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Friday, Nov 8 03:32pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Penrite Racing pair lead record breaking second Sandown practice

Penrite Racing duo David Reynolds and Anton de Pasquale have led the way in Practice 2 for the Penrite Oil Sandown 500.

Renolds clocked a 1:07.7779 on his final flying lap to eclipse the former outright Practice/Qualifying lap record of 1:07.8389 set by Jamie Whincup last year.

 

It was a solid start to the weekend given not many teams, including Penrite Racing, weren't running new tyres. 

“One-two, that’s really good for us,” Reynolds said.

“The car was really good for us then. The first couple of laps we were trying to get up to speed. There were a few damp patches everywhere. We weren’t risking the car heaps.

“I wonder how long it’s last?” he said of the lap record time.

“Until people start putting new tyres on, who knows where everyone is at. Obviously, with the resurfacing around the track it’s very grippy in some spots. It’s going to be interesting.”

Scott McLaughlin found some pace in the newly-built Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang, however, he struggled with corner exit wheel spin throughout the session. Eventually he finished two tenths adrift of the Holden Commodore twofer upfront.

Tickford Racing drivers Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth were fourth and fifth fastest while the Practice 1 leading Red Bull Holden Racing Team entry was sixth, driven by Shane van Gisbergen.

Mark Winterbottom was an impressive seventh for IRWIN Racing ahead of Will Davison, Jamie Whincup and Kelly Racing ace Andre Heimgartner.

The session was punctuated by two off-road excursions. The first saw Whincup bury his Holden in the gravel down at Dandenong Road and duly brought out the sole Red Flag.

Similarly, with just 30 seconds to go, Scott Pye of Walkinshaw Andretti United got stuck in the exact same place. Moments later and Chaz Mostert found himself in strife too. Both cars got stuck and the session ended.

There we no major surprises up and down the field. Fabian Coulthard lay 17th for Shell V-Power Racing while Garry Rogers Motorsport returnee Richie Stanaway was one place behind him.

Practice 3 caps off Friday running with the co-drivers back in for their final dedicated session at 5:20 pm NZST.

 

Penrite Oil Sandown 500, Practice 2

 

Pos   No.   Driver/Co-driver Laps   Time Diff Int
1 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
18 1'07.777    
2 99 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Australia Will Brown
19 1'07.891   +0.113   +0.113
3 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
17 1'07.998 +0.220 +0.107
4 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia James Moffat
19 1'08.053 +0.275 +0.055
5 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Thomas Randle
21 1'08.070 +0.292 +0.016
6 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Garth Tander
20 1'08.133 +0.355 +0.063
7 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
New Zealand Steven Richards
18 1'08.254 +0.476 +0.120
8 23 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
20 1'08.261 +0.483 +0.007
9 888 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
16 1'08.271 +0.493 +0.010
10 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Bryce Fullwood
19 1'08.281 +0.504 +0.010
11 22 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
14 1'08.283 +0.506 +0.002
12 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia Michael Caruso
20 1'08.286 +0.509 +0.003
13 14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ash Walsh
20 1'08.300 +0.522 +0.013
14 34 Australia James Golding
Australia Richard Muscat
19 1'08.318 +0.540 +0.018
15 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Dale Wood
18 1'08.352 +0.574 +0.034
16 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Tim Blanchard
19 1'08.386 +0.608 +0.033
17 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
15 1'08.397 +0.619 +0.010
18 33 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
New Zealand Chris Pither
19 1'08.450 +0.672 +0.053
19 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia Alex Rullo
17 1'08.683 +0.905 +0.233
20 3 Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia Dean Fiore
20 1'08.743 +0.965 +0.059
21 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Jack Smith
17 1'08.831 +1.053 +0.088
22 2 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
17 1'08.831 +1.053 +0.000
23 56 Australia Brodie Kostecki
Australia Jake Kostecki
18 1'08.835 +1.057 +0.003
24 21 Australia Macauley Jones
Australia Dean Canto
19 1'09.006 +1.228 +0.170
25 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
17 1'09.724 +1.946 +0.717

 

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