racing Aust||S.Van Gisbergen/M.Campbell||Holden Commodore VF||2:06.5626||00.2251|
|11||Monster Energy Racing||C.Waters/R.Stanaway||Ford Falcon FG/X||2:06.7797||00.4422|
|12||The Bottle-O Racing Team||M.Winterbottom/D.Canto||Ford Falcon FG/X||2:06.8418||00.5043|
|13||Freightliner Racing||T.Slade/A.Heimgartner||Holden Commodore VF||2:07.0159||00.6784|
|14||carsales Racing||T.Kelly/J.Le Brocq||Nissan Altima||2:07.1204||00.7829|
|15||Sengled Racing||R.Kelly/D.Wall||Nissan Altima||2:07.1575||00.8200|
|16||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG/X||2:07.2938||00.9563|
|17||TeamVortex||C.Lowndes/S.Richards||Holden Commodore VF||2:07.4464||01.1089|
|18||Team CoolDrive||T.Blanchard/T.Hazelwood||Holden Commodore VF||2:07.6035||01.2660|
|19||Wilson Security Racing GRM||J.Moffat/R.Muscat||Holden Commodore VF||2:07.6623||01.3248|
|20||MEGA Racing||J.Bright/G.Jacobson||Ford Falcon FG/X||2:07.7197||01.3822|
|21||Plus Fitness Racing||A.Russell/T.Douglas||Holden Commodore VF||2:07.9515||01.6140|
|22||Brad Jones Racing||N.Percat/M.Jones||Holden Commodore VF||2:08.1261||01.7886|
|23||Repair Management Aust Racing||A.Rullo/A.Davison||Holden Commodore VF||2:08.3169||01.9794|
|24||Erebus GB Galvanizing Racing||D.Wood/C.Pither||Holden Commodore VF||2:08.4044||02.0669|
|25||Team Harvey Norman||S.De Silvestro/D.Russell||Nissan Altima||2:08.5630||02.2255|
|26||Mobil 1 HSV Racing||J.Courtney/J.Perkins||Holden Commodore VF||2:08.9753||02.6378|