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TODAYS TIMES

Practice One

Position: 12th – 1:56.7626

Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:55.4067

Practice Two

Position: 13th – 1:56.3532

Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:55.2982

Qualifying – Race 3

Qualified: 11th – 1:55.6571

Pole Position: Scott McLaughlin – 1:54.6016

Qualifying – Race 4

Qualified: 11th – 1:55.8338

Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 1:54.9974

 

THE RECAP

The Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 got underway today in sunny conditions in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The excitement levels this year are just that little bit higher with Supercars putting championship points on the line for teams and drivers.

 

Tim and the Freightliner Racing Commodore showed consistent speed today, hovering around the top ten position all day. The pressure was on for drivers with two short, back to back, ten-minute qualifying sessions, which saw Tim double up with an 11th placed finish for both. Tomorrow will see the final two qualifying sessions, followed by the first race of the weekend.

 

THE WORD FROM TEAM BOSS – BRAD JONES

“I think the result of 11th in both qualifying sessions was a solid effort from Tim today. There were a couple of mishaps in the sessions, and Tim rose to the occasion to get a time on the board. Qualifying here is always super quick, so everyone tries to make it count on their first lap. It’s a pretty difficult thing to do when you’re trying to do a second run in the short ten-minute session, your second run is never quicker and you’re under immense pressure to do so. We weren’t the only driver in that situation, and Tim did the better job of those that were in the same boat.”

 

COMING UP

Friday 23rd March

13:50-14:00 – Qualifying – Race 5

14:10-14:20 – Qualifying – Race 6

17:50-18:50 – Race 3 – 130kms/25 Laps

Saturday 24th March

12:40-13:10 – Race 4 – 70km/13 Laps

18:20-19:20 – Race 5 – 130km/25 Laps

Sunday 4th March

13:45-14:15 – Race 6 – 70km/13 Laps

 

MEET TIM

Friday 23rd March

11:15am-11:30am @ F1 Fan Zone Autograph Stage

 

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Published: 22 March 2018.

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