JMR/Triple Eight Race Engineering finish Bathurst International practice sessions at the top

November 12, 2022

The two Triple Eight Race Engineering Mercedes-AMG GT3s have finished the one and only Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS session at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International on Friday.

Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim and Jamie Whincup were fastest in the session, finishing on a lightly drying track with a 2m 23.994s to pip the team Mercedes-AMG of Prince Jefri Ibrahim sharing with Broc Feeney by 0.884s.

The Harrolds Volante Rosso Racing Mercedes-AMG of Ross Poulakis teaming with European ex-pat Jordan Love was third ahead of the Wall Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Adrian Deitz and David Wall.

In his newly upgraded Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II, Brad Schumacher partnered by Tim Slade was fifth to lead fellow four-ring contenders Jack Smith on GT debut pairing Tim Miles and Marc Cini in his Hallmarc example sharing with Michael Caruso.

The second practice saw Love, setting a 2m 04.494s time, eclipse Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Jamie Whincup to the tune of 0.641s as it was a Mercedes-AMG GT3 1-2-3 at the top of the timesheets as Broc Feeney was third.

Brad Schumacher and Tim Slade led the Audi charge in the Schumacher Motorsport entry, 1.032s off the leading pace, while the Wall Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 completed the top five as Adrian Deitz is joined by David Wall.

Rounding out the Pro-Am Class was the Hallmarc Audi of Michael Caruso ahead of the SCT/Miles Advisory entry of Jack Smith and Tim Miles.

Qualifying is up next for the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS, following the Bathurst Sportscar Challenge race.

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