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Pretty quickest in SuperUtes Practice 2 with late effort

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Thursday 10th October, 2019 - 2:47pm

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Nathan Pretty

Nathan Pretty was fastest in SuperUtes Practice 2 at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 after a late effort from the Bathurst 24 Hour winner.

Pretty (Holden Colorado) went to the top on his last flying lap of the 20-minute session, with the 2:42.427s effort putting him ahead of Elliot Barbour (Mitsubishi Triton) and Tom Alexander (Isuzu D-Max).

Cameron Crick (Mitsubishi Triton) set an early benchmark of 2:44.357s as the times improved through the session.

Pretty and Alexander both pipped Crick to go first and second respectively halfway through the hit out.

Graham Edwards’ moment pic: Fox Sports

Graham Edwards had a wild moment at McPhillamy Park in his Mitsubishi Triton, sliding sideways through the gravel before gathering it up and rejoining the circuit.

Despite the trip through the gravel, Edwards managed to avoid the wall and continued to circulate for the remainder of the session.

Barbour went fastest in the closing minutes but was immediately displaced by Alexander who set a 2:42.782, putting him 0.5s in front.

A late effort from Pretty was enough to mix up the top three again, with his 2:42.427s lowering the SuperUtes practice record by a further 0.03s from Practice 1 earlier on Thursday.

Crick and Ben Walsh (Toyota Hilux) completed the top five, while joint series leader Ryal Harris finished 10th, 4.7s off the pace in his Mazda BT-50.

SuperUtes return for Armor All Qualifying on Friday at 0720 local time/AEDT.

Results: SuperUtes Bathurst, Practice 2

Pos Car Competitor/Team Driver Vehicle Fastest lap Gap
1 18 AC Delco Racing Nathan Pretty Holden Colorado 2:42.3920
2 22 Caltex Delo Racing Tom Alexander Isuzu D-MAX 2:42.4906 0.0986s
3 87 Mitsubishi Motors Team Triton Elliot Barbour Mitsubishi Triton 2:42.6346 0.2426s
4  7 Total Tools Team Triton Racing Cameron Crick Mitsubishi Triton 2:43.5010 1.1090s
5  8 Fat Freddy’s Ben Walsh Toyota Hilux 2:43.6407 1.2487s
6 11 Tyre Works Mega Matthew Spratt Holden Colorado 2:43.9861 1.5941s
7 64 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Woods Toyota Hilux 2:44.0378 1.6458s
8 68 Sieders Racing Team Joshua Anderson Toyota Hilux 2:45.9186 3.5266s
9 96 SIA Abrasives / Team Triton Graham Edwards Mitsubishi Triton 2:46.7373 4.3453s
10  1 EFS 4×4 Accessories Ryal Harris Mazda BT50 2:47.1333 4.7413s
11 49 Allgate Auto Doors Christopher Formosa Ford Ranger 2:47.8849 5.4929s
12 72 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Thompson Toyota Hilux 2:48.2517 5.8597s
13 94 Allgate Auto Doors Bayley Hall Ford Ranger 2:49.0274 6.6354s
14 17 Tankworld Benjamin Falk Mazda BT50 2:54.3401 11.9481s

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