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SYDNEY SUPERNIGHT – FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER – CO-DRIVER SESSION, PRACTICE 1
Anton De Pasquale and Tony D’Alberto – No. 11 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Co-Driver Session – 17th (Fastest Time: 1m32.176s)
Practice 1 – 1st (Fastest Time: 1m29.955s)
Will Davison and Alex Davison – No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Co-Driver Session – 12th (Fastest Time: 1m31.742s)
Practice 1 – 10th (Fastest Time: 1m:30.733s)
Anton De Pasquale tops the opening Practice session at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight. Teammate Will Davison finished the session in P10.
CO-DRIVER SESSION RECAPS
D’Alberto and A.Davison hit the track on Friday afternoon for their first co-driver session ahead of the Repco Bathurst 1000 in two weeks. Due to the halt in the season and limited testing this year, the additional time for both D’Alberto and A.Davison behind the wheel of their respective Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang were valuable.
The next time both D’Alberto and A.Davison are back in their Ford Mustang will be Thursday 2nd December at Mt Panorama.
PRACTICE 1 RECAP
The fourth and final weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park and mixed tyre compounds were allocated for this weekend, the Dunlop Super Soft and the Dunlop Hard tyres. De Pasquale and Davison both started Practice 1 on used Hard tyres and quickly set the pace. In the opening minutes De Pasquale quickly set the quickest lap, with teammate Davison closely behind him in P2.
De Pasquale and Davison both came into the garage for minor adjustments and fresh green tyres throughout the session. De Pasquale continued his strong form at Sydney Motorsport Park, topping the session and teammate Davison finished the session in P10.
The Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustangs will be back on track tomorrow for Practice 2, Qualifying, the Top 10 Shootout and Race 29.
DE PASQUALE QUOTE
“The track was quite fast, it is always quick at night and quite good testing because the tyres hang in a little bit more with a little more grip.
“It has been good to have Tony and he got a heaps of laps on Tuesday. It is good to get him back in the groove. He should be sharp come Bathurst and give it a shot somewhere.”
“Track temperature was up and the balance wasn’t exactly where would have liked or I would have liked.
“We did a good race run that was pretty consistent and I’m happy with that.”
WILL DAVISON QUOTE
“It was an interrupted session where unfortunately didn’t get around on new tyres at the end. It wasn’t the sesison I was hoping for, but not too stressed ahead of the weekend.”
ALEX DAVISON QUOTE
“I’m really happy with the co-driver session, everything went to plan. Assessing the car for Will and Richard for the weekend.
“For me personally, to get some laps, the car felt good, and we weren’t worried about the overall position.”