Auckland Supercars: Davison retains DJR on high

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It was Shane van Gisbergen that led the way in which within the early phases of the half-hour session courtesy of a 1m02.807s.

Fellow Kiwi Andre Heimgartner then took over high spot with a 1m02.634s earlier than Cam Waters lowered the benchmark to a 1m02.430s.

Friday pacesetter Anton De Pasquale had a quick stint on high mid-way by the session earlier than van Gisbergen went quickest once more with a 1m02.258s.

Then with 5 minutes to go Davison landed the hammer blow, the veteran setting a 1m02.154s regardless of not operating inexperienced rubber.

“Actually good session, actually productive,” stated Davison.

“We had a great run yesterday, we ran a second set [of green tyres] yesterday. However we knew we have been robust on the primary set. We wished to run by the programme and this information in a single day helped us rather a lot.

“We have been able to run a brand new set [today] however I used to be proud of what we did re-using yesterday’s tyres. We discovered what we would have liked to, there was no level losing one other set.”

Heimgartner ended up second, simply 0.01s off Davison, whereas Walkinshaw Andretti United pair Chaz Mostert and Nick Percat have been additionally inside a tenth of the tempo.

Van Gisbergen was shuffled again to fifth after not bettering on his closing run forward of De Pasquale, Waters, Scott Pye, Bryce Fullwood and David Reynolds.

It was a troublesome session for the 2 Kosteckis within the subject, with Jake Kostecki prompting an early crimson flag by getting bogged within the sand at Flip 4.

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Brodie Kostecki than had a high-speed off on the closing nook late within the session, swiping the wall in his Erebus Holden.

“I am spewing truly,” he stated. “I used to be beginning to get someplace with the automobile and I made a fairly large mistake for the left-handed, received an excessive amount of kerb and misplaced it in between each corners.

“It broke the left-rear toe hyperlink. Fortunately it is not that dangerous, however a bit of labor for the boys previous to qualifying is not a great factor.”

Qualifying kicks off at 2pm native time.


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