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Harris sets pace in first GC SuperUtes practice

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Friday 25th October, 2019 - 10:44am

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Ryal Harris

Ryal Harris has set the fastest lap in Practice 1 for Round 7 of the ECB SuperUtes Series on the Gold Coast.

Harris held sway for the entirety of the 20-minute session, having improved on each of his first five flying laps in the #1 Peters Motorsport Mazda BT-50.

The 2018 series winner got down to a 1:31.4584s, almost two seconds below the practice/qualifying lap record.

Cameron Crick similarly held second position throughout in the #7 Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton but pressed on after Harris had pitted and closed the gap from as much as 1.1s to 0.1458s by the end of the session.

Series leader Tom Alexander, who twice ran up the Turn 11 escape road, pinched third position with the chequered flag out with a 1:31.6397s in the #22 Ross Stone Racing Isuzu D-Max.

That pushed Ben Walsh (#8 Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Hilux) to fourth, ahead of team-mate Craig Woods (#64 Hilux) and Christopher Formosa (#49 Allgate Racing Ford Ranger).

Toby Price completed only two laps in his first session back in SuperUtes, leaving the #87 SRT Triton at the bottom of the timesheets of the 10 cars which took to the track.

Practice 2 starts today at 1155 local time/1255 AEDT.

Results: Practice 1

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 1 EFS 4×4 Racing Ryal Harris Mazda BT50 1:31.4584  
2 7 Team Triton Racing Cameron Crick Mitsubishi Triton 1:31.6042 0:00.1458
3 22 Caltex Delo Racing Tom Alexander Isuzu D-MAX 1:31.6397 0:00.1813
4 8 Fat Freddy’s Ben Walsh Toyota Hilux 1:32.5448 0:01.0864
5 64 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Woods Toyota Hilux 1:35.0352 0:03.5768
6 49 Allgate Auto Doors Christopher Formosa Ford Ranger 1:35.4296 0:03.9712
7 96 WBT Racing SRT Jaiden Maggs Mitsubishi Triton 1:36.2610 0:04.8026
8 17 Tankworld Benjamin Falk Mazda BT50 1:36.5153 0:05.0569
9 68 WBT Racing SRT Gerard Maggs Toyota Hilux 1:36.5599 0:05.1015
10 87 Team Triton Racing Toby Price Mitsubishi Triton 1:38.3073 0:06.8489

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