Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale tops windy P1

Anton De Pasquale continued his sparkling Sydney form by topping a windy opening practice session at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale tops windy P1

The Dick Johnson Racing driver was once again the class of the field in blustery conditions, a 1m29.440s on his green tyre run leaving him three-tenths clear of the field.

Best of the rest was DJR teammate Will Davison, who edged out Erebus rookie Will Brown.

Jamie Whincup led the way for Triple Eight in fourth, well clear of his teammate Shane van Gisbergen. The series leader had a slow start to the weekend, not running greens at the end as he slumped to 16th.

Tim Slade was the best of the Tickford-built Mustangs in fifth, ahead of Chaz Mostert, Cam Waters and Jack Le Brocq.

Todd Hazelwood and Andre Heimgartner rounded out the Top 10 ahead of James Courtney and Bryce Fullwood.

Mark Winterbottom, who led the way for the majority of the session thanks to his first run, slipped all the way back to 13th after not running green rubber at the end.

Cla # Driver Car Laps Time Gap Interval
1 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Ford Mustang GT 13 1'29.440
2 17 Australia Will Davison
Ford Mustang GT 11 1'29.748 0.307 0.307
3 9 Australia Will Brown
Holden Commodore ZB 9 1'29.757 0.317 0.009
4 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'29.901 0.461 0.144
5 3 Australia Tim Slade
Ford Mustang GT 9 1'29.970 0.530 0.068
6 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 9 1'29.991 0.550 0.020
7 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 10 1'30.041 0.601 0.050
8 5 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Ford Mustang GT 12 1'30.083 0.643 0.042
9 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 13 1'30.119 0.679 0.035
10 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Ford Mustang GT 10 1'30.179 0.738 0.059
11 44 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 11 1'30.276 0.835 0.097
12 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.297 0.857 0.021
13 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 9 1'30.364 0.923 0.066
14 99 Brodie Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 10 1'30.410 0.970 0.046
15 22 Australia Garry Jacobson
Holden Commodore ZB 10 1'30.532 1.091 0.121
16 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.621 1.181 0.089
17 8 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 12 1'30.689 1.248 0.067
18 96 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 12 1'30.850 1.410 0.161
19 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.942 1.501 0.091
20 34 Australia Jake Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 9 1'31.315 1.875 0.373
21 35 Australia Zane Goddard
Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'31.410 1.970 0.095
22 26 Australia Luke Youlden
Ford Mustang GT 9 1'31.598 2.158 0.187
23 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 13 1'31.659 2.218 0.060
24 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore ZB 13 1'31.813 2.373 0.154
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