The #94 Virtual Racing School Mercedes AMG GT3 car finished a strong 2nd place in the Top Split Broadcasted race. Jarrad started the race and worked his way forward early on, but unfortunately got caught up in an accident with a lapped Porsche. Jarrad admitted fault for the accident but unfortunately it caused a significant amount of Aero damage on the front of our car for the rest of the race. Jake Burton took over in the early hours of the morning and ran a faultless double stint until 5:30am where Madison Down took over for a double stint. By sunrise, we were in a decent position running in about P6 at the half way point.
Towards the end of the race our strategy began to work out and the race came to us. Jarrad Filsell was in the car at the end and boy did he deliver! The car was hanging off the walls left right and centre in what was an extraordinary drive. Jarrad mowed down the Evolution Racing Team AMG from approximately 30 seconds back to take 2nd place with 30 minutes to go. 2nd place for an all Australian Team is an amazing effort. Well done Jarrad, Madison and Jake!
The #048 MOMO Australia Mercedes AMG GT3 car driven by Sam Blacklock, Michael Healey, Emily Jones and Kurt Stenberg made 2nd split. All 4 drivers drove flawlessly all race long and found themselves racing against World Championship drivers for podium positions. The car was running a strong 2nd until 2 laps to go where Sam had no where to go as a Porsche had blocked the track at skyline. It was a a big accident but luckily Sam managed to crawl across the line for 4th place overall.
Overall it was a huge team effort! We are incredibly proud of all the drivers involved and also the drivers that went the extra mile to ensure that we got the best result possible. Michael Healey stayed up all night in the #048 car and Dirt Driver Deane Thrower stayed up until 5am to help the #94 car. All our drivers had less than 3 hours sleep overnight last night and are in struggle street today.
It was a great warm up for the Blancpain GT WC Series and gives us a huge confidence boost for Round 1 at Bathurst. Bring it on!
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