Will Davison topped the opening practice session of the Coates Hire Ipswich 400 at Queensland Raceway.
The Erebus Motorsport driver headed the times for the majority of the 20 minute session, posting a best just 0.013s quicker than Brad Jones Racing’s Jason Bright.
The Erebus team was one of four to test at Queensland Raceway last week and has brought a lightly revised engine package to the event.
Ford Performance Racing’s Mark Winterbottom was third fastest having briefly topped the times during the session.
Team-mate Chaz Mostert was fourth as FPR showed strong early pace around the six-turn circuit.
Tekno Autosport’s Shane van Gisbergen was fifth quickest while Erebus Motorsport managed to get both their cars into the top six with Lee Holdsworth next in the order.
Scott Pye was seventh for Dick Johnson Racing at their home venue ahead of Nissan Motorsport’s Michael Caruso.
The Bottle-O Falcon of David Reynolds and Brad Jones Racing’s Fabian Coulthard rounded out the top 10.
Triple Eight title contenders Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes finished outside the top 10 in 12th and 24th positions respectively.
The second of three 20 minute practice sessions for the V8 Supercars at Queensland Raceway will kick-off at 1315 local time.
Result: V8 Supercars Practice 1
|1||Erebus Motorsport V8||Will Davison||Mercedes E63 AMG||01:10.08|
|2||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.08||00:00.00|
|3||Ford Pepsi Max Crew||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG||01:10.11||00:00.03|
|4||Ford Pepsi Max Crew||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||01:10.24||00:00.16|
|5||Team Tekno VIP Petfoods||Shane Van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.29||00:00.21|
|6||Erebus Motorsport V8||Lee Holdsworth||Mercedes E63 AMG||01:10.31||00:00.23|
|7||Wilson Security Racing||Scott Pye||Ford Falcon FG||01:10.31||00:00.23|
|8||Norton Hornets||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||01:10.32||00:00.24|
|9||The Bottle-O Racing Team||David Reynolds||Ford Falcon FG||01:10.36||00:00.27|
|10||Lockwood Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.36||00:00.28|
|11||Valvoline Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||Volvo S60||01:10.36||00:00.28|
|12||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.50||00:00.42|
|13||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.54||00:00.46|
|14||Wilson Security Racing||David Wall||Ford Falcon FG||01:10.57||00:00.49|
|15||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||01:10.60||00:00.52|
|16||Walkinshaw Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.60||00:00.52|
|17||Repair Management Aust||Russell Ingall||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.65||00:00.57|
|18||Team JELD-WEN||Jack Perkins||Ford Falcon FG||01:10.66||00:00.58|
|19||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.68||00:00.60|
|20||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Todd Kelly||Nissan Altima||01:10.70||00:00.62|
|21||Valvoline Racing GRM||Robert Dahlgren||Volvo S60||01:10.74||00:00.66|
|22||Norton Hornets||James Moffat||Nissan Altima||01:10.81||00:00.73|
|23||Team Advam/GB||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VF||01:10.93||00:00.85|
|24||Red Bull Racing Australia||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore VF||01:11.30||00:01.22|
|25||Supercheap Auto Racing||Tim Slade||Holden Commodore VF||01:13.70||00:03.62|