2014 V8 Supercars Championship | Sydney NRMA 500 | Practice Recap

2014 V8 Supercars Championship | Sydney NRMA 500 | Practice Recap

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It’s a warm Saturday in Sydney that greets the V8 Supercar circus for the final event of the year… An event that, in terms of the Championship, is a dead-rubber, but is still attracting plenty of interest.

Hello everyone, I’m Zak Caban, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Sydney NRMA 500.

Well, a three weeks ago at Phillip Island, Jamie Whincup made history, by claiming his 6th V8 Supercar Championship title, surpassing greats like Dick Johnson, Mark Skaife and Ian Geoghegan, who’ve all won five.

The reason for all the hype is Marcos Ambrose, the ‘Tassie Devil’ is back in Australia, and back in V8 Supercars for the first time since Phillip Island 2005.

He’s running a wildcard entry this weekend, before returning to the sport full-time in 2015, after a 9-year stint in NASCAR over the in the United States.

So far this weekend, 4 practice sessions, 4 different drivers on top of the timesheets.

Jamie Whincup set the pace in Practice 1, while Lee Holdsworth claimed fastest time in session 2.

HRT ended Friday on top, as Walkinshaw Racing claimed the top three positions.

James Courtney was fastest, from team-mate Garth Tander, and Tim Slade.

Red Bull slipped back to be 11th (Whincup) and 14th (Lowndes) respectively, while Mark Winterbottom was in 25th, directly behind Marcos Ambrose.

2014 Sydney NRMA 500 | Practice 1

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 1, Sydney

1 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 1:28.9398*
2 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 1:28.9579 0:00.0181
3 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1:29.2796 0:00.3398
4 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 1:29.3023 0:00.3625
5 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 1:29.5562 0:00.6164
6 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 1:29.5822 0:00.6424
7 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 1:29.6060 0:00.6662
8 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 1:29.6208 0:00.6810
9 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 1:29.7270 0:00.7872
10 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8049 0:00.8651
11 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 1:29.8206 0:00.8808
12 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:29.8252 0:00.8854
13 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8387 0:00.8989
14 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 1:29.8863 0:00.9465
15 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 1:29.8929 0:00.9531
16 Walkinshaw Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 1:29.9501 0:01.0103
17 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 1:29.9863 0:01.0465
18 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:30.0457 0:01.1059
19 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1:30.1814 0:01.2416
20 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 1:30.2131 0:01.2733
21 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1:30.2427 0:01.3029
22 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 1:30.3190 0:01.3792
23 XBOX Racing DJR Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon FG 1:30.3366 0:01.3968
24 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 1:30.5617 0:01.6219
25 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 1:30.8721 0:01.9323
26 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 1:30.9278 0:01.9880

2014 Sydney NRMA 500 | Practice 2

1 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 1:28.8839
2 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 1:28.9476 0:00.0637
3 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:29.1585 0:00.2746
4 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 1:29.1778 0:00.2939
5 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1:29.3180 0:00.4341
6 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 1:29.3217 0:00.4378
7 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 1:29.4280 0:00.5441
8 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:29.4694 0:00.5855
9 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1:29.5729 0:00.6890
10 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 1:29.5946 0:00.7107
11 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 1:29.6377 0:00.7538
12 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 1:29.7333 0:00.8494
13 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 1:29.7611 0:00.8772
14 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 1:29.7834 0:00.8995
15 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1:29.7885 0:00.9046
16 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 1:29.7933 0:00.9094
17 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8132 0:00.9293
18 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8434 0:00.9595
19 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 1:29.8895 0:01.0056
20 Walkinshaw Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 1:30.2090 0:01.3251
21 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 1:30.2216 0:01.3377
22 XBOX Racing DJR Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon FG 1:30.2485 0:01.3646
23 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 1:30.4662 0:01.5823
24 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:30.8032 0:01.9193
25 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 1:30.9473 0:02.0634
26 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 1:37.4078 0:08.5239

2014 Sydney NRMA 500 | Practice 3

1 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 1:28.1214
2 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 1:28.1634 0:00.0420
3 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 1:28.2826 0:00.1612
4 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 1:28.3523 0:00.2309
5 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 1:28.4097 0:00.2883
6 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 1:28.4336 0:00.3122
7 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 1:28.4796 0:00.3582
8 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 1:28.4824 0:00.3610
9 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 1:28.5788 0:00.4574
10 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 1:28.6689 0:00.5475
11 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 1:28.6745 0:00.5531
12 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 1:28.7319 0:00.6105
13 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 1:28.7563 0:00.6349
14 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 1:28.7903 0:00.6689
15 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 1:28.9404 0:00.8190
16 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 1:28.9839 0:00.8625
17 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 1:29.0009 0:00.8795
18 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 1:29.0777 0:00.9563
19 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1:29.1229 0:01.0015
20 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 1:29.1679 0:01.0465
21 Walkinshaw Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 1:29.3467 0:01.2253
22 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 1:29.3637 0:01.2423
23 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 1:29.4684 0:01.3470
24 XBOX Racing DJR Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon FG 1:29.5591 0:01.4377
25 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 1:29.5720 0:01.4506
26 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 1:29.8342 0:01.7128

2014 Sydney NRMA 500 | Practice 4

Result: V8 Supercars Practice 4, Sydney

1 Team Tekno VIP Petfoods Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore VF 01:27.63
2 Wilson Security Racing Scott Pye Ford Falcon FG 01:28.05 00:00.42
3 The Bottle-O Racing Team David Reynolds Ford Falcon FG 01:28.11 00:00.47
4 Valvoline Racing GRM Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 01:28.18 00:00.55
5 Red Bull Racing Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore VF 01:28.19 00:00.56
6 Supercheap Auto Racing Tim Slade Holden Commodore VF 01:28.19 00:00.56
7 Holden Racing Team James Courtney Holden Commodore VF 01:28.22 00:00.59
8 Red Bull Racing Australia Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore VF 01:28.26 00:00.63
9 Lockwood Racing Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore VF 01:28.32 00:00.69
10 Holden Racing Team Garth Tander Holden Commodore VF 01:28.36 00:00.73
11 Walkinshaw Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VF 01:28.39 00:00.76
12 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon FG 01:28.45 00:00.82
13 Team BOC Jason Bright Holden Commodore VF 01:28.47 00:00.84
14 Norton Hornets Michael Caruso Nissan Altima 01:28.68 00:01.05
15 Jack Daniel’s Racing Todd Kelly Nissan Altima 01:28.75 00:01.12
16 Erebus Motorsport V8 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 01:28.77 00:01.14
17 Norton Hornets James Moffat Nissan Altima 01:28.88 00:01.25
18 Jack Daniel’s Racing Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 01:28.88 00:01.25
19 Erebus Motorsport V8 Lee Holdsworth Mercedes E63 AMG 01:28.94 00:01.31
20 Ford Pepsi Max Crew Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 01:28.94 00:01.31
21 Team Advam/GB Dale Wood Holden Commodore VF 01:29.07 00:01.44
22 Repair Management Aust Racing Russell Ingall Holden Commodore VF 01:29.10 00:01.47
23 Wilson Security Racing David Wall Ford Falcon FG 01:29.12 00:01.48
24 Valvoline Racing GRM Robert Dahlgren Volvo S60 01:29.12 00:01.49
25 Team JELD-WEN Jack Perkins Ford Falcon FG 01:29.36 00:01.73
26 XBOX Racing DJR Marcos Ambrose Ford Falcon FG 01:29.40 00:01.77

 

Big day ahead here with two 10-minute Qualifying Sessions, and two 125km races… Follow the action here.

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