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Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:00

Reynolds smashes lap record at Mount Panorama

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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:

 

PosDriverTeamFastestLap
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

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
Tyrepower Tasmania Super400  April 3-5
ITM Auckland Super400 April 24-26
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight May 15-17
Truck Assist Winton Super400 June 5-7
Watpac Townsville 400 June 26-28
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown July 17-19
Sydney SuperNight August 28-30
OTR The Bend 500 September 18-20
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 8-11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Penrite Oil Sandown Super400  November 20-22
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 December 4-6
   
   

 

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1. Scott McLaughlin
288  
2. Jamie Whincup
261 -27
3. Chaz Mostert
234 -54
4. Cameron Waters
231 -57
5. Will Davison
231 -57
6. David Reynolds
210 -78
7. Lee Holdsworth
171 -117
8. Mark Winterbottom
162 -126
9. Fabian Coulthard
162 -126
10. Rick Kelly
150 -138

Full championship standings