“The PIRTEK Enduro Cup really is a Championship within a Championship and it was fantastic to win this inaugural version with Warren”
“Really exciting day for us because we had the ability to win"
Rick Kelly/Karl Reindler finished just outside the top 10 in 11th
The streets of Surfers Paradise was filled with action and crashes. The survivors were Craig Lowndes and co-driver Warren Luff.
It was a trouble free run for the Erebus Motorsport team
Whincup unleashed his trademark late run to claim fastest time in practice
After several stops to make adjustments Coulthard battled home to finish 16th.
In the fastest ever 1000km classic - just three cars failed to finish and only twice was the Safety Car called onto the track; one being for an incident with a kangaroo!
The victory also marks the first in the 11 year history of the Castrol-backed Ford Performance Racing outfit.
James Moffat and Taz Douglas were the best of the Nissan Altimas in 18th place after a trying day.
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: "It's a little bit disappointing as we had a really good car at the start of the session,”
The Top Ten Shoot-out begins tomorrow at 5pm.
Tomorrow, the Nissan Motorsport will be on track at 10.05am AEST for practice, while on Sunday, a final practice will be held at 7.25am ahead of ‘The Great Race’ at 10.30am.
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.