David Wall tops Carrera Cup practice

David Wall was the fast man in Thursday practice

David Wall was the fast man in Thursday practice David Wall has marked his return to the Carrera Cup by setting the fastest time in the practice sessions ahead of this weekend’s opening round on the streets of Adelaide.

After a number of seasons in V8 Supercars, Wall was pleased with how things went after only one full day of testing ahead of the season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Wall led both sessions from Matt Campbell with another former V8 driver in Ash Walsh third quickest in the first session; while Michael Almond was behind the top two in the second practice.

Both sessions featured a number of spins with Walsh in particular having a wild ride out of the Senna Chicane.

The only person to sustain any damage, although minor, was defending Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge champion Shane Smollen who tagged the fence exiting Turn 11 in practice 1.

Tony Bates was the star in the Challenge ranks by setting the fastest time of the day in the semi-professional ranks and sixth overall in the opening practice.

The Carrera Cup will hold qualifying from 8.45am local time on Friday followed by the opening 16-lap race of the season at 3.05pm.

VIDEO: Wall and Bates talk after Thursday practice


 

PRACTICE #1: Carrera Cup – Adelaide

Pos No. Driver Team Time Gap
1 38 David Wall Wilson Security 1:22.9925
2 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 – McElrea Racing 1:23.0102 +0.0177
3 777 Ash Walsh Bob Jane T-Marts/Infants Friend 1:23.5019 +0.5094
4 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts 1:23.9273 +0.9348
5 25 Alex Davison Copyworld Racing 1:23.9585 +0.9660
6 24 Tony Bates Move It Net/A.F.S. 1:23.9789 +0.9864
7 26 Michael Almond Copyworld 1:24.1513 +1.1588
8 12 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing and Electrical 1:24.2953 +1.3028
9 360 Fraser Ross 360 Fly 1:24.4136 +1.4211
10 8 Dean Fiore Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne 1:24.5691 +1.5766
11 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX 1:24.6195 +1.6270
12 88 Dylan O’Keeffe Allstar Equipment/Dexion Supply 1:24.9043 +1.9118
13 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents 1:25.1565 +2.1640
14 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc 1:25.3823 +2.3898
15 4 Stephen Grove Grove Hire 1:25.6199 +2.6274
16 21 Garth Walden CIP/GWR 1:25.8117 +2.8192
17 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Property Group 1:25.8188 +2.8263
18 54 James Abela Horsley Park Gunshop 1:26.4349 +3.4424
19 13 James Bergmuller pricepressure.com.au 1:26.6778 +3.6853

 

PRACTICE #2: Carrera Cup – Adelaide

Pos No. Driver Team Time Gap
1 38 David Wall Wilson Security 1:22.3722
2 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 – McElrea Racing 1:22.6079 +0.2357
3 26 Michael Almond Copyworld 1:22.6624 +0.2902
4 12 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing and Electrical 1:22.8043 +0.4321
5 777 Ash Walsh Bob Jane T-Marts/Infants Friend 1:22.8362 +0.4640
6 25 Alex Davison Copyworld Racing 1:22.8365 +0.4643
7 360 Fraser Ross 360 Fly 1:23.2532 +0.8810
8 8 Dean Fiore Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne 1:23.2901 +0.9179
9 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX 1:23.4202 +1.0480
10 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts 1:23.4961 +1.1239
11 21 Garth Walden CIP/GWR 1:23.5808 +1.2086
12 88 Dylan O’Keeffe Allstar Equipment/Dexion Supply 1:23.9469 +1.5747
13 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents 1:24.1222 +1.7500
14 24 Tony Bates Moveitnet/A.F.S. 1:24.1786 +1.8064
15 54 James Abela Horsley Park Gunshop 1:24.2707 +1.8985
16 4 Stephen Grove Grove Hire 1:24.7439 +2.3717
17 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc 1:24.8909 +2.5187
18 13 James Bergmuller pricepressure.com.au 1:25.0046 +2.6324
19 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Property Group 1:25.4623 +3.0901

 

 

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