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Igor Fraga leads Toyota Racing Series practice at Teretonga

by Ida Wood

Photo: Toyota Gazoo Racing NZ

M2 Competition’s Igor Fraga set the fastest time across the three Toyota Racing Series free practice sessions at Teretonga.

The Brazilian topped the third session by 0.184 seconds from MTEC Motorsport by R-ace GP’s Caio Collet, fastest in the slower opening session of the day, who had less than a tenth of a second between himself and seventh place.

Giles Motorsport’s Gregoire Saucy made is three teams in the top three, just 0.006s behind Collet on the sub-minute lap, with M2’s Yuki Tsunoda and Kiwi Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto similarly matched in fourth and fifth.

Colapinto was the fastest driver in FP2, which was twice interrupted by red flags when team-mate Axel Gnos made errors at the fast first corner.

Petr Ptacek pipped MTEC team-mate Oliver Rasmussen to sixth, before a substantial gap in the timesheet to Emilien Denner (M2) and Lirim Zendeli (Giles) in eighth and ninth.

The top 15 drivers were separated by 0.911s, with championship leader Liam Lawson down in 13th after underwhelming FP1 and FP2 performances, and then ending up off the pace in the faster FP3 after going off into the Turn 2 gravel.


Free practice results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Igor Fraga M2 Competition 54.251s
2 Caio Collet MTEC by R-ace GP +0.184s
3 Gregoire Saucy Giles Motorsport +0.190s
4 Yuki Tsunoda M2 Competition +0.213s
5 Franco Colapinto Kiwi Motorsport +0.219s
6 Petr Ptacek MTEC by R-ace GP +0.271s
7 Oliver Rasmussen MTEC by R-ace GP +0.277s
8 Emilien Denner M2 Competition +0.406s
9 Lirim Zendeli Giles Motorsport +0.409s
10 Jackson Walls MTEC by R-ace GP +0.516s
11 Ido Cohen M2 Competition +0.553s
12 Jose Blanco-Chock Kiwi Motorsport +0.765s
13 Liam Lawson M2 Competition +0.775s
14 Axel Gnos Kiwi Motorsport +0.836s
15 Spike Kohlbecker Kiwi Motorsport +0.911s
16 Lucas Petersson MTEC by R-ace GP +1.187s
17 Rui Andrade M2 Competition +1.190s
18 Henning Enqvist Giles Motorsport +1.284s
19 Chelsea Herbert Giles Motorsport +1.958s