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Nissan GT-R Sets Pace in Practice 2 at Bathurst

Alex Buncombe leads way in second practice session for Bathurst 12 Hour…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Nissan led the way in Friday’s second practice session at Mount Panorama for the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

In his Bathurst debut, Alex Buncombe reeled off a best lap of 2:06.595 to put the No. 32 NISMO Athlete Global Team GT-R GT3 on the top of the time charts in another stop-start session.

The Englishman’s time was nearly 1.5 seconds quicker than the No. 3 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra of Rene Rast in second, with this morning’s pace-setting No. 23 Lago Lamborghini Gallardo settling for third in the session.

David Russell’s 2:05.939 lap from Practice 1 still stands as the quickest of the day, the time having broken the qualifying track record.

The session saw two red flags, including one for the No. 68 Motorsports Services Porsche 997 GT3 Cup of David Glasson, who spun and made contact with the barriers on the Conrod Straight.

An update on Glasson’s condition will be forthcoming, but reports indicate he was awake and alert after the incident.

Both Ferraris involved in an accident in first practice did not set a time this afternoon, with the No. 49 Vicious Rumour Racing entry having been withdrawn from the event due to damage.

Work continues on the No. 77 AF Corse Ferrari, meanwhile, which could rejoin in time for Practice 3 at 4:15 p.m. local.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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