Patrizi wins Carrera Cup opener

MIchael Patrizi wins the opening race in the Carrera Cup

MIchael Patrizi wins the opening race in the Carrera Cup

Michael Patrizi has won the opening race of the Carrera Cup with a lights-to-flag victory from Warren Luff.

A good start from pole had the West Australian ahead of Luff through the sweeper and out front at Turn 2. From that point he never looked back.

After a crash at Phillip Island with co-driver and former World Superbike star Troy Bayliss, the rebuilding of the car with a new shell for this weekend has so far paid off.

After starting in seventh Steven Richards enjoyed a strong run to come through to finish third ahead of Shae Davies.

Just one major incident in the race with Nick McBride’s race ending on the opening lap after contact with Michael Almond.

With cars avoiding the incident Roger Lago was able to get ahead of Stephen Grove and go onto win the Elite section of the race with Tony Walls in third.

The Carrera Cup has another two more races tomorrow.

VIDEO: Patrizi and Lago speak after the race




Pos Driver Team
1  29  Michael Patrizi (SA)  Onsite Rental Racing
2   7  Warren Luff (QLD)  No Second Chance/Phase 8
3  12  Steven Richards (VIC)  Laser Plumbing & Electrical
4  88  Shae Davies (QLD)  Davbridge Constructions
5  27  Sam Power (SA)  Childhood Cancer Association
6 777  Nick Foster (VIC)  Bob Jane T-Marts
7   1  Craig Baird (VIC)  Bonaire/Wilson Security
8  45  Duvashen Padayachee (NSW)  VIP Petfoods
9  23  Roger Lago (QLD)  JBS Australia
10   4  Stephen Grove (VIC)  Grove Group
11  26  Michael Almond (SA)  Copyworld
12  24  Tony Bates (VIC)  Alternative Freight Services/A
13   5  Tony Walls (QLD)  Objective Racing
14  13  James Bergmuller (VIC)  Porsche Centre Brighton
15   9  Marc Cini (VIC)  Hallmarc
16  55  Renee Gracie (QLD)  Fujitsu Racing
17  11  Ash Samadi (NSW)  Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden
18  22  Brenton Ramsay (SA)  V.I.P. Home Services
19  39  Adrian Mastronardo (NSW)  Veritas
20  10  Maurice Pickering (QLD)  Finance EZI/Foxtel
21  56  Shane Smollen (NSW)  McGrath Estate Agents
DNF  77  Nick McBride (VIC)  Bob Jane T-Marts



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