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Leitch and Ferrucci quickest on Thursday at Hampton Downs

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Victory’s Brendon Leitch and Giles’ Santino Ferrucci topped the Thursday practice sessions ahead of the third Toyota Racing Series round at Hampton Downs.

Leitch led much of the first session, before being deposed by single-seater debutant Callum Ilott. However, the Kiwi, who won last time out at Teretonga, managed to reclaim the lead.

Ilott took second ahead of James Munro and Charlie Eastwood, who made it four teams represented in the top four.

Ferrucci was fifth, leading Ferdinand Habsburg by 0.01s. M2 pair Brandon Maisano and Arjun Maini were seventh and eighth, while Sam MacLeod and Artem Markelov rounded out the top ten.

The second session was the topped by Ferrucci who led his teammate MacLeod. Four M2 Competition drivers followed in Maini, Maisano, championship leader Lance Stroll and Eastwood.

Markelov, Damon Leitch, Matteo Ferrer and Ilott made up the rest of the top ten.

Combined session results
Pos. Driver Team S1 S2
1 Santino Ferrucci Giles Motorsport 1:00.816 1:00.251
2 Sam MacLeod Giles Motorsport 1:00.945 1:00.368
3 Arjun Maini M2 Competition 1:00.865 1:00.415
4 Brandon Maisano M2 Competition 1:00.845 1:00.436
5 Lance Stroll M2 Competition 1:01.138 1:00.467
6 Charlie Eastwood M2 Competition 1:00.783 1:00.479
7 Artem Markelov Giles Motorsport 1:01.042 1:00.576
8 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:00.595 1:01.101
9 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:02.727 1:00.642
10 Matteo Ferrer ETEC Motorsport 1:02.902 1:00.660
11 Callum Ilott ETEC Motorsport 1:00.705 1:00.662
12 James Munro Giles Motorsport 1:00.731 1:00.665
13 Thomas Randle ETEC Motorsport 1:01.093 1:00.687
14 Ferdinand Habsburg Victory Motor Racing 1:00.826 1:00.811
15 Nikita Mazepin ETEC Motorsport 1:01.404 1:00.887
16 Mathias Kristensen M2 Competition 1:01.067 1:01.265
17 Alfonso Celis Giles Motorsport 1:01.137 1:01.379
18 Jamie Conroy M2 Competition 1:01.413 1:01.710
19 Dzhon Simonyan Giles Motorsport 1:02.739 1:01.463
20 Stefan Riener Victory Motor Racing No Time 1:01.540

Personal best time in bold
Best time of session in italics