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Sydney TCR: Almond completes Friday sweep

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Sydney TCR: Almond completes Friday sweep
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May 17, 2019, 8:05 AM

Hyundai driver Michael Almond completed a Friday clean sweep by topping the second TCR Australia practice session at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Almond and Honda driver John Martin traded fastest laps in the early stages of the session, both dipping into the mid-1m35s.

Almond quickly landed the hammer blow, though, pulling six-tenths clear with a 1m34.636s.

As was the case in today's first session, there was no running the Hyundai driver down. He ended the day on top by 0.15s, Alfa driver Dylan O'Keeffe closing the gap 10 minutes from the end.

O'Keeffe's lap bumped Martin back to third, with Nathan Morcom finishing fourth in his HMO Hyundai.

Tony D'Alberto was fifth in his Honda, Jason Bright best of the Volkswagens in sixth, and Audi GT ace Rik Breukers seventh in his RS3.

Supercars regular Andre Heimgartner wound up eighth in his Kelly Racing Subaru, followed by Supercars enduro drivers James Moffat (Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault) and Alex Rullo (Kelly Racing Holden).

Rullo also caused a red flag that saw the session cut 90s short, after an off at the fast first turn thanks to rear wing issue.

Will Brown, who was fourth in his HMO Hyundai in the first session, didn't set a single time thanks to a combination of steering rack and throttle problems.

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FP2 results:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1  Michael Almond  Hyundai I30N         1:34.6368*  
2  Dylan O’Keeffe Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1:34.7835  0.1467
3  John Martin  Honda Civic Type R   1:35.2636  0.6268
4  Nathan Morcom  Hyundai I30N         1:35.5899  0.9531
5  Tony D’Alberto   Honda Civic Type R   1:35.7904  1.1536
6  Jason Bright Volkswagen Golf GTI  1:35.9824  1.3456
7  Rik Breukers  Audi RS 3            1:36.5489  1.9121
8  Andre Heimgartner  Subaru WRX STI       1:36.7026  2.0658
9  James Moffat      Renault Magane RS    1:36.9320  2.2952
10 Alex Rullo         Holden Astra         1:37.9029  3.2661
11 Jimmy Vernon     Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1:38.2218  3.5850
12 Chris Pither     Renault Magane RS    1:38.3072  3.6704
13 Molly Taylor      Subaru WRX STI       1:38.4894  3.8526
14 Chelsea Angelo  Holden Astra         1:39.1812  4.5444
15 Alexandra Whitley Volkswagen Golf GTI   1:39.1971   4.5603
16 Aaron Cameron Volkswagen Golf GTI  1:39.2013  4.5645

 

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Series TCR , TCR Australia
Event Sydney
Author Andrew van Leeuwen