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RESULTS: Monday Night GT3 League 2014 - Round 12 @ Sepang MAS

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Final race of the season and everyone was pumped. A few couldn't attend due to festive commitments but there was a strong field none the less. A great way to cap off a great League.

Qualify:

Quite a long lap time, the first time posted belong to Duran Nikora with a 2:06. The Rizzo's quickly beat this time and soon pushed each other in terms of hundredths into the 2.04s. As a new guy to GT3 League, Duran took the fight to regular pace setter Allan Marks. Tim, leapfrogged the two of them and claimed the 3rd starting position.

Race:

The start featured Allan slipping through the middle of the front row. Francarlo’s inside advantage gave him the ideal run through the opener. Shane got a good start from P6 as he got up to P3 before the late braking zones of other. Ross, just as cunning, pulled out for the crossover move and slotted into 2nd. A technical issue forced a sim drop-out and a race restart was scheduled. Action remained intense though, 4-wide into the opening corner!

Lap two, Ross and Tim made contact out front sending cars everywhere in evasion. Jeremy after getting hit first lap, picked his gaps to perfection to find 3rd place almost immediately. Francarlo out to 10 second lead. The Tim vs Allan battle fought over many generations heated up once again. This time, fair and clean; Tim bided his time and seized an Allan mistake.

Ryan Healy was struggling with the slippery Audi R8 as he failed to get heat and traction in the tyres. He eventually spun on the final turn to the main straight. The oncoming field did their best to avoid him but not so for Shane Gilfeather as he was relegated to the back of the pack with minimal damage. The field starting to spread out getting ready for the first run of pit stops.

F1 specialists, Adam Gill and Duran brought their car down pit road after 9 laps. The leaders stretched to the 14 lap count. Jeremy was certainly quick, but he struggled for tyre life as he took the 3 stop option. This would later cost him a couple of places at the finish line. Up the front it was Ross, Francarlo and Tim battling it out for the lead until Ross got into his rhythm and stretched a slight lead. Ross eventually took the win with a 21 sec gap over Francarlo, who also claimed 2nd overall in the championship. Tim Hamilton coming home in 3rd.

By Matt Anderson / Shane Gilfeather

>>Race Video Highlights<<

Race Results:

 

Finish Start Diff +/- Driver Car Car class Laps Race time Fastest lap Qual. time
1 1 - Ross Rizzo Audi R8 LMS ULTRA PRO 38 81:32.222 2:04.606 2:04.145
2 2 - Francarlo Rizzo Ferrari 458 Italia PAM 38 +0:21.611 2:04.999 2:04.593
3 3 - Tim Hamilton Ferrari F430 GTR 38 +1:35.302 2:05.769 2:05.772
4 6 +2 Shane Gilfeather McLaren MP4-12C PAM 37 +1 lap 2:07.091 2:07.336
5 8 +3 Iain McIntosh Ferrari F430 GTR 37 +1 lap 2:07.862 2:07.519
6 4 -2 Allan Marks McLaren MP4-12C PAM 37 +1 lap 2:07.098 2:06.568
7 5 -2 Duran Nikora Audi R8 LMS ULTRA PRO 37 +1 lap 2:06.456 2:06.718
8 7 -1 Jeremy Pernesz Audi R8 LMS ULTRA PRO 37 +1 lap 2:06.838 2:07.397
9 10 +1 Enda Murphy Ferrari F430 GTR 36 +2 laps 2:09.366 2:09.717
10 11 +1 Adam Gill Audi R8 LMS ULTRA PRO 35 +3 laps 2:08.391 2:11.271
11 9 -2 Ryan Healy Audi R8 LMS ULTRA PRO 35 +3 laps 2:08.853 2:09.041

Final Championship 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 20 20   52 180 1st
Francarlo Rizzo QLD 15 17 15 17 15 15 7 20 17 17 17 17   37 152 2nd
Jason Brooks NSW 17 13 17 10 17 17 20 15 15 0 15 0   10 146 3rd
Tim Hamilton QLD 7 15 13 15 13 13 17 12 12 15 13 15   31 129 4th
Allan Marks NSW 8 8 8 11 12 11 13 11 13 10 12 11   24 104 5th
Shane Van Gilfeather NSW 0 12 11 12 10 10 11 7 10 12 11 13   17 102 6th
Nathan Tregarthan NSW 3 10 10 13 9 12 10 10 9 13 9 0   12 96 7th
Pat O'Reilly NSW 9 9 7 0 8 9 12 9 0 11 0 0   7 67 8th
Iain McIntosh QLD 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 6 12   0 43 9th
Chris Herringe QLD 12 6 0 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 34 10th
Nikolai Valge NSW 10 11 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 33 11th
Enda Murphy QLD 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 9 0 8   0 30 12th
Chris Paras NSW 0 7 0 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 19 13th
Ryan Healy QLD 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6   0 17 14th
David Lord NSW 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 0 0 0 0 0   0 15 15th
Iain Salteri QLD 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 13 16th
Matt Anderson NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0   0 13 17th
Stuart Vaughan NSW 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 11 18th
Scott McDonald NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0   0 11 19th
Isaac Vaccarella NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0   0 10 20th
Duran Nikora   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10   0 10 21st
Jeremy Pernesz   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9   0 9 22nd
Tim Calvert NSW 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 23rd
Andy Lardner QLD 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 24th
Ben Martin NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0   0 8 25th
Andrew Donnelly NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0   0 7 26th
Adam Gill   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7   0 7 27th
Rob Cooper QLD 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 28th
Nicholas Fittock NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0   0 6 29th
Sam Owen NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 30th
Kris Miller NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0   0 5 31st
Justin Wilson NSW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 32nd
Luke Bannano NSW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 33rd
Andrew Clarke NSW 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 34th
Evan Golbach NSW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 35th
Todd Varacalli QLD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 36th


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