The pace was hot for the half-hour session as more drivers ventured on new Dunlop super-soft tire kits.
I like it Will BrownCam Waters and Lee Holdsworth all went under the 1m19s barrier at the beginning of the session, earlier David Reynolds for the first time fell under the unofficial record of Scott McLaughlin’s circle with 1 m18,454 s.
This time was almost enough to hold out, only for van Gisbergen – who did not use green tires in practice 1 – scored fresh tires and lowered the record to 1 m18,446 s.
While van Gisbergen held on to the flag, Reynolds walked out of the session, cheered by the speed of his Grove Racing Mustang.
The former Bathurst 1000 winner set the pace for Winton’s test last week, and many in the squad predicted he could become the favorite in three races this weekend.
“[The car] it was unrealistic, “he said after the session.” A week and a half ago we had a very good day of testing.
“We rolled very, very fast and every time we tried something we went slower. So we went back to what we rolled out on test day and the car was jet. The guys put in a lot of work this year and it’s pays off.
“We changed a few parts in the car and they all work together. It is a cohesive environment. A little money was spent. Car racing is easy, you just build a faster car. “
Chaz Mostert continued its promising start to the weekend with a third-fastest time, followed by Holdsworth in Grove’s second record.
Anton de Pasquale was fifth after some early problems that included turning off 1 and contacting James Courtney on a sweeper.
Waters did not improve his early pace and was ahead of him in sixth place Brock Feeneythe only driver from Queensland teams to take part in Vintan testing last week.
Exercise 1 Cardiologist Brown was eighth behind him Scott Pie and Will Davison.
Results of Winton SuperSprint Practice 2