Mostert fastest in V8 FP2

Chaz Mostert finished up Friday’s practice running at Queensland Raceway on top of the V8 Supercars time sheets.

Soft tyre running dominated the second half of the one-hour session, with Mostert’s 1m09.488s easily the quickest time of the day.

Tim Slade was second for Walkinshaw Racing, albeit a whopping 0.345s behind Mostert, while Free Practice 1 pacesetter Scott Mclaughlin was third for Volvo.

“It’s a credit to the guys from Prodrive, they gave us a pretty good car today,” said Mostert.

“It’s been so consistent through so many different types of tracks. Everything is just gelling really nice at the moment.

“It’s only practice, nobody knows exactly what tyres everyone is on. We had pretty good stuff, no lying about that, so we’ll see how we roll out tomorrow.”

Todd Kelly was fourth fastest for Nissan, while Ash Walsh led the way for Erebus for the second time today, making it five different makes in the top five.

It was an improved session for the Holden Racing Team, with James Courtney seventh behind David Reynolds, although Garth Tander could still only manage 21st.

Triple Eight was slightly improved compared to the morning’s first session as well, Craig Lowndes finishing 10th, while Whincup was 11th.

Title contenders Mark Winterbottom and Fabian Coulthard were 16th and 17th respectively.

Pos
 Driver   Car   Time  Gap
Chaz Mostert Ford 1'09.4881  
Tim Slade Holden 1'09.8331 0.3450
Scott McLaughlin Volvo 1'09.9949 0.5068
Todd Kelly Nissan 1'10.0620 0.5739
Ashley Walsh Mercedes 1'10.1368 0.6487
David Reynolds Ford 1'10.1916 0.7035
James Courtney Holden 1'10.2406 0.7525
James Moffat Nissan 1'10.2758 0.7877
Will Davison Mercedes 1'10.2807 0.7926
10  Craig Lowndes Holden 1'10.2909 0.8028
11  Jamie Whincup Holden 1'10.3686 0.8805
12  A.Heimgartner Ford 1'10.3815 0.8934
13  S.van Gisbergen Holden 1'10.4204 0.9323
14  Rick Kelly Nissan 1'10.4523 0.9642
15  David Wall Volvo 1'10.4629 0.9748
16  M.Winterbottom Ford 1'10.4704 0.9823
17  Fabian Coulthard Holden 1'10.4736 0.9855
18  Lee Holdsworth Holden 1'10.5999 1.1118
19  Scott Pye Ford 1'10.6532 1.1651
20  Michael Caruso Nissan 1'10.6660 1.1779
21  Garth Tander Holden 1'10.7247 1.2366
22  Jason Bright Holden 1'10.7454 1.2573
23  Dale Wood Holden 1'10.8098 1.3217
24  Nick Percat Holden 1'10.8584 1.3703
25  Tim Blanchard Holden 1'10.9843 1.4962

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Series Supercars
Event Ipswich
Track Queensland Raceway
Article type Practice report