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SALMON WINS ACTION-PACKED ISLAND OPENER

Mat Coch/Australian GT | 9.9.17 | Aktuality

Australain GT 2017

SALMON WINS ACTION-PACKED ISLAND OPENER

 

A drama filled opening CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series presented by Pirelli race at Phillip Island has seen Rod Salmon charge to victory in the Skwirk Online Education Audi R8 LMS.

Salmon converted his strong practice and qualifying pace to cross the line first ahead of Wayne Mack (Mack Bros Roofing Products) after 50-minutes of racing, closing the gap to series leader Steve McLaughlan to just 33-points in the process.

McLaughlan had led the race early in the Valvoline Jamec Pem Racing Audi, before an uncharacteristic spin dropped the pole-sitter down the order.

The incident also allowed Travers Beynon (Travers Beynon Racing) through to the lead, Beynon having demonstrated impressive pace throughout qualifying to start third before racing clear with McLaughlan and Salmon in the early laps.

Once out front, Beynon was impervious to the relentless pressure applied by Salmon as the duo raced towards their pit stops, with Salmon falling 18-second off the back of the race leader through the pit cycle.

However, it was not to be for Beynon, who spun out of the race in the closing laps, handing victory to Salmon with Mack in second.

Mathew Turnbull rounded out the podium, the Fire Rating Solutions Lamborghini completing much of the race without a bonnet after it worked its way loose at the start of lap two.

Mack stormed through the field in the opening laps after starting rear of grid, before gaining further places during the pit stop sequence to emerge in the wheel tracks of Salmon.

Heading the Challenge Modern class was Mark Griffith, who ended the race tenth overall in the Griffith Corporation Ferrari F430 GT3, claiming maximum class points following qualifying.

Griffith headed home Scott Hookey (Fiorano Motorsport) and the Aranik Racing duo of Jamie Arratoon and John Nikolovski, while John Goodacre (Gap/SEKTOR) took out MARC Class and Justin McMillan claimed the GT4 class in the Interlloy M Motorsport KTM X-Bow.

Victory for Salmon, coupled with two strong performance in qualifying, saw the Skwirk Online Education entry take 118-points from Saturday, while points leader McLaughlan could only manage 50.

It sees the title battle close to just 33-points, with Richard Gartner also making ground following a solid fifth place in today's race.

Salmon will now start tomorrow's race from pole position, with Mack joining him on the front row, while McLaughlan will take the green flag from the fourth row, setting up a thrilling climax to the weekend.

Race 2 gets underway at 1035 and will be broadcast live and free online via the Australian GT website (www.australiangt.com.au).

 

Phillip Island: Race Results

Pos

Competitor/Team

Driver

Vehicle

Laps

Race Time

1

Skwirk Online Education

Rod Salmon

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

21

42:08.919

2

Mack Bros Roofing Products

Wayne Mack

Ferrari 458 GT3

21

42:12.284

3

Fire Rating Solutions

Mathew Turnbull

Lamborghini Gallardo

21

42:13.238

4

Southern Star Developments

Rob Smith

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

21

42:14.391

5

Safe-T-Stop

Richard Gartner

Lamborghini Gallardo

21

42:15.450

6

CCC Polished Concrete

Rick Mensa

Audi R8 LMS

21

42:16.524

7

JJA Consulting

Jan Jinadasa

Lamborghini Gallardo

21

42:17.724

8

Valvoline Jamec Pem Racing

Steve McLaughlan

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

21

42:18.489

9

Gap Solutions/SEKTOR

John Goodacre

Marc Focus V8

21

42:19.628

10

Griffith Corporation

Mark Griffith

Ferrari F430

21

42:20.027

11

Whitlock Bull Bars

Con Whitlock

Audi R8 LMS

21

42:22.773

12

M Motorsport Interlloy

Justin McMillan

KTM X-Bow

21

42:23.610

13

Fiorano Motorsport

Scott Hookey

Ferrari 458 Challenge

21

42:25.087

14

Eat Furniture

Rio Nugara

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

20

42:11.631

15

Aranik Racing

Jamie Arratoon

Ferrari 458 Challenge

20

42:21.328

16

Travers Beynon Racing

Travers Beynon

Audi R8 LMS

18

42:26.788

DNF

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Gary Higgon

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

17

31:16.294

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