Boys tops red flag-shortened Super2/Super3 session

Jaylyn Robotham pic: Fox Sports

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

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Cls Fastest lap Split
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

Jordan Boys

pic: Fox Sports

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