Josh Burdon goes quickest in opening practice before bringing out red flag

The KCMG Nissan squad felt the full range of emotions after Josh Burdon went fastest in the opening practice session for the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour before ending the session early thanks to a crash leading up to Reid Park.

Tasmanian Burdon went wide on the approach to Reid Park, ending up in the outside concrete wall, plucking a wheel off the KCMG #35 Nissan and calling an early end to the session.

In the session held for all drivers bar the Class A entrants with Platinum or Gold licences, Burdon became the first driver into the 2:06’s early in the session with a time of 2:06.5531 halfway through the outing, putting the #35 to the top of the order where it stayed until the conclusion of the 30 minute hitout.

Burdon’s time stood at the top of the timesheets throughout the session, over a second clear of Brenton Grove’s #4 Porsche GT3 R and the #777 Mercedes AMG GT3 entry of Yasser Shahin, the only two other drivers to go below a 2:08.

With crews working to clean up the track, the second practice session, scheduled for all drivers from all classes, will get underway shortly.

Words: Jordan Mulach