Aus GT releases 29-car Sandown entry list

Australian GT during Round 2 at The Bend

A 29-car field including five GT4 cars is set to take to Sandown for Round 3 of the CAMS Australian GT Championship this weekend.

The absence of championship leaders Max Twigg and Tony D’Alberto presents Liam Talbot, currently two points behind, a big opportunity to move to the top of the table in his Porsche 911 GT3-R.

Defending champion Geoff Emery, who sealed the title when Australian GT ran on the Sandown 500 support card in September last year, will race one of five current-specification Audi R8 LMS GT3s.

Emery’s old car was recently bought by Aussie Driver Search and will be raced in the hands of Round 1 winner and Australian GT rookie Jaie Robson, who drove a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Albert Park and The Bend.

“The Mercedes has been great for Jaie and ADS however with us purchasing our own Audi R8 LMS, it made sense for Jaie to race the Audi,” ADS founder Kyle Austin.

“We plan to utilise the Audi as much as possible in Aus GT and our events.”

There will nevertheless be three Mercedes-AMG GT3s in the field, including one driven by Peter Hackett, who is currently third in the championship.

A further three points back in the standings is Fraser Ross, he and Tony Quinn each piloting a McLaren 650S.

In the Lamborghini ranks, Glen Wood moves back into a GT3 to partner Dean Koutsoumidis in an R-EX, while Jim Manolios steers a Huracan.

Peter Edwards is entered in a Ferrari 458 and the BMW Team SRM M6 will be driven by Steven Richards and European Le Mans Series race class winner Ricky Capo.

In addition to the 15 Championship class GT3 cars are nine Trophy class cars and five GT4s.

Round 3 of Australian, at Shannons Nationals, will be contested over three 40-minute races, with practice on Friday May 11.

Entry list: Round 3, Sandown International Motor Raceway

Num Team/Sponsor Driver(s) Car Class
1 Valvoline Geoff Emery Audi R8 LMS Championship
3 Ah Apartments Ash Samadi Audi R8 LMS Championship
7 Mariani Beef Jerky Tony Quinn McLaren 650S GT3 Championship
9 Hallmarc Constructions Marc Cini Audi R8 LMS Championship
19 Hogs Breath Café / Griffith Corporation Mark Griffith Mercedes-AMG GT3 Championship
24 KFC/Ctech Laser/Moveitnet/B&B Tony Bates Audi R8 LMS Championship
29 Haemokinesis / Trofeo Estate / FreeM Jim Manolios Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Championship
49 Exedra / M Motorpsort Dean Koutsoumidis
Glen Wood
Lamborghini R-EX Championship
59 Total Oil / Opti-Coat / Logitech Fraser Ross McLaren 650S GT3 Championship
63 Eggleston Motorsport Peter Hackett Mercedes-AMG GT3 Championship
88 Maranello Motorsport Peter Edwards Ferrari 458 GT3 Championship
98 Aussie Driver Search Jaie Robson Audi R8 LMS Championship
100 BMW Team SRM Steve Richards
Ricky Capo
BMW M6 GT3 Championship
222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor Mercedes-AMG GT3 Championship
911 Walkinshaw GT3 Liam Talbot Porsche 911 GT3-R Championship
16 MPD Steak Kitchen Victor Zagame Audi R8 LMS GT4 GT4
48 Forum Group / M Motorsport Vince Tresoriero KTM X-Bow GT4 GT4
50 Vantage Freight / M Motorsport David Crampton
Trent Harrison
55 Hogs Breath Café / Griffith Corporation TBC Ginetta G55 GT4 GT4
67 JMG / Bilstein Jeremy Gray Aston Martin Vantage GT4 GT4
12 Seidler Group Chris Seidler
Luke Seidler
Porsche GT3 Cup Car Trophy
23 Kentucky Fried Chicken Matthew Stoupas Audi R8 LMS Ultra Trophy
34 Motorsport Leasing / RaceRamps John Morriss Porsche 911 GT3-R Trophy
64 Aaron Laboratories Joseph Ensabella Porsche GT3 Cup Car Trophy
71 Dale Paterson Motorsports Dale Paterson Chevrolet Camaro GT3 Trophy
77 JJA Consulting Group Jan Jinadasa Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Trophy
99 Industrie Nick Kelly Audi R8 LMS Ultra Trophy
147 Superfluid Dave Stevens Ferrari 458 GT3 Trophy
188 E.A.T. Furniture Rio Nugara Audi R8 LMS Ultra Trophy

Schedule: Round 3

Time Session Length/Distance
Friday May 11
1425 Practice 40mins
Saturday May 12
1150 Qualifying 1 20mins
1220 Qualifying 2 20mins
1610 Race 1 40mins
Sunday May 13
1040 Race 2 40mins
1510 Race 3 40mins

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