Adelaide Supercars: Mostert fastest outright on Friday

Chaz Mostert has topped a Supercars session for the first time as a Holden driver, Walkinshaw Andretti United's new signing fastest in final Friday practice

Adelaide Supercars: Mostert fastest outright on Friday

David Reynolds topped Thursday's opening practice session, which was shortened with a handful of minutes left on the clock following an awkward clash between Lee Holdswocth and Garry Jacobson.

The second session was topped by Triple Eight's Shane van Gisbergen, while crashes for Will Davison and a particularly heavy one for Scott Pye led to the outing being red-flagged twice.

Reigning champion Scott McLaughlin set the pace throughout the majority of the final half-hour session, the Penske Ford driver charging to the top early with a 1m19.746s.

He then lowered that benchmark at the mid-way point to a 1m19.524s.

However McLaughlin was undone by some last-second heroics from Mostert, WAU's star signing rocketing to the top with a 1m19.241s inside the final minute.

"The saddest thing is that it's practice, not qualifying, we'd be happier if it was qualifying," said Mostert.

"The car felt good, and it still feels so far behind the eight-ball. [We're] still trying to learn the car, it's a fair bit different.

"It felt pretty hooked up and there wasn't much more left in it out there. It's pretty loose with the new changes, but a lot of fun to drive.

"It's just awesome to finish practice on the high, sleep well tonight, come back and try to be up the pointy end again tomorrow."

McLaughlin's time was still good enough for second, followed by fellow Mustang driver Will Davison.

Mark Winterbottom was an impressive fourth in the Team 18 Holden, while the Erebus entries of Anton De Pasquale and David Reynolds were split by Jamie Whincup.

Cam Waters was eighth quickest, Shane van Gisbergen ninth and Nick Percat the last of the drivers that will go straight into Q2 on Sunday with 10th.

FP1 times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 David Reynolds Erebus Holden 1m20.6864s
2 Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Holden 0.0098s
3 Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford 0.0147s
4 Chaz Mostert Walkinshaw Holden 0.1412s
5 Cameron Waters Tickford Ford 0.2839s
6 Scott McLaughlin DJR Penske Ford 0.2846s
7 Fabian Coulthard DJR Penske Ford 0.3130s
8 Nick Percat Brad Jones Holden 0.3630s
9 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Holden 0.3635s
10 Anton De Pasquale Erebus Holden 0.3665s
11 Rick Kelly Kelly Ford 0.4595s
12 Lee Holdsworth Tickford Ford 0.4918s
13 Bryce Fullwood Walkinshaw Holden 0.5346s
14 Mark Winterbottom Schwerkolt Holden 0.5712s
15 Andre Heimgartner Kelly Ford 0.6329s
16 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones Holden 0.6897s
17 Scott Pye Schwerkolt Holden 0.7050s
18 Garry Jacobson Matt Stone Holden 1.0411s
19 Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Holden 1.1526s
20 Jack Le Brocq Tickford Ford 1.2673s
21 Chris Pither Sydney Holden 1.4509s
22 James Courtney Sydney Holden 1.5736s
23 Zane Goddard Matt Stone Holden 1.5993s
24 Jack Smith Brad Jones Holden 1.7537s

FP2 times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Holden 1m19.8079s
2 Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford 0.0895s
3 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Holden 0.1435s
4 Cameron Waters Tickford Ford 0.1890s
5 Chaz Mostert Walkinshaw Holden 0.2052s
6 David Reynolds Erebus Holden 0.2377s
7 Scott McLaughlin DJR Penske Ford 0.2404s
8 Fabian Coulthard DJR Penske Ford 0.2796s
9 Anton De Pasquale Erebus Holden 0.3161s
10 Mark Winterbottom Schwerkolt Holden 0.4045s
11 Andre Heimgartner Kelly Ford 0.4586s
12 Lee Holdsworth Tickford Ford 0.4842s
13 Rick Kelly Kelly Ford 0.5110s
14 Nick Percat Brad Jones Holden 0.5536s
15 Jack Le Brocq Tickford Ford 0.6376s
16 Bryce Fullwood Walkinshaw Holden 0.8353s
17 James Courtney Sydney Holden 0.9973s
18 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones Holden 1.0242s
19 Zane Goddard Matt Stone Holden 1.1315s
20 Scott Pye Schwerkolt Holden 1.1936s
21 Garry Jacobson Matt Stone Holden 1.3123s
22 Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Holden 1.3347s
23 Jack Smith Brad Jones Holden 1.4719s
24 Chris Pither Sydney Holden 2.0296s

FP3 times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Chaz Mostert Walkinshaw Holden 1m19.2412s
2 Scott McLaughlin DJR Penske Ford 0.2828s
3 Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford 0.3298s
4 Mark Winterbottom Schwerkolt Holden 0.3643s
5 Anton De Pasquale Erebus Holden 0.3719s
6 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Holden 0.3826s
7 David Reynolds Erebus Holden 0.3871s
8 Cameron Waters Tickford Ford 0.4028s
9 Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Holden 0.4051s
10 Nick Percat Brad Jones Holden 0.7268s
11 Rick Kelly Kelly Ford 0.7348s
12 Lee Holdsworth Tickford Ford 0.7545s
13 Fabian Coulthard DJR Penske Ford 0.8035s
14 Andre Heimgartner Kelly Ford 0.8042s
15 Jack Le Brocq Tickford Ford 0.9229s
16 Bryce Fullwood Walkinshaw Holden 0.9562s
17 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones Holden 1.0730s
18 Garry Jacobson Matt Stone Holden 1.0735s
19 Chris Pither Sydney Holden 1.3424s
20 Zane Goddard Matt Stone Holden 1.4575s
21 Macauley Jones Tim Blanchard Holden 1.5040s
22 Jack Smith Brad Jones Holden 1.5300s
23 James Courtney Sydney Holden 1.7285s

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