AUSTRALIAN GT SET FOR DISTANCE RECORD IN SYDNEY
Australian GT should are set to create a new distance record for the category when they head to Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.
For the second round of the Australian GT Endurance Championship, competitors are due to complete 129 laps or 501km of the Sydney venue. Eclipsing the current mark of 490.43km set by Allan Simonsen and Tim Leahey at Sandown in 2007.
Tim Miles and Jaxon Evans came close to beating the record at the opening round when they won at Phillip Island, and return to defend their lead in the Australian GT Endurance Championship.
They’ll have plenty support from the rest of the Audi camp with several new drivers joining the manufacturer for the event.
As previously reported, Grant Denyer will join Greg Taylor, while Audi-factory driver Kelvin van der Linde will return to join Geoff Emery. Daniel Gaunt will also have a new co-driver with Dylan O’Keeffe joining him in the Kentucky Fried Chicken backed Audi R8 LMS.
Second placed Peter Hackett and Dominic Storey will lead the Mercedes charge with four AMG GT3’s competing in Sydney.
McLaren’s Fraser Ross and Warren Luff sit in third in the standing after the opening round.
Australian GT Championship leader Liam Talbot will again be joined John Martin in the Mega Racing Porsche as they attempt to regain ground in the Endurance Championship.
Ferrari, Lamborghini and BMW will also be represented in the 17 car field.
Australian GT competitors will take to the track Friday for practice and qualifying before their 501km race early Saturday morning.
Australian GT – Sydney Motorsport Park 501 – Entry List
|5||GT Motorsports||Audi R8 LMS||Greg Taylor/Grant Denyer|
|6||Timken Zagame Autosport||Lamborghini Huracan||Adrian Deitz/Cameron McConville|
|7||Darrell Lea||McLaren 650S GT3||Tony Quinn/Jonny Reid|
|8||WM Waste Management||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Max Twigg/Tony D’Alberto|
|19||Hogs Breath Café/Griffith Corporation||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Mark Griffith/TBC|
|22||Scott Taylor Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Scott Taylor/Craig Baird|
|23||JBS Australia||Lamborghini R-EX||Roger Lago/David Russell|
|29||Trofeo Motorsport||Lamborghini Huracan||Jim Manolios/Ryan Millier|
|51||AMAC Motorsport||Lamborghini Huracan||Andrew Macpherson/Brad Shiels|
|58||YNA Autosport||McLaren 650S GT3||Fraser Ross/Warren Luff|
|63||Autex Eggleston Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Peter Hackett/Dominic Storey|
|74||Valvoline Jamec Pem Racing||Audi R8 LMS||Geoff Emery/Kelvin van der Linde|
|75||Valvoline Jamec Pem Racing||Audi R8 LMS||Tim Miles/Jaxon Evans|
|88||Maranello Motorsport||Ferrari 488 GT3||Peter Edwards/Greame Smyth|
|100||BMW Team SRM||BMW M6 GT3||Steve Richards/James Bergmuller|
|124||Kentucky Fried Chicken||Audi R8 LMS||Daniel Gaunt/Dylan O’Keeffe|
|911||Mega Racing||Porsche 911 GT3-R||Liam Talbot/John Martin|
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Date posted: August 14, 2017