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Anton De Pasquale – No. 11 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Practice 1 – 1st (Fastest Time: 1m31.392s)
Practice 2 – 1st (Fastest Time 1m28.806s)
Will Davison – No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Practice 1 – 9th (Fastest Time: 1m:39.454s)
Practice 2 – 22nd (Fastest Time: 1m30.766s)
Anton De Pasquale tops both Practice sessions at the Sydney SuperNight ahead of a Qualifying, Top Ten Shootout and Race today.
Practice 1 Recap
After 100+ days, the Shell V-Power Racing Team returned to racing at Sydney Motorsport Park. The allocated tyre for the weekend is the Dunlop Soft tyre.
Both the Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang GTs were fitted with brand new green tyres. De Pasquale set the quickest lap early (1m31.812s). De Pasquale and Davison both completed four laps in their opening run before coming back to the garage to make adjustments to the cars.
With 5 minutes remaining in the session, Davison made one final stop where the crew to the garage for green Soft tyres and make adjustments to the car.
The crew did one final change on De Pasquale’s car, along with green Soft tyres and sent him back out with just over 2 minutes on the clock. De Pasquale finished the session with the quickest time (1m31.392s) in Practice 1 while Davison, finished P9.
Practice 2 Recap
After a 3-hour break, we were back on track for a twilight 30-minute Practice session. In similar style to the first session, the Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustangs were fitted with used tyres for a short three lap warmup.
De Pasquale and Davison retained the same set of tyres for their second stints.
Davison had steering issues during Practice 2
For the final hit-out of the day, both cars were fitted with a set of green tyres. De Pasquale topped Practice 2 and Davison in P22.
DE PASQUALE QUOTE
“We need to put our best foot forward and starting off on the right, so hopefully we can keep that going forward and have a battle under lights and put on a good show and get back into racing.”
“Unfortunately, from our side we had issues with the steering, so we were in and out of the garage trying to fix it, but we weren’t able to get any decent running. We think we’ve found what the problem is now. We will see how we go tomorrow, I am confident we will be much better tomorrow.”
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