24 Hours – Night Qualifying Session Report (Brief)
Someone Splits The Monaros
Having not run at all
in the second (wet) session, it was no surprise to see the Holden
Monaros 1-2 for almost the entire third session. Almost the entire
With barely any time
left, one car pitted for what looked like a practice pit stop. At
least it looked like it if the observer was almost asleep.
The silver car roared
out, and just over two minutes later, crossed the line three seconds
before the chequered flag flew. Ah, here was someone really going
Two minutes and 18 seconds
later, dailyshortscar himself crossed the line with a time that
split the Holdens. OK, the Holdens didn’t top the times in
session two, but in the two sessions they did participate in, it
had been looking like a 1-2 in both.
So what an odd day. Almost
all the fast qualifying times were set in the first session, a period
we would normally call free practice – but not here.
Of the top 15 cars, four
of them went quicker in the (dry) night qualifying: Martin Short
in his Mosler, the amazing Alzen Porsche (which looks to have all
the speed of a GT3-RS – and is quicker than all the GT3-R
variants here apart from the Falken Tyres no. 54), the Cirtek Porsche
which didn’t run this morning and the no. 41 Holden Commodore.
That will have
to be that for today…. the cleaners have just moved into the