Saturday, May 25, 2013

Australian GT: Fifth and sixth for Audi teams in Philip Island race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

The Australian GT Championship Presented by Pirelli is at Philip Island this weekend, round 3 of the season. As was the case last time out at Adelaide, two Audi Sport customer racing teams are taking part in the event with a single car each.

The two Audi R8 LMS cars are supported by Melbourne Performance Centre. The #6 MPC Audi R8 LMS ultra is shared by Rod Salmon and James Winslow. The other entry is the #71 Audi R8 LMS of Minda Motorsports in the hands of Dean Koutsoumidis and Andrew McInnes.

Race 1 has already been held today, a positive race for the Audi cars. Dean Koutsoumidis and Andrew McInnes finished the 1-hour sprint event in fifth overall, whilst Rod Salmon and James Winslow were one place behind them in sixth position. The top 5 represented many brands, with Mercedes-Benz winning ahead of Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Audi. Race victory went to Jack Le Brocq with the #36 SLS AMG GT3 from Erbus Motorsport. Tony Quinn was second with a Vantage V12 GT3 and Roger Lago was third in a Gallardo.

Race 2 is set for tomorrow, another 1-hour sprint event. We wish the best of luck for both Audi entries.

Photo credit: Australian GT Championship

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