Murphy, Reynolds and Moffat strike trouble in Practice 2

Friday 20th April, 2012


Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©

Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy, David Reynolds and James Moffat have all found Hamilton’s unforgiving concrete walls in separate incidents during the second practice session of the day at the ITM400.

The Pepsi Max Crew Commodore received damage to both of its front corners after clipping the inside wall at Turn 8. The contact shot Murphy into the outside tyre barrier, bringing out the red flags.

The local hero was eventually able to drive his car back to the pits after being removed from the barrier by marshals.

Reynolds meanwhile broke the left-front upright in his The Bottle-O Racing Falcon by clipping the inside wall in the left-hand kink between Turn 6 and 7 just prior to Murphy’s crash.

James Moffat’s incident had occurred in the opening minutes, with the right-hand side of the Team Norton DJR Falcon rubbing the wall at the exit of the Turn 4 chicane. The car did not return to the track for the remainder of the session.

Tony D’Aberto ended the session fastest with a 1:23.27s best, while Reynolds, Taz Douglas, Jonathon Webb, Russell Ingall, Dean Fiore, Alexandre Premat, Jason Bright, James Courtney and Moffat rounded out the top 10.

The session featured two red flag periods, with the inside kerbing at Turn 8 requiring attention after 10 minutes.

Just five more minutes of running were completed before Murphy’s incident halted proceedings once again.

D’Alberto used the small window of opportunity to remove Reynolds from the top of the time sheets, while there were no significant improvers in the final 90s of green flag action at the end of the session.

The full field will take to the track for the first time this weekend when Practice 3 gets underway at 1345 local time.

See below for the full session result

1Tony D’Alberto RacingTony D’AlbertoFord Falcon FG 81:23.2678
2The Bottle-O Racing TeamDavid ReynoldsFord Falcon FG 91:23.3055
3Team iSelectTaz DouglasHolden Commodore VE2121:23.6140
4Tekno AutosportsJonathon WebbHolden Commodore VE2 81:23.6708
5Supercheap Auto RacingRussell IngallHolden Commodore VE2 91:23.8170
6Jim Beam RacingDean FioreFord Falcon FG101:24.0884
7Fujitsu Racing GRMAlexandre PrematHolden Commodore VE2101:24.2452
8Team BOCJason BrightHolden Commodore VE2 91:24.3299
9Holden Racing TeamJames CourtneyHolden Commodore VE2 91:24.3962
10Team Norton DJRJames MoffatFord Falcon FG 41:24.4882
11Tekno AutosportsMichael PatriziHolden Commodore VE2101:24.7040
12Pepsi Max CrewGreg MurphyHolden Commodore VE2 41:24.9376
13Fair Dinkum Sheds RacingKarl ReindlerHolden Commodore VE2 61:25.0586
14Wilson Security RacingDavid WallHolden Commodore VE2101:25.1719

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