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RESULTS: Monday Night GT3 League 2015 - Round 9 @ Watkins Glen USA

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Qualify:

Ross Rizzo managed to set a qualifying lap time of 1:43.620, six tenths faster than the already quick 1:44.245 set by Pat O’Reilly. The second row is locked out by Francarlo Rizzo and Tim Hamilton, both over a second behind the guys at the front. Enda Murphy and Jonathan Cheung failed to set qualifying times.

Race:

Every driver was able to get a good start of the line stopping any major place changes heading into the first corner. A few drivers including Nathan Tregarthen, Francarlo Rizzo and Tim Hamilton ran wide through the first corner after not compensating for the cool temperatures of their tyres and brakes. This off track excursion caused Nathan to spin and drop down seven places to twelfth. Ryan Healy lost control of is Erebus Motorsport SLS mid-way through the bus stop chicane while under pressure from Chris Herringe, dropping him to last and giving Nick Scanlen the gap he needed to overtake Chris. Ross, Pat, Tim and Shane Gilfeather were the first four to cross the line at the end of the first lap.

The remainder of the race was relatively incident free with the odd off by drivers with degrading tyres. The race really was a battle between who could stay out on one set of tyres the longest. Ross Rizzo made an uncharacteristic mistake which forced him to pit. At the end of the race Pat come home in first with Francarlo in second. Ross dropped down two places to third and Shane up two in fourth. Tim lost fourth place to Shane and came home in fifth on the last lap. Jonathan climbed his way through the field to sixth place after a poor qualifying which put him in twelfth for the start of the race. Marty Porter had a consistent race even though he dropped two places. Ryan finished in last due to mechanical problems plaguing him through the duration of the race.

Overall it was a great night of racing and can’t wait to see you all for the next round. Congratulations to Pat for securing his first win of the GT3 season!

By Nick Scanlen

Championship Points:

 

        2015 GT3 League
Drivers State R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Drop Points Total Points Current Place
Ross Rizzo QLD 0 20 20 17 17 15 20 20 15         144 1st
Francarlo Rizzo QLD 0 17 9 20 20 20 13 15 17         131 2nd
Pat O'Reilly NSW 15 15 17 9 12 12 8 17 20         125 3rd
Nathan Tregarthan NSW 11 10 13 13 13 8 15 13 10         106 4th
Tim Hamilton QLD 17 0 15 11 15 11 9 0 12         90 5th
Shane Gilfeather NSW 13 11 11 7 8 0 12 11 13         86 6th
Allan Marks NSW 12 13 10 10 10 13 17 0 0         85 7th
Chris Herringe QLD 8 0 4 8 0 0 11 9 7         47 8th
Scott Durham NSW 9 0 12 12 0 10 0 0 0         43 9th
Jason Brooks NSW 20 12 0 0 0 9 0 0 0         41 10th
Jonathan Cheung NSW 0 0 0 0 11 17 0 0 11         39 11th
Michael Donnellan NSW 0 0 0 0 0 7 10 8 0         25 12th
Jaycie Richards NSW 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 12 0         22 13th
Iain McIntosh QLD 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0         20 14th
Enda Murphy QLD 5 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 6         18 15th
Ryan Healy QLD 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5         17 16th
Tim Jellema NSW 0 0 0 0 9 0 7 0 0         16 17th
Kyle Raper NSW 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0         15 18th
Chris Naumovski NSW 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0         11 19th
Jayme Hemi QLD 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0         10 20th
David Lord NSW 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         9 21st
Nick Scanlen  NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9         9 22nd
Adam Reblitz NSW 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0         8 23rd
Marty Porter NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8         8 24th
Eduardo Rubio NSW 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0         7 25th
Jeremy Pernesz NSW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         7 26th
Chris Campbell NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0         7 27th
Tom Barker QLD 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0         6 28th
Steven Wright QLD 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0         6 29th
Rod Salmon NSW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0         6 30th
Bronte Hitchcock QLD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         3 31st
Kyle Lovering QLD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         2 32nd

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