Jacobson on top

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 07/10/2016
  • By Courtney Callow

Garry Jacobson has topped Supercars Dunlop Series practice two at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 this morning.

The series leader demonstrated clean and consistent racing, finishing with the best lap time of 2min.06.8313secs.

In the final five minutes of the session Jacobson, Dumbrell and Le Brocq put their best foot forward sitting in close range to Dumbrell’s 2015 lap record of 2.06.7352. 

Dumbrell moved to second position in the final two and half minutes at Mount Panorama with a 2.06.8367, just 0.005 behind the Prodrive front-runner.

The 2012 Bathurst 1000 winner proved his experience of the track running at the top in both yesterday and today’s sessions.

The Prodrive teammate battle ignited on the mountain in practice two this morning with Le Brocq giving it his all to chase down his leading teammate.

Le Brocq topped the Supercars co-driver session this morning, but battled for the front in this morning’s Dunlop series session, knowing this weekend is crucial for his championship.

He finished just 0.008 behind Jacobson.

The Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodores kept up with the pace. Young gun Macauley Jones finished in position four behind Le Brocq and veteran Andrew Jones in position six.

James Golding has recovered from an incident in yesterday’s Supercars co-driver session and appeared to be comfortable in his Dunlop Series car, finishing in P5.

The 40-minute practice session featured Kurt Kostecki nudging the concrete wall at McPhillamy Park.

Kostecki entered the pits for the team at Kostecki Brothers Racing to assess the damage to the rear of his ex-Triple Eight Commodore, and managed to get a few laps in at the end of the session.

Josh Kean also had a small smash to the left hand side of his Supercar at the Skyline.

After the chequered flags were waved, Hazelwood’s brakes locked up and he found himself beached in the sand at The Chase.

The #35 iseek Communication Commodore was towed out of the sand delaying the start supercars practice.

Eggleston Motorsport’s Liam McAdam was forced to withdraw from this weekend’s racing, after yesterday’s accident in practice one caused damage to the #38 Holden Commodore’s chassis and roll cage making it unsafe to drive and a workshop repairs job.

The Dunlop Series Supercars will carry tributes to Mark Porter at this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

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