Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale tops night practice

Anton De Pasquale topped opening Supercars practice under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale tops night practice

The Dick Johnson Racing driver dominated the half-hour session, gapping the field on his first hard tyre run with a 1m30.220s.

That time would have been good enough to top the session, but De Pasquale went quicker with eight minutes to go anyway.

His 1m29.955s put him six-tenths clear of the field as he crossed the line, and was still nearly three-tenths faster than anyone after a number of late improvements.

Topping practice continued a remarkable run of form for De Pasquale since the Supercars season resumed in Sydney late last month.

Since then he's taken six poles and five wins at the Eastern Creek circuit.

Brodie Kostecki ended up second fastest behind De Pasquale thanks to a 1m30.226s on his final run.

Chaz Mostert and Jack Le Brocq were other late improvers, slotting into third and fourth, ahead of Cam Waters.

Whincup, who didn't improve on his final run, dropped back to sixth ahead of new race winner Will Brown.

James Courtney was eighth, Mark Winterbottom ninth and Will Davison 10th.

Series leader Shane van Gisbergen had a quiet session, the Kiwi just 19th fastest, while David Reynolds marked his return to Supercars after a two-week layoff with the 20th fastest time.

Cla # Driver Car Laps Time Gap Interval
1 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale Ford Mustang GT 12 1'29.955    
2 99 Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.226 0.270 0.270
3 25 Australia Chaz Mostert Holden Commodore ZB 10 1'30.355 0.399 0.129
4 5 Australia Jack Le Brocq Ford Mustang GT 11 1'30.454 0.498 0.098
5 6 Australia Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 11 1'30.556 0.600 0.102
6 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.580 0.625 0.024
7 9 Australia Will Brown Holden Commodore ZB 10 1'30.664 0.708 0.083
8 44 Australia James Courtney Ford Mustang GT 11 1'30.672 0.716 0.008
9 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.730 0.774 0.057
10 17 Australia Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 11 1'30.733 0.777 0.003
11 8 Australia Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.793 0.837 0.059
12 4 Australia Jack Smith Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.870 0.914 0.077
13 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'30.884 0.928 0.014
14 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'30.944 0.988 0.059
15 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford Mustang GT 10 1'30.974 1.019 0.030
16 96 Australia Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 12 1'30.995 1.040 0.021
17 3 Australia Tim Slade Ford Mustang GT 4 1'31.115 1.159 0.119
18 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 11 1'31.171 1.215 0.055
19 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 10 1'31.279 1.323 0.108
20 26 Australia David Reynolds Ford Mustang GT 9 1'31.322 1.367 0.043
21 34 Australia Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 10 1'31.346 1.390 0.023
22 35 Australia Zane Goddard Holden Commodore ZB 12 1'31.367 1.411 0.021
23 20 Australia Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 12 1'31.480 1.525 0.113
24 22 Australia Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore ZB 8 1'31.864 1.908 0.383
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