FHOLDEN: Adelaide Friday practice

2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship Round 2 Practice Report - Adelaide Street Circuit, 6th April 2001 Simon Wills has resumed where he left off last year with an impressive performance during the two Formula Holden practice sessions...

2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship
Round 2 Practice Report - Adelaide Street Circuit, 6th April 2001

Simon Wills has resumed where he left off last year with an impressive performance during the two Formula Holden practice sessions today, but a pack of rookies and fellow sparring partners are breathing down his neck in the lead up to tomorrows qualifying session at the demanding Adelaide Street Circuit.

One rookie who was very happy with his second session today was Ralt Australia's Alan Gurr. In his first ever run on the streets of Adelaide the 19 year old Sydney based driver catapulted himself into second position on the timesheets with a 1:21.1839 lap on his second to last lap of the session.

A record crowd of over 43,000 fans packed the Adelaide circuit for the first of three days of motor racing excitement, and they will no doubt be looking forward to the qualifying session tomorrow morning, followed by Race 1 at 11:35 am. <pre> SESSION 1 - 9:20am

Pos Car Driver Vehicle Cap Laps Fastest...Lap Gap 1 1 Simon Wills (SA) Reynard 94D 3800 8 7 1:22.6008* 2 2 Rick Kelly (SA) Reynard 94D 3800 9 9 1:24.3014 0:01.7006 3 74 Chris Staff (VIC) Reynard 98D 3800 9 9 1:25.1142 0:02.5134 4 11 Alan Gurr (NSW) Reynard 92D 3800 9 9 1:25.7115 0:03.1107 5 19 Stewart McColl (VIC) Reynard 95D 3800 7 7 1:25.9701 0:03.3693 6 75 Christian Murchison Reynard 98D 3800 7 5 1:26.5920 0:03.9912 7 20 Emerson Newton-John VIC Reynard 95D 3800 7 7 1:26.8074 0:04.2066 8 28 Roger Oakeshott (SA) Reynard 97D 3800 7 6 1:28.7972 0:06.1964 9 27 Terry Clearihan (NSW) Ralt RT23 3800 5 4 1:29.3211 0:06.7203 10 24 Ian Peters (SA) Reynard 91D 3800 7 4 1:31.5175 0:08.9167 11 66 Peter Hill (VIC) Reynard 94D 3800 2 2 1:32.3100 0:09.7092 12 17 Mark Ellis (VIC) Reynard 92D 3800 5 5 1:32.3397 0:09.7389 13 49 Rohan Carrig (VIC) Reynard 89D 3800 7 5 1:33.1559 0:10.5551 3 Paul Stephenson (VIC) Reynard 92D 3800

SESSION 2 - 3:30pm

Pos Car Driver Vehicle Cap Laps Fastest...Lap Gap

1 1 Simon Wills (SA) Reynard 94D 3800 10 10 1:20.4849R 2 11 Alan Gurr (NSW) Reynard 92D 3800 14 13 1:21.1839 0:00.6990 3 2 Rick Kelly (SA) Reynard 94D 3800 13 8 1:22.1132 0:01.6283 4 19 Stewart McColl (VIC) Reynard 95D 3800 13 11 1:22.7845 0:02.2996 5 75 Christian Murchison Reynard 98D 3800 10 10 1:23.2961 0:02.8112 6 20 Emerson Newton-John VIC Reynard 95D 3800 12 12 1:23.6128 0:03.1279 7 74 Chris Staff (VIC) Reynard 98D 3800 9 8 1:24.8600 0:04.3751 8 66 Peter Hill (VIC) Reynard 94D 3800 10 10 1:25.0819 0:04.5970 9 27 Terry Clearihan (NSW) Ralt RT23 3800 7 5 1:26.0154 0:05.5305 10 28 Roger Oakeshott (SA) Reynard 97D 3800 11 8 1:26.8042 0:06.3193 11 24 Ian Peters (SA) Reynard 91D 3800 9 6 1:29.7856 0:09.3007 12 3 Paul Stephenson (VIC) Reynard 92D 3800 7 6 1:31.1679 0:10.6830 Rohan Carrig (VIC) Reynard 89D 3800

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Rick Kelly , Simon Wills , Alan Gurr , Peter Hill , Christian Murchison , Mark Ellis , Emerson Newton-John