The battle for the Dunlop Series resumed at Winton Raceway

After a six-week break, the battle for the Dunlop Series resumed at Winton Raceway today.

Coates Hire Racing’s Nick Percat, who won both races at the previous round at Bathurst, has continued his scintillating form at the rural Victorian track, setting the quickest time in the final practice session of the day.

Nick Percat, Coates Hire Racing
Nick Percat, Coates Hire Racing

Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

Percat enjoyed a trouble-free run in the distinctive orange and black Coates Hire Racing Holden Commodore.

Percat who currently sits third in the title, finished ahead of title rivals Scott Pye who finished the session 13th, Scott McLaughlin in 12th and series leader Chaz Mostert, 4th fastest.

Tomorrow, the Dunlop Series cars will qualify for this penultimate round of the series. With 300 points available this weekend and just 128 separating Percat, Pye, McLaughlin and Mostert the intense title battle is set to continue.

Nick Percat was pleased with his performance today and said: “It’s been a great day for the Coates Hire team. We ran a set of new tyres late in the session, like most of the others.

To do that time on the track in that condition is very positive for us and we have a good base for us to work with for the rest of the weekend. Hopefully we will have another cracking weekend like at Bathurst”.

Coates Hire Racing

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Series V8SUPERCARS
Article type Practice report
Tags comodore, dunlop, holden, mclaughlin, mostert, percat, v8supercars, victorian circuit, winton