Aston Martin dominates at Mount Panorama
Tony Quinn has dominated Round 5 of the 2010 Vodka O Australian GT Championship – taking pole position and both race wins in his Aston Martin DBRS9.
Tony’s son Klark capped off a perfect weekend for the VIP Petfoods squad by claiming second place in the two 30 minute races, driving the team’s Mosler MT900.
Wilson Security Porsche GT3 Cup S driver David Wall increased his championship lead with a pair of third place finishes, as rival Peter Hackett struck dramas. Hackett’s Vodka O Lamborghini Gallardo broke a right rear upright on the opening lap of Race 1, before the former Australian Formula 3 Champion fought back to 10th in Race 2.
Porsche drivers James Koundouris (Supabarn Supermarkets), Max Twigg (Trueloc) and Theo Koundouris (Supabarn Supermakerts) had solid weekends. The trio took fifth, sixth and seventh respectively in Race 1, before each moved up a place in Race 2 when Greg Crick’s Dodge Viper retired from fourth place on the formation lap with fuel pump issues. Crick had looked set for a podium in Race 1, before he was passed by Wall on the final lap of the race.
Dean Grant (Vodka 0 Lamborghini Gallardo), Mark Eddy (Penfold Audi Sport Audi R8 LMS) and Kevin Weeks (Supaloc Lamborghini Gallardo) also featured in the top ten of both races.
Just outside the top 10, the GT Challenge class was taken out by Shane Smollen (McGrath Estate Agents Porsche GT3 Cup), while GT Production honours were shared by Paul Freestone (Freestone Transport Corvette Z06) and Mark O’Connor (Dutton Insurance Lotus Exige S).
The Vodka 0 Australian GT Championship at Sandown on November 19-21, with Wall looking to wrap up his second consecutive crown at the Melbourne venue.