CHALLENGING SATURDAY AT WINTON

WINTON SUPERSPRINT – PRACTICE, QUALIFYING, RACE 13
Anton De Pasquale – No. 11 Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang GT
Practice 1 – 20th (Fastest Time: 1m19.561s)
Practice 2 – 5th (Fastest Time: 1m18.659s)
Qualifying – Race 13 – 6th (Fastest Time: 1m18.543s)
Race 13 – 8th (Fastest Time: 1m20.550s)

Will Davison – No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang GT
Practice 1 – 25th (Fastest Time: 1m19.917s)
Practice 2 – 10th (Fastest Time: 1m19.037s)
Qualifying – Race 13 – 13th (Fastest Time: 1m18.793s)
Race 13 – 11th (Fastest Time: 1m21.068s)

Anton De Pasquale finishes Race 13 in P8 and teammate Will Davison finishes in P11.

RACE 13 RECAP
After a three-year COVID hiatus, Supercars returned to Winton Motor Raceway today for Race 13. Anton De Pasquale started the race from P6, and teammate Will Davison started from P13.

Cool on-track conditions with minimal cloud cover the Winton area, 27 Supercars hit the track on Super Soft Dunlop tyres.

De Pasquale and Davison both had good starts, with De Pasquale retaining his P6 position and Davison gaining a position into P12.

Reynolds tried to pass De Pasquale on lap 2 and he coped a bump in the right rear quarter, dropping him to P7 and subsequently dropping off the kerb on lap 3 and losing two positions to P9.

De Pasquale and Davison remained in their positions throughout the race and the Team decided on a longer pit stop strategy for Race 13. De Pasquale was the first Shell V-Power Mustang to stop on lap 21 for left side tyres only.

Davison stopped on lap 24 for left side tyres only. The pit stop crew were once again lightening quick with two quick stops for the Shell V-Power Racing Team.

After the completion of all compulsory pit stops, De Pasquale sat in P8 and Davison in P11.

De Pasquale finished Race 13 in P8 and Davison in P11.

DE PASQUALE QUOTE
“We rolled out of the truck slightly off today and the two-day formats, unfortunately, don’t give you enough time to make changes when you’re chasing your tail. We couldn’t maximise all we had out there.

“We’ll take a look at everything over and come back again tomorrow.”

DAVISON QUOTE
“It was a difficult day; we knew we would be up against it after not being here since 2019. We knew we needed to roll out of the truck fast with today’s format. Unfortunately, we didn’t, and we’ve been chasing the set-up all day.

“A few times during the day we made some improvements, obviously we had a bit of a strategy issue in qualifying, which halted us from progressing into Q3. We had a big swing at the set-up for the race and we definitely learnt some things and gained some valuable data. Overall, we weren’t anywhere near competitive enough in the race.

“The crew did an amazing pit stop once again this weekend. We’ve got lots of information to look at overnight and we’re focused on making changes for tomorrow’s two races.”