Moffat tops Carrera Cup practice at The Bend

Mat Coch

Friday 24th August, 2018 - 6:45pm

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James Moffat

James Moffat ended the opening day’s running at The Bend Motorsport Park fastest ahead of this weekend’s round of Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia.

Continuing his strong form from recent races, Moffat topped both practice sessions, lowering his own benchmark by over seven tenths from the first session to the second.

The Wall Racing driver left his run late in Practice 2, sitting out much of the opening half before his first flying lap moved him half a second clear of team boss David Wall at the top of the session.

It was an effort that could have been even faster, Moffat losing half a second in the final sector of the lap as he caught slower traffic.

He ended the day four tenths faster than Michael Almond and Jordan Love, the Sonic pair split by just one hundredth of a second.

Jaxon Evans had been second fastest in opening practice but slipped to fourth best after he found just three tenths between sessions.

The leading five runners in Practice 2 managed times under that set by Moffat in the morning.

Adrian Flack proved the fastest of the Pro-Am runners, his 1:52.9755s lap in the second practice session ninth fastest overall.

Carrera Cup is next on track for qualifying at 1210 (local time) on Saturday ahead of a 20 lap race at 1450.

Results: Combined Practice

Pos Car Team/Sponsor Driver Class Sess. Fastest lap Split
1 18 Payce/Wilson Security/JBL James Moffat P P2 1:51.2942  
2 77 Bob Jane T Marts/PSA Michael Almond P P2 1:51.7413 0:00.4471
3 777 Bob Jane T Marts Jordan Love P P2 1:51.7539 0:00.4597
4 7 Morris Finance Jaxon Evans P P2 1:51.8851 0:00.5909
5 1 PAYCE/Wilson Security David Wall P P2 1:51.9491 0:00.6549
6 88 APB Group Dylan O’Keeffe P P2 1:52.5643 0:01.2701
7 888 Porsche Centre Brighton Glenn Wood P P2 1:52.6457 0:01.3515
8 8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride P P2 1:52.9631 0:01.6689
9 20 Agas National Adrian Flack A P2 1:52.9755 0:01.6813
10 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood P P1 1:53.1547 0:01.8605
11 13 The Bend/htfu Sam Shahin A P1 1:53.2044 0:01.9102
12 12 Garwood Motorsport Adam Garwood P P2 1:53.5481 0:02.2539
13 23 JBS Australia Roger Lago A P2 1:53.6505 0:02.3563
14 4 Grove Group Stephen Grove A P2 1:53.7932 0:02.4990
15 111 Sthn Star Truck Center/SEEARS Cameron Hill P P2 1:53.9293 0:02.6351
16 19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson A P2 1:54.0560 0:02.7618
17 6 Miles Advisory Partners/Garage Tim Miles A P2 1:54.2224 0:02.9282
18 14 Sonic/Totally 4×4 Peter Major P P1 1:54.2339 0:02.9397
19 22 BMF/Pitman Racing Dean Cook A P2 1:54.6903 0:03.3961
20 80 WM Waste Management Max Twigg A P2 1:54.9235 0:03.6293
21 15 LORY Construction Benjamin Stack A P2 1:55.3063 0:04.0121
22 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini A P1 1:57.2831 0:05.9889
23 35 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Indiran Padayachee A P2 1:57.5112 0:06.2170
24 131 Harcourts Williams Graham Williams A P2 1:58.4258 0:07.1316

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