We had a feeling Friday morning sessions would be fast and we weren’t disappointed. A new pecking order has been established with some new teams finding themselves at the top of the table.
V-Sport Clubsprint Class
Daniel Meredith made his intentions known setting a blistering pace and coming within an inch of beating his last year’s best.
Ben Arnold is snapping at Meredith’s heels in his beautifully finished R32GTR.
The third fastest car in Clubsprint after the morning sessions is David Dalrymple in the Zen Garage R32 GTR.
Link ECU Open Class
Matt Longhurst set a new record for Open Class in the Integrated Motorsport R34GTR. Matt is not only the first Open Class driver to go sub 1:30, he’s also currently third outright!
Team Sparta moves into the 2nd spot in the class with Nathan Morcom behind the wheel of the Evo.
3 Rotor Racing guys said they were going to be a lot faster than last year and they weren’t kidding! They move into the 3rd Open Class spot having shaved over 2 seconds off their 2015 best.
Garrett Pro Am
101 Motorsport Mighty Mouse sat out its second session with the guys trying to resolve some niggling mechanical issues. The time they set in the first morning session was enough to put them on top of the Pro Am group.
Chris Alexander is about half a second behind in the CJA Motorsport R32GTR.
Mick Sigsworth rounds up the Pro Am top three. Looking at the Pro Am times we can’t help but wonder just how much these teams are holding back. It doesn’t seem like the cars are getting pushed very hard and there are certainly some mind games going on with the podium hopefuls trying to get each other’s measure.
Royal Purple Pro Class
Everyone gasped yesterday when the Porsche lost its bonnet while powering down the main straight. This morning there was almost no trace of yesterday’s drama and Barton Mawer pushed the car to the event’s fastest lap time so far. RP968 is currently the fastest outright car at the event.
Murray Coote said yesterday that Tim Slade is settling in nicely and is matching SVG’s times. Looking at their morning session times he’s right on the money being just 0.3 seconds slower than their last year’s best!
Sitting comfortably in the third place in Pro class and fifth outright is Nobuteru Taniguchi in the Sutton Brothers S15.
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