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
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.
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.