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TODAY’S TIMES

Practice One – Position: 20th – 1:12.6425 // Fastest: Scott McLaughlin – 1:11.3244

Practice Two (Co-Driver Ash Walsh) – Position: 19th – 1:13.1539 // Fastest: Tony D’Alberto – 1:11.7753

Practice Three – Position: 1:11.1766 // Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:10.4206

THE WORD FROM THE ENGINEER – Julian Stannard

What is the GC track toughest on?

The Gold Coast street circuit is a difficult track to get right, lap after lap. With large curbs followed by large curbs, being slightly off placed for one curb can land you in trouble for the second. The suspension components and dampers have a very tough time at the Gold Coast dealing with high velocity impacts and shock loading lap in and lap out.

What do todays’ practice sessions focus on?

We look at building precision and predictability into the car. The aim is to give the driver more confidence to run closer to the walls and maximise the track limits.

Do you think your cars will have an advantage with soft tyres allocated for the whole weekend?

The move to soft tyres this weekend should increase lap pace and increase tyre degradation. I am not sure it will be giving us an advantage over the field, but it should improve the racing.

COMING UP

Saturday 22nd October

10:45-11:05 - Qualifying

13:55-16:25 - Race 22 – 300kms

Sunday 23rd October

9:35-9:55 - Qualifying

11:25-11:50 - Top Ten Shootout

14:25-16:55 - Race 23 - 300kms

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Published: 21 October 2016.

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