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Reynolds breaks lap record on the mountain

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Ford driver David Reynolds has set a new lap record in a V8 Supercar around Mount Panorama.

Reynolds was one of three cars that broke Craig Lowndes’ four-year-old time during the final practice session on Thursday for the Bathurst 1000.

His lap of 2:06.3714 was nearly half-a-second clear of Lowndes’ 2:06.8012, set during practice in 2010.

Defending Bathurst champion Mark Winterbottom was second fastest in the session, also beating the record, as did Holden driver Fabian Coulthard.

Records had been tipped to fall in the lead-up to this weekend’s Great Race following a $2 million resurfacing of the iconic public road circuit.