Jacobson fastest in QR Additional Drivers Practice
Nissan Motorsport’s Garry Jacobson has clocked the fastest lap in the Additional Drivers Practice session at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.
The 2016 Super2 Series winner set back-to-back fastest laps in the final run after a red flag period, his best in Rick Kelly’s #15 Castrol Nissan Altima a 1:09.6257s.
“That’s good; I didn’t really know (how fast I was),” said Jacobson.
“Obviously I’ve been given a set of tyres to do the job today that are not too bad; they’re not greens, but they’re not bad.
“(I’m) Just thankful that they gave me a set of tyres that I could work with and we can give Rick that information that he needs to know what the car’s going to feel like.”
Team-mate Dean Fiore had held first position thanks to a 1:09.8098s set just after halfway through the 30-minute hit-out in Michael Caruso’s #23 Drive Nissan Altima.
Steven Richards ended up third-fastest having held sway after the first runs in Craig Lowndes’ #888 Autobarn ZB Commodore.
Tony D’Alberto drove each of the Shell V-Power Racing entries, setting a lap which put Fabian Coulthard’s #12 FGX Falcon in fourth position.
D’Alberto ran off at Turn 3 immediately after the lap in question and would switch to Scott McLaughlin’s Falcon in the absence of Alexandre Premat, putting Car #17 sixth on the timesheets.
Splitting the DJR Team Penske cars was Steve Owen in Richie Stanaway’s #56 Rabble.Club FGX Falcon.
Paul Dumbrell was just the second of the Commodores in seventh position in Jamie Whincup’s #1 Red Bull HRT ZB, from Jonathon Webb in another Triple Eight-built machine (#19 Tekno Autosports ZB Commodore).
Rounding out the top 10 were Macauley Jones (#8 Brad Jones Racing ZB Commodore) and last year’s Bathurst 1000 winners Luke Youlden and Erebus Motorsport (#9 Penrite ZB Commodore).
Russell Ingall finished 14th in Shane van Gisbergen’s #97 Red Bull HRT ZB Commodore, which will be co-driven by absent Porsche driver Earl Bamber in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
The session saw a red flag with just over eight minutes remaining when wildcard entrant Kurt Kostecki slowed and pulled off the circuit on the run off at Turn 3.
The problem for the #42 VF Commodore was a fuel pressure problem, according to Kostecki Brothers Racing.
Kostecki ended up 25th of the 26 cars which took to the circuit as the #34 Wilson Security ZB Commodore stayed in pit lane with Garry Rogers Motorsport co-driver Richard Muscat racing in Asia this weekend.
Practice 1 (45 minutes) starts at 1200 local time/AEST.
Results: Supercars Additional Driver Practice
|1||15 Castrol Racing||Garry Jacobson||Nissan Altima||1:09.6257*SS|
|2||23 Drive Racing||Dean Fiore||Nissan Altima||1:09.8098 SS||00.1841|
|3||888 Autobarn Lowndes Racing||Steven Richards||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.0057 SS||00.3800|
|4||12 Shell V-Power Racing Team||Tony D’Alberto||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:10.0376 SS||00.4119|
|5||56 RABBLE.club Racing||Steve Owen||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:10.1888 SS||00.5631|
|6||17 Shell V-Power Racing Team||Tony D’Alberto||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:10.2003 SS||00.5746|
|7||1 Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Paul Dumbrell||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.2385 SS||00.6128|
|8||19 Tekno Autosport||Jonathon Webb||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.2547 SS||00.6290|
|9||8 Summit Racing||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.2587 SS||00.6330|
|10||9 Erebus Penrite Racing||Luke Youlden||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.2805 SS||00.6548|
|11||25 Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.3768 SS||00.7511|
|12||6 Monster Energy Racing||David Russell||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:10.3829 SS||00.7572|
|13||55 Supercheap Auto Racing||James Moffat||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:10.3843 SS||00.7586|
|14||97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Russell Ingall||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.4434 SS||00.8177|
|15||21 Team CoolDrive||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.4847 SS||00.8590|
|16||5 The Bottle-O Racing Team||Dean Canto||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:10.5342 SS||00.9085|
|17||7 Plus Fitness Racing||Aaren Russell||Nissan Altima||1:10.5684 SS||00.9427|
|18||14 Freightliner Racing||Ashley Walsh||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.6373 SS||01.0116|
|19||33 Wilson Security Racing GRM||Chris Pither||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.6920 SS||01.0663|
|20||78 Team Harvey Norman||Alex Rullo||Nissan Altima||1:10.7480 SS||01.1223|
|21||99 Erebus Motorsport||William Brown||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.7788 SS||01.1531|
|22||2 Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing||Warren Luff||Holden Commodore ZB||1:10.7947 SS||01.1690|
|23||120 Milwaukee Racing||Alex Davison||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.2009 SS||01.5752|
|24||35 Bigmate Racing||Bryce Fullwood||Ford Falcon FG/X||1:11.2279 SS||01.6022|
|25||42 Arcoplate Racing||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||1:11.6674 S||02.0417|
|26||18 Preston Hire Racing||Matthew Brabham||Holden Commodore ZB||1:11.8273 SS||02.2016|