V8 Supercars Round 6 moves to Darwin with Nissan setting the pace

Motorsport | 2016 Virgin Australia – V8 Supercars Championship – Round 6

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CrownBet Darwin SuperSprint at Hidden Valley Raceway – Friday

After three week break, the Virgin Australia Supercars championship headed up to the warmth of the top end, for the CrownBet Darwin SuperSprint at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Practice 1

Nissan’s Rick Kelly (Sengled) set the pace in the opening practice session. Setting a 1:07.0515 as the benchmark time.

In a return to form for Red Bull Racing Australia, both Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen were also on the pace, setting the second and third fastest times in what ended up being an uneventful hour of practice.

Practice 2

In the second practice session it was again Nissan Motorsport and Red Bull Racing Australia who were the pace setters. Dropping the mark down to 1:06:6209, Jamie Whincup ended the session fastest for the Red Bull Holden Squad.

Rick Kelly, Shane Van Gisbergen and Volvo’s Scott McLauglhlin rounded out the top four at the end of the second hour session.

Erebus Motorsports Aaren Russell managed to find the tyre wall at Turn 14 during practice, he managed to return to the pits without assistance. However he’d take no further part in the session while his car was repaired.

Championship Coverage

The V8 Supercars are back on track tomorrow with a 15 minute qualifying session before the first race of the weekend.

Keep tuned into MyDrive for updates throughout the Virgin Australia Supercars in Darwin, as well as the rest of the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship.

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