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World news – Sandown Supercars: Waters piped Winter Bottom in second practice

Cam Waters threw a punch to Mark Winterbottom in a narrowly run second Supercars training session in Sandown.

It was Winterbottom who led most of the half-hour session. The veteran was the fastest with a time of 1: 08.166 minutes at the 12-minute mark.

He was still the fastest when he lowered the benchmark to 1: 07.917 s in the closing stages of the session. </ However, it wasn't good enough to get P1. Winterbottom's former teammate Waters drove 0.004 seconds faster just in front of the flag.

Not that Winterbottom was overly concerned, the 2015 Series Champion was delighted with the braking performance of his team 18 Holden.

« Has been from the start the car felt really good, especially under the brakes, « he said. « These cars are pretty heavy. If you can pull them up, you’re half a crack on the corner. I’m very confident that I feel good under brakes. We can still tweak them a bit. »

Anton De Pasquale recovered from a quiet performance in the first session with the third fastest time, two tenths slower than the pace. That was despite some mental games by Shane van Gisbergen from Triple Eight, who gave him a kick on the bumper at the exit of the pits at the beginning of the session.

Chaz Mostert was another driver who turned his fortune into practice in the second session 1 turned. The Walkinshaw rider finished fourth, while van Gisbergen defied his broken collarbone and finished fifth.

The Tickford couple James Courtney and Jack Le Brocq supported their Training 1-Tempo in sixth and seventh ahead of the Holden riders Scott Pye, Nick Percat and Macauley Jones.

Will Davison missed the top 10 again, Dick Johnson Racing was only twelfth fastest when Tim Slade and Jamie Whincup, who both stood near the front in the first session, rose the 13th and 14th place fell back.

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Sandown Supercars: Waters pips winter bottom in second training
Waters pips winter bottom in last training session
Cam Waters top exercise transition into qualifying

Ref: https://au.motorsport.com

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