Fabian Coulthard leads Eastern Creek V8 Supercars test
|Saturday, February 15th 2014, 09:34 GMT|
Fabian Coulthard led the V8 Supercars pre-season test day at Eastern Creek on Saturday, with two Nissans the nearest challengers to his Brad Jones Holden.
Although mixed weather conditions and the possibility of using both tyre compounds meant the results were not straightforward, the presence of Todd and Rick Kelly in second and third in the only official test was a boost for Nissan ahead of its second season.
The brothers' team-mates Michael Caruso and James Moffat were eighth and 10th in their Altimas.
Triple Eight's Craig Lowndes was fourth, with his champion team-mate Jamie Whincup 15th. James Courtney completed the top five for Holden Racing Team.
The Volvos of Robert Dahlgren and Scott McLaughlin took 17th and 19th as the S60 made its public debut.
Lee Holdsworth was the leading Erebus Mercedes driver in 14th.
Veteran Russell Ingall had been fastest in the morning session on his debut with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, and ended up 13th overall.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Fabian Coulthard Brad Jones Holden 1m30.4787s 2. Todd Kelly Nissan 1m31.1235s +0.6448s 3. Rick Kelly Nissan 1m31.1590s +0.6803s 4. Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Holden 1m31.4806s +1.0019s 5. James Courtney HRT Holden 1m31.5789s +1.1002s 6. Shane van Gisbergen Tekno Holden 1m31.5825s +1.1038s 7. Jason Bright Brad Jones Holden 1m31.8339s +1.3552s 8. Michael Caruso Nissan 1m31.8850s +1.4063s 9. Dale Wood Britek/BJR Holden 1m31.8860s +1.4073s 10. James Moffat Nissan 1m31.9086s +1.4299s 11. Tim Slade Walkinshaw/HRT Holden 1m32.0100s +1.5313s 12. Nick Percat Rosenberg/HRT Holden 1m32.0272s +1.5485s 13. Russell Ingall Dumbrell Holden 1m32.1079s +1.6292s 14. Lee Holdsworth Erebus Mercedes 1m32.1094s +1.6307s 15. Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Holden 1m32.1739s +1.6952s 16. Chaz Mostert FPR Ford 1m32.2560s +1.7773s 17. Robert Dahlgren GRM Volvo 1m32.2609s +1.7822s 18. Mark Winterbottom FPR Ford 1m32.3644s +1.8857s 19. Scott McLaughlin GRM Volvo 1m32.3824s +1.9037s 20. Garth Tander HRT Holden 1m32.4183s +1.9396s 21. Jack Perkins Schwerkolt/FPR Ford 1m32.5324s +2.0537s 22. David Wall Dick Johnson Ford 1m32.5814s +2.1027s 23. David Reynolds Rod Nash/FPR Ford 1m32.7479s +2.2692s 24. Scott Pye Dick Johnson Ford 1m32.8920s +2.4133s 25. Will Davison Erebus Mercedes 1m33.0345s +2.5558s