Friday, November 8, 2013

Australian GT: Victory for Salmon/Talbot MPC Audi in race one at Highlands NZ

By Johan Laubscher

The Australian GT Championship is hosting its season finale in New Zealand this weekend. The finale is being hosted at the new Highlands Motorsport Park circuit with two Audi cars on the grid.

Two Audi entries have been entered at this final round. Melbourne Performance Centre are fielding the two cars for their customers. The #6 Audi R8 LMS ultra is being driven by car-owner, Rod Salmon, and his co-driver, Liam Talbot. The #71 Equity-One Motorsport Audi R8 LMS has Dean Koustoumidis and Andrew McInnes behind the wheel.

The weekend began with practice, qualifying and race one on Friday, followed by race two on Saturday and the Highlands 101 on Sunday, a special non-championship endurance race.

Qualifying for the first race saw the highest Audi placing fifth, the #6 Audi R8 LMS ultra, followed by the #71 R8 LMS in seventh. 

Race one concluded with overall victory for Rod Salmon and Liam Talbot with their #6 Audi R8 LMS ultra. Dean Koustoumidis and Andrew McInnes finished 
seventh in the #71 Audi R8 LMS.

The second race will be taking place tomorrow. We wish the best of luck to the MPC squad and their two cars.

Highlights from race one can be watched below. Video produced by Other Side Productions: