Waters pips van Gisbergen in Gold Coast Practice 3

Cam Waters
Cam Waters' puts his Mustang on top

Cam Waters was the quickest driver in this afternoon’s third and final practice session for this weekend’s Vodafone Gold Coast 600.

Waters was fastest in the Monster Energy Mustang in a session that was disrupted by an excess of water on the Surfers Paradise street circuit, sending a group of drivers within millimeters of the concrete walls.

"We weren’t really running the best tires of the session then we put a good tire on. It’s more about me trusting the car to do its job," Waters said.

"It was a good lap – the car’s pretty comfortable to drive.

You’ve got to be on the limit here every lap – every lap I had the mirror pushed in so they might have to put a little spring on that to push that back out tomorrow."

The Red Bull Holden duo of Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup were second and third quickest this afternoon respectively ahead of the KISS Penrite Racing Commodore of David Reynolds.

"The second lap the tire was gone but I drove a bit better and then just losing the tire at the end of the lap so there’s probably a little bit in tuning that up," van Gisbergen said.

"I went down and watched in the practice and it was bloody impressive man – but it probably scared me, I didn’t want to get back in there."

The Mustangs of Lee Holdsworth and Chaz Mostert were fifth and sixth while runaway Championship leader Scott McLaughlin was seventh as he struggled to find a clean lap, penalized for hopping over the iconic street circuit curbs.

"Really happy with it but I had to tone my driving down a little bit, we actually did a way faster lap before that so I think we were right there which is the main thing," McLaughlin said.

"This track is unique so if you can take more curb, the faster you’re going to go around it. My car can take it which is nice, I’ve just got to drive it and I’ll be right."

Drivers will now prepare for tomorrow morning’s opening qualifying session of the weekend and the opening 300km race of the weekend.

Results: Practice 3

Pos No. Driver(s) Car Time Behind
1 6 Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 1:09.9534 0.0000
2 97 Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.0469 0.0935
3 888 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.0969 0.1435
4 9 David Reynolds Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.1192 0.1658
5 5 Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 1:10.1758 0.2224
6 55 Chaz Mostert Ford Mustang GT 1:10.2938 0.3404
7 17 Scott McLaughlin Ford Mustang GT 1:10.3008 0.3474
8 2 Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.3258 0.3724
9 22 J.Courtney/J.Perkins Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.3568 0.4034
10 12 Fabian Coulthard Ford Mustang GT 1:10.3871 0.4337
11 7 Andre Heimgartner Nissan Altima 1:10.5016 0.5482
12 23 Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 1:10.5872 0.6338
13 18 Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.5872 0.6338
14 8 Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.7744 0.8210
15 99 Anton De Pasquale Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.8571 0.9037
16 35 Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 1:10.9213 0.9679
17 15 Rick Kelly Nissan Altima 1:11.0357 1.0823
18 19 J.Le Brocq/J.Webb Holden Commodore ZB 1:11.0691 1.1157
19 33 Richie Stanaway Holden Commodore ZB 1:11.1799 1.2265
20 14 Tim Slade Holden Commodore ZB 1:11.2449 1.2915
21 21 Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 1:11.3615 1.4081
22 3 Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 1:11.4485 1.4951
23 34 J.Golding/R.Muscat Holden Commodore ZB 1:11.4954 1.5420
24 78 Simona De Silvestro Nissan Altima 1:11.6822 1.7288

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