Auckland Supercars: De Pasquale tops Friday apply
It was a pair of Kiwis that set the tempo early within the half-hour session, Shane van Gisbergen main the way in which earlier than Andre Heimgartner jumped to the highest with a 1m02.206s on the 12-minute mark.
Van Gisbergen hit again with a 1m02.835s a couple of minutes later earlier than Davison jumped them each with a 1m02.795s.
Davison then lowered his greatest time to a 1:02.456s in the course of the glad hour on the finish of the session, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to carry off teammate De Pasquale, who set a 1m02.206s working inexperienced tyres on the flag.
“We tossed and turned for a few weeks on what we have been going to do there and thought, ‘why not?’,” stated De Pasquale of the choice to run greens.
“We haven’t been right here for just a few years. [We can] fall asleep with a bit bit of data of what to anticipate tomorrow.
“It’d put us on the again foot in some unspecified time in the future but it surely labored out for now so we’ll see how we go. We have now received a very good learn on the automobile in order that’s the primary factor of immediately.”
Heimgartner received the battle of the Kiwis with the third quickest time forward of van Gisbergen, who survived a mid-session off on the hairpin.
Cam Waters completed fifth quickest regardless of nudging the wall at Flip 4 early within the session.