EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Todd Hazelwood has performed above his own expectations, finishing Practice 2 in an impressive fourth position during Round 3 of the Dunlop Development Series, held at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.
The South Australian was sitting in second during the halfway mark of Practice 2, but after other teams putting fresh tyres on Hazelwood fell back to fourth.
Hazelwood is impressed with today’s practice efforts, and is looking forward to his first career race at Barbagallo Raceway tomorrow.
“It was a great day having my first laps at Barbagallo, after watching it for years on TV it was great to experience it behind the wheel for the first time,” Hazelwood said.
“Really enjoying the layout of the track, it has some really cool aspects and I am really looking forward doing more laps tomorrow.
“Very pleased to finish fourth overall in practice today, my team and I have looked through the data and there is more to be gained for qualifying and Race 1 tomorrow.
“Hopefully we can repay our supporters with a strong result tomorrow.”
Hazelwood finished 10th in Practice 1, despite never turning a lap at the Barbagallo circuit.
The teenager is also leading the rookie standings in the Dunlop Development Series championship, while currently placed 11th overall in the series.
Tomorrow Hazelwood will be on track for qualifying at 11:00am (AWST) for qualifying and 13:25pm (AWST) for Race 1, with the Dunlop Development Series race also televised live on Channel Seven (check your local guides for times).
Race schedule – Perth 400 Barbagallo Raceway
Saturday:11:00: Qualifying 1 (40 minutes)
13:25: Race 1 (38 laps) live on Seven
Sunday: 11:40: Race 2 (38 laps)