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The Bulls cut their final practice laps before tomorrow’s ‘Great Race’

Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup – Car #88
Practice 5 (co-drivers only) – 10th (2:27.2669)
Practice 6 – 16th (2:06.8456)

Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander – Car #97
Practice 5 (co-drivers only) – 15th (2:27.6544)
Practice 6 – Second (2:05.6137)
Top Ten Shootout – Cancelled due to weather


Broc Feeney – Car #88
“I wasn’t in the car for much of today, and was only in for the one hour session this afternoon. JDub (Jamie Whincup) went out in the co-driver session and was pretty quick out of the gate, but then he had a mistake and got into the fence at turn two. The team did an amazing job and got the car back to brand new for Practice 6. We had a dry session and tried to work on our race car and procedures for tomorrow and it all went really well. The car is now fine, there was nothing major and it was basically back to brand new thanks to the guys and girls in the garage. We got stuck into some setup changes and some driver change practice and it all went really well. Tomorrow is going to be good – we’re starting P14 so we have a few cars to pass but I think we got the car a bit better in that last practice and we’ll have a final tune up in the morning, but we’re there or there abouts with the race car, and I have a quick co-driver so we should be fine.”

Jamie Whincup – Car #88
“I had a bingle today, unfortunately. I was pushing hard in the rain and unfortunately I just locked the wheel at the top of mountain straight and went into the fence. It’s obviously not ideal because it creates a bit of work for the team and there’s already a massive work load to get the car on track for tomorrow, but all in all the car was quite quick in the wet. Broc was reasonably happy in the dry conditions, but we have some work to do overnight to get the car more competitive to where we’d like it in the dry. We’re all going to take a guess on what the weather’s going to do tomorrow afternoon and hopefully we guess right and fingers crossed we have a good car at the end of the day.”

Shane van Gisbergen – Car #97
“It was really good to get a dry session in today. We expected it to be wet all day so to get the dry session was nice. We made some tweaks to the car and we both got a bit of a run which was good. We’ll start P7 tomorrow with our penalty due to the top ten shootout being cancelled, so our focus is now on tomorrow’s race. Our driver changes throughout the day were good, and it’s good to do them hot to get the process going and make sure everything is up to scratch. It would have been silly for the top ten shootout to go ahead in these conditions and the right call was definitely made. All eyes on tomorrow’s race now.”

Garth Tander – Car #97
“I got some wet running in this morning which was good because I didn’t do any wet running on Friday, so it’s definitely good to have that in the bank in case it’s wet on Sunday. That all went well and there were zero risks because we took it very cautiously. We then did some pit stop practices and bits-and-pieces at the start of Practice 6 and then gave the car to Shane (van Gisbergen). It ended up being a dry session so we did a fair bit of dry running and it looks like the car is pretty speedy in the dry which is obviously a good sign. It’s forecasted to be dry for the race tomorrow so that’s going to be handy. I think we’re well placed to have a decent crack for the race tomorrow.”