Russell posts new Carrera Cup lap record

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Friday 24th October, 2014 - 7:00pm

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David Russell

David Russell

David Russell lit up the timing screens as he clocked the quickest ever Porsche Carrera Cup lap around the Surfers Paradise street circuit in practice.

The 32-year-old, deputising for full timer Roger Lago in the JBS car for this weekend’s final round, dipped under the existing lap record with a 1.12.8624s effort set in the dying minutes of the second session.

This is only Russell’s third outing in the car this season having previously competed at Phillip Island and Mount Panorama two weeks ago.

“The car is pretty good around here,” said Russell.

“We made a slight change for the second session, the car was a lot better and the guys were excellent.

“Clearly you have to push hard through he chicanes to make the times.

“Its great to be P1 for both Roger Lago and JBS, he has been great to hand over the keys again.”

Warren Luff was the quickest of the trio vying for the Porsche Carrera Cup title in second just 0.1600s adrift of Russell.

Fellow title contender Steven Richards was third fastest, while reigning champion Craig Baird was sixth overall behind Bathurst winner Shae Davies and Nick Foster.

Elsewhere, Tony Bates topped the Elite Class.

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Practice 1 Results

Position Number Sponsor Driver Time Gap
1 7 No Second Chance/Phase 8 Warren Luff (QLD) 1:13.0902
2 23 JBS Australia David Russell (QLD) 1:13.3647 00.2745
3 12 Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards (VIC) 1:13.6683 00.5781
4 1 Bonaire / Wilson Security Craig Baird (VIC) 1:13.7931 00.7029
5 88 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies (QLD) 1:13.9945 00.9043
6 777 Bob Jane T-Marts Nick Foster (VIC) 1:14.1150 01.0248
7 27 Childhood Cancer Association Sam Power (SA) 1:14.4680 01.3778
8 26 Copyworld Michael Almond (SA) 1:15.2191 02.1289
9 56 McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen (NSW) 1:15.2384 02.1482
10 4 Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC) 1:15.2882 02.1980
11 24 Alternative Freight Services / Tony Bates (VIC) 1:15.4711 02.3809
12 45 VIP Petfoods Duvashen Padayachee NSW 1:15.5004 02.4102
13 77 Bob Jane T-Marts Nick McBride (VIC) 1:15.5834 02.4932
14 13 Porsche Centre Brighton James Bergmuller (VIC) 1:15.6008 02.5106
15 5 Objective Racing Tony Walls (QLD) 1:15.7346 02.6444
16 55 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie (QLD) 1:15.9128 02.8226
17 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC) 1:16.7696 03.6794
18 22 Phenix Motorsport Brenton Ramsay (SA) 1:16.7931 03.7029
19 11 Royal Purple Oil / Garth Walden Ash Samadi (NSW) 1:17.8512 04.7610
20 10 Finance EZI/Foxtel Maurice Pickering (QLD) 1:18.1438 05.0536
21 38 Wall Racing / Adina Apartment Greg Taylor (NSW) 1:18.7157 05.6255
22 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor (QLD) 1:18.8389 05.7487
23 39 Veritas Adrian Mastronardo (NSW) 1:20.1534 07.0632

Practice 2 Results

Position Number Sponsor Driver Time Gap
1 23  JBS Australia David Russell (QLD) 1:12.8524R
2 7  No Second Chance/Phase 8 Warren Luff (QLD) 1:13.0124r 0:00.1600
3 12  Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards (VIC) 1:13.1595 0:00.3071
4 88  Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies (QLD) 1:13.2120 0:00.3596
5 777  Bob Jane T-Marts Nick Foster (VIC) 1:13.3696 0:00.5172
6 1  Bonaire / Wilson Security Craig Baird (VIC) 1:13.4121 0:00.5597
7 27  Childhood Cancer Association Sam Power (SA) 1:13.6831 0:00.8307
8 77  Bob Jane T-Marts Nick McBride (VIC) 1:13.7430 0:00.8906
9 26  Copyworld Michael Almond (SA) 1:13.8231 0:00.9707
10 24  Alternative Freight Services / Tony Bates (VIC) 1:14.4919 0:01.6395
11 56  McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen (NSW) 1:14.6012 0:01.7488
12 4  Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC) 1:15.1880 0:02.3356
13 13  Porsche Centre Brighton James Bergmuller (VIC) 1:15.3063 0:02.4539
14 45  VIP Petfoods Duvashen Padayachee NSW 1:15.3668 0:02.5144
15 55  Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie (QLD) 1:15.7036 0:02.8512
16 5  Objective Racing Tony Walls (QLD) 1:15.8388 0:02.9864
17 9  Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC) 1:15.9585 0:03.1061
18 11  Royal Purple Oil / Garth Walde Ash Samadi (NSW) 1:16.5372 0:03.6848
19 222  Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor (QLD) 1:16.8178 0:03.9654
20 38  Wall Racing / Adina Apartment Greg Taylor (NSW) 1:17.8115 0:04.9591
21 10  Finance EZI/Foxtel Maurice Pickering (QLD) 1:17.8304 0:04.9780
22 22  Phenix Motorsport Brenton Ramsay (SA) 1:19.2622 0:06.4098
23 39  Veritas Adrian Mastronardo (NSW) 1:19.7841 0:06.9317