Foster fastest despite off in Carrera Cup

Nick Foster was the pace setter in Carrera Cup practice

Nick Foster was the pace setter in Carrera Cup practice

Despite a high-speed lose, Nick Foster has continued his fast pace in the Carrera Cup, by setting the fastest times in both of today’s practice sessions at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Foster, who has won the past four straight races, was quickest from Matt Campbell and Shae Davies in both sessions. The first session was the quickest of the two 30 minutes practice periods.

Foster’s second session ended early, and even brought out the red flag after he went off the road at the high-speed Turn 1. He went spinning across the gravel before making light contact with the tyre barrier.

Adrian Mastronardo was quickest in the Tag Heuer Challenge

Adrian Mastronardo was quickest in the Tag Heuer Challenge

It was not the biggest incident for the Carrera Cup, with Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge contender Tony Bates making heaving contact with the inside wall after Turn 1 early in the opening practice. He went wide on the exit and the rear came around with Bates smashing into concrete travelling backwards.

He was shaken in the crash and his car has sustained enough damage for it to have been withdrawn from the weekend’s races.

Fastest in the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge was Adrian Mastronardo thanks to his time in the first session.

Tomorrow the Carrera Cup will have qualifying in the morning followed by two 19 lap races mid-morning and afternoon.

VIDEO: Carrera Cup drivers speak after Friday practice

 

PRACTICE 1 – Carrera Cup : Sydney Motorsport Park

Pos No Driver Team Class Time Gap
1 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts PRO 1:31.1176
2 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 PRO 1:31.1585 0.0409
3 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions PRO 1:31.3981 0.2805
4 26 Michael Almond Copyworld PRO 1:31.5031 0.3855
5 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi PRO 1:31.6876 0.5700
6 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE / Geni PRO 1:31.7592 0.6416
7 11 Simon Hodge Team BRM PRO 1:31.7606 0.6430
8 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical PRO 1:31.7691 0.6515
9 25 John Martin Copyworld PRO 1:31.8062 0.6886
10 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts PRO 1:31.8864 0.7688
11 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX PRO 1:32.0622 0.9446
12 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne PRO 1:32.1121 0.9945
13 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton PRO 1:32.1993 1.0817
14 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas THC 1:32.7949 1.6773
15 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents THC 1:33.1076 1.9900
16 24 Tony Bates AFS / TOP CAT Video Prod. THC 1:33.2157 2.0981
17 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care THC 1:33.2850 2.1674
18 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport THC 1:33.9906 2.8730
19 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group THC 1:34.0055 2.8879
20 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel THC 1:34.3244 3.2068
21 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc THC 1:36.6187 5.5011

 

PRACTICE 2 – Carrera Cup : Sydney Motorsport Park

Pos No Driver Team Class Time Gap
1 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts PRO 1:31.3443
2 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 PRO 1:31.6484 0.3041
3 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions PRO 1:31.8919 0.5476
4 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi PRO 1:32.1774 0.8331
5 11 Simon Hodge Team BRM PRO 1:32.1793 0.8350
6 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts PRO 1:32.2263 0.8820
7 25 John Martin Copyworld PRO 1:32.3481 1.0038
8 26 Michael Almond Copyworld PRO 1:32.3945 1.0502
9 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical PRO 1:32.4321 1.0878
10 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE / Geni PRO 1:32.4707 1.1264
11 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton PRO 1:32.6806 1.3363
12 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne PRO 1:32.7693 1.4250
13 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX PRO 1:32.9862 1.6419
14 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents THC 1:33.5407 2.1964
15 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas THC 1:33.6101 2.2658
16 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care THC 1:33.8168 2.4725
17 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel THC 1:33.9132 2.5689
18 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group THC 1:34.0199 2.6756
19 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport THC 1:34.8558 3.5115
20 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc THC 1:36.1141 4.7698

 

 

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