Practice Four (Additional Drivers Only)
Position: 25th – 2:11.0962s
Fastest: Luke Youlden – 2:06.6471s
Practice Five (All Drivers)
Fastest: Michael Caruso – 2:26.2070s
Qualified: 20th – 2:05.5656s
Provisional Pole Position: Jamie Whincup – 2:04.1093s
Top Ten Shootout to follow tomorrow!
THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM /ASH
Rain again affected the morning practice sessions and saw the Freightliner Racing Commodore be one of many cars to opt out of running in the second session. The rain finally cleared after lunch and the track started to dry just before drivers were set to head out for qualifying. This was the first time the main drivers (Tim) had a run on dry track conditions so far this weekend.
During the 40-minute qualifying session, Jack Le Brocq ran off at turn one bringing out the red flag. With only 9 minutes left on the clock in qualifying, it allowed everyone to catch their breath and then it was a shootout style finish; with all drivers having to give it that one final shot to make it through to the shootout. Tim qualified in 20th for Sunday’s great race. Tomorrow will see one final practice session in the morning, then all eyes on Sunday!
“Qualifying was pretty interesting today since it’s the only time we’ve had a session on a dry track here this weekend. With rain affecting every practice session so far, you’re not really able to change the cars and point them in exactly the right direction you need.”
“We were really hoping to get a better result in qualifying, but here it’s been proven that you can start last and win, so whilst it’s disappointing, the weekend is far from over.”
“The team will spend a lot of time on the car over the next day to ensure we’ve got everything set to put our best foot forward in the 1000km battle on Sunday.”
Saturday 6th October
10:00 – 11:00 – Practice Six (All Drivers)
(14:55 – 16:35 – Super2 Series Race – 250kms/41 Laps)
17:10 – 17:55 – Top Ten Shootout
Sunday 7th October
8:05 – 8:25 – Warm Up
9:05 – 9:20 – Drivers Parade
11:10 – Bathurst 1000
Race 25 / 161 Laps
MEET TIM & ASH –
Friday 14th September
13:30 – 14:00 – Autograph Session @ Team Garages
Saturday 15th September
12:10 – 12:30 - Freightliner Racing Stand @ Merchandise Alley
13:00 – 13:30 – Autograph Session @ Team Garages
Published: 05 October 2018.