But come race time, with changing weather conditions, it was a tough job for Nick - after 20 minutes he was last and almost a lap down.
Simonsen got on the case and took the fight to the front, setting the fastest lap of the race, but settling for 4th place. His efforts had been aided by a shower forcing most to pit, whilst the Dane kept going.
The second race was not much different for O'Halloran, with damp patchy conditions hampering his progress.
Allan got in the car at the 20 minute mark, last again, and despite the odd setup, set a new lap record.