Van Gisbergen, Coulthard go well in Darwin

Last updated 18:23 20/06/2014

Relevant offers


Bathurst crash still eats away at Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin Supercars boss 'playing dirty': Jamie Whincup Pivotal Supercars weekend ahead for Shane van Gisbergen Supercars boss 'playing dirty' over Bathurst 1000 penalty - Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen focussed on getting points in Gold Coast Former world champion Wayne Gardner in Japan jail after alleged road-rage incident Jamie Whincup's Bathurst 1000 appeal dismissed, appeal still possible Manfeild to host classic Mustangs in historic muscle car gathering Lewis Hamilton on the attack in bid to overhaul Nico Rosberg Elton Goonan in petrolhead heaven as Hampton Downs track manager

New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen has posted the fastest time in Friday practice for this weekend's V8 Supercars event in Darwin. 

Van Gisbergen clocked a time of 1:09.3436 to finish just ahead of reigning champion Jamie Whincup

Whincup, who is fourth in the standings going into this weekend's event, clocked a best lap of 1:09.6227. The Holden driver hasn't won a race since March and will be eager for a big weekend as he aims to get his title defence back on track.

Holden's James Courtney was the third fastest, clocking a quickest lap of 1:09.8988 in hot and humid conditions at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Championship leader Mark Winterbottom was the 10th fastest on the day with his nearest rival, Craig Lowndes, just pipping him on the time sheets.

Lowndes, who turns 40 on Saturday, clocked a 1:10.5354 best lap while Winterbottom's best was a 1:10.5610.

Earlier in the day, Holden's Fabian Coulthard topped the timesheets in practice one before Nissan's James Moffat was fastest in the day's second session.

Saturday's action features two 100km races with a 200km race on Sunday.

Ad Feedback


Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your favourite V8 Supercars driver?

Scott McLaughlin

Shane Van Gisbergen

Fabian Coulthard

Jamie Whincup

Mark Winterbottom

Craig Lowndes

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content