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Waters sets pace in Gold Coast Practice 2

A last-gasp effort from Cam Waters gave Tickford Racing bragging rights on the opening day of action at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500.

The Monster Energy Mustang driver clocked a session best 1:10.7215s moments prior to the chequered flag falling on the 30-minute session.

That knocked Practice 1 pacesetter Will Davison back to second – the Shell Mustang driver having likewise bumped Shane van Gisbergen from the top moments earlier.

Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Chaz Mostert was fourth, ensuring four different teams were separated by less than one tenth of a second.

“It was a little bit wild, scraping all the fences. Probably a bit too close for my liking. But the car is fast,” said Waters.

“We definitely made a few improvements between the practices, so that’s good. We’ll see how we go tomorrow.”

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Red flags were called five minutes into the session when Will Brown’s Erebus Commodore stopped on the back straight, its battery flat following alternator failure.

It was an extended stoppage as officials utilised the opportunity to reposition the tyre bundles at the beachside chicane.

The offending bundles had been pushed back from the apexes of the corners for the Porsche Carrera Cup Practice 2 session that preceded the Supercars outing.

Waters had gone fastest just prior to the red flag, clocking a 1:11.0445s aboard his Tickford Racing Mustang.

Tickford was also busy during the red flag, undertaking minor repairs to Waters’ car following a brush with the wall.

Waters again charged after the green flags flew, soon improving his earlier time to 1:10.8925s – the first sub 1:11s lap of the weekend.

Van Gisbergen improved that to 1:10.7416s with six minutes remaining and did not improve late as Davison and then Waters eclipsed him.

Broc Feeney ended his first day tackling the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit aboard a Supercar back in 19th, having been 21st in the opening session.

It was a strong day for David Reynolds, who backed up his sixth place in Practice 1 with fifth in the second outing.

The remainder of the Practice 2 top 10 was filled by Andre Heimgartner, Anton De Pasquale, Nick Percat, Brown (following a battery change) and Mark Winterbottom.

RESULTS: Supercars Practice 2, Gold Coast 500

16Cam WatersTickfordFord1m10.7215s
217Will DavisonDJRFord+0.0182s
397Shane van GisbergenTriple EightHolden+0.0201s
425Chaz MostertWAUHolden+0.0905s
526David ReynoldsGroveFord+0.2119s
68Andre HeimgartnerBJRHolden+0.2733s
711Anton De PasqualeDJRFord+0.3287s
82Nick PercatWAUHolden+0.5066s
99Will BrownErebusHolden+0.5087s
1018Mark WinterbottomTeam 18Holden+0.5129s
115James CourtneyTickfordFord+0.5137s
1220Scott PyeTeam 18Holden+0.5322s
1310Lee HoldsworthGroveFord+0.5534s
1499Brodie KosteckiErebusHolden+0.61s
1555Thomas RandleTickfordFord+0.6293s
1696Macauley JonesBJRHolden+0.7632s
173Tim SladeBRTFord+0.8058s
1834Jack Le BrocqMSRHolden+0.8155s
1988Broc FeeneyTriple EightHolden+0.8163s
2022Chris PitherPremiAirHolden+0.8281s
2131James GoldingPremiAirHolden+1.0048s
2235Todd HazelwoodMSRHolden+1.0868s
2314Bryce FullwoodBJRHolden+1.2119s
2456Jake KosteckiTickfordFord+1.4813s
254Jack SmithBJRHolden+1.5309s
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