First and second in Melbourne
The opening round of the CAMS Australian GT Championship, held in Adelaide, saw James Koundouris and Marcus Marshall crash their Supabarn Supermarkets Audi R8 LMS. Against the clock, the Melbourne Performance Centre managed to repair the car in time for round two, ready to take on the track at Albert Park, Melbourne.
This second round at Albert Park was won by fellow Audi R8 LMS drivers Christopher Miles and Geoff Emery, completing a consistent weekend after the JAMEC PEM pair claimed pole position during qualifying rounds.
The final race of the weekend saw Emery end in second place behind Koundouris, who came back stronger than ever after the first round crash, meaning an Audi 1 – 2 finish.
Adding to Audi’s domination, the second JAMEC PEM Audi won the Gold Driver Cup for the round, driven by Steve McLaughlan, who had used the race to introduce his brand new car.
James Koundouris and Marcus Marshall sit at the top of the table with 225 points, whilst Geoff Emery and Christopher Mies currently sit in 6th place with 182 points – will they be able to narrow the deficit in the next round in this battle of the Audis?
The third round of the CAMS Australian GT Championship will see the category make its first ever visit to Barbagallo Raceway on 6– 8 May, with two 60-minute races around a 1.53 mile circuit. With no records yet set on this track for this event, who will make CAMS Australian GT Championship history?