The Bend Supercars: McLaughlin pips Mostert in P2

Scott McLaughlin pipped Chaz Mostert by just under a tenth in the second Supercars practice session at The Bend.

McLaughlin ran green tyres quite early in the session, the benchmark time – a 1m15.201s – coming just eight minutes in to the half-hour hit-out.

He then went for a second qualifying simulation later in the session, but despite a purple first sector was unable to match his earlier time.

“That’s one thing we’ve brought on since Townsville,” said McLaughlin about running two sets of greens. “We need to get comfortable with our qualifying, knowing that we need to qualify at the front and that’s half our job done.

“Overall I’m really happy, the car was really balanced. I’m really enjoying the new circuit, the West circuit is enjoyable. It’s a new challenge.”

Mostert ended up second by just 0.09s, his time also coming earlier in the session after he ran wide at the last corner on his final qualifying sim.

Fabian Coulthard was third fastest followed by Bryce Fullwood, Anton De Pasquale and Nick Percat.

It was a quiet showing from the Triple Eight Holdens, meanwhile, title contender Whincup the best of the Red Bull cars down in eighth.

Shane van Gisbergen was just 17th quickest, a lock-up late in the session proving costly.

Cla#DriverTimeGapInterval
117 Scott McLaughlin 1’15.201   
225 Chaz Mostert 1’15.293 0.092 0.092
312 Fabian Coulthard 1’15.346 0.145 0.053
42 Bryce Fullwood 1’15.410 0.209 0.063
520 Scott Pye 1’15.461 0.260 0.050
699 Anton De Pasquale 1’15.525 0.323 0.063
78 Nick Percat 1’15.536 0.335 0.011
888 Jamie Whincup 1’15.586 0.385 0.050
914 Todd Hazelwood 1’15.599 0.397 0.012
107 Andre Heimgartner 1’15.625 0.424 0.026
1155 Jack Le Brocq 1’15.655 0.453 0.029
1215 Rick Kelly 1’15.694 0.493 0.039
135 Lee Holdsworth 1’15.721 0.520 0.026
1444 James Courtney 1’15.756 0.555 0.035
1518 Mark Winterbottom 1’15.786 0.585 0.029
166 Cameron Waters 1’15.804 0.602 0.017
1797 Shane van Gisbergen 1’15.859 0.658 0.055
183 Macauley Jones 1’15.865 0.663 0.005
199 David Reynolds 1’15.883 0.681 0.017
204 Jack Smith 1’15.976 0.774 0.093
2134 Jake Kostecki 1’15.978 0.777 0.002
2219 Alex Davison 1’16.019 0.818 0.041
2322 Chris Pither 1’16.101 0.899 0.081
2435 Garry Jacobson 1’16.105 0.904 0.004
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