Maranello inherit GT win after post race penalty

Maranello Motorsport

Maranello Motorsport

Maranello Motorsport has inherited the victory in the first of two Australian GT Championship races at Townsville after winners Andrew MacPherson and Brad Shiels were hit with a penalty.

The #88 Maranello Ferrari 458 GT3 of Tony D’Alberto and Grant Denyer has been awarded the win after the Porsche of MacPherson and Shiels was issued with a time penalty for a pit stop infringement.

Stewards ruled that the #51 crew failed to complete their compulsory pit stop time duration and have subsequently been issued with a 192 second penalty.

The penalty has elevated D’Alberto and Denyer to victory ahead of the McLaren 650s of Tony Quinn in second, with the Geoff Emery/Max Twigg Erebus Motorsport Mercedes SLS promoted to third.

Maranello’s triumph is the first Australian GT win for television presenter Denyer in only his second appearance.

D’Alberto and Denyer will start Sunday’s Race 2 from pole position.

For the full Race 1 report click here.

Revised Result: Australian GT Championship Race 1, Townsville

1 Maranello Motorsport T.D’Alberto/G.Denyer Ferrari 458 GT3 2014 46 01:01:17.1424
2 Darrell Lea Anthony Quinn (Qld) McLaren 650S GT3 46 01:01:22.6431
3 M.Twigg/G.Emery Mercedes Benz AMG SL 46 01:01:27.3198
4 Skwirk / Beechwood Homes Nathan Antunes (NSW) Audi R8 Ultra 46 01:01:27.7067
5 Supabarn Supermarkets James Koundouris (ACT) Porsche 997 GT3-R 46 01:01:29.0753
6 johnmagro.com John Magro (Qld) Lamborghini Gallardo 46 01:01:29.5475
7 Trass Family Motorsport J.Lester/G.Smyth Ferrari 458 GT3 46 01:01:29.7954
8 JAMEC PEM Racing C.Mies/G.Crick Audi R8 Ultra 46 01:01:34.4735
9 JAMEC PEM Racing Steven McLaughlan (Vic) Audi R8 Ultra 46 01:01:36.8180
10 Darrell Lea Klark Quinn (Qld) McLaren 650S GT3 46 01:01:37.0444
11 Objective Racing Tony Walls (Qld) McLaren 650S GT3 46 01:01:47.1056
12 EVA Racing / Evolve Technik Peter Fitzgerald (Vic) Audi R8 Ultra 46 01:01:47.9427
13 Morgan Haber (Qld) Mercedes Benz AMG SL 46 01:01:56.1525
14 Supaloc Racing K.Weeks/S.Owen Ford GT 2011 GT3 46 01:01:59.4620
15 JJA Consulting Group Jan Jinadasa (Vic) Lamborghini LP560-4 46 01:02:01.2465
16 AMAC Motorsport A.Macpherson/B.Shiels Porsche 997 GT3-R 46 01:04:18.3583
17 Supabarn Supermarkets Theo Koundouris (ACT) Porsche 996 GT3-S 45 01:01:07.9442
18 Hogs Breath Cafe Mark Griffith (Qld) Audi R8 LMS 45 01:01:20.2950
19 Maranello Motorsport Adrian Deitz (NSW) Ferrari 458 GT3 45 01:01:26.6871
20 Adina Apartment Hotels G.Taylor/B.Mawer Audi R8 LMS 45 01:02:02.2745
21 DPM Motorsport Dale Paterson (Vic) Reiter Camaro GT3 44 01:01:23.9659
22 Fire Rating Solutions Matthew Turnbull (Vic) Lamborghini LP-560 G 44 01:01:46.4756
23 Thomson Geer Lawyers Michael O’Donnell (SA) Porsche GT3 Cup Car 43 01:01:13.0957
24 SAFE-T-STOP Richard Gartner (NSW) Porsche GT3 Cup Car 43 01:01:14.5202
25 Voight Contracting S.Voight/S.Taylor Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 43 01:01:16.3235
26 Flying B Racing P.Edwards/J.Bowe Bentley Continental 43 01:01:59.0874
27 Fastway Couriers S.Ellinghham/M.Campbell Porsche GT3 Cup Car 43 01:02:02.6642
28 Donut King Tony Alford (Qld) Lotus Exige Cup R 42 01:01:18.7421
29 Killer Racing Wayne Udy (Qld) Porsche GT3 Cup Car 40 01:01:50.6806
DNF Interlloy M Motorsport Justin McMillan (Vic) Reiter Camaro GT3  7     9:08.9302
DNF Walz Group Matt Kingsley (Qld) Porsche GT3 Cup Car  7     9:26.1645
DNF Motor School Ben Foessel (Qld) Ginetta G50Z  6     8:12.6494

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