News // COULTHARD MAKES TOP TEN ON BJR DEBUT
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First day at the office and Fabian Coulthard has already impressed at Lockwood Racing, qualifying ninth for tomorrow's Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

BJR's new addition, who joined from Walkinshaw Racing at the end of 2011, is clearly a quick learner, improving from 13th quickest in this morning's practice to eighth in this afternoon's qualifying.

He played it safe in the subsequent Top Ten Shoot-out but says there is still more learning to be done before the team reaches its potential.

Drivers have a 20-minute warm up before tomorrow's 250km race, which starts at 15:05.

Fabian Coulthard
Lockwood Racing
"I think we still need to get through the whole learning process: what I like, what the car likes, what works for the team. But it's a pretty good start! It would have been nice to be a bit further up but I'm not going to be getting too greedy too early!

"I've always got big hopes for the race but the easiest time to pass cars is in qualifying and we've achieved that today. I like this track and hopefully the track likes me and we come away with a strong result but it's a race of survival."

2012 CLIPSAL 500 Adelaide
ADELAIDE PARKLANDS CIRCUIT
V8 SUPERCARS ? Practice Combined
01 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, 1:21.1303
02 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0.0633
03 Shane Van Gisbergen, SP Tools Racing, +0.1060
04 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone, +0.2374
05 Michael Caruso, Fujitsu Racing GRM, +0.2880
06 Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team, +0.3457
07 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, +0.3557
08 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team, +0.3868
09 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports, +0.5498
10 Tim Slade, Lucky 7 Racing, +0.6208
13 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.7185

 2012 CLIPSAL 500 Adelaide
ADELAIDE PARKLANDS CIRCUIT
V8 SUPERCARS ? Top Ten Shoot Out
01 Craig Lowndes, TeamVodafone, 1:21.2738
02 Garth Tander, Holden Racing Team, +0.0170
03 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0.1456
04 Jonathon Webb, Tekno Autosports, +0.2426
05 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, +0.2730
06 Tim Slade, Lucky 7 Racing, +0.3550
07 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, +0.4355
08 David Reynolds, The Bottle-O Racing Team+0.5340
09 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.7551
10 Shane Van Gisbergen, SP Tools Racing, +1.0367

Published: 02 March 2012.

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