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Jordan Cox leads the way in Bathurst practice

Jordan Cox was on his own in the opening practice sessions of the TCR Australia season finale at Bathurst, heading the first session by 1.3 seconds and the second by eight tenths of a second.

Garry Rogers Motorsport had a strong run, claiming positions one to three in the second session with Michael Caruso (Alfa Romeo) in second and Ben Bargwanna (Peugeot) in third.

Jay Hanson, who recently joined Melbourne Performance Centre, was fourth fastest behind the wheel of his Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, 1.1 seconds from Cox.

Dylan O’Keeffe put the Renault Megane RS TCR into the top five, posting a lap time of 2:16.4, trailing the top time by 1.14 seconds.

Peugeot 308TCR driver Aaron Cameron and Audi RS 3 LMS driver Luke king occupied positions six and seven, while GRM driver James Moffat rounded off the top eight.

While the second practice session went underway without any incident, the first session was red flagged three times.

The first interruption came as TCR Australia newcomer Keegan Brain hit the wall with his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.

The second stoppage came as Chaz Mostert made contact with the wall at Reid Park due to oil on track.

The third and final red flag came when Zac Soutar went off into the gravel at The Chase due to a wheel issue.

Next up for the TCR Australia field is qualifying, starting at 15:30 local time/05:30 CET tomorrow.