Published on February 6th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Ross/Storey Wins Dramatic Australian Endurance Championship Bathurst Opener
The opening round of the 2020 Australian GT season came as part of the annual Bathurst 12 Hour with the Endurance Championship entries carding points in their respective classes relative to their title rivals ahead of the two dedicated 4-Hour endurance rounds scheduled for Phillip Island through March and August.
Typically the racing was world class, with Bathurst providing the intrigue we’ve come to expect across many seasons of competition in Australia, the Australian GT regulars relishing their first of three opportunities to compete on the country’s most famous mountain this year – and like their 12-Hour rivals, they had to contend with everything the circuit would throw at them, including the intense heat.
From the driver parade on Thursday morning to the chequered flag on Sunday afternoon, Bathurst became the epicentre of world motorsport across the weekend with no shortage of action from opening practice as teams and drivers dialled themselves in – many of them for the first time in 2020.
Ultimately Fraser Ross and Dominic Storey (Silver) emerged as winners of the opening round of Australian GT, from the ‘Invitational’ class entry of Aaron Cameron and Broc Feeney with Marc Cini, Lee Holdsworth and Dean Fiore third overall and winners of the Pro-Am category.
Rnd#1 Australian Endurance Championship
Mount Panorama, Bathurst NSW (30 Jan.-2 Feb, 2020)
1. 59. Fraser Ross/Dominic Storey/Kodric – McLaren 720S GT3 [SILVER] – 313-laps
2. 91. Aaron Cameron/Broc Feeney/Nick Percat – MARC II Mustang [INV] – 310-laps
3. 9. Marc Cini/Dean Fiore/Lee Holdsworth – Audi R8 LMS GT3 [PRO-AM] – 308-laps
4. 29. Canto/Talbot/Denyer/Zalloua – Lamborghini Huracan GT3 [SILVER] – 300-laps
5. 96. Hobson/K. Kostecki/Walden – Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 [SILVER] – 288-laps
6. 19. Mark Griffith/Dirk Muller/Harrison Newey – Mercedes-AMG GT4 [GT4] – 270-laps