Race One at Barbagallo

May 7, 2016 11:00 pm

Saturday at Barbagallo, saw the first race of the weekend for the Australian GT Sprint Championship.

Andrew Taplin started in the #14 Lamborghini entry. The race started on wets and it didn’t take long before the first safety car came out.

At Lap 23, the team came into the pits for their compulsory pit stop. At this stage the track had dried up & the team did an awesome job to quickly change the car to slicks.

Dean rejoined the race & started working his way through the field. By Lap 36, Dean had moved through the field up to 4th. On Lap 49, DeanĀ got turned around by Klark Quinn which dropped him back to 9th.

Dean: “I was trying to make a pass on Tony Quinn. I realised I couldn’t complete the pass safely so I aborted but Klark was behind me & cleaned me up. It was a big hit & we got some fair damage but I was able to finish.”

The team finished the race in P9. The team were able to repair the damage so they will be back out tomorrow.

Race 2 is on Sunday at 11:25am (WST).

 


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