Reynolds quickest

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 21/11/2015
  • By Kassie Gadeke

David Reynolds has topped this morning's practice session at the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint after a last minute driver change this morning.

Thirty minutes before practice, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport's Nick Percat suffered a flare up with his injured foot and was unable to get into the car.

Dumbrell's Bathurst winning brother Paul Dumbrell - on his way to the circuit - jumped in at the last minute, combining pieces of his race gear that had been transported for him by Triple Eight after the endurance races.

The #222 car was black flagged almost immediately, with Dumbrell rolling back into pit lane and signing the official forms while seated in the car.

Dumbrell finished the session 24th -his first time driving the Triple Eight-built LDM Commodore.

Meanwhile David Reynolds has topped the timesheets with a 1min30.8661 lap, 0.03sec ahead of Jamie Whincup after the 15-minute run.

"We didn't do much dry running yesterday so most people had new tyres on then, but it's really good for us -hopefully we can carry it into qualifying," Reynolds said.

He sits second in the Championship with a 239-point gap to leader Mark Winterbottom, and a one-point advantage over Craig Lowndes.

"This is what my whole career is about, trying to win the championship and this is the closest I've ever been," Reynolds said. "It's a good feeling - obviously enjoying this as much as I can."

Last year's Phillip Island race winner Scott McLaughlin came home third, with Championship leader Mark Winterbottom fourth in the order after practice.

Click here for full results.

Back-to-back qualifying begins at 12.45 ADST.

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