Andrew Robson has won the 2012 Formula 5000 Australia Cup after winning the Tasman Revival Formula 5000 feature race in hot conditions at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Robson, driving his Lola T332, sealed the title after pole-sitter Greg Thornton retired from the race with overheating issues.
Robson eased away from Paul Zazryn (Lola T332), who got the best of an early tussle with the McRae GM1 of Chris Lambden. The result is Lambden’s best since entering the class only last year.
Lambden led home a string of New Zealand entries, headed by former MSC series champion Ian Clements and David Abbott.
Robson was delighted with his race and title win.
“We had a couple of dramas on the way through the heats, but did enough to recover and get the front row,” he said.
“Greg was a little unlucky with his overheating problem, and we’d have had to go to get him, but I ‘m really pleased for my team. This is a big event on the historic calendar, and a nice trophy to have.”
The F5000 circus now moves across to NZ, with the next round of the MSC F5000 series scheduled for the Denny Hulme memorial event at Hampton Downs in January.