Reynolds even faster in second V8 practice

David Reynolds became the first man to break into the 1m06s bracket at Hidden Valley with a stunning lap in today’s second hour-long V8 Supercars practice session.

Surprisingly Reynolds set his best time in the first half of the session, scorching to a 1m06.730s with 38 minutes left to run. It was the first ever V8 Supercars lap under 1m07s at the Darwin circuit.

It took until the closing minutes of the session for anyone to join Reynolds in the 1m06s, with Prodrive team-mate Mark Winterbottom improving to a 1m06.8141s late on, before Fabian Coulthard sprung into third at the flag with a 1m06.907s.

Chaz Mostert made it three Prodrive cars in the top four with the fourth fastest time, while James Moffat was the best of the Nissans in fifth.

James Courtney and Jamie Whincup were next, while Ash Walsh was the best-placed Erebus car in eighth, edging out Craig Lowndes by 0.003s.

Scott McLaughlin was again the best of the Volvos, going 10th fastest after battling power steering problems throughout the session.

There was only one red flag during the hour-long session, due to a small grass fire that flared up 30 minutes in.

Marcos Ambrose completed five more laps in the DJR Team Penske car, lowering his best for the weekend down to a 1m08.066s. 

Pos Driver   Car   Time   Gap 
David Reynolds Ford 1'06.7307  
M.Winterbottom Ford 1'06.8141 0.0834
Fabian Coulthard Holden 1'06.9075 0.1768
Chaz Mostert Ford 1'07.0084 0.2777
James Moffat Nissan 1'07.0246 0.2939
James Courtney Holden 1'07.0368 0.3061
Jamie Whincup Holden 1'07.1513 0.4206
Ashley Walsh Mercedes 1'07.1610 0.4303
Craig Lowndes Holden 1'07.1641 0.4334
10  Scott McLaughlin Volvo 1'07.1755 0.4448
11  S.van Gisbergen Holden 1'07.2110 0.4803
12  Dale Wood Holden 1'07.2390 0.5083
13  Jason Bright Holden 1'07.2810 0.5503
14  A.Heimgartner Ford 1'07.3170 0.5863
15  Lee Holdsworth Holden 1'07.3667 0.6360
16  Todd Kelly Nissan 1'07.4164 0.6857
17  Tim Slade Holden 1'07.4749 0.7442
18  Nick Percat Holden 1'07.4833 0.7526
19  Michael Caruso Nissan 1'07.5255 0.7948
20  Garth Tander Holden 1'07.5891 0.8584
21  Rick Kelly Nissan 1'07.6553 0.9246
22  Will Davison Mercedes 1'07.6824 0.9517
23  Scott Pye Ford 1'07.8429 1.1122
24  David Wall Volvo 1'07.9871 1.2564
25  Tim Blanchard Holden 1'08.6313 1.9006

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Series Supercars
Event Darwin
Track Hidden Valley Raceway
Drivers David Reynolds
Teams Prodrive Racing Australia
Article type Practice report