12 Apr 2013

Winterbottom fastest in practice at Pukekohe

6:23 pm on 12 April 2013

Fabian Coulthard in a Holden was the fastest of the New Zealand drivers in today's practice sessions for this weekend's V8 Supercar races at the revamped Pukekohe circuit.

Coultard, who's won two of the five official races so far this year, was third overall.

The Australian driver Mark Winterbottom in a Ford was fastest, just over one hundredth of second ahead of countryman Jamie Whincup in a Holden.

New Zealander Shane Van Gisbergen also in a Holden was fifth and says it's taking time to adjust to the new course layout.