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RESULTS - Monday Night GT3 League 2014 - Round 2 @ Sebring USA

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sebring is one of the most iconic endurance races on the American Endurance Racing Calender and the host track of this week’s GT3 League. 

Qualify:

With the guys having a bit of practice the 20 min qualify session would be a cinch.......you would think ???  The drivers did well to give each other room over the 6.02km course. Shane Van Gilfeather was having mechanical issues and only had time to post an outlap as Ross Rizzo posted his pole winning time of 2:03.111 just ahead of his sibling Francarlo with a 2:03.283

Race:

Ross Rizzo muscled his McLaren MP4-12C around the fast flat-track to take pole position. Fireworks ignited between Allan Marks and Chris Herringe providing some damage to manage. Francarlo’s Ferrari took the fight to Ross throughout the opening laps and maintained virtually identical times throughout the race. Top Porsche honours were hotly contested between Nick Valge, Pat O’Reilly and Tim Hamilton all with a healthy dose of paint to trade. Shane Van Gilfeather and Jason Brooks demonstrated the strengths and weaknesses of the Audi R8 to the McLaren as they were swapping positions regularly. Jason, not content with being off the podium, gave it some jandal to clock a 2:02.697 – blitzing the Rizzos’ Qualifying pace. However, the endurance mindset provided Ross the victory, a flawless effort! 

By Matt Anderson

Race Results:

Finished Started  Gain/Loss Driver Car Race Time Fastest Lap
1 1 - Ross Rizzo McLaren MP4-12C 96:33.879 2:03.539
2 2 - Francarlo Rizzo Ferrari 458 Italia +0:26.154 2:03.350
3 5 +2 Tim Hamilton Porsche 997 CupR +1:42.924 2:03.908
4 3 -1 Jason Brooks McLaren MP4-12C +1:58.848 2:02.697
5 10 +5 Shane Van Gilfeather Audi R8 LMS ultra + 1 Lap 2:04.436
6 4 -2 Nikolai Valge Porsche 997 CupR + 1 Lap 2:05.500
7 7 - Pat O'Reilly Porsche 997 CupR + 1 Lap 2:05.812
8 6 -2 Nathan Tregarthen Ferrari 458 Italia + 2 laps 2:05.529
9 8 -1 Allan Marks McLaren MP4-12C + 3 laps 2:06.758
10 9 -1 Chris Paras Ferrari 458 Italia + 4 laps 2:07.843
11 11 - Chris Herringe McLaren MP4-12C DNF 2:26.874

Drivers Table:

        2014 GT3 League
Drivers State Race 1  Race 2  Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Total Points Current Place
Ross Rizzo QLD 20 20                     40 1st
Francarlo Rizzo QLD 15 17                     32 2nd
Jason Brooks NSW 17 13                     30 3rd
Tim Hamilton QLD 7 15                     22 4th
Nikolai Valge NSW 10 11                     21 5th
Chris Herringe QLD 12 6                     18 6th
Pat O'Reilly NSW 9 9                     18 7th
Allan Marks NSW 8 8                     16 8th
Iain Salteri QLD 13 0                     13 9th
Nathan Tregarthan NSW 3 10                     13 10th
Shane Van Gilfeather NSW 0 12                     12 11th
Ryan Healy QLD 11 0                     11 12th
Chris Paras NSW 0 7                     7 13th
Rob Cooper QLD 6 0                     6 14th
Justin Wilson NSW 5 0                     5 15th
Luke Bannano NSW 4 0                     4 16th
Evan Golbach NSW 2 0                     2 17th
Todd Varacalli QLD 1 0                     1 18th


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