Lago comfortably wins Aus GT Race 2 at AGP
Roger Lago has taken a thorough victory in Race 2 of Round 2 of the Australian GT Championship at Albert Park.
The Lamborghini RE-X driver beat Fraser Ross home by 4.3s in what was an 11-lap journey, while Peter Major took third on the final lap.
In the first race for the lower-ranked drivers, Lago got a run on the outside of pole-sitter Max Twigg and beat the #8 Mercedes out of the first corner.
He had amassed a 3s lead by the end of the opening lap and never looked back in the 25-minute race.
Ross threatened Twigg for several laps before squeezing past on Lap 7, making slight contact, but was not troubled again in the Tekno Autosports McLaren.
Major then set about working over the AMG GT-S, and eventually found a way by at Ascari on the final lap.
However, a five-second penalty for a start infringement saw him relegated to fifth, elevating Twigg back to third and Liam Talbot to fourth.
James Koundouris, Scott Taylor, Geoff Emery, Ryan Millier, and Nick Kelly rounded out the top 10.
There were a number of incidents throughout the race, the first being when Tony Bates locked up while running third on the opening lap and into the Turn 3 gravel.
The two-time race winner at Adelaide would also spin his Mercedes at the fast Turn 11/Turn 12 complex late in the race.
Emery had also wobbled off the road on Lap 1 having inherited third from Bates, while his Jamec Pem team-mate Tim Miles looped his Audi at Ascari on Lap 7, forcing Adrian Deitz to dive to the grass.
Tony Quinn also spun at Turn 11 on Lap 8, having tried to avoid contact with Bates on his inside.
The next race for the Australian GT Championship at the Albert Park will be held tomorrow (Saturday 25 March) at 12:05 local time.
Results: Race 2, Round 2, Albert Park
|1||JBS Australia||Roger Lago||Lamborghini R-EX||11||25:40.8618|
|2||Tekno||Fraser Ross||McLaren 650S GT3||11||25:45.1365|
|3||Australian Engineered Flooring||Max Twigg||Mercedes AMG GT-S||11||25:51.0893|
|4||MEGA Racing||Liam Talbot||Porsche 911 GT3-R||11||25:51.9727|
|5||PM Motorsport||Peter Major||Lamborghini R-EX||11||25:55.0464|
|6||Supabarn Supermarkets||James Koundouris||Audi R8 LMS||11||26:02.3137|
|7||Scott Taylor Motorsport||Scott Taylor||Mercedes AMG GT-S||11||26:05.3301|
|8||Valvoline||Geoff Emery||Audi R8 LMS||11||26:08.6003|
|9||Pirelli/Trofeo Motorsport||Ryan Millier||Lamborghini Huracan||11||26:11.7306|
|10||Industrie Clothing||Nick Kelly||Audi R8 LMS Ultra||11||26:17.3560|
|11||Objective Racing||Tony Walls||McLaren 650S GT3||11||26:20.4259|
|12||Interlloy M Motorsport||Yasser Shahin||Lamborghini R-EX||11||26:26.0277|
|13||DJS Racing||Danny Stutterd||BMW M6 GT3||11||26:27.7194|
|14||Hogs Breath Cafe/Griffith Corp||Mark Griffith||Mercedes AMG GT-S||11||26:30.7791|
|15||Rosso Verde Racing||Hector Lester||Ferrari 458 GT3||11||26:32.2131|
|16||Hallmarc Constructions||Marc Cini||Audi R8 LMS||11||26:32.8107|
|17||BMW Team SRM||James Bergmuller||BMW M6 GT3||11||26:36.4646|
|18||HHH Triffid Racing||Michael Hovey||Lamborghini R-EX||11||26:38.6082|
|19||Maranello Motorsport||Peter Edwards||Ferrari 488 GT3||11||26:49.5385|
|20||Mack Roofing Products||Wayne Mack||Ferrari 458 GT3||11||26:50.0378|
|21||Darrell Lea||Tony Quinn||McLaren 650S GT3||11||27:04.0725|
|22||AMAC Motorsport||Andrew Macpherson||Lamborghini Huracan||11||27:07.7276|
|23||Moveitnet/AFS||Tony Bates||Mercedes AMG GT-S||11||27:11.1458|
|24||Fire Rating Solutions||Matthew Turnbull||Lamborghini LP-560||11||27:17.8438|
|25||Kentucky Fried Chicken||Gary Higgon||Audi R8 LMS||11||27:18.7625|
|26||Timken Zagame Motorsport||Adrian Deitz||Lamborghini Huracan||11||27:18.9048|
|27||Valvoline||Tim Miles||Audi R8 LMS||11||27:24.7805|
|28||Shoal/Thomson Geer Lawyers||Michael O’Donnell||Porsche GT3 Cup||11||27:33.2485|