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Australian GT Championship Standings 2012 - Monday, August 20, 2012

Australian GT Championship Standings 2012

 

  • 1st  Peter Hackett
  • 2nd  Klark Quinn
  • 3rd  Edwards/Bowe
  • 4th  Greg Crick
  • 5th  Ben Eggleston
  • 6th  Roger Lago
  • 7th  James Brock
  • 8th  Tony Quinn
  • 9th  O'Halloran/Simonsen
  • 10th  Manolios/Wilson
  • 11th  Samadi/Grant
  • 12th  John Briggs
  • 13th  Kevin Weeks
  • 14th  Eddy/Luff
  • 15th  Rod Salmon
  • 16th  Peter Conroy
  • 17th  Paul Morris
  • 18th  Martin Wagg
  • 19th  David Russell
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Supashock Suspension Soaks Up Eastern Creek GT Championship Victory

May 28

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Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:54 PM  RssIcon

Greg Crick has taken out Race 1, Round 3 of the Australian GT Championship at Eastern Creek today in his Supashock Suspension-equipped Dodge Viper, while Kevin Weeks finished fifth in the Supaloc Racing Lamborghini Gallardo.

Despite qualifying first and second, Weeks and Crick started today’s one-hour race at the back of the grid after undercutting the benchmark time in qualifying. Weeks and Crick were given the option of a weight penalty, but instead chose to forego their front-row starting positions.
 
Despite the setback, both drivers made rapid progress to the front of the field. By lap 11, Crick was in second position, with Weeks not far behind in third. Weeks made his compulsory pit stop on Lap 13 and swapped tyres diagonally, while Crick stopped on Lap 15. Once the pit-stops were complete, Crick was in the race lead and Weeks was fifth.
 
“The car was sensational,” Crick said. “It was the nicest car I have ever driven over an hour race. It handled really well, especially through Turn 1, and it looked after its tyres as well.
 
“The Supashock Suspension has really made a big difference to the balance of the car, and I’m just over the moon with the way it is performing. It’s the first win for a Chrysler-sponsored car in Australia for several decades as well.”
 
Weeks was equally upbeat, despite struggling with tyre wear in the latter stages of the race.
 
“At the beginning of the race, the car was extremely competitive and I was able to overtake a lot of people,” he said. “Unfortunately, the pit-stop went a bit long, and I lost a couple of positions, and after that, the tyres started going off and it was hard to maintain a consistent pace.

“The Lamborghini runs a narrower rear tyre than some of the other cars, so it loses its edge as the race progresses, but we’re going to make some changes to the car for tomorrow. We ran a very stiff setup in qualifying, which was very good for pace over a couple of laps, but we think we need to soften it for the race,” Weeks concluded.

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