Bathurst 1000: Waters pips Mostert in Practice 1

Cam Waters pipped Chaz Mostert in the opening hour-long practice session for the Bathurst 1000.

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It took just five minutes for the red flag to make its first appearance of the weekend, prompted by Macauley Jones' smoking Holden rolling to a stop at The Cutting.

The initial theory was that the car had lunched its engine, however further inspections back in the garage revealed it was a power steering issue.

When the session got going again times quickly dipped into the low 2m06s, Mostert and Brodie Kostecki leading the way with a 2m06.006s and 2m06.079s respectively.

Those same two drivers led the charge in to the fives as well, Kostecki taking over top spot with a 2m05.555s, Mostert just 0.0007s behind.

The next improvements came with 12 minutes to go, Cam Waters jumping to the top with a 2m05.492s.

The Tickford driver's first stint at the top was short-lived, Mostert immediately lowering the benchmark to a 2m05.107s.

But Waters had one more green tyre run left, landing the hammer blow – a 2m05.023s – with a little over a minute to go.

Remarkably, that time is identical to the thousandth to the one that Waters set to top Practice 1 for the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

Mostert finished the session second while Will Davison popped into third place, just over a tenth off the pace, on his final run.

James Courtney capped off a promising session for Tickford in fourth, while a late lap from Mark Winterbottom left him as the second-best placed Holden in fifth.

Tim Slade was sixth fastest ahead of Shane van Gisbergen, who went off at The Chase late in the session.

Nick Percat was ninth as Kostecki slipped back to 10th after not improving on his early time.

Practice continues with a dedicated co-driver session at 4:25pm local time today.

Bathurst 1000 Practice 1 results

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia James Moffat
Ford Mustang GT 2'05.023    
2 25 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Lee Holdsworth
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.107 0.084 0.084
3 17 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
Ford Mustang GT 2'05.139 0.115 0.031
4 44 Australia James Courtney
Australia Thomas Randle
Ford Mustang GT 2'05.368 0.345 0.229
5 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Michael Caruso
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.398 0.374 0.029
6 3 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tim Blanchard
Ford Mustang GT 2'05.411 0.388 0.013
7 888 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Garth Tander
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.475 0.452 0.064
8 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Dean Fiore
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.538 0.514 0.062
9 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Dale Wood
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.548 0.525 0.010
10 99 Brodie Kostecki
Australia David Russell
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.555 0.532 0.006
11 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Craig Lowndes
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.583 0.560 0.027
12 9 Australia Will Brown
Jack Perkins
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.616 0.593 0.033
13 26 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Ford Mustang GT 2'05.689 0.666 0.073
14 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Australia Warren Luff
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.772 0.749 0.082
15 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale
Tony D’Alberto
Ford Mustang GT 2'05.798 0.775 0.025
16 20 Australia Scott Pye
Australia James Golding
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.895 0.871 0.096
17 39 Broc Feeney
United Kingdom Russell Ingall
Holden Commodore ZB 2'05.907 0.884 0.012
18 5 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Zak Best
Ford Mustang GT 2'06.082 1.059 0.175
19 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Matt Campbell
Ford Mustang GT 2'06.236 1.213 0.153
20 22 Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia Dylan O’Keeffe
Holden Commodore ZB 2'06.301 1.278 0.065
21 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Jonathon Webb
Holden Commodore ZB 2'06.371 1.348 0.069
22 4 Australia Jack Smith
Australia David Wall
Holden Commodore ZB 2'06.698 1.675 0.327
23 96 Australia Macauley Jones
New Zealand Chris Pither
Holden Commodore ZB 2'07.545 2.522 0.846
24 35 Australia Zane Goddard
Jayden Ojeda
Holden Commodore ZB 2'08.054 3.030 0.508
25 34 Australia Jake Kostecki
Australia Kurt Kostecki
Holden Commodore ZB 2'08.218 3.194 0.164

 

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