LUIS ON THE PACE AT WET + WILD WINTON

Luis has shown strong early pace, producing the 3rd quickest time in the field, in practice for Round 5 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia.

In variable weather conditions at Winton Motor Raceway its field made final preparations ahead of Saturday’s final race of the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy.

The Porsche series held opening practice on a soggy Winton circuit before the sun emerged for practice two, a session where all drivers were able to complete their best times of the day.

Series points leader Cooper Murray was the best of both sessions, finishing the day just 0.1115secs ahead of his closest title rival Simon Fallon, with Luis Leeds behind in third.

Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia will hold qualifying and the final Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the season on Saturday before its two Sunday sprint races, both of which can be viewed on the event live stream, available from www.thenationals.com.au.

Race Schedule
Saturday September 01

10:10am Qualifying (20 minutes)
1:15pm Race 1 (35 laps)
Sunday September 02
9:00am Race 2 (12 laps)
11:55am Race 3 (12 laps)

Results: Practice 1 & 2 (combined times)
1. #36 Cooper Murray (Pro) 1:23.9646*
2. #96 Simon Fallon (Pro) 1:24.0761 (-0:00.1115)
3. #230 Luis Leeds (Pro) 1:25.2900 (-0:01.3254)
4. #7 Jimmy Vernon (Pro) 1:26.3570 (-0:02.3924)
5. #38 Chelsea Angelo (Pro) 1:26.6640 (-0:02.6994)
6. #77 Max Vidau (Pro) 1:26.6975 (-0:02.7329)
7. #84 Brett Boulton (Pro-Am) 1:27.3543 (-0:03.3897)
8. #76 Christian Pancione (Class B) 1:27.4440 (-0:03.4794)
9. #87 David Greig (Class B) 1:28.0371 (-0:04.0725)
10. #26 Tom Taplin (Pro) 1:28.1734 (-0:04.2088)
11. #73 Michael Hovey (Pro-Am) 1:28.4422 (-0:04.4776)
12. #2 Dan Day (Pro) 1:28.6021 (-0:04.6375)
13. #10 Michael Loccisano (Pro-Am) 1:28.9099 (-0:04.9453)
14. #22 Andrew Goldie (Class B) 1:30.0525 (-0:06.0879)
15. #88 Phil Morriss (Class B) 1:31.0617 (-0:07.0971)
16. #57 Richard Bloomfield (Class B) 1:31.1353 (-0:07.1707)
17. #23 Daniel Stutterd (Pro-Am) 1:31.5036 (-0:07.5390)
18. #27 Sam Fillmore (Pro-Am) 1:32.7293 (-0:08.7647)
19. #99 Ross McGregor (Pro-Am) 1:32.7769 (-0:08.8123)
20. #17 Marcel Zalloua (Pro-Am) 1:34.3737 (-0:10.4091)
21. #13 Jonathan Gliksten (Pro-Am) 1:35.0952 (-0:11.1306)
22. #117 Sergio Pires (Class B) 1:35.3748 (-0:11.4102)
23. #9 Tony Martin (Class B) 1:39.8221 (-0:15.8575)