Friday 1st May, 2015 3:48pmAuthor: SpeedCafe ©
Chris Pither recovered from a fault to emerge quickest in practice for the 100th round of the Dunlop Series at Barbagallo Raceway.
The Ice Break Ford Falcon driver lit up the second of two practice sessions after being forced to sit out the opening hit out due to an electrical issue.
Pither scaled the top of the time sheets towards the end of an eventful session ending with a 57.8273s effort.
Series co-leader Cameron Waters trailed Pither by 0.0391s in the Prodrive Racing Australia run Ford Falcon.
Reigning Dunlop Series champion Paul Dumbrell was third fastest overall with the Red Bull Racing V8 Supercars co-driver quickest in the opening practice session.
Andrew Jones was fourth on combined times with MW Motorsport’s Jack Le Brocq in fifth position.
Drivers were faced with slippery conditions particularly in Practice 2, which saw several runners suffer off-track excursions with officials forced to deploy red flags twice.
Macauley Jones caused the first stoppage with his Brad Jones Racing Commodore buried in the gravel trap at Turn 7.
Renee Gracie brought the action to a halt with three minutes remaining after a spin at Turn 1.
Matthew Chahda was unable to post a time in either of the two sessions due to a problem with the left rear of his Holden Commodore.
For Practice results click here.