Successful shakedown for Dick Johnson Racing duo
Wednesday 10th February, 2021 - 12:51pm
Dick Johnson Racing drivers Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison have completed a trouble-free shakedown at Queensland Raceway.
The pair each completed their maximum allocation for a shakedown of 60km.
The shakedown comes a day after the team revealed its livery for the forthcoming Repco Supercars Championship.
The team will partake in the official pre-season test this Friday at the same circuit alongside Triple Eight Race Engineering, Team Sydney, and Matt Stone Racing.
“It’s awesome, pretty cool rolling out a new car at QR with the Shell V-Power Racing Team – my first day officially as a driver here,” said De Pasquale.
“The car ran faultlessly. We got through everything we needed to do and we’re ready to go for Friday.
“Today was basically making sure the car rolls out perfectly. Everything is new to me. I’ve never driven one of these cars before.”
De Pasquale said the shakedown gives he and the team a good footing ahead of the pre-season test.
“There’s a couple of little things, but you get that team-to-team, car-to-car,” said the 25-year-old.
“There’s always little things. It’s cool understanding that, learning it, being a big sponge, and trying to work out how to make this thing fast.”
Jamie Whincup shook down his new Triple Eight Race Engineering chassis, while team-mate Shane van Gisbergen drove a Toyota 86 and Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Super2 Series drivers Broc Feeney and Angleo Mouzouris of Triple Eight also tested, with seven-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes on hand to help the pair.
Matt Stone Racing ran its two full-time Supercars Championship entries Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki alongside Super2 and Super3 runners Aaron Seton and Jason Gomersall.