Will Brown has backed up his pace-setting opening effort by going six tenths faster than the field in Practice 2 for the TCR Asia Pacific Cup field at Albert Park.
As was the case in the first 20-minute session of the day at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Brown was on top once drivers had got up to speed on their second timed laps and remained there for the duration.
The 2:05.1832s which the HMO Customer Racing driver set on his third flyer in the #1 Hyundai proved to be the fastest lap of the session, despite being over half a second slower than the Practice 1 benchmark.
Brown also logged a 2:05.3998s and a 2:05.3568s during his second run, when he set quick sectors without improving over the course of the lap.
Team-mate Nathan Morcom was again second fastest in the #11 i30 N at 2:05.8191s, from TCR debutant Michael Caruso on a 2:06.1764s in his Garry Rogers Motorsport Alfa Romeo.
Michael Clemente crept up to fourth with a personal best 2:06.5453s in his Honda, ahead of Stan van Oord (Track Tec Audi), Zac Soutar (Team Soutar Honda), James Allen (Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo), Garth Tander (Melbourne Performance Centre Audi), Aaron Cameron (GRM Peugeot), and Alexandra Whitley (MPC Volkswagen).
Jason Bargwanna (GRM Peugeot) was 11th on a 2:07.5422s.
The next TCR session is Qualifying, this afternoon from 16:50 local time/AEDT.
Results: Practice 2
|1||1||HMO Customer Racing||Will Brown||Hyundai I30N||2:05.1832|
|2||11||HMO Customer Racing||Nathan Morcom||Hyundai I30N||2:05.8191||0:00.6359|
|3||7||Valvoline Racing GRM||Michael Caruso||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||2:06.1764||0:00.9932|
|4||15||Wurth||Michael Clemente||Honda Civic Type R||2:06.5453||0:01.3621|
|5||77||Track Tec Racing||Stan Van Oord||Audi RS3||2:06.6616||0:01.4784|
|6||110||Team Soutar Motorsport||Zac Soutar||Honda Civic Type R||2:07.0092||0:01.8260|
|7||10||Ashley Seward Motorsport||James Allen||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||2:07.1209||0:01.9377|
|8||75||Melbourne Performance Centre||Garth Tander||Audi RS3||2:07.1616||0:01.9784|
|9||18||Team Valvoline GRM||Aaron Cameron||Peugeot 308 TCR||2:07.3997||0:02.2165|
|10||35||Melbourne Performance Centre||Alexandra Whitley||Volkswagen Golf GTi||2:07.5085||0:02.3253|
|11||17||Burson Auto Parts Racing||Jason Bargwanna||Peugeot 308 TCR||2:07.5422||0:02.3590|
|12||33||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Dylan O’Keeffe||Renault Megane RS||2:07.6084||0:02.4252|
|13||308||Peugeot Sport GRM Customer Rac||Julien Briche||Peugeot 308 TCR||2:07.8975||0:02.7143|
|14||97||Varta Batteries||Liam McAdam||Audi RS3||2:08.0823||0:02.8991|
|15||100||Melbourne Performance Centre||Hamish Ribarits||Audi RS3||2:08.0906||0:02.9074|
|16||2||Melbourne Performance Centre||Chelsea Angelo||Volkswagen Golf GTi||2:08.1135||0:02.9303|
|17||777||Milldun Motorsport||Declan Fraser||Volkswagen Golf GTi||2:08.6459||0:03.4627|
|18||34||Renault Sport GRM||James Moffat||Renault Megane RS||2:08.8309||0:03.6477|
|19||22||Track Tec Racing||Jack Milligan||Audi RS3||2:09.3069||0:04.1237|
|20||51||KCMG Motorsport||Takuya Shirasaka||Honda Civic Type R||2:09.4329||0:04.2497|
|21||49||All-Inkl.com Racing||Rene Munnich||Honda Civic Type R||2:10.6785||0:05.4953|
|22||9||Ashley Seward Motorsport/AWC||Jay Hanson||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||2:47.8691||0:42.6859|