Australian Endurance Championship
May 30, 2016
Grant Denyer and Nathan Morcom have combined to win the first race of the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship, holding on in a nail-biting finish at Phillip Island.
Morcom headed a narrow McLaren 1-2, with Shane Van Gisbergen just two tenths of second behind in after 101-laps and more than two hours of racing.
Having started tenth, a patient 30-lap opening first stint from Morcom left Denyer out front following their first stop, the duo combining to hold the advantage to the finish.Click through to read more.
2016 CAMS Australian Endurance Championship
|1||Grant Denyer/Nathan Morcom||434|
|4||Peter Hackett/Dominic Storey||326|
|5||Andrew Miedecke/George Miedecke||276|
The CAMS Australian Endurance Championship (AEC) was created in 2016 as a result of the on-going growth of GT racing in Australia.
The AEC will be contested over four rounds with two in New Zealand.
The AEC races will each have two timed compulsory pit stops and each car will have two drivers. The endurance races will be perfect for PRO/AM driver combinations however many cars will have two amateur ranked drivers.
Vehicles eligible for the AEC are restricted to the current specification GT3 cars which are the same as vehicles which compete in worldwide GT3 racing.
If the track density limits allow, there will be a number of Invitational vehicles participating in the races however they will not be eligible for AEC points.
The final two rounds of the 2016 AEC will be held in New Zealand. These rounds will include several NZ teams and it is hoped that more NZ teams will join in the Australian GT3 racing events in 2017 and beyond. The Hampton Downs round of the AEC will be the largest motor sport event ever held in New Zealand.
2017 CALENDAR - CAMS AUSTRALIAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 1: 26-28 May, Phillip Island (Shannons Nationals)
Round 2: 18-20 August, Sydney Motorsport Park
Round 3: 27-39 October, Hampton Downs (NZ)
Round 4: 10-12 November, Highlands 101 (NZ)