Whincup scorches the mountain in Bathurst practice

Jamie Whincup’s Red Bull Commodore has won all three practice sessions at Bathurst today.

Whincup clocked the fastest lap ever seen in a first practice session .. 2 minutes 5.95 seconds, half a second ahead of the rest of the pack.

Then he went ever faster in the final run of the day ahead of Ford duo Fabian Coulthard and Chaz Mostert.


“It’s great to get the weekend underway,” Whincup said.

“Any lap around this place is pretty cool, the track feels pretty clean, it hasn’t deteriorated too much from last year.

“The car feels there or thereabouts. Everyone is going to go quicker, the track’s got a long way to go to really rubbering up.”

Qualifying starts on Friday afternoon.