Preparing two V8 Supercars to complete 161 laps at maximum speed was the priority for Team Dynamik in today's fifth and final practice for the Bathurst 1000.

The two VY Commodores ran at stages with low fuel, old tyres, new tyres, full tanks, different drivers and suspension tweaks in a bid to fine-tune set-up for tomorrow's endurance event.

Dale Brede and Will Davison, driving the #45 Team Dynamik Dodo Internet car, have followed their pre-race strategy right to plan.

"We've achieved all of our weekend goals so far," Davison said. "We've just been cruising around not doing anything silly and setting the car up for the race. The car feels pretty easy to drive ... we're creeping up on it."

The duos best practice time today - 2m 11.0544s - was with Davison at the wheel, but with a light fuel load. Brede later completed eight laps with full tanks on older tyres, all in a bid to adjust some suspension settings for the race.

"At this stage, all we want is an undamaged car and competitive times," he said. "That puts us in a good position to do well in the race."

Davison and Brede will start from 25th on the grid tomorrow.

Simon Wills and Paul Stokell, driving the #44 car, have had a more challenging lead-in.

A spinning Ford backed into Stokell in yesterday's first practice, curtailing his track time and scrambling the pit crew. While the damage was only cosmetic it upset qualifying plans, and Wills and Stokell will start from 19th in tomorrow's race.

Car #44's best time today - 2m 10.2057s - was clocked by Wills on his last flying lap, and suggests he is starting to wring some real speed out of the Dodo Internet VY.

Stokell clocked some valuable track time earlier in the session, after yesterday's accident.

"I've managed to get 20 or so laps in so far," he said. "The car feels pretty good ... we ran on full tanks early on and it was quite good across the top of the mountain."

 

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