Sunday, May 26, 2013

Australian GT: Sixth and seventh for Audi teams in Philip Island race 2

By Tarek Ramchani

The second Australian GT Championship race of the weekend was held at Philip Island today. The two Audi Sport customer racing teams again made it into the top 10.

As was the case yesterday in race 1, the two Audi cars were not able to fight for the win, however they showed good pace. The best ranked Audi was the #6 R8 LMS ultra. The Melbourne Performance Centre supported car, driven by Rod Salmon and James Winslow, finished sixth overall. The second Audi entry from Minda Motorsport was one position behind the MPC Audi R8 LMS ultra. The #71 R8 LMS shared by Dean Koutsoumidis and Andrew McInnes was seventh.

The competition in Australian GT is more competitive than ever. Six different brands finished within the top 6. Race victory went to Jack Le Brocq with the #36 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. In second was Tony Quinn with the #7 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and third Klark Quinn with the #1 Porsche 997 GT3 R.

The next round of the Australian GT Championship will be at Sydney Motorsport Park, July 12th-14th.

Photo credit: Australian GT Championship

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