Scott Pye kicked off the Darwin SuperSprint weekend by topping the opening practice session.
The Team 18 driver went quickest on his final run, courtesy of a move to a set of green Dunlops after focussing on race laps earlier in the half-hour session.
A 1m06.240s was good enough to leave him a tenth clear of Bryce Fullwood and Lee Holdsworth.
“I think the most promising thing isn’t only the last lap, but what our pace was like on the used tyre,” said Pye.
“I think it’s okay. It was a fairly scrappy lap. There’s probably 5.9 or a 6.0 in it if I put it together. There’s plenty fo come from me and a bit of tuning with the car as well.”
Cam Waters spent most of the session on top after an early 1m06.625s, but slipped to fourth after only improving to a 1m06.469s on his final run.
Chaz Mostert and Rick Kelly were next, with Jack Le Brocq, Macauley Jones, Andre Heimgartner and Garry Jacobson rounding out the Top 10.
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