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Bathurst 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 third session.

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 for it.

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 press room.

 

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