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Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser – Car #888
Practice 5 (co-drivers only) – Fourth (2:26.3384)
Practice 6 – 23rd (2:07.5797)


Craig Lowndes – Car #888
“The final day was quite productive, I think that we had a good session, we were actually quite lucky that we had some more dry running in Practice 6. Declan’s co-driver session in the wet was really fantastic to be honest, not only was he fast but he kept it clean. My running in Practice 6 was really good, really positive – we made some adjustments to the car and set up changes which is always positive. With all of this rain it’s actually cleaned away the rubber that we’ve been trying to put down, so really it’s almost like we start from zero tomorrow because of the rubber side of it, but again I think we’re going to have to try and predict it. We have a morning warm up which again will give us a better understanding of where we are at with the track. But today was a really productive day, got a good understanding of where we are with the car, we are very close with the Red Bull Ampol Racing cars in a sense of set up, so that’s a positive side of it. The team is working really well, our pit stop practice this morning went extremely well so I’m really confident heading into tomorrow’s race.”

Declan Fraser – Car #888
“What a day. I had the co-driver session all to myself but it was really tricky out there. There was a lot of water lying around, and ended up sitting on top for most of the session, then came in P4 with a couple of purple sectors so for me it was a massive confidence boost moving forward that I’m finally fully comfortable with the car. Later in the day, Craig (Lowndes) and I jumped in and did a few race run set ups and got the car in a window where we feel like it’s going to be comfortable for the big one tomorrow. I’m super excited for tomorrow – I can’t wait. A lot of preparation has gone into this, so much effort from all of the team at Supercheap Auto and Triple Eight to make sure we are on the grid and I just can’t wait to get the race under way.”