Bathurst 1000: Davison keeps #6 Mustang on top

The #6 Tickford Mustang continues to set the pace at Mount Panorama, Will Davison topping Friday's first practice session.

Bathurst 1000: Davison keeps #6 Mustang on top

The hour-long dedicated co-driver session was interrupted by two red flags, the first coming at the mid-way point when Jayden Ojeda nudged the wall at The Cutting in his Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden.

The second, courtesy of Jordan Boys smacking the tyres on the outside of Hell Corner, was inside the last few minutes, setting up a single-lap sprint when the session went green.

That saw a flurry of late improvements, Davison the best of them all with a 2m05.066s.

The #6 Monster Mustang has now topped three of the four practice sessions so far, while it's been a Tickford clean sweep thanks to James Moffat's effort in yesterday's co-driver session.

Garth Tander was second fastest this morning, the lone Holden among a sea of Mustangs in the top five.

Dale Wood was third in the Kelly Mustang, while Tim Slade was fourth after failing to convert a purple first sector on his final run.

Michael Caruso finished up fifth, with Thomas Randle and James Golding the next best of the Holdens in sixth and seventh.

Tony D'Alberto finished up eighth in the #12 Penske Ford, although he had set two purple sectors when Boys sparked the second red flag.

Cla # Driver Time Gap Interval
1 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia Will Davison
2'05.066    
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Garth Tander
2'05.231 0.165 0.165
3 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Dale Wood
2'05.249 0.183 0.018
4 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Australia Tim Slade
2'05.341 0.274 0.091
5 5 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Michael Caruso
2'05.423 0.356 0.082
6 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Thomas Randle
2'05.474 0.407 0.050
7 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia James Golding
2'05.478 0.411 0.004
8 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
2'05.529 0.462 0.050
9 34 Australia Jake Kostecki
Australia Zane Goddard
2'05.739 0.672 0.210
10 99 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Brodie Kostecki
2'05.774 0.708 0.035
11 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Warren Luff
2'05.791 0.724 0.016
12 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Australia Kurt Kostecki
2'05.824 0.758 0.033
13 55 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia James Moffat
2'05.890 0.823 0.065
14 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
2'05.892 0.825 0.001
15 35 Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia David Russell
2'05.916 0.849 0.024
16 19 Australia Alex Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
2'06.196 1.129 0.279
17 44 Australia James Courtney
Broc Feeney
2'06.213 1.146 0.016
18 4 Australia Jack Smith
Jack Perkins
2'06.357 1.290 0.144
19 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Dylan O'Keeffe
2'06.584 1.517 0.226
20 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Will Brown
2'06.592 1.525 0.008
21 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Jordan Boys
2'06.675 1.608 0.082
22 3 Australia Macauley Jones
Australia Tim Blanchard
2'06.836 1.770 0.161
23 20 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Dean Fiore
2'06.911 1.845 0.075
24 40 Tyler Everingham
Jayden Ojeda
2'08.348 3.282 1.437
25 22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Australia Steven Owen
2'09.266 4.199 0.917
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