Van Gisbergen, Slade crash as Winterbottom tops Practice 1

Supercars Championship Results,Mark Winterbottom has topped Apply 1 on the Beaurepaires Melbourne SuperSprint, with Shane van Gisbergen and Tim Slade each crashing.

Van Gisbergen, Slade crash as Winterbottom tops Practice 1
Van Gisbergen, Slade crash as Winterbottom tops Practice 1

Winterbottom ended the shortened session atop the time sheets in his #18 DEWALT Camaro forward of Anton De Pasquale (#11 Shell V-Energy Racing Group).

Van Gisbergen wound up third, however his #97 Pink Bull Ampol Camaro ended the session within the wall.

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The reigning champion suffered a high-speed collection of spins at Flip 8 earlier than hitting the concrete twice.

Earlier, Slade crashed his #23 Nulon Camaro at Flip 5, each incidents triggering crimson flags.

Van Gisbergen was quickest early on with a 1:50.1749s earlier than Slade, who was second, slid into the Flip 8 limitations.

Replays confirmed Slade shedding the rear of his #23 Nulon Camaro, which clouted the tyre limitations.

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The impression spat the automotive into the concrete, with Slade safely transferring his broken automotive out of hurt’s method.

The session resumed after a brief stoppage, with De Pasquale leaping to the highest with a 1:50.1194s.

Winterbottom vaulted to the highest with the primary 1:49s lap of the day with a 1:49.9679s earlier than van Gisbergen has his second.

Van Gisbergen appeared to catch the grass exiting the quick Flip 8 and rotated twice at excessive pace.

The #97 Pink Bull Ampol Camaro clipped the wall, wiping the rear wing off the automotive, earlier than it shot throughout the circuit.

The automotive made light contact with the wall, with the session red-flagged for a second time.

“I feel the imaginative and prescient’s fairly self-explanatory,” Pink Bull Ampol Racing staff boss Jamie Whincup mentioned.

Van Gisbergen inspects the harm

“He simply dropped a wheel popping out of Flip 7 – did job truly to maintain it pirouetting down the street.

“He got here on the radio and mentioned ‘I’ve had a giant crash’, however I anticipated quite a bit worse than truly what it was.

“The fellows are right here to push exhausting, discover the bounds… observe is what it’s all about, so we’ll restore the automotive and get again on the market for the following one.”

A number of different drivers struck bother within the session — notably, Macauley Jones slapped the Flip 8 wall in his #96 Pizza Hut Camaro.

James Courtney spun his #5 Snowy Rivers Caravans Mustang at Flip 1, with Slade’s teammate James Golding shortcutting the grass at Flip 11.

All drivers ran on the Onerous tyre compound, with the Tremendous Mushy tyre additionally in play this weekend.

Cam Waters (#6 Monster Mustang), David Reynolds (#26 Penrite Mustang), Will Davison (#17 Shell V-Energy Mustang), Brodie Kostecki (#99 Coca-Cola Camaro), Slade, Broc Feeney (#88 Pink Bull Ampol Camaro) and Jack Le Brocq (#34 Truck Help Camaro) rounded out the highest 10.

Vehicles will return to the monitor for Apply 2 at 1:15pm native time on Thursday.

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