By Tarek Ramchai
The Audi teams and drivers performed well in the first of two Australian GT Championship races at Townsville today. A total of three Audi R8 LMS ultras were inside the top-ten overall.
The best ranked car was the #6 R8 LMS ultra from Skwirk / Beechwood driven by Nathan Antunes. The Audi driver was among the fastest in the race and finished the 46-lap event in fifth place. However, following the race, the winning Porsche of Andrew MacPherson and Bradley Shiels by the officials. That promoted Nathan Antunes up to fourth place.
Series points leaders Christopher Mies and Greg Crick were eighth with the #74 Audi R8 LMS ultra from JAMEC PEM Racing. Christopher Mies had an impressive pace in his stint and set the fastest lap of the race. Steve McLaughlan with the second JAMEC PEM Racing entry was ninth, he was behind the wheel of the #75 Audi R8 LMS ultra.
Peter Fitzgerald (#2 Audi R8 LMS ultra / Eva Racing) was twelfth. Mark Griffith (#19 Audi R8 LMS / Hogs Breath Cafe) was eighteenth. Greg Taylor and Barton Mawer (#38 Audi R8 LMS / Adina Apartments) were twentieth.
Townsville Race 1 Results
The second 1-hour race is set for Sunday. Christopher Mies and Greg Crick will start from the front row of the grid in second place. Nathan Antunes will start from position three.
Photo credit: Australian GT Championship