Nick Cassidy, Felix Serralles and Lucas Auer topped the timesheets in the three respective Friday practice sessions of the final round of the Toyota Racing Series season at Manfeild.
The Kiwi championship leader was completely untouchable in the morning session, setting the quickest time in the very beginning and then progressively updating it throughout the run, with a final time of 1m03.424s. Brazilian Bruno Bonifacio was a couple of tenths off in second with Alex Lynn, Ignazio D’Agosto and Auer completing the top five for the session.
The times got a bit slower in the afternoon with Cassidy still maintaining his frontrunner pace throughout the majority of the session two. He was beaten to the top time by Serralles with about five minutes to go and was not able to dethrone the Puerto Rican in the remaining time, finishing less than 0.05s behind him in second. D’Agosto, Auer and Lynn – the usual suspects – were all within 0.2s of the leader, completing the top five.
Session three saw championship contender Auer finally get himself to the top of the timesheets with Lynn and Serralles taking second and third. Steijn Schothorst, who was recently confirmed for Josef Kaufmann Racing in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, took fourth with D’Agosto rounding out the top five.
Combined practice results
|Pos||Driver||Team||Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||PB Pos|
|1||Nick Cassidy||M2 Competition||1m03.424s||1m04.205s||1m04.184s||1|
|2||Lucas Auer||Giles Motorsport||1m03.889s||1m04.295s||1m03.478s||1|
|3||Alex Lynn||M2 Competition||1m03.723s||1m04.326s||1m03.604s||2|
|4||Bruno Bonifacio||Giles Motorsport||1m03.692s||1m04.405s||1m03.837s||2|
|5||Felix Serralles||Giles Motorsport||1m04.343s||1m04.162s||1m03.668s||1|
|6||Steijn Schothorst||M2 Competition||1m04.076s||1m04.805s||1m03.752s||4|
|7||Ignazio D’Agosto||Victory Motor Racing||1m03.838s||1m04.256s||1m03.819s||3|
|8||Pipo Derani||Giles Motorsport||1m03.972s||1m04.355s||1m04.021s||6|
|9||Damon Leitch||Victory Motor Racing||1m03.984s||1m04.994s||1m04.164s||7|
|10||Pieter Schothorst||M2 Competition||1m04.053s||1m04.519s||1m04.602s||8|
|11||Michael Scott||M2 Competition||1m04.159s||1m04.814s||1m04.834s||10|
|12||Jann Mardenborough||ETEC Motorsport||1m04.487s||1m04.469s||1m04.181s||9|
|13||Nicholas Latifi||Giles Motorsport||1m04.848s||1m04.914s||1m04.301s||11|
|14||Tanart Sathienthirakul||ETEC Motorsport||1m04.547s||1m04.408s||1m04.430s||8|
|15||Dennis Olsen||M2 Competition||1m04.504s||1m05.167s||1m04.792s||13|
|16||Andrew Tang||ETEC Motorsport||1m04.524s||1m04.726s||1m05.114s||11|
|17||Akash Nandy||ETEC Motorsport||1m04.613s||1m05.010s||1m04.838s||16|
|18||Tatiana Calderon||ETEC Motorsport||1m04.692s||1m04.852s||1m04.809s||14|
|19||Spike Goddard||M2 Competition||1m04.910s||1m05.083s||1m05.156s||18|
|20||Ken Smith||Giles Motorsport||1m05.665s||1m05.356s||1m05.668s||20|
Times in bold denote quickest times of the day for given driver.
Times in italics denote quickest times in a given session