It was a trouble free run for the Erebus Motorsport team
Whincup unleashed his trademark late run to claim fastest time in practice
Lee Holdsworth continued his impressive lead-up to the Great Race with the seventh fastest time of the session with 2:09.37 in the Irwin Tools E63 AMG.
Lee Holdsworth and Craig Baird have enjoyed a productive opening day of practice for Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Slade clipped the wall at turn three, damaged his steering and hit the wall heavily at turn four with the right front corner of the car.
The three Erebus Motorsport E63 AMG’s have been trialling different setups ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying session and twin 20-lap qualifying races.
Former V8 Supercar Champion James Courtney back swinging in Townsville.
All four Nissan Altima drivers finished inside the top 10.
In the first year of introducing new brands to the sport there were two Mercedes-Benz and four Nissan Altimas in the top ten in Friday's V8 Supercars practice at the Hidden Valley circuit.
Winterbottom enjoyed the return to a revamped Pukekohe Park Raceway
Whincup set a lap time of 1m 56.6623 seconds with Ford Performance Racing's Mark Winterbottom responding with a 1m 56.8156 on the Albert Park Circuit.
Holden teams fill top 7 in opening practice for the double-header non-points weekend at the Grand Prix of Australia.