Slade’s weekend in Porsche event over

Big damage to the Mastronado/Slade entry

Big damage to the Mastronado/Slade entry

Tim Slade has been the pacesetter during practice for the mini-enduro Carrera Cup event at Phillip Island, but his weekend is over after regular driver Adrian Mastronado crashed the Porsche late in the final session.

The two-driver race has attracted some of the best V8 drivers including Scott McLaughlin, David Reynolds, Jason Bright, Dale Wood and Nick Percat.

In drying conditions, Slade turned heads in the opening all-professional driver practice finishing the session 1.2-seconds clear of championship leader Warren Luff.

Bayliss right at home at Phillip Island

Bayliss right at home at Phillip Island

The second session for the elite drivers was run in the wet with Neale Muston, who is sharing with Duvashen Padayachee, fastest from former World Superbike Champion, who is this weekend teaming-up with Michael Patrizi.

The final session of the day was in bright sunshine and this allowed all teams for the first time to run a dry set-up on slick tyres. The session was for both professional and elite drivers in the cars with all teams also practicing pit stops and changes.

Slade set the fastest time early as most teams ran their professional drivers first out. After the driver changes there were a number of incidents with David Reynolds’s co-driver Tony Walls having a high-speed spin coming onto the front straight before the red flag was waved for the Mastronado crash at Lukey Heights.

Tomorrow will feature separate qualifying sessions for each driver with the combined times making up the grid.

The first of two one-hour races will be run at 12.50pm tomorrow.

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PRACTICE 3 : Carrera Cup – Phillip Island 

Pos   Drivers Team Time Gap
1  39  A.Mastronado/T.Slade  Veritas 1:30.5746
2   7  W.Luff/G.Emery  No Second Chance/Phase 8 1:31.2722 0:00.6976
3   5  T.Walls/D.Reynolds  Objective Racing 1:31.4076 0:00.8330
4   4  S.Grove/S.McLaughlin  Grove Group 1:31.5727 0:00.9981
5 777  N.Foster/R.Simpson  Bob Jane T-Marts 1:31.6314 0:01.0568
6  88  S.Davies/A.Gowans  Davbridge Constructions 1:32.0399 0:01.4653
7  12  S.Richards/D.Flack  Laser Plumbing & Electrical 1:32.0863 0:01.5117
8  56  S.Smollen/N.Percat  McGrath Real Estate Agents 1:32.1229 0:01.5483
9  22  B.Ramsay/J.Bright  V.I.P. Home Services 1:32.1408 0:01.5662
10  23  R.Lago/D.Russell  JBS Australia 1:32.2506 0:01.6760
11  24  T.Bates/D.Gaunt  Alternative Freight Services/A 1:32.3897 0:01.8151
12   9  M.Cini/D.Fiore  Hallmarc 1:32.4288 0:01.8542
13  77  N.McBride/R.Jane  Bob Jane T-Marts 1:32.7754 0:02.2008
14   1  C.Baird/M.Twigg  Bonaire / Wilson Security 1:32.8094 0:02.2348
15  11  A.Samadi/J.Reid  Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden 1:32.8559 0:02.2813
16  45  D.Padayachee/N.Muston  VIP Petfoods 1:32.9562 0:02.3816
17  26  M.Almond/J.Karytinos  Copyworld 1:33.0152 0:02.4406
18  13  J.Bergmuller/D.Wood  Porsche Centre Brighton 1:33.2931 0:02.7185
19  29  M.Patrizi/T.Bayliss  Onsite Rental Group 1:33.4063 0:02.8317
20  55  R.Gracie/T.Miles  Fujitsu Racing 1:36.6352 0:06.0606

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