Friday, March 21, 2014

Australian GT: Rod Salmon Audi R8 LMS entry will be at Sandown

By Johan Laubscher

Rod Salmon will be taking part in the Australian GT Championship season opener at Sandown next weekend.

The squad, run by Melbourne Performance Centre, entered Rod Salmon’s Audi R8 LMS ultra at the Bathurst 12 Hour. Their weekend was cut short though when Jason Bright suffered a hefty crash during qualifying. Fortunately Bright was unharmed, but the car was out for the weekend. The car has subsequently been sent away for repairs and will not be back in time for the Sandown opener.

Speculation as to whether or not Salmon will be missing the beginning of the 2014 Australian GT season has come to an end. It has been revealed that Salmon and will be using one of the older Audi R8 LMS cars in the Australian GT Trophy Class.

He will be using the Peter Conroy Motorsport Audi R8 LMS, the car that was used by Rotek Racing at the Bathurst 12 Hour. The car was tested at Sydney Motorsport Park last week.

Multiple Audi R8 LMS and ultra entries are expected to take part at Sandown next weekend, 28-30 March. 

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