The official test day is now complete and from all reports, it’s been a success.
For many, it was like the first day back at school; a time to say hello to old classmates and welcome the new.
The newest of the class, Anton de Pasquale, got his second taste of the team’s ZB Commodore, after completing a rookie test on Monday.
“It was a pretty long day, we did a lot of laps and it’s given me a good chance to learn off Dave and see what he is doing,” he said.
“We had a really good run in the morning and I felt like we weren’t too far away.”
The 22-year old sat ninth fastest during the first session and says he is settling into his new home, and his new Holden.
“Everyone is great to work with, when you go to a new team the hardest part is getting along with everyone, but everyone has been terrific,” he said.
“I am getting familiar with the new car, my new team, and so far it feels like home.”
Today also gave class clown David Reynolds a chance to get into some serious testing.
“It was good to get some proper laps in ahead of Adelaide,” he said.
“We have a few little things to work out before we get there but we definitely have a better understanding of the new package and what we need to do to get the most out of it.”
Co-drivers Luke Youlden and Will Brown were also present to lend additional feedback, both having a steer of the team’s new Commodores.
It’s always good to get a skid and I didn’t think the car felt too dissimilar to last year,” Youlden said.
The day provided a chance to put the finishing touches on preparations ahead of the Adelaide 500 in two weeks’ time.