The Bend Supercars: Winterbottom fastest in damp practice

Mark Winterbottom topped a damp first Supercars practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Overnight rain made for a wet start to Saturday's action in South Australia, conditions improving across the first half-hour session without the track full drying out.

That meant there was a flurry of late times, Winterbottom the best of them with a 1m50.494s on his final run.

That was good enough to put the Team 18 driver three-hundredths clear of series leader Shane van Gisbergen, who was a consistent front-runner throughout the session.

Winner of the last race Chaz Mostert was third fastest while James Courtney was best of the Fords in fourth. That was despite the Tickford driver prompting a short stoppage after beaching his Mustang at Turn 6.

Anton De Pasquale, Cam Waters and Will Davison were next as Will Brown, Scott Pye and Tim Slade rounded out the Top 10.

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.494
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.533 0.039 0.039
3 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.602 0.108 0.069
4 44 Australia James Courtney
Ford Mustang GT 1'50.607 0.113 0.005
5 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Ford Mustang GT 1'50.826 0.332 0.219
6 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Ford Mustang GT 1'50.855 0.361 0.029
7 17 Australia Will Davison
Ford Mustang GT 1'50.927 0.432 0.071
8 9 Australia Will Brown
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.065 0.571 0.138
9 20 Australia Scott Pye
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.112 0.618 0.046
10 3 Australia Tim Slade
Ford Mustang GT 1'51.139 0.645 0.027
11 8 Australia Nick Percat
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.230 0.736 0.091
12 5 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Ford Mustang GT 1'51.353 0.858 0.122
13 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.509 1.015 0.156
14 96 Australia Macauley Jones
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.585 1.090 0.075
15 55 Australia Thomas Randle
Ford Mustang GT 1'51.733 1.238 0.148
16 99 Brodie Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.872 1.377 0.138
17 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.898 1.404 0.026
18 4 Australia Jack Smith
Holden Commodore ZB 1'52.056 1.561 0.157
19 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Ford Mustang GT 1'52.255 1.761 0.199
20 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Holden Commodore ZB 1'52.440 1.945 0.184
21 35 Australia Zane Goddard
Holden Commodore ZB 1'52.519 2.025 0.079
22 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Holden Commodore ZB 1'53.063 2.569 0.544
23 34 Australia Jake Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'53.648 3.153 0.584
24 27 Australia Kurt Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 1'53.725 3.231 0.077
25 22 Australia Garry Jacobson
Holden Commodore ZB 1'54.178 3.683 0.452
26 26 Australia David Reynolds
Ford Mustang GT 1'57.759 7.265 3.581
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