Put to Percat the suggestion that Coulthard’s momentum could have been aided by a touch from Rick Kelly’s following Nissan, Percat said: “I wouldn’t have thought so, I think Fabian has a brake pedal.”
For Coulthard, the day saw his championship lead over Jamie Whincup slashed from 91 points to 37, with the Kiwi and Shell V-Power team-mate Scott McLaughlin both struggling for pace in the wet conditions.
"It’s just tricky. We don’t really have a lot of strengths," said Coulthard.
"We’re trying our absolute best, to do the best we can, but we struggled for a little bit of turn, drive and key things you need here."