“Yesterday was really a day to just iron out any little issues you have with anything new,” Reynolds reported.
“It was a productive day, we got through a lot of stuff and it was good to get some laps back in a Supercar.
“It was really positive and the new car didn’t have any major issues, so we were able to start to get an understanding of the aero package, which is a big change for us this year.”
McVean, also the team’s head of engineering, added: “Yesterday was a good chance to learn the new aero package at a very aero sensitive circuit, so we are very happy with how it went down.
“Initial impressions of the new aero are positive and I think the category has achieved what they set out to achieve.
“It gives us a good head start on understanding those changes before we get to Tailem Bend, and though we still have to add the new dampers to the car, having a bit of knowledge about the aero before we get there is a good thing.”
The team’s first chance to run the new-for-2020 control dampers will come at the BP Ultimate SuperTest on Tuesday ahead of the opening round on the streets of Adelaide next weekend.
Use of the dampers at shakedowns was prohibited to ensure teams with new cars did not gain an early insight into the control components.