Patrizi sets the pace in Carrera Cup practice

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Friday 22nd August, 2014 - 2:00pm

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Michael Patrizi fastest in Friday practice

Michael Patrizi fastest in Friday practice

Michael Patrizi has set the fastest time in practice ahead of this weekend’s fifth round of the Carrera Cup Series at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The first session went the way of joint championship leader Warren Luff from Nick Foster and Patrizi.

The second practice got underway 10 minutes late after the previous Touring Car Masters session saw one of the cars put oil down on the track. The slick conditions meant the first half of the 20-minute Carrera Cup session was slower than the first before the track came to life late.

Shane Smollen was quickest of the Elite runner

Shane Smollen was quickest of the Elite runner

Patrizi posted the fastest time in the dying seconds from Luff and Nick McBride.

“We have been fast since Townsville and the car is in the window here in Sydney,” said Patrizi.

“I actually made a change for the second session and I didn’t think it felt as good as the first practice. So we will go back in that direction for qualifying and I’m sure we can find even more time.”

Fastest in the elite group was Shane Smollen with Roger Lago and Stephen Grove also on the pace.

“Probably the best opening practice sessions we have had this year,” said Smollen.

“It’s important to now carry that through into tomorrow.

“The weather earlier this week in Sydney was poor, plus the oil from the previous session also meant there was little grip out there. However, everyone had the same conditions and we were able to get the most out of the car.”

The Carrera Cup will see qualifying in the morning with the opening race of the weekend in between the two V8 Supercar races.

VIDEO: Patrizi and Smollen speak after practice

See below for  Carrera Cup  Practice 1

Pos Entrant Driver Time Gap
1  7 No Second Chance/Phase 8 Warren Luff (QLD) 1:31.1926
2 777 Bob Jane T-Marts Nick Foster (VIC) 1:31.5049 00.3123
3 29 Onsite Rental Racing Michael Patrizi (SA) 1:31.6011 00.4085
4 77 Bob Jane T-Marts Nick McBride (VIC) 1:31.7801 00.5875
5  1 Bonaire/Wilson Security Craig Baird (VIC) 1:31.8730 00.6804
6 12 Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards (VIC) 1:31.9839 00.7913
7 88 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies (QLD) 1:32.1166 00.9240
8 26 Copyworld Michael Almond (SA) 1:32.4430 01.2504
9 27 Childhood Cancer Association Sam Power (SA) 1:32.5141 01.3215
10 45 Alternative Freight/All Star Duvashen Padayachee (NSW) 1:32.5771 01.3845
11 24 Alternative Freight/All Star Tony Bates (VIC) 1:33.5189 02.3263
12 56 McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen (NSW) 1:33.5465 02.3539
13  5 Objective Racing Tony Walls (QLD) 1:34.0911 02.8985
14 23 JBS Australia Roger Lago (QLD) 1:34.1092 02.9166
15 11 Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden Ash Samadi (NSW) 1:34.2510 03.0584
16  4 Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC) 1:34.4405 03.2479
17 13 Porsche Centre Brighton James Bergmuller (VIC) 1:34.7063 03.5137
18 39 Veritas Adrian Mastronardo (NSW) 1:35.0362 03.8436
19 55 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie (QLD) 1:35.1105 03.9179
20 38 Taylor Motorsport/Adina Apartments Greg Taylor (NSW) 1:35.2195 04.0269
21 22 V.I.P Homes Services Brenton Ramsay (SA) 1:35.7310 04.5384
22 10 Finance EZI/Foxtel Maurice Pickering (QLD) 1:35.8625 04.6699
23 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor (QLD) 1:36.5910 05.3984

 See below for Carrera Cup Practice 2

Pos Entrant Driver Time Gap
1 29 Onsite Rental Racing Michael Patrizi (SA) 1:31.0771
2 7 No Second Chance/Phase 8 Warren Luff (QLD) 1:31.1992 00.1221
3 77 Bob Jane T-Marts Nick McBride (VIC) 1:31.2516 00.1745
4 777 Bob Jane T-Marts Nick Foster (VIC) 1:31.3383 00.2612
5 12 Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards (VIC) 1:32.2169 01.1398
6 88 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies (QLD) 1:32.3742 01.2971
7 45 VIP Petfoods Duvashen Padayachee NSW 1:32.4610 01.3839
8 26 Copyworld Michael Almond (SA) 1:32.5086 01.4315
9 56 McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen (NSW) 1:33.1852 02.1081
10 23 JBS Australia Roger Lago (QLD) 1:33.3714 02.2943
11 1 Bonaire/Wilson Security Craig Baird (VIC) 1:33.4766 02.3995
12 4 Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC) 1:33.4831 02.4060
13 24 Alternative Freight/All Star Tony Bates (VIC) 1:33.6876 02.6105
14 5 Objective Racing Tony Walls (QLD) 1:33.7114 02.6343
15 13 Porsche Centre Brighton James Bergmuller (VIC) 1:34.0829 03.0058
16 55 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie (QLD) 1:34.1285 03.0514
17 22 V.I.P Homes Services Brenton Ramsay (SA) 1:34.4843 03.4072
18 11 Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden Ash Samadi (NSW) 1:34.7856 03.7085
19 39 Veritas Adrian Mastronardo (NSW) 1:35.0629 03.9858
20 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor (QLD) 1:35.1784 04.1013
21 10 Finance EZI/Foxtel Maurice Pickering (QLD) 1:35.6293 04.5522
22 38 Taylor Motorsport/Adina Apartm Greg Taylor (NSW) 1:38.7708 07.6937
23 27 Childhood Cancer Association Sam Power (SA) 1:45.8080 14.7309

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