Additional drivers confirmed for Tassie practice
The majority of the Supercars paddock is set to take advantage of an additional drivers practice session which has been added to the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint schedule.
Shell V-Power Racing will field Tony D’Alberto across both the #12 and #17 Mustangs in the absence of Scott McLaughlin’s US-based Pirtek Enduro Cup co-driver Alexandre Premat.
Craig Lowndes will conduct his first official Supercars outing of the season as he takes over Jamie Whincup’s #88 Red Bull Holden while new signing Garth Tander will pilot Shane van Gisbergen’s Commodore.
Tickford is yet to confirm its enduro line-up for the #5 car although it is expected that Randle will fill the seat, joining Michael Caruso (#6 Monster Energy Racing), James Moffat (#55 Supercheap Auto Racing) and Alex Davison (Milwaukee Racing) in the remaining Tickford run Fords.
Meanwhile, Jonathon Webb is set to drive the #19 Tekno Autosports Holden.
Garry Rogers Motorsport (Boost Mobile Racing) has elected not to take part in the session.
The team is yet to unveil its enduro line-up to partner Richie Stanaway and James Golding.
Kelly Racing is yet to put any drivers forward for the session at Symmons Plains with all four seats awaiting confirmation for the upcoming Pirtek Enduro Cup.
Matt Stone Racing and Team CoolDrive are also set to miss the session according to the official entry list.
Jack Smith is permitted to take part in the session due to being a wildcard entry for Brad Jones Racing.
Additional driver practice at Symmons Plains is scheduled to begin at 1030 AEDT.
Additional Drivers Tasmania entry list
|Num||Team||Primary driver||Additional driver||Car|
|2||Mobil 1 Mega Racing (WAU)||Scott Pye||Warren Luff||ZB Commodore|
|22||Mobil 1 Mega Racing (WAU)||James Courtney||Jack Perkins||ZB Commodore|
|3||Rabble.Club Racing (Kelly Racing)||Garry Jacobson||Nissan Altima|
|7||Plus Fitness Racing (Kelly Racing)||Andre Heimgartner||Nissan Altima|
|15||Castrol Racing (Kelly Racing)||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima|
|78||Team Harvey Norman (Kelly Racing)||Simona De Silvestro||Nissan Altima|
|4||Brad Jones Racing||Jack Smith||Jack Smith (wildcard)||ZB Commodore|
|8||Brad Jones Racing||Nick Percat||Tim Blanchard (expected)||ZB Commodore|
|14||Freightliner Racing (BJR)||Tim Slade||Ash Walsh (expected)||ZB Commodore|
|21||Team CoolDrive (BJR/TBR)||Macauley Jones||ZB Commodore|
|5||The Bottle-O Racing (Tickford Racing)||Lee Holdsworth||Thomas Randle||Ford Mustang|
|6||Monster Energy Racing (Tickford Racing)||Cameron Waters||Michael Caruso||Ford Mustang|
|23||Milwaukee Racing (23Red/Tickford Racing)||Will Davison||Alex Davison||Ford Mustang|
|55||Supercheap Auto Racing (Tickford Racing)||Chaz Mostert||James Moffat||Ford Mustang|
|9||Penrite Racing (Erebus Motorsport)||David Reynolds||Luke Youlden||ZB Commodore|
|99||Penrite Racing (Erebus Motorsport)||Anton De Pasquale||Will Brown||ZB Commodore|
|12||Shell V-Power Racing Team (DJRTP)||Fabian Coulthard||Tony D’Alberto||Ford Mustang|
|17||Shell V-Power Racing Team (DJRTP)||Scott McLaughlin||Tony D’Alberto||Ford Mustang|
|18||Irwin Racing (Team 18)||Mark Winterbottom||Steven Richards||ZB Commodore|
|19||Truck Assist Tekno Racing||Jack Le Brocq||Jonathon Webb||ZB Commodore|
|33||Boost Mobile Racing (GRM)||Richie Stanaway||ZB Commodore|
|34||Boost Mobile Racing (GRM)||James Golding||ZB Commodore|
|35||Matt Stone Racing||Todd Hazelwood||ZB Commodore|
|88||Red Bull Holden Racing Team (Triple Eight)||Jamie Whincup||Craig Lowndes||ZB Commodore|
|97||Red Bull Holden Racing Team (Triple Eight)||Shane van Gisbergen||Garth Tander||ZB Commodore|