Published on July 11th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair


More forward momentum for BMW Team SRM at Townsville

BMW Team SRM enjoyed the opportunity to gain valuable mileage at the Townsville street circuit last weekend, the Melbourne-based operation lapping up the chance to travel north in the midst of a southern winter for the penultimate round of the Australian GT Championship.
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Results across the weekend were mixed, with the team facing a selection of challenges, but importantly for Steven Richards, there were a lot of big positives to take away from the event.
2016 Australian GT Championship Round 5.  Townsville SuperSprint, Reid Park, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2016. World Copyright: BMW Ref: Digital Image 090716_VASCR7_TOWNSVILLE_DKIMG_2170.NEF
BMW Team SRM now returns to endurance mode, with the next two events on the program at Sydney Motorsport Park (26-28 August), then the debut event for GT3 cars at New Zealand’s Hampton Downs (28-30 October). After that it’s off to Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand on 11-13 November for the final of both y=the Australian GT sprint and endurance championships.
Rnd#5 2016 CAMS Australian GT Championship
Townsville, Queensland (8-10 July, 2016)
Qualifying#1 (20-minutes) – 8 July
1. Klark Quinn (McLaren 650S GT3) – 1:12.8207
2. Grant Denyer (McLaren 650S GT3) – 1:13.1534
3. Roger Lago (Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX GT3) – 1:13.1860

4. Elliott Barbour (McLaren 650S GT3) – 1:13.4583
5. James Koundouris (Audi R8 LMS GT3) – 1:13.6109
11. Max Twigg (BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3) – 1:14.2572
Qualifying#2 (20-minutes) – 9 July
1. Christopher Mies (Audi R8 LMS GT3) – 1:11.8611
2. Craig Baird (Mercedes-AMG GT3) – 1:12.0792
3. Jonathon Webb (McLaren 650S GT3) – 1:12.2586
4. Nathan Antunes (McLaren 650S GT3) – 1:12.2774
5. Glen Wood (M-Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3) – 1:12.3371

11. Steven Richards (BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3) – 1:13.0815
Race#1 (60-mins) – 9 July
1. Klark Quinn (McLaren 650S GT3) – 47-laps
2. Mies/Bates (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
3. Roger Lago (Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX GT3)
4. Nathan Morcom (McLaren 650S GT3)
5. Tony Quinn (Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
18. Richards/Twigg (BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3) – 46-laps
Race#2 (60-mins) – 10 July
1. Tony Walls (McLaren 650S GT3) – 46-laps
2. Roger Lago (Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX GT3)
3. Baird/Taylor (Mercedes-AMG GT3)
4. Martin/Muston (Porsche 991 GT3-R)
5. Mies/Bates (Audi R8 LMS GT3)
15. Twigg/Richards (BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3) – 45-laps
2016 CAMS Australian GT Championship
Rnd#1 – 3-6 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA
Rnd#2 – 17-20 March, Albert Park [AGP], Victoria
Rnd#3 – 6-8 May, Barbagallo, WA
Rnd#4 – 27-28 May, Phillip Island, Victoria
Rnd#5 – 8-10 July, Townsville, Queensland
Rnd#6 – 11-12 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, NZ
2016 CAMS Australian Endurance Championship
Rnd#1 – 29 May, Phillip Island, Victoria
Rnd#2 – 26-28 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Rnd#3 – 28-30 October, Hampton Downs, NZ
Rnd#4 – 11-13 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, NZ

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