2011 Australian GT Championship season

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2011 Australian GT Championship season
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The 2011 Australian GT Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing championship open to closed production based sports cars which are either approved by the FIA for GT3 competition or approved by CAMS as Australian GTs.[1] The championship, which was the 15th Australian GT Championship, incorporated drivers titles in two divisions, GT Championship and GT Challenge. The former GT Production division was merged into the GT Challenge division for 2011.[1]

Mark Eddy won his second GT Championship. Driving his Melbourne Performance Centre prepared Audi R8 LMS the 2008 champion finished 36 points ahead of Klark Quinn driving a Mosler MT900 GT3 and 99 points ahead of 2006 champion Greg Crick (Chrysler Viper GT3). Eddy only won one round, but it was the bonus point Phillip Island event at Round 5. Eddy also won races at Winton and Bathurst. Quinn won two races at the street circuits of Adelaide and Townsville, but fell behind Eddy after failing to finish in the second race at Phillip Island. Crick fell behind Eddy after failing to score any points at Bathurst. Peter Hackett, Dean Grant and Kevin Weeks all claimed race wins during he course of the season.

The GT Challenge division was won by Porsche driver Peter Boylan, defeating Lotus driver Tim Poulton by 63 points. They were the only two GT Challenge drivers to complete more than half of the season.

Drivers[edit]

The Audi R8 of 2011 champion Mark Eddy at the opening round of the 2011 Australian GT Championship
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 of Andrew Taplin in Adelaide prior to Round 1 of the 2011 Australian GT Championship
The Lamborghini Gallardo of Kevin Weeks in Adelaide prior to the opening round of the 2011 Australian GT Championship
The Aston Martin DBRS9 of Tony Quinn at the opening round of the 2011 Australian GT Championship
The Ferrari 430 of Peter Edwards & Jason Richards at the opening round of the 2011 Championship
The Ginetta G50 HC of Adrian Flack at the opening round of the championship

The following drivers contested the 2011 Australian GT Championship.

Driver No Manufacturer Car model Division
Australia David Wall 1 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S Championship
Australia Dean Grant
New Zealand Daniel Gaunt
2 Porsche
Mosler
997 GT3 Cup S
MT900 GT3
Championship
Australia Andrew Taplin 3 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S Championship
Australia Nathan Tinkler 3 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Peter Hackett 4
63
Lamborghini
Mercedes-Benz
Gallardo GT3
SLS GT3
Championship
Australia Stephen Grove 4 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Kevin Weeks
Australia Josh Hunt
5 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Championship
Australia Jordan Ormsby 6 Porsche 996 GT3-RS Challenge
United Kingdom Tony Quinn 7 Aston Martin DBRS9 Championship
Australia Mark Eddy 8 Audi R8 GT3 Championship
Australia Marc Cini
New Zealand Craig Baird
9 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S Championship
Australia Mark O'Connor 10 Lotus Exige S Challenge
Australia Mark Seamons 11 Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Championship
Australia Klark Quinn 12
7
Mosler
Aston Martin
MT900 GT3
DBRS9
Championship
Tonga Jon Tupou 14 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Peter Edwards
New Zealand Jason Richards
17 Ferrari F430 GT3 Championship
Australia Ian Palmer 20 Dodge Viper GT3 Championship
Australia Peter Boylan 21 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Ash Samadi 22 Mosler MT900 GT3 Championship
Australia Rob Knight
Australia Marcus Marshall
25 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia John Modystach
New Zealand Jonny Reid
26 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Nick O'Halloran
Denmark Allan Simonsen
New Zealand Jason Richards
27
88
Ferrari
Lamborghini
F430 GT3
Gallardo GT3
Championship
Australia Indiran Padayachee 35 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Ben Eggleston 38 Aston Martin DBRS9 Championship
Australia Richard Bennett 39 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Paul Tresidder 39 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Mike Reedy 46 Lotus Exige S Challenge
Australia Adrian Flack
Australia Lindsay Yelland
50 Ginetta G50 HC Challenge
Australia Andrew MacPherson
Australia Mike Reedy
51 Mosler
Lotus
MT900 GT3
Exige S
Championship
Challenge
Australia Greg Crick 55 Dodge Viper GT3 Championship
Australia Richard Kimber
Australia Des Wall
58 Dodge Viper GT3 Championship
Australia Timothy Poulton
Australia Stig Richards
61 Lotus Exige S Challenge
Australia Dean Koutsoumidis 71 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
United Kingdom Rob Sherrard 75 Dodge Viper GT3 Championship
Australia Victor Zagame 88 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge
Australia Angelo Lazaris
Australia Barton Mawer
98 Lotus Exige GT3 Championship
Australia Damien Flack
Australia Adrian Flack
99 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Challenge

Race calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a seven round series.[2]

Rd. Circuit City / State Date Winner
Championship Challenge
1 Adelaide Street Circuit[3] Adelaide, South Australia 17–20 March Klark Quinn Damien Flack
2 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 20–22 May Dean Grant Lindsay Yelland
3 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 28–30 May David Wall Peter Boylan
4 Townsville Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland 8–10 July Klark Quinn Peter Boylan
5 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 2–4 September Mark Eddy John Modystach
Jonny Reid
6 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales 6–9 October Klark Quinn Mark O'Connor
7 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 18–20 November Greg Crick Dean Koutsoumidis

