2007 Australian GT Championship season

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2007 Australian GT Championship season
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The 2007 Australian GT Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing championship open to closed production based sports cars as approved for FIA GT3 competition and to similar cars as approved by CAMS.[1] The championship began on 3 February 2007 at Eastern Creek Raceway and ended on 9 December at Sandown Raceway after eight rounds held across five states. It was the eleventh Australian GT Championship.

The championship was won by Danish driver Allan Simonsen who drove a Ferrari 360 GT owned by Ted Huglin in the first four rounds and a Ferrari F430, newly imported by Mark Coffey Racing, in the last four rounds.[2]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 2007 Australian GT Championship.

Team Car No Driver
Property Solutions Group Ferrari F430 2 Australia Kevin Miller
Consolidated Chemical Company Ferrari 360 GT 4 Denmark Allan Simonsen
New Zealand Craig Baird
Australia Ted Huglin
New Zealand Andrew Knight
Lamborghini Australia Lamborghini Diablo GTR 5 Australia Peter Hackett
Lamborghini Gallardo 5 Australia John Bowe
Abcor
Preston General Engineering
Aston Martin DBRS9 7 Australia John Kaias
Australia Will Davison
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 77 Australia John Kaias
Flash Air
Daikin Air Conditioninh
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Type 996 8 Australia Simon Middleton
Australia Peter Hill
Hallmarc Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 9 Australia Marc Cini
Supaloc Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 10 Australia Gary Dann
Taplin Real Estate
ANZ Banking
Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 11 Australia Andrew Taplin
Australia Dean Evans
Quarterback Shirts Ferrari 360 Challenge 12 Australia Mark Eddy
Australia Dean Grant
Promat Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 13 Australia Matthew Turnbull
Echo Ridges Wines Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 14 Australia Greg Ward
Twigg Waste Management Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 18 Australia Max Twigg
Nexus Cleaning
Roock
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 19 Australia Damien Flack
Australia Ash Samadhi
Australia Marc Cini
Palmer Steel Industries Lamborghini Gallardo 20 Australia Ian Palmer
Australia Paul Stokell
Sherrin Motorsport P/L Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 21 Australia Iain Sherrin
27 Australia Grant Sherrin
Pelorus Property Group Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 23 Australia Paul Tresidder
Australia Max Twigg
Audi Centre Melbourne Ferrari F430 29 Indonesia Maher Algadrie
WTF Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 31 Australia Jon Trende
Lynns Building Materials Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 32 Australia Blake Lynn
Kirchner Constructions Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 33 Australia Fraser Kirchner
Jaylec
Buzza Auto Electrics
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 36 Australia Peter Fountas
Australia Matthew Coleman
Australia Garth Rainsbury
RDS - Wall Racing Pty Ltd Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Type 996 38 Australia David Wall
Australia Des Wall
Sedgman Limited Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 40 Australia Russell Kempnich
Brennan IT
Securetel
Ferrari F430 43 Australia David Stevens
Australia Hector Lester
Autohaus Hamilton Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 44 Australia Bill Pye
Bolin Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 45 Australia Paul Bolinowsky
Travelplan Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 46 Australia Anthony Skinner
Koala Furniture Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 51 Australia Ross Lilley
Ferrari 360 GT 95
Natrad Radiators & Auto Air Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996
Lamborghini Gallardo
54 Australia Bryce Washington
Australia Michael Trimble
Data Recovery Systems P/L Lotus Elise 73 Australia Eric Northwood
Bicycle Express Porsche 911 Type 964 74 Australia Keith Wong
The Oxford Tavern Wollongong Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 77 Australia Anthony Kosseris
Australia Matt Hunt
Cue Lotus Elise 78 Australia Justin Levis
Sirena Racing Ferrari F430 80 Denmark Allan Simonsen
Australia Tim Leahey
Urban Arrangements Lotus Elise 86 Australia Scott Bargwanna
Lotus Elise 99 Australia Peter Lucas
Australia Scott Bargwanna
Industry Central
Stahlwille
Ferrari F430 88 Australia John Teulan
Australia Steven Johnson
Sonic Motor Racing
Macpherson & Kelley Lawyers
Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 90 Australia Sven Burchartz
Australia Jon Trende
Australia Dean Fiore
Cooks Construction Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 91 Australia Graeme Cook
Zagame Lotus Lotus Exige GT3 98 Australia Angelo Lazaris
Australia Warren Luff

Calendar[edit]

