Driver, Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo
“It was a great start to the weekend here at Phillip Island for Ashley Seward Motorsport,” said Dylan O’Keeffe.
“The Alfa Romeo was really hooked up in practice today so hopefully we can translate that into Qualifying tomorrow.
“I knew the Alfa Romeo would be a good package leading into Phillip Island, but on track it moves around a lot more than I anticipated, it’s like driving on a knife-edge but really exciting at the same time.
“I think this track will create better racing than Sydney, and I expect the competition to be closer again now that the teams and drivers have more experience with these cars.”
Driver, Melbourne Performance Centre Audi
“Having never driven a front wheel drive car before, it took some time to get my head around it today,” said Garth Tander.
“In the second session I felt much more comfortable in the car and we started making changes and tuning the car to find some more speed, I think we found some gains ahead of Qualifying tomorrow so overall it was an enjoyable day.
“We had a driveline issue in Practice 2, probably a case of new car blues as it was the first proper run of the car today.
“One of the bolts that hold the driveshaft and the front wheel bearing together came out so I lost drive and so I parked the car to prevent any further damage to the driveline.
“We couldn’t test a couple of our final changes but we’re still confident heading into tomorrow.”
Driver, Kelly Racing Subaru
“It’s been a good day in the Subaru and it feels like a competitive package now,” said Andre Heimgartner.
“We struggled in Sydney with a host of gear shifting and power steering issues, but Kelly Racing have done a great job to iron those out.
“It’s hard to know what tyres people were running today, but to be up there and comfortable with where we’re at is a good sign heading into the weekend.”