Rullo fastest in mixed up Super2 practice session

Alex Rullo

Alex Rullo has clocked the fastest lap of the day in the Dunlop Super2 Series at Barbagallo after a second practice session significantly affected by tyre choice.

Rullo, in the #62 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima, finished the 40-minute session a quarter of a second faster than Shae Davies (#67 Paul Morris Motorsport FGX Falcon) and marginally faster again than Bryce Fullwood (#16 Matt Stone Racing FGX Falcon).

Reuse of Practice 1 tyres was the popular choice at the start of the session, with rubber already well-worn by the abrasive surface contributing to offs for several drivers.

Paul Dumbrell (#88 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) led initially but chose to not go for a newer set of tyres and was bundled back to 17th by the end of the piece having lapped 1.1s slower than the benchmark which he set in Practice 1.

Macauley Jones (#14 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore) briefly held top spot before Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport VF Commodore) moved on to a set of tyres saved from the last round at Symmons Plains and went quicker again, twice in the space of three laps.

Dominic Storey took over first position not long before halfway in the #63 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore.

It was Thomas Randle on greens, however, who was first to come close to Dumbrell’s Practice 1 time and then beat it on his next lap as he was the first into the 57-second bracket in the #5 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon.

He was usurped by Davies 10 minutes later before Rullo set was ultimately the fastest lap, a 0:57.4470s, in the 34th minute.

Davies remained second while Fullwood improved late on to take up third position from Randle and Adam Marjoram.

Marjoram had the wildest moment of the session when he hit the Turn 2 ripple strip at an awkward angle and fired off through the weeds, launching the #15 Image Racing VF Commodore.

Mason Barbera (#99 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore), Zane Goddard (#8 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore), Jack Smith (#21 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore), Storey, and Chahda rounded out the top 10.

Round 2 winner Chris Pither (#44 Garry Rogers Motorsport VF Commodore) was 14th, 2016 series winner Garry Jacobson (#26 MW Motorsport Nissan Altima) 16th, and Will Brown (#38 Eggleston Motorsport VF Commodore) 20th.

A pair of 10-minute Armor All Qualifying sessions which set the grid for Races 1 and 2 respectively take place tomorrow from 1115 local time/1315 AEST.

Results: Practice 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 62 Land Surveys / MWM Alex Rullo Nissan Altima 0:57.4470
2 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG/X 0:57.7037 0:00.2567
3 16 Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Ford Falcon FG/X 0:57.7336 0:00.2866
4 5 Skye Sands Thomas Randle Ford Falcon FG/X 0:57.8841 0:00.4371
5 15 Auto One Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 0:57.9142 0:00.4672
6 99 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 0:57.9585 0:00.5115
7 8 BGD Architects Zane Goddard Holden Commodore VF 0:58.1906 0:00.7436
8 21 SCT Logistics Jack Smith Holden Commodore VF 0:58.4331 0:00.9861
9 63 Eggleston Motorsport Dominic Storey Holden Commodore VF 0:58.4427 0:00.9957
10 18 Auto One Albury Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 0:58.5454 0:01.0984
11 10 Grove Hire Brenton Grove Holden Commodore VF 0:58.5995 0:01.1525
12 23 Sitech-Trimble / MWM Dean Fiore Nissan Altima 0:58.7270 0:01.2800
13 49 Dynamic Supplies Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF 0:58.8029 0:01.3559
14 44 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Chris Pither Holden Commodore VF 0:58.8465 0:01.3995
15 14 Payce Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 0:59.0121 0:01.5651
16 26 MEGA Fuels / MWM Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 0:59.0865 0:01.6395
17 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 0:59.1844 0:01.7374
18 56 Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 0:59.7839 0:02.3369
19 55 Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 0:59.8116 0:02.3646
20 38 Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 0:59.8899 0:02.4429
21 54 Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 1:00.1034 0:02.6564
22 57 Arcoplate Racing Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 1:00.1573 0:02.7103
23 98 Matt Stone Racing Jaie Robson Holden Commodore VF 1:00.4984 0:03.0514

Combined: Practice 1 and Practice 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Session
1 62 Land Surveys / MWM Alex Rullo Nissan Altima 0:57.4470 P2
2 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG/X 0:57.7037 P2
3 16 Middy’s Electrical Bryce Fullwood Ford Falcon FG/X 0:57.7336 P2
4 5 Skye Sands Thomas Randle Ford Falcon FG/X 0:57.8841 P2
5 15 Auto One Adam Marjoram Holden Commodore VF 0:57.9142 P2
6 99 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Mason Barbera Holden Commodore VF 0:57.9585 P2
7 88 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VF 0:58.0345 P1
8 23 Sitech-Trimble / MWM Dean Fiore Nissan Altima 0:58.0889 P1
9 26 MEGA Fuels / MWM Garry Jacobson Nissan Altima 0:58.1435 P1
10 8 BGD Architects Zane Goddard Holden Commodore VF 0:58.1906 P2
11 44 Wilson Security PAYCE GRM Chris Pither Holden Commodore VF 0:58.1911 P1
12 14 Payce Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VF 0:58.2527 P1
13 38 Eggleston Motorsport William Brown Holden Commodore VF 0:58.3539 P1
14 21 SCT Logistics Jack Smith Holden Commodore VF 0:58.4331 P2
15 63 Eggleston Motorsport Dominic Storey Holden Commodore VF 0:58.4427 P2
16 18 Auto One Albury Matthew Chahda Holden Commodore VF 0:58.5454 P2
17 10 Grove Hire Brenton Grove Holden Commodore VF 0:58.5995 P2
18 57 Arcoplate Racing Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 0:58.7988 P1
19 49 Dynamic Supplies Jordan Boys Holden Commodore VF 0:58.8029 P2
20 56 Arcoplate Racing Jake Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 0:58.9548 P1
21 54 Eggleston Motorsport Nathan Morcom Holden Commodore VF 0:58.9553 P1
22 55 Arcoplate Racing Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VF 0:59.0249 P1
23 98 Matt Stone Racing Jaie Robson Holden Commodore VF 1:00.4984 P2

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