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7 June 2019 | News

Tander tops the times in opening practice at Phillip Island

Garth Tander has topped the time sheets in the opening practice session at Phillip Island today.

On green Michelin tyres, Tander took his brand-new Audi RS 3 LMS to the fastest time of the 30 minute session, ahead of Dylan O’Keeffe (Alfa Romeo), John Martin (Honda), and the other new Audi of Leanne Tander.

Andre Heimgarter (Subaru), Tony D’Alberto (Honda), Jason Bright (Volkswagen), Nathan Morcom (Hyundai), Aareon Cameron (Volkswagen) and James Moffat (Renault) rounded out the top 10.

The session ran smoothly for most competitors, expect for Alexandra Whitley who caused a red flag on her out lap when she found the gravel trap at Turn 6. Whitley ended the session in 16th place.

Practice 2 will be held at 2:20pm AEST.

Results, Practice 1

1    4  Melbourne Performance Centre   Garth Tander (Vic)      Audi RS 3            1:37.2220*
2    9  Ashley Seward Motorsport       Dylan O’Keeffe (Vic)    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1:37.3829  00.1609
3   24  Wall Racing                    John Martin (NSW)       Honda Civic Type R   1:38.0237  00.8017
4    3  Melbourne Performance Centre   Leanne Tander (Vic)     Audi RS 3            1:38.1629  00.9409
5  777  Kelly Racing                   Andre Heimgartner (NZ)  Subaru WRX STi       1:38.1871  00.9651
6   50  Wall Racing                    Tony D’Alberto (Vic)    Honda Civic Type R   1:38.3086  01.0866
7    8  Taskforce / Alliance Autosport Jason Bright (Vic)      Volkswagon Golf GTI  1:38.5737  01.3517
8   11  HMO Customer Racing            Nathan Morcom (NSW)     Hyundai i30N         1:38.7303  01.5083
9    2  Melbourne Performance Centre   Aaron Cameron (Vic)     Volkswagen Golf GTI  1:38.9795  01.7575
10  34  Garry Rogers Motorsport        James Moffat (Vic)      Renault Megane RS    1:39.3288  02.1068
11  62  Kelly Racing                   Alex Rullo (WA)         Holden Astra         1:39.6270  02.4050
12  22  Melbourne Performance Centre   Hamish Ribartis (Vic)   Audi RS 3            1:39.8784  02.6564
13   7  Garry Rogers Motorsport        Jimmy Vernon (NSW)      Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1:40.4120  03.1900
14  30  HMO Customer Racing            William Brown (Qld)     Hyundai i30N         1:42.4177  05.1957
15   6  Kelly Racing                   Molly Taylor (NSW)      Subaru WRX STi       1:42.8892  05.6672
16  35  Alliance Autosport             Alexandra Whitley (Qld) Volkswagon Golf GTI  1:44.4030  07.1810
17  33  Garry Rogers Motorsport        Chris Pither (NZ)       Renault Megane RS    1:45.2369  08.0149
18  37  Kelly Racing                   Chelsea Angelo (Vic)    Holden Astra         1:46.0994  08.8774