03 Mar 2018
FORDS led the way in final practice before Saturday's Top 10 Shootout and opening race of the Adelaide 500, with the usual suspects showing speed across the session.
By Matthew Agius
SCOTT McLAUGHLIN has topped the timesheets in final practice before Saturday’s Top 10 Shootout for the first race of the Adelaide 500, and was joined by Mark Winterbottom as the only men to dip below the 1:20 mark this weekend.
And it’s clear where the pace lies ahead of Saturday's race, with the same culprits from Friday again featuring at the top of the order.
Fords topped the timesheets in the session, with Winterbottom (Bottle-O Racing/Tickford) a tenth behind McLaughlin, and surprise packet of the weekend Will Davison (Milwaukee Racing) two tenths behind the leader in third.
Holdens occupied fourth to ninth on the timesheets, with the Triple Eight Commodores of Shane Van Gisbergen (fourth), Jamie Whincup (sixth) and Craig Lowndes (ninth) showing signs of pace once again.
David Reynolds again showed pace to finish fifth, while both Brad Jones Racing Commodores of Tim Slade and Nick Percat finished seventh and eighth.
Tenth-placed qualifier Rick Kelly again squeezed into the top 10 in the Castrol Nissan Altima.
The Top 10 Shootout gets underway at 11:55am.
ADELAIDE 500 SUPERCARS PRACTICE 3 RESULTS
|1||Scott McLaughlin||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Ford||1:19.8117|
|2||Mark Winterbottom||The Bottle-O Racing Team/Tickford||Ford||+00.1065|
|3||Will Davison||Milwaukee Racing||Ford||+00.2096|
|4||Shane Van Gisbergen||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Holden||+00.2426|
|5||David Reynolds||Erebus Penrite Racing||Holden||+00.3467|
|6||Jamie Whincup||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Holden||+00.4530|
|7||Tim Slade||Freightliner Racing/BJR||Holden||+00.4884|
|8||Nick Percat||Blackwoods Racing/BJR||Holden||+00.5037|
|9||Craig Lowndes||Autobarn Lowndes Racing||Holden||+00.5858|
|10||Rick Kelly||Castrol/Nissan Motorsport||Nissan||+00.6043|
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