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Cassidy and Lynn top Thursday practice sessions at Manfeild

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: Bruce Jenkins/Toyota Racing Series

Nick Cassidy and Alex Lynn were the drivers to beat in the two respective Thursday practice sessions at Manfeild for the finale of the 2013 Toyota Racing Series season.

Championship leader and title holder Cassidy set the quickest time in session one, narrowly beating Lucas Auer to the top of the leaderboards. The Austrian was second at the end of the session, while Ignazio D’Agosto, who joined the series at the previous round at Hampton Downs, rounded out the top three. Within a tenth of D’Agosto’s time were Bruno Bonifacio and Lynn to shape the top five for the session.

The second session saw a noticeable drop in times and this time it was Lynn who set the pace for the rest of the field, being the only man to get out of the 1:04 range during the day. Again, Auer was a close second with Steijn Schothorst, Bonifacio and Cassidy completing the top five.

Felix Serralles, who was sixth in the first session, missed the entirety of session two, having gone off late in

Steijn’s older brother Pieter Schothorst finished up eighth in the second session while 71-year-old Ken Smith finished the day slowest but only a couple of tenths of a second behind the next slowest man Akash Nandy.

Combined practice results
Pos Driver Team Session 1 Session 2 PB Pos
1 Alex Lynn M2 Competition 1m04.715s 1m03.952s 1
2 Lucas Auer Giles Motorsport 1m04.477s 1m04.164s 2
3 Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition 1m05.506s 1m04.227s 3
4 Bruno Bonifacio Giles Motorsport 1m04.685s 1m04.258s 4
5 Nick Cassidy M2 Competition 1m04.366s 1m04.282s 1
6 Ignazio D’Agosto Victory Motor Racing 1m04.622s 1m04.375s 3
7 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1m05.317s 1m04.461s 7
8 Pieter Schothorst M2 Competition 1m05.766s 1m04.635s 8
9 Andrew Tang ETEC Motorsport 1m05.481s 1m04.650s 9
10 Jann Mardenborough ETEC Motorsport 1m05.168s 1m04.653s 8
11 Pipo Derani Giles Motorsport 1m05.077s 1m04.698s 7
12 Spike Goddard M2 Competition 1m05.550s 1m04.827s 12
13 Felix Serralles Giles Motorsport 1m04.970s No time 6
14 Tanart Sathienthirakul ETEC Motorsport 1m05.442s 1m04.973s 13
15 Tatiana Calderon ETEC Motorsport 1m05.294s 1m05.127s 10
16 Dennis Olsen M2 Competition 1m05.903s 1m05.152s 15
17 Michael Scott M2 Competition 1m05.404s 1m05.260s 12
18 Nicholas Latifi Giles Motorsport 1m05.223s 1m05.317s 9
19 Akash Nandy ETEC Motorsport 1m06.045s 1m05.418s 18
20 Ken Smith Giles Motorsport 1m05.627s 1m05.648s 17