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winning driver(s) Car Report
1 Australia Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 2 - 4 Feb Allan Simonsen Ferrari 360 GT
2 Australia Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia 21 - 24 Feb Allan Simonsen Ferrari 360 GT
3 Australia Bathurst Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 5 - 7 Apr Bryce Washington Lamborghini Gallardo
4 Australia Queensland Raceway Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 25–27 May Bryce Washington Lamborghini Gallardo
5 Australia Phillip Island Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 10 - 12 Aug John Bowe Lamborghini Gallardo
6 Australia Symmons Plains Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania 31 Aug - 2 Sep John Bowe Lamborghini Gallardo
7 Australia Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 2 - 4 Nov Bryce Washington Lamborghini Gallardo
8 Australia Sandown GT Classic Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 7 - 9 Dec Allan Simonsen
Tim Leahey
Ferrari F430 Report

Allan Simonsen and Tim Leahey were awarded the 2007 Australian Tourist Trophy for their victory in the Sandown GT Classic.[3]

Points system[edit]

For Rounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, points were awarded on a 38-32-28-25-23-21-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for the top 25 positions in each of the three races. Round 3 featured only two races and points were allocated on a 57-48-42-37.5-34.5-31.5-28.5-27-25.5-24-22.5-21-19.5-18-16.5-15-13.5-12-10.5-9-7.5-6-4.5-3-1.5 basis. Round 8 was a 500 kilometre endurance round and points were allocated on a 114-96-84-75-69-63-57-54-51-48-45-42-39-36-33-30-27-24-21-18-15-12-9-6-3 basis. Three bonus points were allocated for pole position at each of the eight rounds.[1]

The total for each driver was adjusted by deducting the worst round point score of those rounds which were contested. This resulted in drivers scoring zero nett points if they only contested only one round.[4]

Championship results[edit]

