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SYDNEY SUPERSPRINT – SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER – PRACTICE, QUALIFYING, RACE 26
Anton De Pasquale – No. 11 Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang
Practice 1: 1st (Fastest Time: 1m29:440s)
Practice 2: 1st (Fastest Time: 1m29:287s)
Qualifying: 1st (Fastest Time: 1m28:637s)
Race 26: 1st (Fastest Time: 1m31:607s)
Will Davison – No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang
Practice 1: 2nd (Fastest Time: 1m29:637s)
Practice 2: 4th (Fastest Time: 1m29:706s)
Qualifying: 3rd (Fastest Time: 1m29:026s)
Race 26: 7th (Fastest Time: 1m32:374s)
De Pasquale clean sweeps Saturday sessions. Teammate Will Davison finishes 7th in Race 26.
RACE 26 RECAP
De Pasquale started the 32 lap Sydney SuperSprint from P1 and teammate Davison wasn’t far behind him in P3. De Pasquale had an excellent start, leading the field into Turn 1, Davison also had a good start but was pushed close to the pit wall by Whincup resulting in him propping one place to P4.
Davison was the first Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang to complete his compulsory pit stop on lap 11 for two used tyres on the right side only. De Pasquale stopped for his compulsory pit stop on lap 16 for four used tyres. At the completion of all compulsory pit stops on lap 18, De Pasquale sits in P1 and Davison sits in P4.
On lap 18, the Safety Car was deployed due to Fullwood being stranded at Turn 3. Race 26 restarted on lap 21. B.Kostecki passed Davison on lap 23 for P4, Kostecki stopped for four new tyres compared to Davison’s two during the pit stop window. In the closing laps Davison was passed by Brown and Pye, who both took on four tyres during their stop.
De Pasquale finished Race 26 in P1 and Davison finished in P7.
DE PASQUALE QUOTE
“It has been a good few weeks, so we have another week and a half to go. We will try to do some more and obviously anytime you’re in that top 5; top 3, you’re having a good day.
“Our car has been in a really good window and we just been trying to maximise that as much as we can. We’ve had a few results go missing through whatever reasons, but otherwise, it’s been awesome. I’m very happy, the car has been awesome to drive and I enjoy driving it.”
“Disappointing day, I thought we made some good inroads in Practice and Qualifying, I was relatively happy with that, I didn’t think we were far away.
“The race was compromised with the Safety Car and two tyre pit stop. That obviously hurt our result, we will have a look at it all tonight, I’m sure we will be better tomorrow.”