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12 March 2020 | News

Will Brown tops opening practice at Albert Park

Hyundai driver Will Brown has topped the opening practice session at Albert Park ahead of the first TCR Asia Pacific Cup event this weekend.

The reigning TCR Australia Series champion was well ahead of the field, with Nathan Morcom finishing the 20 minute session in second place, over 0.8s faster than his HMO Customer Racing team-mate.

Volkswagen turned Peugeot driver Aaron Cameron was third, ahead of Renault Megane driver James Moffat who had boost problems in the early stages of the session before fighting back to fourth.

Rounding out the top five was James Allen (Alfa), Jay Hansen (Alfa), Stan van Oord (Audi), Jason Bargwanna (Peugeot), Zac Soutar (Honda) and Garth Tander (Audi).

Practice 2 starts at 2.15pm local time.

Results: Practice 1

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Fastest lap Split
1 1 HMO Customer Racing Will Brown Hyundai I30N 2:04.6467
2 11 HMO Customer Racing Nathan Morcom Hyundai I30N 2:05.4817 0:00.8350
3 18 Team Valvoline GRM Aaron Cameron Peugeot 308 TCR 2:06.1711 0:01.5244
4 34 Renault Sport GRM James Moffat Renault Megane RS 2:06.1844 0:01.5377
5 10 Ashley Seward Motorsport James Allen Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2:06.5203 0:01.8736
6 9 Ashley Seward Motorsport/AWC Jay Hanson Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2:06.7165 0:02.0698
7 77 Track Tec Racing Stan Van Oord Audi RS3 2:06.7175 0:02.0708
8 17 Burson Auto Parts Racing Jason Bargwanna Peugeot 308 TCR 2:06.7657 0:02.1190
9 110 Team Soutar Motorsport Zac Soutar Honda Civic Type R 2:06.9850 0:02.3383
10 75 Melbourne Performance Centre Garth Tander Audi RS3 2:07.0485 0:02.4018
11 308 Peugeot Sport GRM Customer Rac Julien Briche Peugeot 308 TCR 2:07.0727 0:02.4260
12 100 Melbourne Performance Centre Hamish Ribarits Audi RS3 2:07.1816 0:02.5349
13 7 Valvoline Racing GRM Michael Caruso Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2:07.3922 0:02.7455
14 777 Milldun Motorsport Declan Fraser Volkswagen Golf GTi 2:07.5135 0:02.8668
15 97 Varta Batteries Liam McAdam Audi RS3 2:07.8439 0:03.1972
16 51 KCMG Motorsport Takuya Shirasaka Honda Civic Type R 2:07.8451 0:03.1984
17 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Dylan O’Keeffe Renault Megane RS 2:08.1493 0:03.5026
18 22 Track Tec Racing Jack Milligan Audi RS3 2:08.3590 0:03.7123
19 35 Melbourne Performance Centre Alexandra Whitley Volkswagen Golf GTi 2:08.8681 0:04.2214
20 2 Melbourne Performance Centre Chelsea Angelo Volkswagen Golf GTi 2:09.4064 0:04.7597
21 15 Wurth Michael Clemente Honda Civic Type R 2:09.5200 0:04.8733
22 49 All-Inkl.com Racing Rene Munnich Honda Civic Type R 2:11.4410 0:06.7943