Five past CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship drivers completed the first two practice sessions of the Super2 Series on the streets of Adelaide on Thursday.
2015 runner-up Thomas Randle was the top Formula 4 runner in the opening practice session, placing fifth in his Tickford Racing prepared Ford ahead of 2016 Formula 4 Champion Will Brown.
The Adelaide 500 will be Randle’s debut in a modern Supercar, after previously sampling an older specification Falcon in the V8 Touring Car Series last year in Queensland.
Randle improved on his time further in the second practice session to finish sixth.
Brenton Grove and Zane Goddard also make their Super2 debut this weekend. They are joined by returning drivers, V8 Touring Car Series winner Jack Smith of Brad Jones Racing and Mike Kable Young Gun recipient Will Brown of Eggleston Motorsport.
Meanwhile in the Porsche Carrera Cup, Jordan Love was well inside the top ten across both practice sessions in his first full Carrera Cup season.
Third in Formula 4 in 2016, Love last year claimed Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge honours and has recently been named as one of Porsche’s Carrera Cup Junior Team. Jordan’s brother Aaron will also race Formula 4 with Team BRM this season.
Super2 Series drivers qualify tomorrow afternoon (Adelaide time) from 1:20pm, ahead of three races across the weekend.
Super2 Practice One
1. Paul Dumbrell – 1:22.2128
7. Thomas Randle +0.7327
8. Will Brown +0.7682
16. Jack Smith +1.5109
18. Brenton Grove +1.7416
22. Zane Goddard +3.1424
Super2 Practice Two
1. Macauley Jones – 1:21.5704
6. Thomas Randle +0.4822
10. Jack Smith +0.7599
11. Will Brown +0.8724
22. Zane Goddard +1.8848
23. Brenton Grove +3.1041