Murray quickest in Carrera Cup practice at The Bend

Cooper Murray

Cooper Murray has topped the timesheets in practice for Round 6 of Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Murray (McElrea Racing) lapped the circuit in 1:51.0748s, two tenths faster than the practice record which James Moffat set in 2018.

Cameron Hill (Cameron Hill Racing) was second quickest with a time of 1:51.1762s in Practice 2, while David Wall (Wall Racing) was third on combined times thanks to his Practice 1 benchmark of 1:51.2762s.

Warren Luff (McElrea Racing) and Jordan Love (Sonic Motor Racing) ended up fourth and fifth respectively despite being among many to come unstuck on the dusty track surface during the afternoon session.

They and Thomas Maxwell (Sonic) were seen sailing wide throughout the session, while series leader Dale Wood (Sonic) and Tim Miles (McElrea) had spins.

Wood was only 10th fastest at the end of the day, at 1.0852s off the pace.

Qualifying for the first of three races starts tomorrow at 1055 local time/1125 AEST.

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