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded in each division at each race according to the following table. Points were allocated according to the drivers position in their division rather than outright race position, except for Phillip Island Round 5 where points were also allocated according to qualifying order.[1]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th
Points 57 53 50 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17

Championship results[edit]

Pos Driver Round 1 – ADE[4] Round 2 – WIN[5] Round 3 – EAS[6] Round 4 – TOW[7] Round 5 – PHI[8] Round 6 – BAT[9] Round 7 – SAN Pen. Pts
60 min race 30 min race 30 min race 60 min race 60 min race 60 min race 30 min race 30 min race Qualifying 60 min race 60 min race 30 min race 30 min race 30 min race 30 min race
GT Championship
1 Mark Eddy 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 3rd 6th 4th 6th 1st 1st 2nd 4th 1st 8th 6th 761
2 Klark Quinn 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 6th 5th 1st 3rd 7th 2nd Ret 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 725
3 Greg Crick 3rd 2nd 6th 5th 1st 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 3rd Ret DNS 1st 1st 662
4 Peter Hackett Ret 6th DSQ 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 9th 2nd 2nd 570
5 Ash Samadi 5th 5th 5th 7th Ret 9th 5th 5th 6th Ret 4th DNS 5th 6th Ret 511
6 Ian Palmer 7th 8th 10th 9th 10th 5th 5th 6th 7th 11th 8th 489
7 Dean Grant 4th 12th 3rd 1st 5th 4th 9th 7th DNS DNS DNS 4th Ret 430
8 Tony Quinn Ret 4th 7th DNS Ret DNS 7th Ret 13th 2nd Ret 3rd 4th 7th 4th 421
9 Marc Cini 9th 8th Ret 3rd 8th 8th 9th 7th 315
10 Kevin Weeks Ret DNS 4th DNS 6th 1st 5th Ret DSQ Ret 3rd 248
11 Nick O'Halloran Ret 10th 9th 8th 5th 5th 224
12 Angelo Lazaris 6th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret 9th 7th DNS 220
13 Daniel Gaunt 4th DNS DNS 1st 5th 4th DNS DNS DNS 202
14 Mark Seamons 14th Ret 11th 10th 6th 172
15 Barton Mawer DNS 9th 4th 7th DNS 137
16 Rob Sherrard 12th 9th 9th 130
17 Andrew Macpherson Ret DNS 8th DNS 10th 11th 129
18 David Wall 2nd 1st 110
19 Peter Edwards Ret Ret 8th 6th 90
20 Craig Baird DNS 3rd 50
21 Ben Eggleston 4th Ret 48
22 Andrew Taplin DSQ 7th 45
23 Jason Richards Ret DNS DNS 8th 44
Mike Reedy 8th DNS 44
Josh Hunt 8th Ret DSQ 44
26 Richard Kimber 11th DNS 43
Des Wall 11th DNS 43
Allan Simonsen Ret DNS 0
GT Challenge
1 Peter Boylan 10th 14th 9th 11th 11th 10th 5th 11th 8th Ret DNS 14th 10th 573
2 Tim Poulton 11th 13th 11th 11th 10th 10th Ret DNS 6th Ret Ret 8th 10th 13th Ret 510
3 Damien Flack 6th 9th Ret 3rd 2nd 8th Ret 281
4 Stig Richards 11th DNS DNS 11th 10th 10th 8th Ret Ret 252
5 Adrian Flack 7th 11th 3rd 8th Ret 212
6 John Modystach 4th 6th 7th 164
7 Lindsay Yelland 10th 10th 114
Dean Koutsoumidis 12th 9th 114
9 Mark O'Connor DNS Ret Ret DNS 5th 8th Ret DNS 110
10 Andrew Macpherson 11th 6th 103
11 Nathan Tinkler 7th 12th 100
12 Stephen Grove 15th 12th 98
13 Paul Tresidder 9th 11th 96
14 Richard Bennett 12th 15th 94
15 Victor Zagame 13th Ret 50
16 Indiran Padayachee DSQ 13th 46
Jon Tupou 7th DNS DNS 46
Jordan Ormsby Ret DNS 0
Mike Reedy Ret DNS 0
Rob Knight DNS DNS DNS 0
Marcus Marshall DNS DNS DNS 0
Jonny Reid 1st 6th 7th 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 c 2011 Australian GT Championship Sporting and Technical Regulations Retrieved from www.australiangt.com.au on 28 August 2011
  2. ^ Australian GT Events Retrieved from www.australiangt.com.au on 18 March 2011
  3. ^ "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 20/03/2011 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide". National Software. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Adelaide Parklands Circuit 20/03/2011 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide". National Software. 20 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Winton Motor Raceway 22/05/2011 2011 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 10 & 11". National Software. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 29/05/2011 2011 Sports Car Carnival". National Software. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Townsville Street Circuit 10/07/2011 Sucrogen Townsville 400-V8 Supercars Championship Race 14&15". National Software. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 04/09/2011 2011 Australian GT Championship – Round 5". National Software. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Mount Panorama – Bathurst 09/10/2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – 2011 V8 Supercars – Race 20". National Software. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 

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