Less than two seconds split the entire CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship field in this morning’s second practice session at Queensland Raceway.
AGI Sport’s Zak Best continued his opening practice form to again set the fastest time in the session, and again ahead of his teammate Nick Rowe.
Best was one of four drivers to lead the session with Rowe, Cameron Shields and Sage Murdoch sharing stints at the top of the time-sheets.
For Murdoch, a recent change of numbers from #44 to #4 as had an instant turnaround in form for the young Newcastle racer.
“The new number is a bit of good luck now! The track is a bit hot out there, obviously the tyres are suffering a bit but it’s a good track,” Murdoch said.
“A lot of aero wash out there, so you’ve got to be careful.”
Zagame Autosport’s Tyler Everingham was the first of the non-AGI Sport cars in fourth with his teammate Ryan Suhle in fifth.
“It’s definitely a fun track! There was only a tenth between the top six,” Everingham said.
“It’s going to be extremely close and extremely fun racing this weekend.”
With all drivers equipped with race worn tyres from the previous round at Phillip Island in practice, the drivers are eager to sample fresh rubber for this afternoon’s qualifying session.
“At this stage it’s been absolutely great. Having plenty of fun so far, not at the top of the timesheet but it’s certainly early in the weekend,” Shields said.
“To be fast here, it’s very technical. There’s long straights and big braking zones – make one mistake and it can carry for most of the track. It is difficult to be quick here, I have been before and hopefully I can be this weekend.”
Qualifying for Round Five of the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will take place at 2:25pm. The 20 minute session will be televised live on Fox Sports 506.
Provisional Practice Two Results
1. Zak Best – AGI Sport: 1:12.6627
2. Nick Rowe – AGI Sport: +0.0691
3. Sage Murdoch – AGI Sport: +0.1251
4. Tyler Everingham – Zagame Autosport: +0.1504
5. Ryan Suhle – Zagame Autosport: +0.1837
6. Liam Lawson – Team BRM: +0.3418
7. Cameron Shields – Team BRM: +0.5577
8. Aaron Love – Team BRM: +0.9692
9. Jordan Mazzaroli – JRD: +1.0803
10. Simon Fallon – Team BRM: +1.2934
11. Zane Morse – Team BRM: +1.4501