The Bend Supercars: Winterbottom fastest in damp practice

Mark Winterbottom topped a damp first Supercars practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Overnight rain made for a wet start to Saturday's action in South Australia, conditions improving across the first half-hour session without the track full drying out.

That meant there was a flurry of late times, Winterbottom the best of them with a 1m50.494s on his final run.

That was good enough to put the Team 18 driver three-hundredths clear of series leader Shane van Gisbergen, who was a consistent front-runner throughout the session.

Winner of the last race Chaz Mostert was third fastest while James Courtney was best of the Fords in fourth. That was despite the Tickford driver prompting a short stoppage after beaching his Mustang at Turn 6.

Anton De Pasquale, Cam Waters and Will Davison were next as Will Brown, Scott Pye and Tim Slade rounded out the Top 10.

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.494    
2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.533 0.039 0.039
3 25 Australia Chaz Mostert Holden Commodore ZB 1'50.602 0.108 0.069
4 44 Australia James Courtney Ford Mustang GT 1'50.607 0.113 0.005
5 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale Ford Mustang GT 1'50.826 0.332 0.219
6 6 Australia Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 1'50.855 0.361 0.029
7 17 Australia Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 1'50.927 0.432 0.071
8 9 Australia Will Brown Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.065 0.571 0.138
9 20 Australia Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.112 0.618 0.046
10 3 Australia Tim Slade Ford Mustang GT 1'51.139 0.645 0.027
11 8 Australia Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.230 0.736 0.091
12 5 Australia Jack Le Brocq Ford Mustang GT 1'51.353 0.858 0.122
13 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.509 1.015 0.156
14 96 Australia Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.585 1.090 0.075
15 55 Australia Thomas Randle Ford Mustang GT 1'51.733 1.238 0.148
16 99 Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.872 1.377 0.138
17 14 Australia Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 1'51.898 1.404 0.026
18 4 Australia Jack Smith Holden Commodore ZB 1'52.056 1.561 0.157
19 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Ford Mustang GT 1'52.255 1.761 0.199
20 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore ZB 1'52.440 1.945 0.184
21 35 Australia Zane Goddard Holden Commodore ZB 1'52.519 2.025 0.079
22 2 Australia Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore ZB 1'53.063 2.569 0.544
23 34 Australia Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 1'53.648 3.153 0.584
24 27 Australia Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 1'53.725 3.231 0.077
25 22 Australia Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore ZB 1'54.178 3.683 0.452
26 26 Australia David Reynolds Ford Mustang GT 1'57.759 7.265 3.581
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