Davison wins race, McConville Carrera Cup round

Sunday 26th March, 2017 - 3:27pm

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Alex Davison took the final race in the Carrera Cup

Alex Davison has come through to take victory in the final race of four in the Carrera Cup, while second place for Cameron McConville gave him his first overall victory.

Starting from pole, McConville held the lead over the opening laps, before Davison got through on the fourth lap. He then pulled a gap which he held through to the finish.

Round winners Grove and McConville

Nick McBride looked to be in the box seat for overall honours after winning the first two races. However, he was passed by Sonic Motor Racing Services team-mate Andre Heimgartner. McBride equal on points with McConville, but second overall for the weekend based on the final race result.

Heimgartner’s result extended his lead in the points standings to 34 points.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge, Stephen Grove kept his perfect start to 2017 going with his seventh-straight race win in the semi-professional class. Marc Cini second with debutant Matt Palmer in third. Overall it was Grove from Palmer and Dean Cook for the weekend.

The Carrera Cup next races in the pro-am event at Phillip Island at the end of May.

AUDIO: McConville, Davison and Grove speak after the final race


RESULTS: Race 4 – Carrera Cup : Albert Park

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Class
1 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P
2 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P
3 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts / Sonic P
4 77 Nick McBride Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts P
5 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P
6 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P
7 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P
8 6 Michael Almond Repair Management Australia P
9 8 Lars Kern Porsche Centre Melbourne P
10 54 James Abela Horsley Park Gunshop / Strathbrook Industrial Service P
11 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C
12 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P
13 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C
14 48 Matt Palmer STR Truck Radios C
15 22 Dean Cook DNA Racing C
16 131 Graham Williams DNA Racing C

Carrera Cup Standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Andre Heimgartner 307
2 David Wall 273
3 Cameron McConville 266.5
4 Nick McBride 254.5
5 Dylan O’Keeffe 222
6 Alex Davison 215
7 Jaxon Evans 179
7 James Abela 170.5
9 Stephen Grove 124.5
10 Michael Almond 115
11 Marc Cini 95.5
12 Simon Ellingham 73.5
13 Lars Kern 70.5
14 Matt Palmer 40
15 Dean Cook 38
16 Graham Williams 33

TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge Standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Stephen Grove 360
2 Marc Cini 283.5
3 Matt Palmer 144
4 Dean Cook 135
5 Graham Williams 112.5