Reeves and Sutton Focused on Race Result.

Reeves and Sutton Focused on Race Result.

Triple Zero Racing Toyota 86 GTS third in Class D after Qualifying for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

20170414_090250Chris Reeves is focused on one thing, and one thing only at Mount Panorama this weekend – 5:30pm Sunday afternoon, when he hopes to be taking the chequered flag in the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

The admission comes after he and Chris Sutton qualified third in class and 47th outright this afternoon.

In a day of limited running, Sutton set the fastest time for Car #3 in Practice 3, which was interrupted by two red flags throughout the forty-minute session.

20170414_085417Sutton improved on his Friday time, by over four seconds, to clock a 2:43.085, which was good enough for second in Class D, behind the Shockwave Signs Motorsport entry of Jimmy Vernon and Mark Caine.

After the session, Sutton was rather pleased with his progress, in what has been a weekend long learning curve thus far, and looking forward to getting stuck into the race tomorrow.

Qualifying was quick and simple for Chris Reeves, who participated in the Bottom 50% session.

Reeves took to the circuit long enough to bank a respectable lap time (2:42.222 – his fastest of the weekend so far), and then pulled into pit-lane and parked the car.

Reeves fastest lap came on old tyres, and half a tank of fuel. Triple Zero Racing have a fresh set of tyres ready for tomorrow’s race.

20170414_085449Post-session, Reeves said there was more in the car, but it wasn’t worth pursuing – the main focus is getting to 5:30pm tomorrow, and if they’re still in the hunt at the start of the final hour, anything is possible.

Reeves and Sutton will start third in Class D. The morning warm-up takes place at 8:10am AEST, with the race from 11:30am AEST.

In terms of lap times, both Reeves and Sutton are both confident that race pace will be around the 2:43-2:44 mark.

Reeves said on Friday that he considers all of the cars within Class D as a threat that may stand in the way of him scoring back-to-back class wins, but after Saturday, the Triple Zero Racing machine is well positioned going into the longest day on the Production Car racing calendar, and is every chance of achieving the same glory it did just over 12 months ago.

20170414_085406Results from Practice 3 and Qualifying are below, and we remind you that you can follow live timing, and stream ALL six hours of tomorrow’s race through the Bathurst 6 Hour website. Commentary will come from Richard Craill and Brian Van De Wakker.

If you miss the livestream, Speedweek will showcase the event, with a 2-Hour highlights package next Sunday afternoon from 1pm on SBS and SBS HD.

2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour | Saturday
Triple Zero Racing | Toyota 86 GTS | Class D #3. Chris Reeves/Chris Sutton
Session Outright Position Class Position Chris Reeves Chris Sutton
Practice 3 40th 2nd No Time 2:43.085
Qualifying 47th 3rd 2:42.222 No Time

2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour | Practice 3 | Class D Result

Outright In Class Number Drivers Car Time
33rd 1st 37 Jimmy Vernon/Mark Caine Toyota 86 GTS 2:39.609
40th 2nd 3 Chris Reeves/Chris Sutton Toyota 86 GTS 2:43.085
41st 3rd 47 David Baker/Matthew Windsor Honda Integra 2:43.108
43rd 4th 39 David Bailey/Matt Thewlis Toyota 86 GTS 2:43.175
45th 5th 86 Grant Phillips/Michele Abbate Toyota 86 GTS 2:44.601
46th 6th 85 Declan Kirkham/Philip Kirkham/Aaron Cameron Mazda MX6 2:44.687
48th 7th 52 Graeme Heath/Joshua Heath Toyota 86 GTS 2:45.168
50th 8th 98 Daniel Williams/Kurt Metcalf/Daniel Sugden Toyota Camry 2:46.296
52nd 9th 49 Trent Grubel/David Crowe Toyota 86 GTS 2:46.935
53rd 10th 50 Trevor Keene/James Keene/Dominic Martens Mini Cooper 2:47.471
56th 11th 33 Peter Foote/Will Cauchi Nissan Pulsar 2:52.211
57th 12th 55 Michael Hopp/Peter Sortwell/Steven Pittman Eunos 30X 3:03.921

2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour | Qualifying | Class D Result [Provisional]

Outright In Class Number Drivers Car Time
40th 1st 37 Jimmy Vernon/Mark Caine Toyota 86 GTS 2:39.921
46th 2nd 49 Trent Grubel/David Crowe Toyota 86 GTS 2:41.402
47th 3rd 3 Chris Reeves/Chris Sutton Toyota 86 GTS 2:42.222
48th 4th 52 Graeme Heath/Joshua Heath Toyota 86 GTS 2:42.439
51st 5th 50 Trevor Keene/James Keene/Dominic Martens Mini Cooper 2:43.949
52nd 6th 47 David Baker/Matthew Windsor Honda Integra 2:43.990
53rd 7th 39 David Bailey/Matt Thewlis Toyota 86 GTS 2:44.213
55th 8th 85 Declan Kirkham/Philip Kirkham/Aaron Cameron Mazda MX6 2:45.701
56th 9th 86 Grant Phillips/Michele Abbate Toyota 86 GTS 2:46.275
58th 10th 98 Daniel Williams/Kurt Metcalf/Daniel Sugden Toyota Camry 2;48.537
59th 11th 33 Peter Foote/Will Cauchi Nissan Pulsar 2:54.336
60th 12th 55 Michael Hopp/Peter Sortwell/Steven Pittman Eunos 30X 2:55.672

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