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SYDNEY SUPERNIGHT – SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER – QUALIFYING, TTS, RACE 20
Anton De Pasquale – No. 11 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Qualifying – 1st (Fastest Time:1m28:558s)
Top Ten Shootout – 1st (Fastest Time: 1m28:077s)
Race 20 – 1st (Fastest Time: 1m30:605s)
Will Davison – No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Qualifying – 2nd (Fastest Time: 1m28:701s)
Top Ten Shootout – 3rd (Fastest Time: 1m28:606)
Race 20 – 7th (Fastest Time: 1m31:502s)
Anton De Pasquale claims victory on the opening night at Sydney Motorsport Park. Teammate Will Davison finished 7th.
Race 20 Recap
Anton De Pasquale started the 125km sprint race in P1, and teammate Davison started just behind him in P3. Both drivers retained their positions into turn 1, until Davison was wide at turn 6 and dropped to P4.
Davison was the first Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang to complete his compulsory pit stop on lap 15. The crew serviced him with two used tyres on the right side only. Davison rejoined behind Reynolds.
De Pasquale stopped for his compulsory put stop one lap later for two used tyres on the right side only. De Pasquale rejoined the field in P1.
With all compulsory pit stops complete on lap 22, De Pasquale sits P1 and Davison sits P8.
De Pasquale ran home with it to finish in P1 and Davison finished in P7.
DE PASQUALE QUOTE
“Good to convert the pole position, we’ve had a couple get away from us this year. To have a smooth day is good. It’s converting the races which is really what we want, so to get one of those straight up after the long break.”
“Obviously a big turnaround from yesterday, we will take the points today and take the positives. We’ve got a really good platform to work from now for tomorrow, which I’m optimistic about.”