The schedule for this weekends Australian GT round has had a last minute shake up.
After a number of drivers expressed concerns about racing on the long circuit, the decision was made to move to the shorter track for the first endurance race of the year. As the drivers hadn’t had anytime on the shorter track, the split race format was scrapped and the twilight hour of racing was replaced with an hour of Practice.
Dean: “It wouldn’t have been right to go out on the shorter track and jump straight into racing. Given the track is new to everyone, the AM guys need more time to get to grips with the track.”
Dean set the pace early, topping the time sheet with a 1.50.1645 on his third lap, before handing it over to team owner Jim Manolios.
Towards the end of the session it had got darker and drivers tyres were warm so the times began to drop. Dean jumped in at the very end but only had enough for one flying lap. He improved on his time posting a 1.49.8798 but it was only enough to get P11.
The entire race will now kick off tomorrow at 10:25am and go for an extra 40 minutes.