Published on October 28th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin
0Ross Takes McLaren to Australian GT Victory on Gold Coast
Fraser Ross turned in a flawless drive during Australian GT’s second race on the streets of Surfers Paradise, the McLaren 720S GT3 driver adding a win to his new lap record to conclude an almost perfect weekend, although it was race one winner Ryan Millier who claimed the round victory after finishing second in the Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
For championship rivals Geoff Emery and Peter Hackett it was a weekend of two halves – for Hackett it was attack at all costs, whilst for Emery, he was playing very much a conservative approach, although in the end it didn’t work out perfectly for either.
Hackett emerged third for the round after a second and third placed finish, the experienced Mercedes-AMG campaigner though looking for a lot more in his effort to close down an advantage that stood at 178-points coming into the Gold Coast.
The GT4 battle saw some epic racing between the two M-Motorsport KTMs, the victory this time though going to Trent Harrison who raced solo across the weekend, a great reward for some strong performances during the season, although the ongoing success of team-mates Justin McMillan and Glen Wood saw them crowned 2019 Champions with one round remaining.
For Emery, his decision to let the leading teams fight amongst themselves meant he slipped back into the pack where he was forced to battle a quartet of MARC cars, something which would ultimately have an affect on his race..
The Trophy Series battle saw Dale Paterson’s thundering Camaro elevate the Victorian to the top step of the podium and the championship points lead, whilst Nick Karnaros put himself in the box seat for the Trofeo Challenge title after carding a big haul of points across the weekend.