AUSTRALIAN GT HEADS WEST
The Australian GT Championship returns Barbagallo Raceway in Western Australia this weekend for the third round of the 2017 season.
Now at it’s halfway point, Roger Lago currently sits on top of the Australian GT Championship standings, after a string of consistent performances in his Lamborghini R-EX.
Lago, who had previously enlisted the David Russell as a co-driver, will tackle the event solo this weekend as he looks to extend his points advantage over Liam Talbot.
Talbot, who won the previous round at Albert Park, took advantage of a pre-event test at Barbagallo (along with several other competitors) to make sure his Porsche 911 GT3-R was ready for the challenge. It’s the same track at which the car made it’s Australian GT competition debut at twelve months ago.
While local Peter Major, will be looking to bounce back after a tough outing in Albert Park. The Clipsal race winner now sits fifth in the championship standings, and will be hoping to exploit his local knowledge at Barbagallo to claw back some points on the leaders.
The Australian GT Championship returns to it’s familiar two 60-minute race format for the Western Australian event.
3 – Ah Apartments Audi R8 LMS – Ash Samadi
5 – GT Motorsport Audi R8 LMS – Greg Taylor
7 – Darrell Lea McLaren 650S GT3 – Tony Quinn
8 – WM Waste Management Services Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Max Twigg
9 – Hallmarc Constructions Audi R8 LMS – Marc Cini
11 – Objective Racing McLaren 650S GT3 – Tony Walls
14 – PM Motorsport Lamborghini R-EX – Peter Major
19 – Hogs Breath Café/Griffith Corporation Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Mark Griffith/Jake Camilleri
23 – JBS Australia Lamborghini R-EX – Roger Lago
24 – Moveitnet/AFS Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Tony Bates
44 – Supabarn Supermarkets Audi R8 LMS – James Koundouris/Ash Walsh
51 – AMAC Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 – Andrew Macpherson/Brad Shiels
59 – Total/Opti-Coat McLaren 650S GT3 – Fraser Ross
74 – Valvoline Jamec Pem Audi R8 LMS – Kelvin van der Linde/Geoff Emery
75 – Valvoline Jamec Pem Audi R8 LMS – Steve McLaughlan
100 – BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3 – Steve Richards/James Bergmuller
101 – DJS Racing BMW M6 GT3 – Danny Stuttered
124 – Kentucky Fried Chicken Audi R8 LMS – Gary Higgon/Daniel Gaunt
222 – Scott Taylor Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Scott Taylor
911 – MEGA Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R – Liam Talbot
Date posted: May 1, 2017