Audi on top after late red flag ends Practice 2

The #74 of Brad Schumacher. Picture: Ross Gibb

Audi has led a red flag interrupted second practice session at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour courtesy of Brad Schumacher.

After most of the pro drivers turned laps in the opening hit-out Practice 2 saw the Bronze-rated drivers venture out on track for 30 minutes of running.

Despite a morning shower, the track was relatively dry by the end of the Am-driver session with the sun peeking through the clouds.

Schumacher, driving the #74 Audi Sport Team Valvoline entry, bettered his own early effort lowering the benchmark to a 2:06.580s with five minutes remaining.

That would not be beaten with a late red flag cutting the session short when the #50 KTM X-Bow GT2 reportedly stopped out on track at The Chase before returning to the pit lane.

Yasser Shahin in the sister #777 Audi, who initially traded best times with Schumacher, finished the encounter second when the red flag came out.

Liam Talbot took the #65 Coinspot to third in the final 10 minutes but was a full second off Schumacher’s session-topping effort.

The #75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Martin Konrad, and Tony Bates at the wheel of the #24 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II, rounded out the top five.

Schumacher’s best time as an Am driver was two seconds off the pro-rated Ricardo Feller in Practice 1.

The Bathurst 12 Hour field will be back out on track for Practice 3 at 15:15 local time/AEST.

Results: Practice 2

Pos # Team Driver Car Class Fastest lap Gap
1 74 Audi Sport Team Valvoline Brad Schumacher Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA 2:06.5805
2 777 Audi Sport Team Valvoline Yasser Shahin Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA 2:06.7821 +0.2016
3 65 Coinspot Liam Talbot Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA 2:07.6503 +1.0698
4 75 SunEnergy1 Racing K.Habul/M.Konrad Mercedes AMG GT3 APA 2:07.9153 +1.3348
5 24 Tony Bates Racing Tony Bates Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA 2:08.0656 +1.4851
6 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering Jefri Ibrahim Mercedes AMG GT3 APA 2:08.6860 +2.1055
7 52 Wheels/ FX Racing PNG Zane Morse MARC II V8 I 2:09.4883 +2.9078
8 47 Supabarn James Koundouris Audi R8 GT3 Evo II AAM 2:10.1466 +3.5661
9 6 Wall Racing A.Deitz/G.Denyer Lamborghini Huracan GT3 APA 2:10.5432 +3.9627
10 95 MARC Cars Australia J.Camilleri/D.Fraser MARC II V8 I 2:10.7226 +4.1421
11 91 Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing Kevin Tse Mercedes AMG GT3 APA 2:10.8593 +4.2788
12 4 Grove Racing Stephen Grove Porsche 911 GT3R APA 2:11.2254 +4.6449
13 55 Valmont Racing S.Pires/M.Zalloua Mercedes AMG GT3 AAM 2:11.7492 +5.1687
14 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Geoff Emery Porsche 991 GT3 Gen II C 2:12.0058 +5.4253
15 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA 2:12.5786 +5.9981
16 45 RAM Motorsport M.Sheargold/G.Walden Mercedes AMG GT3 AAM 2:13.4795 +6.8990
17 17 Team BRM Mark Rosser Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA 2:15.4439 +8.8634
18 11 Our Kloud-UpTo11 Motorsport I.Padayachee/A.Zerefos Porsche 991 GT3 Gen II C 2:20.0359 +13.4554
19 50 M Motorsport/ Vantage Racing David Crampton KTM X-Bow GT2 I 2:20.0718 +13.4913

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