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RESULTS: Monday Night GT3 League 2014 - Round 10 @ Poertro De Los Funes ARG

Monday, October 27, 2014

This week’s GT3 league saw drivers take an exotic tour through the Lago Potrero de los Funes circuit in Argentina. The circuit has received very high praise from the drivers for its substantial undulations and numerous high speed corners and bends, which provide a great driving challenge.

Qualifying:

The field, despite being smaller than usual this week quickly found their pace and laps were tight. There wasn’t much time to practice but the drivers adapted quickly to this complex and unforgiving circuit.

Ross and Francarlo ran the quickest times, with Francarlo qualifying two thousandths within pole position. Pat, Allan and Shane all qualified within a second of each other while Tim, Nathan and Enda were close behind running very respectable times.

Race:

The race got off to a clean start with a tight first lap, even with the challenging fast corners racing was clean and drivers were able to hold their positions without incident. Ross and Francarlo began to pull away and this set the theme of the race.

Allan, Tim, Shane and Pat battled for position mid pack until Pat and Marks spun early in the 37 lap race. The drivers began pitting around the 10th lap and a pit lane incident between Shane and Tim sees Shane get a pit lane drive through penalty, effectively putting him a lap down.

Francarlo and Ross continue to battle for first without much resistance and slowly increase their gap. Nathan and Allen battle for position and as they both lose time as Shane begins to catch up, with Allen getting overtaken and spinning on a corner forcing him to pit for repairs.

Francarlo pits while in first position and Tim moves up to second running his tyres bald and pays for it by spinning out. Shane makes up significant time but ends up with a drive through penalty on his second pit for speeding and is overtaken by Allen. Each driver manages their second pit by the 20th lap.

Racing is clean and tight for the remainder of the race with Allen having some car trouble and falling behind, with some tight mid pack racing. Drivers pit for their third and final time except for Nathan who is going for a two stop race. This appears to be working until the very end where he is overtaken by Tim on the 2nd last lap, losing out on his podium finish. Ross takes first position with Francarlo close behind taking second.

By Eren Ercan

Race Results:

 

Finish Start Diff +/- Driver Car Laps Race time Fastest lap Qual. time
1 1 - Ross Rizzo McLaren MP4-12C 37 89:48.444 2:18.365 2:18.730
2 2 - Francarlo Rizzo McLaren MP4-12C 37 +0:06.147 2:18.781 2:18.732
3 6 +3 Tim Hamilton Audi R8 LMS ULTRA 37 +1:36.554 2:19.295 2:21.846
4 7 +3 Nathan Tregarthan McLaren MP4-12C 37 +1:41.807 2:22.403 2:23.868
5 5 - Shane Gilfeather McLaren MP4-12C 36 +1 lap 2:20.102 2:20.990
6 3 -3 Pat O'Reilly BMW Z4 36 +1 lap 2:20.464 2:20.323
7 4 -3 Allan Marks Ferrari F430 35 +2 laps 2:20.434 2:20.922
8 8 - Enda Murphy McLaren MP4-12C 15 DNF 2:34.243 2:35.345


Drivers Standings:

 

        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 Drop Points Total Points Current Place
Ross Rizzo QLD 20 20 20 20 20 20 15 17 20 20       52 140 1st
Jason Brooks NSW 17 13 17 10 17 17 20 15 15 0       23 118 2nd
Francarlo Rizzo QLD 15 17 15 17 15 15 7 20 17 17       37 118 3rd
Tim Hamilton QLD 7 15 13 15 13 13 17 12 12 15       31 101 4th
Allan Marks NSW 8 8 8 11 12 11 13 11 13 10       24 81 5th
Nathan Tregarthan NSW 3 10 10 13 9 12 10 10 9 13       21 78 6th
Shane Van Gilfeather NSW 0 12 11 12 10 10 11 7 10 12       17 78 7th
Pat O'Reilly NSW 9 9 7 0 8 9 12 9 0 11       7 67 8th
Chris Herringe QLD 12 6 0 9 7 0 0 0 0 0       0 34 9th
Nikolai Valge NSW 10 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 33 10th
Iain McIntosh QLD 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 8 8 0       0 25 11th
Enda Murphy QLD 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 9       0 22 12th
Chris Paras NSW 0 7 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 0       0 19 13th
David Lord NSW 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 0 0 0       0 15 14th
Iain Salteri QLD 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 13 15th
Matt Anderson NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0       0 13 16th
Ryan Healy QLD 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 11 17th
Stuart Vaughan NSW 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0       0 11 18th
Scott McDonald NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0       0 11 19th
Tim Calvert NSW 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0       0 8 20th
Andy Lardner QLD 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0       0 8 21st
Rob Cooper QLD 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 6 22nd
Nicholas Fittock NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0       0 6 23rd
Sam Owen NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0       0 6 24th
Justin Wilson NSW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 5 25th
Luke Bannano NSW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 4 26th
Andrew Clarke NSW 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0       0 4 27th
Evan Golbach NSW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 2 28th
Todd Varacalli QLD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0       0 1 29th

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