5 August 2022 |

TCR drivers get night time practice at Queensland Raceway

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series competitors experienced driving under lights at Queensland Raceway in the final practice session before qualifying tomorrow, with Jay Hanson leading the way.

Piloting the only latest generation Audi RS3 LMS TCR in the field, Hanson lapped the circuit in a 1m 13.764s to lead the session from privateer Zac Soutar in the Spicers Australia Honda Civic Type R TCR by 0.271s.

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Valvoline Team GRM’s Aaron Cameron was third fastest in the lead Peugeot 308 TCR just 0.277s off Hanson’s benchmark. GRM teammate Ben Bargwanna was next in his Burson Auto Parts Peugeot, while the similarly mounted Jordan Cox in his Swyftx example completed the top five.

Series leader Tony D’Alberto followed in his Wall Racing Honda Australia Civic Type R TCR as he finished the session a position ahead of key title contender Dylan O’Keeffe rounding out the Peugeot attack in the Schaeffler-supported 308 TCR.

The lead Hyundai was not from HMO Customer Racing, but instead Luke King in his Moutai/ZIP PAY i30 N TCR to be eighth ahead of Valvoline Racing GRM’s Kody Garland driving the Renault Megane RS TCR and Michael Caruso in the Autoglym Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR finished 10th.

Continuing his promising progress in his newly acquired Audi, Lachlan Mineeff just missed the top 10 in his Forza Brakes Motorsport entry, as HMO Customer Racing’s lead contender Nathan Morcom was 12th ahead of Michael Clemente’s privateer Honda Civic Type R, as teammates Bailey Sweeny and Josh Buchan completed the runners to log a lap time.

LMCT+ Racing GRM’s James Moffat in the Renault Megane RS and the Challenge Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR of Iain McDougall spent extended time in the pits, while the leader in opening practice Will Brown did not participate in the session.

Qualifying begins at 2:40pm AEST tomorrow in its regular two-segment format to decide Astrontech Pole Position.

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