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Randle crashes heavily, Mostert tops final practice

ADELAIDE’S notorious Turn 8 has bitten hard, with Thomas Randle’s impressive VALO Adelaide 500 taking a turn for the worse.

Randle has been fast all event, including topping the opening session on Thursday, and sat atop the timesheets for a chunk of Practice 3.

However, it ended in tears when Randle slammed into the outside wall at Turn 8 inside the final minute of the session.

With severe left-side damage, the Castrol Mustang is in grave doubt to make the Top 10 Shootout, for which Randle is due to be the first car out on track at 12:35pm local time (1:05pm AEDT).

It could even be a race against the clock to make the Race 33 grid this afternoon at 3:15pm local time (3:45pm AEDT).

Randle is the second driver to find trouble at Turn 8 this week, following Macauley Jones on Thursday.

Qualifying fast-man Chaz Mostert topped the session with a 1:18.8571s.

Anton De Pasquale had been on track to take over top spot, setting two purple sectors before the red flags curtailed his run.

In the end, Mostert was the only driver below the 1:19 marker, and still a couple of tenths of yesterday’s record 1:18.6763s.

Behind Mostert was Andre Heimgartner, James Courtney, Shane van Gisbergen and Randle in fifth.

De Pasquale was forced to settle for 15th.

RESULTS: Practice 3, 2022 VALO Adelaide 500

PosNo.DriverTeamCarTime
125Chaz MostertWAUHolden1m18.8571s
28Andre HeimgartnerBJRHolden+0.1629s
35James CourtneyTickfordFord+0.167s
41Shane van GisbergenTriple EightHolden+0.2788s
555Thomas RandleTickfordFord+0.3326s
66Cam WatersTickfordFord+0.3873s
720Scott PyeTeam 18Holden+0.5887s
826David ReynoldsGroveFord+0.6111s
99Will BrownErebusHolden+0.6475s
1096Macauley JonesBJRHolden+0.6543s
112Nick PercatWAUHolden+0.6645s
123Tim SladeBRTFord+0.8445s
1310Lee HoldsworthGroveFord+0.9332s
1435Todd HazelwoodMSRHolden+0.9465s
1511Anton De PasqualeDJRFord+0.9734s
1688Broc FeeneyTriple EightHolden+1.0803s
1718Mark WinterbottomTeam 18Holden+1.1923s
1817Will DavisonDJRFord+1.2272s
1999Brodie KosteckiErebusHolden+1.3293s
2014Bryce FullwoodBJRHolden+1.4301s
2131James GoldingPremiAirHolden+1.4632s
2256Jake KosteckiTickfordFord+1.5379s
2334Jack Le BrocqMSRHolden+1.5629s
244Jack SmithBJRHolden+1.8447s
2522Chris PitherPremiAirHolden+2.1002s
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