Andre Heimgartner has gone fastest in the Warm Up for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 while Team 18 and Tickford Racing each encountered drama with one of their cars.
Team 18’s Dean Fiore stopped near the end of Mountain Straight less than three minutes into the session in response to the #20 DeWalt ZB Commodore losing oil pressure.
As proceedings resumed after the red flag, Scott Pye’s and Fiore’s crew was seen fetching an engine crane although a full change may not necessarily be required.
Witness marks on the sidewalls gave the impression of contact with a wall although that is not believed to have been the case.
Feeney was sent again with a new left-front, only for the left-rear wobble to persist, and the Bathurst 1000 rookie was told to cruise around Mount Panorama for the final minute which remained in the piece.
Car #20’s recovery had effectively cut the 20-minute session in half, and it was Heimgartner who went quickest with a 2:06.7758s when drivers finally got a chance to set representative lap times.
The Kelly Racing driver consolidated his hold on first position with a 2:05.3194s next time around in the #7 Ned Mustang, before Scott McLaughlin moved to second with a 2:06.4757s.
McLaughlin, too subsequently improved in clocking a 2:05.8553s in the #17 Shell V-Power Mustang, while Shane van Gisbergen was a late mover to third with a 2:05.8695s in the #97 Red Bull HRT ZB Commodore.
Rounding out the top 10 were Chaz Mostert (#25 Mobil 1 Appliances Online ZB Commodore), Craig Lowndes (#888 Red Bull HRT ZB Commodore), David Reynolds (#9 Penrite ZB Commodore), Lee Holdsworth (#5 Truck Assist Mustang), Todd Hazelwood (#14 Cub Cadet ZB Commodore), pole-sitter Cameron Waters (#6 Monster Energy Mustang), and Jack Le Brocq (#55 Supercheap Auto Mustang).
Fabian Coulthard ended up 11th in the #12 Shell V-Power Mustang on a 2:073091s.
Race start is scheduled for 11:00 local time/AEDT.
Results: Warm Up
|1||7||NED Whisky Racing||A.Heimgartner/D.O’Keeffe||Ford Mustang GT||2:05.3194|
|2||17||Shell V-Power Racing Team||S.McLaughlin/T.Slade||Ford Mustang GT||2:05.8553||0:00.5359|
|3||97||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||S.van Gisbergen/G.Tander||Holden Commodore ZB||2:05.8695||0:00.5501|
|4||25||Mobil 1 Appliances Online||C.Mostert/W.Luff||Holden Commodore ZB||2:06.3804||0:01.0610|
|5||888||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||J.Whincup/C.Lowndes||Holden Commodore ZB||2:06.6559||0:01.3365|
|6||9||Penrite Racing||D.Reynolds/W.Brown||Holden Commodore ZB||2:06.6966||0:01.3772|
|7||5||Truck Assist Racing||L.Holdsworth/M.Caruso||Ford Mustang GT||2:06.7479||0:01.4285|
|8||14||Cub Cadet Mowers||T.Hazelwood/J.Boys||Holden Commodore ZB||2:06.8000||0:01.4806|
|9||6||Monster Energy Racing||C.Waters/W.Davison||Ford Mustang GT||2:06.9417||0:01.6223|
|10||55||Supercheap Auto Racing||J.Le Brocq/J.Moffat||Ford Mustang GT||2:07.2897||0:01.9703|
|11||12||Shell V-Power Racing Team||F.Coulthard/T.D’Alberto||Ford Mustang GT||2:07.3091||0:01.9897|
|12||2||Mobil 1 TM Middy’s Racing||B.Fullwood/K.Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||2:07.7512||0:02.4318|
|13||34||UNIT Racing||J.Kostecki/Z.Goddard||Holden Commodore ZB||2:08.1094||0:02.7900|
|14||35||Yellow Cover Racing||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore ZB||2:08.1157||0:02.7963|
|15||18||IRWIN Racing||M.Winterbottom/J.Golding||Holden Commodore ZB||2:08.1220||0:02.8026|
|16||15||Castrol Racing||R.Kelly/D.Wood||Ford Mustang GT||2:08.1267||0:02.8073|
|17||99||Penrite Racing||A.De Pasquale/B.Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB||2:08.3941||0:03.0747|
|18||3||Team CoolDrive||M.Jones/T.Blanchard||Holden Commodore ZB||2:09.1471||0:03.8277|
|19||22||Team SYDNEY||C.Pither/S.Owen||Holden Commodore ZB||2:09.3360||0:04.0166|
|20||4||SCT Motor Sports||Jack Smith||Holden Commodore ZB||2:09.4196||0:04.1002|
|21||19||Local Legends Racing||A.Davison/J.Webb||Holden Commodore ZB||2:09.4543||0:04.1349|
|22||8||R&J Batteries||Thomas Randle||Holden Commodore ZB||2:09.9529||0:04.6335|
|23||40||Team Valvoline GRM||T.Everingham/J.Ojeda||Holden Commodore ZB||2:10.3193||0:04.9999|
|24||44||Boost Mobile Racing||J.Courtney/B.Feeney||Ford Mustang GT||4:35.0900||2:29.7706|
|20||DEWALT Racing||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB|