Temperatures soared at Winton Motor Raceway today as Lockwood Racings Fabian Coulthard took to the track for the penultimate 2012 V8 Supercar round.
Coulthard, who currently sits 10th in the Championship, sat out this mornings first two practice sessions, which took place in cooler conditions and so saw some of the fastest times of the day.
He finished tenth in the days final session, which includes all teams and drivers, putting him 12th overall when the earlier times are taken into consideration.
V8 Supercars will be on track from 13.25 tomorrow afternoon for qualifying and race 27 is 47-laps and starts at 16.05.
Pretty much all the teams ran their green tyres in the last ten or so minutes of P4, so it was a sprint to see who could do some quick laps.
“Same old story, but a great result here always comes down to tyre quality and strategy so well have to put some thought into that tonight because tomorrow is the day that matters.
2012 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 27 & 28
WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY
V8 SUPERCARS – PRACTICE SESSIONS P1 P2 P3 P4
01 Jamie Whincup, TeamVodafone, +1:23.7726
02 James Moffat, Team Norton DJR, +0.1858
03 Dean Fiore, Jim Beam Racing, +0.2329
04 Tony D’Alberto, Team Hiflex, +0.2483
05 Alexandre Premat, Fujitsu Racing, +0.2872
06 Michael Caruso, Fujitsu Racing, +0.3008
07 Mark Winterbottom, Orrcon Steel FPR Ford, +0.3414
08 Will Davison, Trading Post FPR Ford, +0.4021
09 Jason Bright, Team BOC, +0.4398
10 Lee Holdsworth, Irwin Racing, +0.4621
12 Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing, +0.5160