Franco Colapinto set the fastest lap over the second and third Toyota Racing Series free practice sessions at Pukehoke.
The Argentinian set the pace in the final session of the day, going almost a tenth of a second faster than Lirim Zendeli after a very late effort.
He had also been competitive in FP2, going second fastest behind points leader Igor Fraga. The Brazilian and his M2 Competition team-mates focused on long runs in FP3, meaning none of them improved on their best times from earlier in the day.
Caio Collet, who set the track record in FP1, crashed at the final corner in the second session of the day and while his car was being repaired he had sit out FP3.
Petr Ptacek was third fastest in the afternoon’s running, just ahead of rookie Emilien Denner and Jackson Walls. Gregoire Saucy was also within 0.2s of Colapinto’s pace.
Free practice results
|1||Franco Colapinto||Kiwi Motorsport||1m00.793s|
|2||Lirim Zendeli||Giles Motorsport||+0.095s|
|3||Petr Ptacek||MTEC by R-ace GP||+0.116s|
|4||Emilien Denner||M2 Competition||+0.133s|
|5||Jackson Walls||MTEC by R-ace GP||+0.134s|
|6||Gregoire Saucy||Giles Motorsport||+0.185s|
|7||Oliver Rasmussen||MTEC by R-ace GP||+0.216s|
|8||Igor Fraga||M2 Competition||+0.217s|
|9||Spike Kohlbecker||Kiwi Motorsport||+0.289s|
|10||Tijmen van der Helm||Kiwi Motorsport||+0.323s|
|11||Ido Cohen||M2 Competition||+0.340s|
|12||Lucas Petersson||MTEC by R-ace GP||+0.341s|
|13||Rui Andrade||M2 Competition||+0.514s|
|14||Liam Lawson||M2 Competition||+0.647s|
|15||Yuki Tsunoda||M2 Competition||+0.745s|
|16||Axel Gnos||Kiwi Motorsport||+1.086s|
|17||Henning Enqvist||Giles Motorsport||+1.160s|
|18||Caio Collet||MTEC by R-ace GP||+14.042s|