Nissan Motorsport is looking forward to today’s all important qualifying session after a promising opening day of practice at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on Thursday.
Dale Wood set the fastest time of the Nissans on track, recording a best overall time of 2:06.58 around the Mount Panorama circuit.
Sharing his #96 GB Galvanizing Racing Altima with David Russell, the duo spent the day fine tuning its set-up, and are now confident they’re heading in the right direction.
“You’re learning every lap around this place, especially for me in an Altima,” Dale said. “I became more and more confident in the car as the session went on. The car feels better than where we are, but I know there’s more there and can’t wait to extract it.”
Unfortunately for teammates Rick Kelly and Russell Ingall, an unknown vibration sidelined their contender during the first of the day’s three practice sessions. Despite losing 20 minutes rectifying the issue, the #15 Sengled Altima continued trouble-free for the remainder of the day."It’s always good to get the first day out of the way with everything straight and in one piece,” Ingall said. “I was comfortable in the Altima, and this is my third model car in 12months, so it always takes a bit of time to get your eye in, especially around this place."