Thursday 8 October 2015 11:30
By: Samantha McLaughlin
Paul Dumbrell has narrowly edged Chris Pither for the fastest time in first practice at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
The pair frequently swapped places at the top of the time sheet during the second half of the session, before the two-time V8 Supercars Dunlop Series Champion secured the fastest time with a 2min08.14.
Pither trailed by 0.37secs, ahead of Brad Jones Racing’s Andrew Jones in third, who held the top spot in the sessions first few minutes.
Series leader Cameron Waters was unusually further down the order in fifth fastest, while Ant Pedersen and Todd Hazelwood were sixth and seventh quickest by the end of the 40-minute session.
Despite coming home inside the top ten, Garry Jacobson’s run was hindered by an engine issue that forced him to retire from the session early.
Smoke poured from the rear of his #54...
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