Finishing fourth at Symmons Plains was a bittersweet result for Team BOC's Jason Bright today after a difficult drive through traffic.
In the second half of the race Tander gave room and Bright drove past him to finish fourth on the heels of the top three.
Qualifying for tomorrow's two 100km races gets underway at 10.10am.
Jason Bright: "They want passing in V8 Supercars but if everyone blocks we will never have a passing move. That's why they stipulate in all the driver briefings that we must leave racing room but that just didn't happen today.
If I went to the outside Tander pushed me off and when I managed to get on the inside he just shut the door. We're never going to see passing at that rate.
"I don't mind racing on the track but he was pushing me off the track. You've got to leave room to be able to pass. That's what it should be about. If you leave room then faster car will pass and we were obviously quicker.
We had more than half a second on the guys I was around at the end of the first half. In the second stint, when he left room, I drove straight past him."