Winton V8s: Owen and Le Brocq top co-driver session

Prodrive Racing Australia pair Steve Owen and Jack Le Brocq fought it out at the top of the times during the dedicated co-driver session at Winton Motor Raceway.

Winton V8s: Owen and Le Brocq top co-driver session

The quick times all came at the end of 30-minute sessions when the majority of the field switched over to soft tyres.

That gave Owen (#55) and Le Brocq (#6) the chance to squabble over P1, Owen going top with a 1m20.4s late in the session before being bumped back to P2 by Le Brocq’s 1m20.379s.

Owen then hit back on his final lap, a 1m20.309s putting him back on top.

“It’s good way to blow the cobwebs out,” said Owen.

“The car is great. I’m really comfortable in Chaz’s seating position; it’s a good introduction to the new combination.”

Nissan Motorsport’s Dean Fiore was third fastest, having hung around the top of the times before the majority of the session, while Dean Canto made it three PRA cars in the top four with P4 in the #1 Ford.

Russell Ingall was fifth fastest in Rick Kelly’s Nissan Altima, ahead of David Wall (#33 Volvo), Macauley Jones (#21 BJR Commodore) and Luke Youlden (#12 Penske Ford).

Paul Dumbrell (#88) was the lone Triple Eight car in the Top 10 with P8, while team-mate Steve Richards in the #888 missed much of the first part of the session thanks to a water pressure issue.

The #97 Red Bull car didn’t go out on track at all, with Shane van Gisbergen’s co-driver Alex Premat not in the country.

 

shares
comments
Davies to join Russell at Erebus for V8 enduros

Previous article

Davies to join Russell at Erebus for V8 enduros

Next article

Winton V8s: Slade sets record pace in FP1

Winton V8s: Slade sets record pace in FP1
Load comments

About this article

Series Supercars
Event Winton
Location Winton Motor Raceway
Drivers Steve Owen , Jack Le Brocq
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020
Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title Prime

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title

Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around.

Supercars
Oct 2, 2020
Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars Prime

Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars

The Bathurst Grand Final may provide Supercars its greatest spectacle yet – but there's a risk it will force the series to face a hard truth.

Supercars
Sep 4, 2020
Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver Prime

Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver

Scott McLaughlin, two-time and current Supercars champion, should have been making his NTT IndyCar Series debut for Team Penske at the GP of Indianapolis, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a rescheduling that has put the brakes on his career switch. But David Malsher-Lopez explains why the New Zealander deserves this opportunity as soon as possible.

IndyCar
Jul 4, 2020
Tickford's 10-year wait for James Courtney Prime

Tickford's 10-year wait for James Courtney

When the Supercars season resumes James Courtney will be a Tickford Racing driver – but it's not the first time the star driver has flirted with the famous Ford squad.

Supercars
May 19, 2020