Erebus Motorsport has secured a best result of 12th today, after enduring very tough conditions at the Melbourne 400.
With the first wet session at Albert Park since 2013, the second race of the weekend got going under Safety Car.
Greasy conditions still slowed lap times when the race eventually went green, majority of the field running single file through the first few corners.
David Reynolds tried his best but struggled to make the #9 Holden stick to the road, eventually falling to 12th before the end of the sprint.
Anton De Pasquale also tread water carefully and passed the checkered flag in 19th, knowing they would line up for a second time this evening.
Track conditions bettered before an intense start to the second race. Reynolds managed to make his way through to sixth, while De Pasquale slotted into P16 ahead of the first round of stops.
Settling into eighth and 18th, a late rain storm led to a wet race being declared after 17 laps.
The rain fell harder and both Holden’s opted to switch to wets in the changeable weather, re-joining the pack 15th and 20th.
With just five laps to go, both drivers managed to make a move to elevate them a spot each before the finish line.
Race 4 Started 8th, Finished 12th
Race 5 Started 9th, Finished 14th
“We didn’t perform at our best today. Our cars aren’t the strongest in the wet and we’re trying to unlock the secret to making them faster. I think every time we go out we learn a lot and are able to apply that the next time, there are just currently gaps between wet races that we can make inroads. We’ll certainly keep improving.
“Second race today I got an amazing start and got up to fifth, but then lost positions in the pit stop and we selected to pit again and it ended up being a bad call. The rain was something we just didn’t see coming but we’ll give it our tomorrow starting off the front row.”
ANTON DE PASQUALE: Started 13th, Finished 15th
Race 4 Started 16th, Finished 19th
Race 5 Started 13th, Finished 20th
“Today was a really good leaning curve for me and there are a lot of things I can now take into it next time, now having my first wet session under my belt. My main aim was to just hold my line and keep it all together to not make a mistake. They were really tough conditions and we are lucky to come home with two straight cars. We can head in tomorrow starting inside the top ten and I am really looking forward to see what we can do from there.”