Lamborghini fastest in Adelaide

(Fri.) 6 April 2001 / Practice, Round 1 - Adelaide Lamborghini Driver Paul Stokell Staked His Claim On Tomorrow'S First Round Of The 2001 Megamantis.Com Nations Cup By Dominating Official Practice In Adelaide Today. His $700,000 Coupe...

(Fri.) 6 April 2001 / Practice, Round 1 - Adelaide

Lamborghini Driver Paul Stokell Staked His Claim On Tomorrow'S First Round Of The 2001 Megamantis.Com Nations Cup By Dominating Official Practice In Adelaide Today.

His $700,000 Coupe Blasted Around The City'S 3.2 Km Street Circuit In 1 Minute 31.15 Seconds, More Than 0.8 Seconds Ahead Of The Ferrari 360 Challenge Of Prancing Horse Team Lead Driver Mark Noske.

With Defending Meguiars Drivers Champion Jim Richards A Further 1.27 Seconds Behind In His Porsche, Qualifying Tomorrow Morning And The 90-Minute Night Race Look Set To Be A Battle Between The Two Italian Coupes.

However, The Race Will Include Two Compulsory Pit Stops For Tyre Changes, Which Will Give Competitors A Chance To Make Up Time With Fast Crew Work.

"Our Little Porsche Might Not Be As Fast Here As The Lamborghini Or Ferraris, But It Just Goes And Goes And We'Ll Be Ready To Pounce On Any Mistakes By The Others," Richards Said.

"Despite Its Speed, The Factory-Backed Lamborghini Diablo Gtr Is Expected To Suffer Heavy Brake Wear That Could Bring It Back To Slower Cars In The Long Race," Stokell Said. "We Don'T Know How The Brakes Will Hold Up, But We Could Be The Only Car Doing A Pad Change Tomorrow And That Will Hurt Us."

"I'M Pleased With Today'S Time, But We Have A Couple Of Teething Problems To Sort Out, Including A Fuel Leak And A Door That Won'T Stay Shut." <pre> PRACTICE RESULTS: Min., sec. 1. Paul Stokell (Lamborghini Diablo SVR) 1:31.15 2. Mark Noske (Ferrari F360 Challenge) 1:31.99 3. Jim Richards (Porsche 911 GT3) 1:33.26 4. Peter Fitzgerald (Porsche 911 GT3) 1:33.52 5. Craig Baird (Ferrari F360 Challenge) 1:33.77 6. Dominic Beninca (Porsche 911 GT3) 1:34.85

TIMETABLE: Saturday - 8.15 am (Practice, 20 min.), 11 am (Qualifying, 20 min.), 6.30 pm (Race, 90 min.)

-ProCar-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Jim Richards , Craig Baird , Mark Noske , Peter Fitzgerald , Paul Stokell