22 Nov 2008

V8 leader cruises in practice

6:39 am on 22 November 2008

The V8 supercar championship leader, Ford campaigner Jamie Whincup, has been sixth fastest in practice at this weekend's penultimate round in Launceston.

Whincup has a commanding, but not unassailable, 187 point edge in the series over the Ford of Mark Winterbottom.

Winterbottom has set the quickest lap time in the three practice sessions from Craig Lowndes as Ford took the first two places and Garth Tander brought his Holden in in third place.