GERMANY 1-2-3-4 IN B6HR PRACTICE TWO

THE GERMAN brands have continued to dominate the running in practice for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour at Mount Panorama.  

For the second time today, Luke Searle topped the order in the second of two 50-minute sessions: his 2m27.82s lap 0.8s off the pace he set in the first session due to changed track and ambient conditions for the afternoon session.

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A light rain shower during the lunch break ensured that the track only delivered its best performance late in the session, which is when when a majority of the fastest times were set.

Garth Walden continued the strong debut showing of his Mercedes-AMG A45 by banking the second fastest time, breaking into the 2m28s on his last lap of the day.

That lap was nearly a full second quicker than the still-new Mercedes’ best lap in the first session, where Walden and Ben Porter finished fourth.

Orange driver Tim Leahey had banked the fastest time early in practice two this afternoon, his 2m29.020s a solid effort and one that held the top spot until Searle and Walden bumped the Gold-Coast based team to third.

Chaz Mostert made it a BMW 1-3-4 late in the session when his 2m29.137s lap elevated the DPO 335i he shares with Nathan Morcom to the top four, an impressive feat given the Nathan Morcom-run car gives away several years compared to the later machinery around them.

Jim Pollicina ended practice two as the fastest Mitsubishi thanks to a late 2m30.42s lap with the sister Poll Performance EVO right behind in sixth.

Terry Nightingale and Dylan Thomas were seventh, the sister CXC Global Scott / Handley EVO eighth, Millet / Virag / Gray ninth in the first of the HSVs with Symonds / Lane and Bargwanna completing the top 10.

Practice two ran unhindered by stoppages with all 50 cars logging laps.

We’ll post a full rundown of Friday’s Bathurst Motor Festival track activity later today.

CLASS RESULTS – PRACTICE TWO

Class / Time / On Lap / Number / Driver / Car

A1

2:27.827

15

62

 

Luke Searle

BMW M135i Hatch F20

A2

2:32.324

7

69

 

Warren Millett

Holden VE-HSV GTS

B1

2:29.137

14

11

 

Chaz Mostert

BMW 335i E92

B2

2:36.291

5

76

 

Joshua Muggleton

Holden VE-HSV SS

C

2:40.519

9

13

 

Hadrian Morrall

Renault Megane RS265

D

2:44.295

13

3

 

Mark Caine

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

E

2:50.427

8

85

 

Declan Kirkham

Mazda MX6

I

2:40.326

9

67

 

Coleby Cowham

Ford Falcon AU