McBride leads Carrera Cup practice

Nick McBride headed the time sheets in Carrera Cup

Nick McBride has set the fastest time in Carrera Cup at Sandown after two practice sessions in contrasting conditions.

McBride’s time came in the opening dry Practice 1, which was the second on-track session of the day. Although the circuit was still somewhat dirty, it brought the better times after heavy drizzle throughout Practice 2 brought far slower times.

Jaxon Evans was fastest in Practice 2, as several drivers spun and went off the road in the tricky conditions.

Only the one red flag came out when Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge driver Tim Miles found himself beached in a sandtrap.

Miles was fastest in the semi-professional ranks in the opening session, while Sam Shahin led the way in Practice 2.

After stepping-up from winning the GT Cup Challenge, Jordan Love was second fastest in the wet session with all the regular front runners towards the front.

It was a busy morning for Alex Davison and championship leader David Wall, who split their time between the Carrera Cup and the Supercars paddock as co-drivers for the Sandown 500.

Carrera Cup has qualifying on Saturday morning at 9.45am followed by the opening two 14-lap races just before lunch and between the two Supercars qualifying races in the afternoon.

VIDEO: McBride and Miles speak after Friday practice

TIMES: Carrera Cup Australia – Practice 1

Pos No. Driver Team Class Time/Gap
1 77 Nick McBride Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts P 1:11.4541
2 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts/Money Now P +0.0475
3 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P +0.1404
4 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australi P +0.2096
5 79 Jordan Love Sonic Motor Racing/Quintis P +0.2252
6 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P +0.3002
7 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P +0.4117
8 70 Tim Miles Miles Advisory Partners C +0.4686
9 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P +0.5007
10 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P +0.5124
11 23 Brenton Grove Porsche Centre Melbourne P +0.6010
12 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P +1.0933
13 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C +1.2330
14 13 Sam Shahin HTFU C +1.3012
15 22 Dean Cook Zonzo Racing C +2.1194
16 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P +2.5574
17 34 John Morriss Motorsport Leasing/Race Ramps C +2.5890
18 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C +2.7058
19 131 Graham Williams WRA C +4.1092

 

TIMES: Carrera Cup Australia – Practice 2

Pos No. Driver Team Class Time/Gap
1 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P 1:18.8364
2 79 Jordan Love Sonic Motor Racing/Quintis P +0.2301
3 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P +0.2479
4 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P +0.4481
5 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P +0.5916
6 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P +0.6759
7 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts/Money Now P +0.7095
8 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P +0.8361
9 77 Nick McBride Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts P +0.9010
10 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P +0.9508
11 13 Sam Shahin HTFU C +1.7692
12 70 Tim Miles Miles Advisory Partners C +1.7899
13 23 Brenton Grove Porsche Centre Melbourne P +2.3859
14 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P +3.0799
15 34 John Morriss Motorsport Leasing/Race Ramps C +3.2807
16 22 Dean Cook Zonzo Racing C +3.4198
17 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C +3.7634
18 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C +5.2679
19 131 Graham Williams WRA C +8.2186

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