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Franco Colapinto fastest in final TRS free practice at Pukehoke

by Ida Wood

Photo: Toyota Racing NZ

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
Pos Name Team Time
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