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Sydney test: Each team's fastest laps and mileage

24 Feb
BJR, Erebus impress in crucial Gen3 test
2 mins by James Pavey
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Wednesday’s pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park was a big one for Brad Jones Racing, which set the fastest lap and logged the most laps.

The test day, which featured a combined eight hours of running, was the first time all 25 Gen3 cars shared a track together.

Andre Heimgartner topped the time sheets in both the morning and afternoon sessions, both times ahead of Erebus Motorsport’s Will Brown.

Heimgartner's 1:29.6787s in the afternoon session proved the benchmark after eight hours of track time.

The Kiwi also logged 92 laps of Sydney Motorsport Park in his BJR-built #8 R&J Batteries Camaro.

Only two teams completed fewer laps than Erebus Motorsport's combined haul of 80, but the team was on the pace.

Brown and Brodie Kostecki ended the day second and third on the time sheets in their new Coca-Cola Camaros.

Van Gisbergen was seventh fastest

Shane van Gisbergen's afternoon time helped Red Bull Ampol Racing slot behind BJR and Erebus in the pace stakes.

Only two cars logged over 100 laps, and one of them was steered by Heimgartner's teammate Bryce Fullwood.

Fullwood's #14 Middy's Camaro recorded a combined 121 laps of Sydney Motorsport Park, or just over 473km.

All 25 cars combined to log 1658 laps of the 3.91km circuit, which totalled nearly 6482km.

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Broc Feeney's #88 Red Bull Ampol Camaro, with Jamie Whincup also getting behind the wheel, logged 111 laps.

BJR’s four cars combined for 352 laps (1376km), with the two Red Bull Ampol Racing Camaro combining for 202 laps (789km).

Tickford Racing’s four Mustangs combined for 304 laps, with Cam Waters the team's quickest on the day with a 1:31.3408s.

A number of teams will test in the coming weeks before the new season commences at the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on March 10-12.

Tickets for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship opener are on sale on Supercars.com and Ticketek.com.

2023 Sydney pre-season test: Fastest laps per team

Team

Driver

Best lap

Margin

BJR

Heimgartner

1:29.6787

Erebus

Brown

1:29.6944

0.0157

Triple Eight

van Gisbergen

1:30.2472

0.5685

Team 18

Winterbottom

1:30.6914

1.0127

BRT

Hazelwood

1:30.7131

1.0344

MSR

Hill

1:30.7717

1.0930

WAU

Mostert

1:31.0940

1.4153

DJR

De Pasquale

1:31.2223

1.5436

PremiAir Racing

Slade

1:31.2401

1.5614

Tickford

Waters

1:31.3408

1.6621

Penrite Racing

Payne

1:31.3755

1.6968

2023 Sydney pre-season test: Most laps per team

Team

Morning

Afternoon

Total

BJR*

197

155

352

Tickford*

120

184

304

Triple Eight

111

91

202

DJR

104

56

160

PremiAir Racing

66

65

131

Penrite Racing

58

58

116

MSR

41

71

112

WAU

36

60

96

Erebus

34

46

80

Team 18

32

37

69

BRT**

13

23

36

*Four-car team

**One-car team

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