12 March 2021 |

Lee Holdsworth heads field in tight Practice 2

Lee Holdsworth took charge in the second Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series practice session, leading the way at Phillip Island.

The picturesque weather continued into the afternoon for a final 25-minute practice hit out for the TCR field.

Chaz Mostert banked an early 1:38.144s in his MPC Bostik Racing Audi RS3 before returning to the pits, which stood until the closing stages.

He was pipped by Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R driver Tony D’Alberto and Holdsworth, with the latter holding sway at the top of the time-sheets until the chequered flag.

Holdsworth’s 1:37.702s effort secured him the fastest lap of Practice 2 while fellow Alfa Romeo Giulietta driver Michael Caruso moved ahead of D’Alberto for second position right at the end.

The top three were separated by two-tenths of a second, with the gap from the fastest man, Holdsworth, and Caruso in second, only 0.09s.

D’Alberto held onto third, while Nathan Morcom’s HMO Customer Racing Hyundai i30N knocked Mostert to fifth.

Qualifying takes place on Saturday at 09:55 AEDT.

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