Pos. [5] Driver [4] [5] Car Round 1 - EAS[6] Round 2 - ADE[7] Round 3 - BAT[8] Round 4 - QLD[9] Round 5 - PHI[10] Round 6 - SYM[11] Round 7 - ORA[12] Round 8 - SAN[13] Total Pts [4] Retained Pts [4] [5]
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1
1 Allan Simonsen Ferrari 360 GT
Ferrari F430
1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 779 695
2 Bryce Washington Lamborghini Gallardo 3rd 2nd 3rd 14th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 4th 9th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st Ret 662 662
3 David Wall Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Type 996 2nd Ret 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 6th 7th 10th 4th 4th 1st Ret 2nd 2nd 13th 604 565
4 Damien Flack Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 7th 5th 7th 13th 12th 15th 5th 7th 13th 8th 17th 10th 10th 6th 5th Ret 9th 5th 6th 4th 11th 409 371
5 Sven Burchartz Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 17th Ret DNS 6th Ret Ret 6th 5th 5th 5th 6th 7th 8th 5th 6th Ret DNS 6th 9th 7th 4th 379 370
6 Peter Lucas Lotus Elise 8th 7th 12th 9th 7th 7th 13th 12th 6th 12th 12th 17th 11th 12th 10th 9th 8th Ret 7th Ret 12th 345.5 326.5
7 John Teulan Ferrari F430 5th 4th Ret 3rd 4th 4th Ret DNS 10th 15th DNS 11th DNS DNS 3rd 8th 6th 3rd 319 319
8 Paul Tresidder Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 9th Ret 9th 10th 9th 8th 9th Ret 11th Ret 8th Ret 17th 13th 7th 6th 6th 7th 10th 8th Ret 279.5 279.5
9 Ian Palmer Lamborghini Gallardo 4th 4th DNS DNS DNS Ret 6th Ret Ret DNS DNS 4th 5th 5th 2nd 263 263
10 Max Twigg Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 6th Ret 6th 8th 6th 7th 6th 5th 8th 9th 11th Ret 4th DNS Ret 238.5 238.5
11 Jon Trende Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 14th 12th 11th 11th 18th Ret Ret 10th 9th 19th DNS DNS 11th 5th 10th 4th 233 226
12 Mark Eddy Ferrari 360 Challenge 5th 6th 5th DNS Ret 8th 7th 10th 9th Ret 7th 10th 204 204
13 Ross Lilley Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 13th 10th Ret Ret 11th 12th 11th 9th Ret 16th 16th 9th 8th 7th 10th Ret DNS 196 196
14 Paul Bolinowsky Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 12th 11th 10th 12th 10th Ret Ret DNS 12th 12th 14th 8th 11th 9th 180 180
15 Peter Fountas Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 16th 14th 14th 18th 15th 17th 17th 15th 15th 17th 14th 15th 15th 17th 9th 206 206
16 Gary Dann Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 DNS DNS DNS 4th 5th 6th 10th 8th 9th 7th 7th 173 173
17 Angelo Lazaris Lotus Exige GT3 18th 16th 16th 16th Ret 15th 8th 7th 5th DNS DNS DNS 8th 163 163
18 Blake Lynn Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 10th 8th 8th Ret Ret 14th 14th 11th 12th 11th 13th 146.5 134.5
19 John Bowe Lamborghini Gallardo 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 221 117
20 Will Davison Aston Martin DBRS9 5th 2nd 2nd 7th 144 87
21 John Kaias Aston Martin DBRS9 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 4th 4th 3rd 7th 135 78
22 Craig Baird Ferrari 360 GT 3rd 5th 4th Ret 76 76
23 Bill Pye Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 4th 6th 5th 7th DNS 97.5 69
24 Andrew Taplin Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 8th Ret Ret 6th 81 63
25 Ted Huglin Ferrari 360 GT 11th 12th 10th Ret 45 45
= Marc Cini Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 7th Ret Ret 11th 64 45
27 Grant Sherrin Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 16th 14th 11th 14th 13th 8th 80 43
28 Graeme Cook Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 12th 10th Ret 16th 13th 64.5 34.5
= Anthony Skinner Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 Ret 9th Ret 15th 14th 51.5 34.5
30 Simon Middleton Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Type 996 17th 14th 13th 13th 14th Ret DNS 59 34
31 Russell Kempnich Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 15th 15th 15th 14th 18th DNS 53 33
= Iain Sherrin Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 17th 13th 15th Ret 19th Ret 40 33
33 Fraser Kirchner Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 19th 16th 16th 18th 16th 54 27
34 Eric Northwood Lotus Elise 19th 17th 18th 18th 18th 48 24
- Peter Hackett Lamborghini Diablo GTR Ret 3rd 4th 53 0
- Maher Algadrie Ferrari F430 16th 8th 10th 44 0
- Keith Wong Porsche 911 Type 964 15th 13th 11th 39 0
- Hector Lester Ferrari F430 Ret 17th 9th 26 0
- Justin Levis Lotus Elise Ret 13th 13th 26 0
- David Stevens Ferrari F430 11th DNS DNS 15 0
- Kevin Miller Ferrari F430 DNS DNS DNS 0 0
- Matt Turnbull Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret 0 0
- Greg Ward Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 DNS DNS DNS 9th Ret DNS 17 0
- Scott Bargwanna Lotus Elise DNS DNS DNS 12th 42 0
- Tim Leahey Ferrari F430 1st 114 0
- Paul Stokell Lamborghini Gallardo 2nd 96 0
- Steven Johnson Ferrari F430 3rd 84 0
- Dean Fiore Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 4th 75 0
- Anthony Kosseris Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 5th 69 0
- Matt Hunt Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 5th 69 0
- Dean Evans Porsche 911 GT3 Type 996 6th 63 0
- Warren Luff Lotus Exige GT3 8th 54 0
- Garth Rainsbury Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 9th 51 0
- Matt Coleman Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 9th 51 0
- Dean Grant Ferrari 360 Challenge 10th 48 0
- Ash Samadi Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 11th 45 0
- Des Wall Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Type 996 13th 39 0
- Andy Knight Ferrari 360 GT Ret 0 0
- Peter Hill Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Type 996 DNS 0 0
- Michael Trimble Lamborghini Gallardo Ret 0 0
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2007 Australian GT Championship Sporting and Technical Regulations
  2. ^ Mitchell Adam, The world at our feet, The Annual - Australian Motorsport, Number 3/2007, page 93
  3. ^ GT's To Race For Australian Tourist Trophy Title At Sandown, archive.paddocktalk.com Retrieved on 23 November 2013
  4. ^ a b c d Outright Standings 2007 from www.australiangt.com.au, (Table includes competitors who completed the championship with a nett points total of “0") Retrieved on 11 January 2008 – webpage no longer live
  5. ^ a b c Australian GT Final Points, The Annual - Australian Motorsport, Number 3/2007, pages 94 (Table shows only the 34 drivers who completed the championship with a nett points total of greater than “0”)
  6. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 04/02/2007 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport - Round 7". National Software. 2 February 2007. Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 04/03/2007 2007 Clipsal 500 Adelaide". National Software. 4 March 2007. Archived from the original on 26 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  8. ^ "Mount Panorama 08/04/2007 WPS Bathurst International Motorsport Festival". National Software. 8 April 2007. Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  9. ^ "Queensland Raceway Ipswich 27/05/2007 Shannons National Motor Racing Championship - Round 3". National Software. 27 May 2007. Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  10. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 12/08/2007 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2007 - Round 6". National Software. 12 August 2007. Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  11. ^ "Symmons Plains International Raceway 01/09/2007 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2007 Round 7". National Software. 2 September 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  12. ^ "Oran Park Raceway South And Grand Prix 03/11/2007 Shannons Nationals 2007 - Round 9". National Software. 4 November 2007. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  13. ^ "Sandown International Motor Raceway 09/12/2007 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2007 - Rd 10". National Software. 9 December 2007. Archived from the original on 10 December 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 

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