Nissan Motorsport’s Dean Fiore topped the dedicated V8 Supercars co-driver session at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Fiore topped the same session at Queensland Raceway earlier this month, the West Australian driver putting in another solid effort to finish P1 again.
“It was good. We had a little programme to work through,” said Fiore.
“Everything feels good, and I’m comfortable. It’s a positive thing, but nobody cares about these sessions. It’s all about where it counts – Sandown, Bathurst, and the Gold Coast.”
There were Prodrive Falcons in P2 and P3, with Cam Waters in the #6 car leading Dean Canto in the #55.
Taz Douglas was fourth quickest in James Moffat’s Nissan Altima, while Marcos Ambrose rounded out the Top 5 in the Penske Falcon.
Paul Dumbrell was best of the Holdens, going sixth fastest in the #1 Triple Eight Commodore.
It was a difficult session for two front-running entries; Jono Webb’s session was cut short when his Tekno Autosports car came to a stop with 12 minutes left to run.
Jack Perkins then brought out a second and final red flag three minutes from time when the #22 Holden Racing Team Commodore stopped in a cloud of smoke just metres after leaving pit-lane.
“We don’t know how big [it is] yet, but it’s obviously lost an oil line,” said HRT manager Adrian Burgess.
“We’ll fix it and be back out. Early days.”