Monday, April 21, 2014

NSW Sports Cars: Double victory for Rod Salmon MPC Audi R8 LMS at Bathurst

By Johan Laubscher

The NSW Production Sports Cars Championship held its second round at the Bathurst Motor Festival this weekend. Melbourne Performance Centre entered two Audi R8 LMS cars for their customers. 

The first entry was that of Rod Salon, who was driving the #16 Audi R8 LMS. Steven Mclaughlan was behind the wheel of the #75 JAMEC PEM Audi R8 LMS.

Rod Salmon took pole position during both qualifying sessions (the drivers A and B sessions). Mclaughlan took sixth and eighth during the two sessions. 

The first race (drivers A race) saw an Audi R8 LMS 1-2, with Salmon winning ahead of Mclaughlan. The second race (drivers B race) concluded with another podium finish for Steven Mclaughlan, who finished third.

The third and final race was a one-hour endurance race, following the two sprint races. Rod Salmon made it two out of three for the day by taking the race victory. Steven Mclaughlan finished fifth. 

Round three of the NSW Production Sports Cars Championship will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park from 17-18 May.