Support Wrap Bathurst 1000 Thursday: Fullwood on top in Super2 Practice

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Super2:

Bryce Fullwood has set a late flying lap to top the opening and only practice session today for the Dunlop Super2 Series at Bathurst.

Todd Hazelwood was quick out the gates setting the first flying lap at 2:10.744, only to be eclipsed by Paul Dumbrell who went 0.8s quicker.

Jack Le Brocq stuck his nose in-between Dumbrell and Hazelwood, going second fastest with 28-minutes to go.

Fullwood, Andrew Jones and Macauley Jones also got in on the action, with the latter going to the top courtesy of a lap 0.2s quicker than Dumbrell’s.

Hazelwood himself then went even quicker, dipping into the 2min 7s in his Big Mate Racing Commodore with a 2:07.852.

Times continued to improve throughout the session, but it was Fullwood who ended up fastest with a staggering 2:07.525.

Dumbrell settled for second while Hazelwood grabbed third and Le Brocq fourth.

Macauley Jones, who got slightly held up on his last flying lap rounded out the top five.

The Dunlop Super2 Series will be back out on track on Friday for their second practice session ahead of Qualifying later in the day, and a 250km race on Saturday afternoon.

Toyota 86:

Ben Grice is the fastest driver in the first two practice sessions for the Toyota 86 Racing Series at Bathurst, beating Cameron Hill in practice one with the roles reversed for practice two.

Grice was the early pace setter in the morning session, topping the times with a 2:40.926, 0.2s ahead of Hill.

Drivers found the early morning conditions tricky, with multiple off track excursions, but it was an engine over revving problem that prevented young gun Aaron Steton from setting a representative lap in the first session.

A far more serious engine problem put Dylan Thomas out of practice one, his CGR Racing 86 grinding to a halt on the grass after Turn 1.

It was an oil pressure problem that caused the engine to seize before he even got a lap in, but his team managed to change the engine and Thomas was back out on track for practice two.

In the second session, Hill ended up fastest with a 2:41.942 from Grice and Jake Klein, with the fastest time a full second slower than practice 1’s fastest because of the high temperatures compared to the morning session.

The Toyota 86 Racing Series will be back out on track on Friday morning, with Qualifying at 7:40am AEDT.

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Touring Car Masters:

Adam Bressington topped practice one for the Touring Car Masters at Bathurst, with a flying lap late in the session to go ahead of Ryan Hansford and John Bowe.

Keith Kassulke though had heavy contact with the wall at the top of the mountain, understeering through the metal grate and scraping along the concrete barrier before coming to rest on the inside of the track.

Practice two was taken out by Bowe in his Holden Torana, with Steven Johnson finishing up in second despite losing a door.

The Waste Management 1971 Ford Falcon’s door exploded going down Conrod Straight, but Johnson continued on to set the second fastest lap time.

Adam Garwood grabbed third followed by Hansford and Bressington who completed the top five.

Touring Car Masters will be back out on track on Friday for Qualifying at 8:10am AEDT.