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BATHURST FRIDAY – TIM SLADE / ANDRE HEIMGARTNER

TODAY'S TIMES

Practice Four – Co-Drivers

Position: 24 – 2:07.4051

Fastest: Dean Canto: 2:05.3368

Practice Five – All Drivers

Position: 17 – 2:05.4163

Fastest: Scott Mclaughlin - 2:04.1470

Qualifying

Qualified: 18 – 2:05.5562

Provisional Pole Position: Scott Mclaughlin – 2:04.2254

 

After a tumultuous day at Mount Panorama yesterday, the Freightliner Racing crew worked through the night to prepare the damaged Commodore for first practice this morning. To add some further drama, co-driver Ash Walsh was forced to relinquish his seat after suffering debilitating pain from a rib injury. Andre Heimgartner will take his place and took part in the co-driver practice session this morning. In the afternoon’s qualifying session Tim Slade put the Freightliner Commodore in 18th place for Sunday’s race.

 

THE WORD FROM TIM / ASH

Tim: “The guys have done an amazing job to get the car all fixed up. It was a pretty disappointing day, the car was really fast straight up yesterday and it’s a setback losing so much track time. The car felt pretty good in qualifying but we just didn’t have the pace. We need to work on some outright pace and the race car. We need to get Andre comfortable too. It’s going to be a bit of a challenge but we’ll work through it.”

 

Ash: “I was hoping for a miracle but I just haven’t recovered as well as I’d like and I just thought it was best for the team to put Andre in and give him the best opportunity to get laps and all the things that he needs to do to get ready for Sunday.”

 

Andre: “I’m feeling pretty relaxed. The car feels really good. It’s nice and stable over the top and a pleasure to drive so I’m looking forward to Sunday.”

 

COMING UP

Saturday 7th October

10:10-11:10 – Practice Six – All Drivers

17:10-17:55 – Top Ten Shootout

Sunday 8th October

8:05-8:25 – Warm Up

9:05-9:20 – Drivers Parade

11:10 – Bathurst 1000 / 161 Laps

 

MEET TIM & ASH

Saturday 7th October

12:45-12:45 – Supercars Autograph Session – Freightliner Racing Garage

13:30-13:45 – Autograph Session – Freightliner Racing Tent in Merchandise Alley

 

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Published: 06 October 2017.

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