, 2022-12-04 00:28:39,
There was formation flying from the DJR Fords early in the race with Anton De Pasquale leading Will Davison by around a second across the first stint.
Van Gisbergen, meanwhile, cleared Feeney at the start and settled in behind the two Shell Mustangs.
At one point the Kiwi looked like he may challenge Davison for second, however he ended up holding station until Davison pitted on Lap 13.
Van Gisbergen then closed within 1.5s of leader De Pasquale, only for a Jake Kostecki crash at Turn 8 to bring the first stint to an abrupt end.
The subsequent safety car saw everyone who hadn’t stopped hit the lane, De Pasquale getting out ahead of van Gisbergen and even managing to squeeze an early-stopping David Reynolds between them.
Davison and Feeney, meanwhile, didn’t need to stop and ended up first and second on the road.
When the race went green on Lap 22 Feeney the Red Bulls looked to charge, with Feeney doing his best to get past Davison.
Van Gisbergen, meanwhile, tried to get around Reynolds in Turn 5 but was run wide and dropped all the way back to ninth before recovering back to seventh.
Feeney’s pressure paid off two laps later when Davison out-braked himself into Turn 9 and handed the lead over to the #88 entry.
On Lap 30 van Gisbergen began his march towards the front, clearing Chaz Mostert on the straight between Turns 7 and 8 for sixth place before diving down the inside of Cam Waters at Turn 9 a lap later.
He then got by Reynolds at Turn 9 on Lap…
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