Gold Coast 600: Walsh explains practice tangle
Ash Walsh says he was trying to get out of Warren Luff's way when the pair tangled during second practice for the Gold Coast 600.
Walsh ran wide at Turn 12 before being tagged from behind by Luff on the run to Turn 13, the contact tipping the Brad Jones Racing Holden into a spin that ended with front-end contact with the wall.
It was a costly incident for Walsh, the damage severe enough to mean he missed the majority of the 30-minute session – the only dedicated running for co-drivers.
Explaining the clash, Walsh said he was trying to get out of Luff's way.
“I ran wide the corner before,” he said.
“I saw Luffy coming up to the back of me and thought I’d get out of the road.
“I think he’s just misjudged it and tagged the back of me coming out of the corner and it’s sent me into the wall.
“It’s a shame because you don’t get much running here.”
Garth Tander comfortably set the pace in the crucial session, the Triple Eight driver more than three-tenths clear of the field.
His 1m10.663s was the second fastest time so far today, only Jamie Whincup having been quicker in the earlier primary driver session.
James Moffat finished the co-driver session second, followed by DJR Team Penske pair Alex Premat and Tony D'Alberto.
Jack Perkins and Jono Webb were next, as Michael Caruso, Craig Lowndes, Dean Fiore and Will Brown rounded out the Top 10.
|1||97|| Shane van Gisbergen
|Holden Commodore ZB||18||01'10.663||150.799|
|2||55|| Chaz Mostert
|Ford Mustang GT||19||01'10.977||00.314||00.314||150.131|
|3||17|| Scott McLaughlin
|Ford Mustang GT||20||01'11.138||00.475||00.161||149.791|
|4||12|| Fabian Coulthard
|Ford Mustang GT||14||01'11.201||00.537||00.062||149.660|
|5||22|| James Courtney
|Holden Commodore ZB||19||01'11.300||00.636||00.098||149.452|
|6||19|| Jack Le Brocq
|Holden Commodore ZB||15||01'11.310||00.646||00.010||149.431|
|7||6|| Cameron Waters
|Ford Mustang GT||16||01'11.318||00.654||00.008||149.415|
|8||888|| Jamie Whincup
|Holden Commodore ZB||18||01'11.321||00.658||00.003||149.407|
|9||3|| Garry Jacobson
|10||99|| Anton De Pasquale
|Holden Commodore ZB||19||01'11.468||00.805||00.133||149.100|
|11||7|| Andre Heimgartner
|12||2|| Scott Pye
|Holden Commodore ZB||19||01'11.629||00.965||00.055||148.766|
|13||9|| David Reynolds
|Holden Commodore ZB||20||01'11.639||00.976||00.010||148.744|
|14||23|| Will Davison
|Ford Mustang GT||17||01'11.857||01.194||00.218||148.293|
|15||8|| Nick Percat
|Holden Commodore ZB||21||01'11.869||01.205||00.011||148.269|
|16||33|| Richie Stanaway
|Holden Commodore ZB||16||01'11.890||01.226||00.021||148.225|
|17||15|| Rick Kelly
|18||14|| Tim Slade
|Holden Commodore ZB||7||01'12.077||01.413||00.154||147.841|
|19||21|| Macauley Jones
|Holden Commodore ZB||16||01'12.243||01.579||00.166||147.501|
|20||5|| Lee Holdsworth
|Ford Mustang GT||16||01'12.346||01.683||00.103||147.290|
|21||78|| Simona de Silvestro
|22||18|| Mark Winterbottom
|Holden Commodore ZB||15||01'12.447||01.784||00.022||147.085|
|23||34|| James Golding
|Holden Commodore ZB||1||01'12.481||01.818||00.033||147.016|
|24||35|| Todd Hazelwood
|Holden Commodore ZB||13||01'12.570||01.906||00.088||146.836|
|Holden Commodore ZB||18||01'13.350||02.686||00.779||145.275|
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