Jordan Boys was fastest when a crash for Super3 Series leader Jaylyn Robotham brought an early end to Super2 Practice 2 at Bathurst.
Robotham lost control of his #28 MW Motorsport FG Falcon at Skyline and swapped ends through The Esses before making rearward and side-on contact with concrete walls on the inside and outside of the Mount Panorama circuit.
The crash meant that the last seven minutes of what was to have been a 40-minute session were lost, possibly preventing some drivers from making green tyre runs.
Image Racing’s Boys (#49 VF Commodore) was left on top of the timing screen with a 2:07.9007s which he has set moments before the red flags were flown.
Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Angelo Mouzouris (#10 VF Commodore) ended up second on a 2:08.2666s and Will Brown made for two Image entries in the top three with a 2:08.7715s in the Erebus-supported #999 VF Commodore.
Brown had achieved the fastest first flyer in the form of a 2:09.7526s, which stood until Super2 series leader and Practice 1 pace-setter Thomas Randle (#16 MW Motorsport Altima) clocked a 2:09.0206s on his third timed lap.
Jayden Ojeda (#31 MWM Altima) reduced Randle’s advantage slightly in setting a 2:09.7275s, which was subsequently eclipsed by Brown’s 2:09.3518s and Broc Feeney’s (#5 Tickford Racing FGX Falcon) 2:09.3420s.
Randle further lowered the fastest lap time to a 2:08.7959s on his second run, before Mouzouris closed to within 0.0606s of top spot.
Brown did take over first position with the 2:08.7715s on his second run before Mouzouris went faster again in laying down his 2:08.2666s.
Boys had not long got away with a slide into Griffins Bend when he strung together the fastest second and third sectors, and a good enough first one, to go quickest on green tyres.
Randle wound up fourth having not been able to complete a lap on his third run due to the red flag, and therefore not been able to improve on his 2:08.2166s in Practice 1, while Feeney was fifth.
The rest of the top 10 was Ojeda, Zak Best (#78 MWM Altima), Zane Morse (#11 Zane Morse VF Commodore), Josh Fife (#14 Brad Jones Racing VF Commodore), and Matt McLean (#17 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon).
Declan Fraser was quickest in Super3 with a 2:11.2750s which put the #777 Anderson Motorsport FG Falcon 11th outright, one spot ahead of Robotham both in class and outright.
Matt Chahda (#18 Matt Chahda Motorsport FGX Falcon) once again failed to set a representative lap time, with a recurrence of his earlier power steering issues seemingly to blame.
Qualifying for Race 1 of the weekend starts tomorrow at 11:35 local time/AEDT.
Results: Practice 2
|1||49||Joss Group||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||2:07.9007|
|2||10||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Angelo Mouzouris||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||2:08.2666||0:00.3659|
|3||999||Erebus Motorsport||William Brown||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||2:08.7715||0:00.8708|
|4||16||Skye Sands / MWM||Thomas Randle||Nissan Altima||DS2||2:08.7959||0:00.8952|
|5||5||Tickford Racing||Broc Feeney||Ford Falcon FG/X||DS2||2:09.0202||0:01.1195|
|6||31||Jayco / MWM||Jayden Ojeda||Nissan Altima||DS2||2:09.7275||0:01.8268|
|7||78||Best Leisure Industries / MWM||Zak Best||Nissan Altima||DS2||2:09.7748||0:01.8741|
|8||11||Brema Group Racing||Zane Morse||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||2:09.9777||0:02.0770|
|9||14||Natural Gas and Water / BJR||Josh Fife||Holden Commodore VF||DS2||2:10.0295||0:02.1288|
|10||17||Matt Chahda Motorsport||Matthew McLean||Ford Falcon FG/X||DS2||2:10.4953||0:02.5946|
|11||777||Anderson Motorsport||Declan Fraser||Ford Falcon FG||S3||2:11.2750||0:03.3743|
|12||28||Ausipack / MWM||Jaylyn Robotham||Ford Falcon FG||S3||2:11.5271||0:03.6264|
|13||69||Dial Before You Dig/Mac Motors||Jon McCorkindale||Ford Falcon FG||S3||2:12.2812||0:04.3805|
|14||75||Be Strong Electrical||Brendan Strong||Holden Commodore VE||S3||2:14.6528||0:06.7521|
|15||19||Auto Openers Garage Door Opene||Mark Tracey||Ford Falcon BF||S3||2:16.5851||0:08.6844|
|16||24||North West Recycling||David Murphy||Ford Falcon FG||S3||2:16.7642||0:08.8635|
|17||3||Mocomm Motorsport Communicatio||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||S3||2:17.0058||0:09.1051|
|18||117||TF Maintenance||Jason Foley||Ford Falcon BF||S3||2:18.1156||0:10.2149|
|19||27||NHP Electircal Engineering Pro||Layton Barker||Holden Commodore VE||S3||2:21.9961||0:14.0954|
|20||18||Cavalier Homes||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG/X||DS2||2:23.4907||0:15.5900|