Former supercar full time I wasted a bit of time by struggling with front-wheel drive TCR hardware and surpassing both segments of the Ashward Motorsport Alfa Romeo qualifying.
In the first segment, he pushed ASM teammate Jay Hanson to the top. The pair was separated by only 1/400.
Holdsworth then had a little more room in the second segment to determine the pole, but not so much, but Gary Rogers Motorsport Alpha driver Jordan Cox had a margin of only 1/900. ..
“It’s not a bad way to start this year,” Holdsworth said.
“It’s a strong class and it’s getting stronger. That attracted me to it. I’m very happy to be ahead of some of those names out there. But it’s going to be a wild race. right.
“It was hard to move my head [the car] At first, I’ve been reprogramming my brain. Now I’m pretty comfortable with it. It feels like a go-kart. If you feel confident, you can throw it. “
Hanson concludes his impressive session by grabbing a third on the grid, teenagers set up to share the second row with supercar Megastar Chaz Mostert (Melbourne Performance Center Audi).
Michael Caruso (GRM Alfa) was fifth fastest, followed by Debutante Luke King (MPC Audi).
Aaron Cameron was seventh fastest on the GRM Peugeot, despite skipping gravel twice with a hairpin, but Blood Shields (Tilton Racing) was Hyundai’s best in eighth place.
Josh Buchan (HMO Hyundai) and James Moffat (GRM Renault) have closed the field in Qualifying 2.
Many big names couldn’t get out of qualifying 1, and Honda driver Tony Dalberto became an unlucky driver in the bubble on the 11th. His teammate John Martin got worse and finished in 18th place.
Dylan O’keeffe, who finished second in points in 2019, was only 13th, while famous debutantes Ben and Jason Bargwana were 12th and 16th, respectively.
Race 1 of the 2021 TCR Australian Season begins today at 5 pm local time.
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