David Reynolds, Mark Winterbottom and Fabian Coulthard have all smashed Craig Lowndes' outright lap record in a frantic practice session at Mount Panorama this afternoon.
All three drivers set their super fast times in the dying stages of the session with Reynolds on top with a 2:06.3714.
That time is half a second quicker than the previous outright V8 Supercars lap record at Mount Panorama (a 2:06.8012), set by Lowndes in 2010.
"It feels pretty good to have the current lap record at Bathurst," Reynolds said of beating the record practice time of Lowndes and the famous 'Lap of the Gods' qualifying time set by Greg Murphy in 2003.
"It's kind of weird having grown up Murphy smash the lap record and then here I am today beating it.
"It's only practice, though, so I need three more days of this to make it count."
The session was red-flagged twice, the first time when Swede Robert Dahlgren backed his Volvo into a wall at the Dipper, while the second stoppage was for Garth Tander, who was trying to wrestle the fastest time of the session back from Nissan's Rick Kelly at the time.
The Western Australian also made contact with a wall at the Dipper, leaving serious front and rear damage to the #2 Holden Racing Team Commodore.
Coulthard was third with Scott McLaughlin, Jason Bright, Shane van Gisbergen, James Courtney, Craig Lowndes, James Moffat and Chaz Mostert rounding out the top 10.
The #17 Dick Johnson Racing and #18 Ford Performance Racing entries reappeared after missing the second session, following incidents earlier in the day.
Practice 3 results:
|1||David Reynolds and Dean Canto||The Bottle-O Racing Team||2:06.3714||15|
|2||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Pepsi Max Crew||2:06.4813||15|
|3||Fabian Coulthard||Lockwood Racing||2:06.5463||15|
|4||Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Premat||Valvoline Racing GRM||2:06.8099||15|
|5||Jason Bright||Team BOC||2:06.8498||11|
|6||Shane van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb||Team TEKNO V.I.P. Petfoods||2:06.9400||14|
|7||James Courtney and Greg Murphy||Holden Racing Team||2:06.9475||14|
|8||Craig Lowndes||Red Bull Racing Australia||2:06.9742||16|
|9||James Moffat||Norton Hornets||2:07.0154||14|
|10||Chaz Mostert||Ford Pepsi Max Crew||2:07.0504||13|
|11||Michael Caruso||Norton Hornets||2:07.3887||13|
|12||Rick Kelly||Jack Daniel's Racing||2:07.4049||11|
|13||Garth Tander and Warren Luff||Holden Racing Team||2:07.6389||12|
|14||Jack Perkins||Team JELD-WEN||2:07.7223||9|
|15||Todd Kelly and Alex Buncombe||Jack Daniel's Racing||2:08.1142||11|
|16||Will Davison||Erebus Motorsport V8||2:08.1446||14|
|17||Jamie Whincup||Red Bull Racing Australia||2:08.2152||13|
|18||Lee Holdsworth||Erebus Motorsport V8||2:08.4035||14|
|19||Dale Wood||Team Advam/GB||2:08.5347||14|
|20||Scott Pye||Wilson Security Racing||2:08.5571||15|
|21||Nick Percat and Oliver Gavin||HHA Racing||2:08.7079||16|
|22||Tim Slade||Supercheap Auto Racing||2:08.8712||15|
|23||Russell Ingall||Repair Management Australia Racing||2:09.4250||5|
|24||David Wall||Wilson Security Racing||2:10.3384||6|
|25||Robert Dahlgren and Greg Ritter||Valvoline Racing GRM||2:10.4399||3|
|26||Ant Pedersen and Andre Heimgartner||Super Black Racing||2:11.0489||16|