Preparation is in full swing for Round 3 of the Australian GT Championship to be held at Townsville in conjunction with the V8 Supercars on July 4th-6th. The track which is a mix of road and street stylings is sure to suit the Audi R8 LMS cars which are prepared in house here at Melbourne Performance Centre.
The Schedule for the weekend is as follows – Friday 2 x practice sessions, 8am and 11:05am and 1 x 20 min qualifying at 2:45pm. Race 1 (40 minute race) Saturday 11:40am, Races 2 and 3 (40 minute races) 8:35am and 2:10pm.
Entering under the MPC banner is the #71 Equity-One backed Audi R8 of Dean Koutsoumidis and James Winslow who currently sit equal 3rd in the drivers standings after the first 2 rounds. And the #6 Skwirk Online Audi R8 of Rod Salmon who currently leads the drivers standings will be co-driven once again by Nathan Antunes. Sitting in 4th Spot in the drivers standings is Steven McLaughlan who will once again pilot his #75 Jamec Pem Audi R8 on his own. And rounding out the MPC team will be Ockert Fourie and John Magro in the #72 OLOF family & Cosmetic Audi R8, although only relatively new comers to the Australian GT Championship Fourie and Magro showed great pace at Philip Island and hope to better that at Townsville.