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Andrew van Leeuwen

Winton Supercars: Brown fastest in first practice

The Erebus driver spent much of the session sitting in third spot behind early pacesetters David Reynolds and Cam Waters.

He was then one of only a handful of drivers to run greens right at the end of the session, stopping the clock at 1m18.720s to top the session.

"The Boost Mobile Commodore was feeling fantastic," said Brown. "I rolled out for the first [run] and probably didn't put the best lap together, and [engineer] Tom [Moore] said we were third. So I was really happy with the overall set-up of the car.

"We had a great test day here only a week ago, so probably a bit of an advantage. But to end up P1 after a couple of tough rounds, it's great. Hopefully we can roll that through the weekend."

Reynolds finished second thanks to a 1m18.831s that he set early in the session. The Grove Racing driver is being touted as one of the favourites for the weekend based on his speed during the Winton test day last week.

Waters was third fastest and the only other driver to get under the 1m19s mark followed by Team 18 pair Mark Winterbottom and Scott Pye.

Brodie Kostecki capped off a good session for Erebus with the sixth fastest time, while Chaz Mostert was a promising seventh off the back of Walkinshaw Andretti United's nightmare in Perth last time out.

Macauley Jones led the way for Brad Jones Racing in eighth ahead of teammate Andre Heimgartner, while Lee Holdsworth rounded out the Top 10.

Triple Eight and Dick Johnson Racing both focussed on race runs rather than qualifying sims, points leader Shane van Gisbergen just 13th fastest on old tyres.

His T8 teammate Broc Feeney was just 23rd fastest while DJR pair Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison were 20th and 25th.

The two wildcards in the field, Jordan Boys and Jayden Ojeda, were an impressive 17th and 18th respectively.

Cla # Driver Car Time Gap Interval
1 9 Australia Will Brown Holden Commodore ZB 1'18.720    
2 26 Australia David Reynolds Ford Mustang GT 1'18.831 0.111 0.111
3 6 Australia Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 1'18.947 0.226 0.115
4 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.101 0.381 0.154
5 20 Australia Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.166 0.445 0.064
6 99 Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.209 0.488 0.042
7 25 Australia Chaz Mostert Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.251 0.530 0.042
8 96 Australia Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.331 0.610 0.080
9 8 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.343 0.623 0.012
10 10 Australia Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 1'19.357 0.636 0.013
11 5 Australia James Courtney Ford Mustang GT 1'19.422 0.702 0.065
12 14 Australia Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.457 0.736 0.034
13 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.480 0.759 0.023
14 2 Australia Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.484 0.763 0.004
15 55 Australia Thomas Randle Ford Mustang GT 1'19.496 0.776 0.012
16 56 Australia Jake Kostecki Ford Mustang GT 1'19.512 0.791 0.015
17 49 Jordan Boys Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.518 0.797 0.005
18 27 Jayden Ojeda Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.528 0.807 0.010
19 3 Australia Tim Slade Ford Mustang GT 1'19.560 0.839 0.032
20 11 Australia Anton De Pasquale Ford Mustang GT 1'19.561 0.840 0.001
21 4 Australia Jack Smith Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.700 0.980 0.139
22 34 Australia Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.737 1.017 0.037
23 88 Broc Feeney Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.842 1.122 0.104
24 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 1'19.870 1.150 0.028
25 17 Australia Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 1'19.917 1.197 0.047
26 76 Australia Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore ZB 1'20.178 1.457 0.260
27 22 New Zealand Chris Pither Holden Commodore ZB 1'20.346 1.625 0.168
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