Aug 7, 2014
ENDURANCE CHAMP TO BE CROWNED AT QUEENSLAND RACEWAY
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli visits Queensland Raceway for the penultimate 2014 round this weekend, with all eyes focused on Race 1 to see who will secure the season’s first annual award – the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy.
Currently four drivers remain in contention to win the endurance championship with Victorian youngster Fraser Ross leading the way with 60 points following two race wins from both the Mallala Motor Sport Park and Winton Motor Raceway endurance races.
Ross’s nearest challenger is experienced South Australian racer John Goodacre, who sits on 50 points in the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy standings from John Karytinos and Peter Fitzgerald, on 42 and 40 points, respectively.
Meanwhile Ross and Goodacre remain at the head of the Outright and Class A standings. Ross leads from Goodacre by 54 points in both pointscores with the duo holding a lengthy margin to third and fourth placed Jon McCorkindale and Peter Fitzgerald with two rounds remaining.
Two drivers will make their GT3 Cup Challenge debut this weekend at Ipswich: Simon Ellingham joins the series in his Class A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car while Nick Cresswell will make his GT3 Cup Challenge debut in Class B.
Class B’s latest round winner, Tim Miles, will make his Class A debut at Queensland Raceway when stepping into a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. The move eases Matt Campbell’s Class B title campaign with the exit of Miles – currently second in the Class B points behind Campbell.
Brendan Cook returns to the GT3 Cup Challenge series for the first time this season while Grant Sparks and Richard Gartner return after short hiatuses.
The entire Sunday race schedule from the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, including Race 2 and Race 3 of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli, can be viewed live online at www.thenationals.com.au.
Friday August 08, 2014
12:10pm - Practice 1 (30 minutes)
3:25pm - Practice 2 (30 minutes)
Saturday August 09, 2014
9:30am - Practice 1 (20 minutes)
1:25pm - Qualifying (20 minutes)
4:40pm - Race 1 (40 laps)
Sunday August 10, 2014
9:50am - Race 2 (12 laps)
3:00pm - Race 3 (12 laps)
Entry List - Round 5
|3||A||Eva Racing/Evolve Technik||Peter Fitzgerald|
|16||A||Kinpath Group||John Karytinos|
|22||B||Bill Campbell Builders||Matt Campbell|
|25||B||Walz Group / Staff4u / Surelift||Brendan Cook|
|33||A||Fastway Couriers||Simon Ellingham|
|44||B||Merry Sparks Art||Grant Sparks|
|50||B||Pegasus Motorsport||Nick Cresswell|
|65||A||Porsche Centre Brighton/TRP/Torque Money||Fraser Ross|
|66||A||GAP Solutions/Sektor||John Goodacre|
|69||A||Dial Before You Dig||Jon McCorkindale|
|99||A||Southern Star Windows||Ross McGregor|