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LIVE DIARY: PERTH FRIDAY

1550 After a day of practice we’re left with the two sides of the garage feeling very different ways: Car 1 – optimistic that they’re on the right path and feeling good about today’s results; Car 97 – …meh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jamie Whincup – Car #1
Practice 1 – Fifth (Fastest Time: 0:55.9387)
Practice 2Fourth (Fastest Time: 0:55.0828)

“We’re in the top 10, so we’re happy. That’s what you’ve got to achieve on Fridays these days, especially here where you’ve got very limited tyres. We ran through our program, which went to plan. I’m not getting too carried away though or over-confident because we were quite good on Friday at Phillip Island and it turned pear-shaped. We’ve managed to have a good Friday again, but the hard work is now making sure that we can consolidate the effort we put in today to have as good a weekend as we can.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
Practice 1 – 22nd (Fastest Time: 0:56.5928)
Practice 2 –  Ninth (Fastest Time: 0:55.3381)

“It wasn’t the easiest day today, we had a lot of understeer. This isn’t my favourite track, I’ve never gone that well here. It’s hard to feel any changes in the car, but I think we’re there or thereabouts. The car just doesn’t give you any feeling when it’s this low grip. We put new tyres on and it feels okay, but I don’t know. We finished inside the top 10, so that’s positive because it means we go straight through to the second qualifying session tomorrow. We’ve also got another practice session tomorrow before qualy, so at least we can run through any changes we make overnight.”

1510 Beached as bro.


1430 This is the session that counts…


1345 If you didn’t catch the boys today don’t worry, they’ll be back tomorrow.

1220 Make sure you head over to the merch alley for our autograph session.

1200 Practice 1 is complete. JDub finished in 5th and SVG 22nd. Barbagallo Raceway is a high degradation circuit, tyres are VERY important here.

1035 Team briefing – check. 30 mins until we are out for practice 1, we are itching to get out there!

0910 Perth, you’ve turned the weather on! #justanotherdayinWA

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0800 We are all the way WEST! It’s great to be back in Perth and we are excited to be back to the new SuperSprint format. Two all-important practice sessions today.

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