Walkinshaw Racing's test day is running to plan at Winton Motor Raceway, with the rain staying away and all eight drivers having had the chance to steer their Holden Commodores ahead of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
The team is utilising its single independent test day to prepare for the upcoming long distance races, work on development and give co-drivers time in the car, particularly Holden Racing Team's last minute addition Russell Ingall and Team 18's international star Sebastien Bourdais.
Ingall and Bourdais have shared cars #22 and #18 with Jack Perkins and Lee Holdsworth this morning. Ingall was last in a V8 Supercar full-time in 2014, while Bourdais last raced in 2012 with Triple Eight and won on the Gold Coast with Jamie Whincup.
Car #2's Garth Tander and Warren Luff, and Supercheap Auto's Tim Slade and Tony D'Alberto have also been on track and working through their own programs.
The group's technical director Mathew 'Techo' Nilsson was pleased with the day's progress so far.
"We've got good development programs across all the cars, [while] still combining a few miles for Russell - having not driven for a while - and Sebastien," Nilsson told v8supercars.com.au.
"So it's just that balancing act between development work we're doing and giving those guys miles.
"The guys are still [getting through] their programs quite well ... I'm pretty happy with how we're progressing.
"Lee's working through some stuff on #18 and we'll given Sebastien some more miles this afternoon."