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TODAYS TIMES

Practice One – Macauley Jones

Position: 11th – 1:08.6677s

Fastest: Paul Dumbrell – 1:07.8467s

Practice Two – Nick Percat

Position: 17th – 1:08.5040s

Fastest: Jamie Whincup – 1:07.9688s

Practice Three – Macauley Jones

Position: 11th – 1:08.9868s

Fastest: Will Brown – 1:08.6230s

 

COMING UP 

Saturday 15th September

10:10 – 10:25 – Practice Four

11:40 – 12:00 – Qualifying

13:40 – 14:15 – Race for the Grid One

16:15 – 16:50 – Race for the Grid Two

Sunday 16th September

10:15 – 10:35 – Warm Up

13:20 – 16:50 – Race 24 – 500kms

 

THE RECAP

Nick Percat celebrated his 30th birthday at todays’ opening practice day of the Sandown 500, enjoying his time in the drivers’ seat of the Snapes Racing Commodore. Macauley Jones had two sessions behind the wheel, plus two sessions in his Super2 Commodore, meaning more practice than most today.

 

Most drivers struggled with the stiffness of the car and handling over kerbs in the first practice session; and worked through changes throughout the day to improve the cars handling, whilst focusing on getting as much speed down the long straights.

 

The teams are making changes to improve the cars further tonight, but with rain and thunderstorms on the forecast for tomorrow, it could provide quite a change, and challenge for the qualifying races!

 

THE WORD FROM NICK

“I’m looking forward to the first 500km enduro race at Sandown. I enjoy this track, even though I’ve had a tough run at Sandown in previous years. I feel like we’ve always had the pace, but the results have never quite worked out the way we hoped. Last year we had a mechanical issue while running in the top 6, which was disappointing.”

 

“It’s surprising but it’s actually Brad Jones holds the best finish result for BJR at Sandown …  so we need to change that this weekend and get the Snapes Racing Commodore on the podium!”

 

MEET NICK & MACAULEY –

Sunday 16th September

10:40 – 11:10 - (Macca Only) Super2 Autograph Session @ Dunlop Transporter, Supercars Paddock

11:30 – 12:00 – Autograph Session @ front of Team Transporters

Published: 14 September 2018.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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