RAIN played a big part in Friday’s first practice session for this weekend’s Supercar races at Winton Motor Raceway.
The track was a skating rink with many drivers struggling in the conditions.
There were many off track excursions, mostly at turn one where locking brakes and aquaplaning cars was common.
A wet set up is vastly different to what they use on a dry track, meaning they have effectively lost all of Friday’s valuable track time to find a competitive set up.
The Border’s representatives fared well with BJR’s Nick Percat and Tim Slade 7th and 9th respectively.
David Reynolds in his Erebus Penrite commodore was a bit further back in 17th.
“You can’t take much away from that,”BJR team owner Brad Jones said.
“It was just crazy – our cars were in the top ten mostly but it was really a lottery.
“When its torrential like this it’s hard to learn anything.
“We will be competitive if it’s wet.
“The trick is to keep the car on the track but they were going down like nine pins.”
In regards to the team’s chances for the rest of the weekend Jones was positive.
“I think today will put pressure on a few teams who struggle to find speed here with their base set up,” he said.
In the second practice session on a drying track, Percat gained a confidence boost by finishing first.
Reynolds was equally as impressive in coming home third while Slade grabbed ninth place.