News // RAIN HAIL AND SHINE
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TRACK TIMES 

PRACTICE ONE (ADDITIONAL DRIVERS ONLY)

TIME: 10:40-11:10

CONDITIONS: Rain, wet, wind

FINISHED: Position 19th – 1m08.7144

FASTEST: Garth Tander – 1m08.0361

RECAP: Tim Blanchard had a 30-minute session all to himself to kick off the Sandown 500. In true Melbourne form the weather was not our side, with difficult weather conditions making it hard to get any decent laps in or give any real indication of how the car feels.

 

PRACTICE TWO (ALL DRIVERS)

TIME: 12:45-13:15

CONDITIONS: Dry, overcast 

FINISHED: Position 16th – 1m08.3861 

FASTEST: David Reynolds – 1m07.7779 

RECAP: Nick Percat jumped behind the wheel for his one and only session of the day. The rain stayed away but the track remained difficult with half of the circuit dry and half wet after the soggy start to the day. Nick was largely happy with how the car felt throughout the session. It was a troublesome session for many,  with cars flying off left right and centre! 

 

PRACTICE THREE (ADDITIONAL DRIVERS ONLY)

TIME: 15:20-15:50

CONDITIONS: Dry, overcast

FINISHED: Position 21st – 1m08.6137

FASTEST: Craig Lowndes – 1m07.8356

RECAP: Final session of the day and Tim had the Fujitsu Racing Commodore all to himself again for the last co-driver session. Tim’s focus was to prepare the car for tomorrow’s two 60kms races. With the track still damp in some places it was difficult to get a fast lap in. Fingers crossed the weather gods are on our side tomorrow. 


 

THE WORD FROM NICK

It was a tricky first day on track as the weather was just all over the shop. We had typical Melbourne weather with sun then rain and it even hailed for a few minutes. These conditions just make it so hard for us to get any decent race runs in.

 

Tim was in for most of the day today as there were 2 co-driver sessions. Hopefully we have a little more luck tomorrow with the weather as the car felt pretty good, but it just wasn’t worth the risk pushing it in this weather.” 

 

 

COMING UP 

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER  

10:40-11:10 AEDT – Practice Four (All Drivers)

12:25-12:45 AEDT – Qualifying

14:25-14:53 AEDT – Race for The Grid - 60kms (Co-Driver Race)

17:20-17:48 AEDT – Race for The Grid - 60kms (Main Driver Race)

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 

10:00-10:20 AEDT – Warm-Up

13:25-16:43 AEDT – Race 30 / 161 Laps / 500kms

 

 

MEET NICK & TIM // WHEN & WHERE AT SANDOWN 500

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Published: 08 November 2019.

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