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Courtney quickest at Perth V8s

NZN 6/05/2016

James Courtney has gone quickest in practice at the V8 Supercars meet in Perth, snapping Scott McLaughlin's golden run.

The Holden Racing Team man charted a 55.93s second lap around the short Barbagallo Raceway on Friday.

On a bleak day of intermittent rain, Craig Lowndes was second quickest and Kiwi McLaughlin came in third.

McLaughlin won every qualifying session and two races at the last-out Phillip Island meet and had charted first in the day's opening practice.

Both Friday's practice sessions began under rain before clearing, allowing drivers to throw on slicks in pursuit of quick times.

A forecast of thunderstorms for Saturday will make for challenging racing.

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