Golding leads S5000 practice at Phillip Island
Friday 12th March, 2021 - 2:44pm
James Golding was unbeaten in Friday practice for Round 2 of the VHT S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship at Phillip Island.
The S5000 field took to the track for a pair of 25-minute practice sessions ahead of Round 2 at the Victorian circuit.
Having topped Practice 1 Golding continued his form into the afternoon session, again leading the way.
The Team Valvoline GRM driver’s Practice 1-leading time, a 1:26.082s, was in fact quicker than his best effort which saw him top Practice 2 in similar sunny conditions.
Nathan Herne finished Practice 1 in second position but fell to fourth in the afternoon, while Tim Macrow jumped to the runner-up slot in Practice 2 from a seventh-place result in Practice 1.
Series leader Thomas Randle banked third in both sessions aboard the Castrol Racing-backed entry.
The two sessions were incident-free as teams ran through their practice programmes for the day.
Cars will return to the circuit for qualifying on Saturday at 09:30 local time/AEDT.
Results: Practice 1
|1||31||Team Valvoline GRM||James Golding||1:26.0823|
|2||29||Team Valvoline GRM||Nathan Herne||1:26.2724||0:00.1901|
|3||49||Castrol Team ALABAR /Form700||Thomas Randle||1:26.3903||0:00.3080|
|4||27||ALABAR/FORM700 Team BRM||Joey Mawson||1:26.4807||0:00.3984|
|5||96||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Luis Leeds||1:27.1753||0:01.0930|
|6||92||Modena Engineering||Ricky Capo||1:27.2363||0:01.1540|
|7||23||UCS Group Racing TMR||Tim Macrow||1:27.3165||0:01.2342|
|8||88||ACMFinance.com Racing||Cooper Webster||1:27.3470||0:01.2647|
|9||39||Yellow Tail Astuti Motorsport||Antonio Astuti||1:28.7564||0:02.6741|
|10||89||Willmington Racing||Braydan Willmington||1:28.9135||0:02.8312|
Results: Practice 2
|1||31||Team Valvoline GRM||James Golding||1:26.3672|
|2||23||UCS Group Racing TMR||Tim Macrow||1:26.8183||0:00.4511|
|3||49||Castrol Team ALABAR /Form700||Thomas Randle||1:27.2247||0:00.8575|
|4||29||Team Valvoline GRM||Nathan Herne||1:27.2837||0:00.9165|
|5||92||Modena Engineering||Ricky Capo||1:27.6763||0:01.3091|
|6||96||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Luis Leeds||1:27.7171||0:01.3499|
|7||27||ALABAR/FORM700 Team BRM||Joey Mawson||1:27.9657||0:01.5985|
|8||88||ACMFinance.com Racing||Cooper Webster||1:28.2301||0:01.8629|
|9||39||Yellow Tail Astuti Motorsport||Antonio Astuti||1:28.6646||0:02.2974|
|10||89||Willmington Racing||Braydan Willmington||1:29.9636||0:03.5964|