2013 Australian GT Championship

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2013 Australian GT Championship
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Defending champion Klark Quinn won his second consecutive title, winning the 2013 Australian GT Championship, driving a Porsche 911 GT3-R Type 997.

The 2013 Australian GT Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing championship open to GT style closed production based sports cars which were either approved by the FIA for GT3 competition or approved by CAMS as Australian GTs.[1] It was the 17th Australian GT Championship, the twelfth to be contested over a multi-event championship, and the eighth to be contested since the title was revived in 2005. The championship was won by Klark Quinn, driving a Porsche 911 GT3-R Type 997.

Race calendar[edit]

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

Rd. Circuit City / State Date Format Winner
Championship Trophy Challenge Sports
1 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales February 8–10 One race Klark Quinn
Shane Van Gisbergen
Matt Kingsley[3]
Ben Foessel[3] Michael Hovey[3]
2 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia February 28 – March 3 Two races Craig Baird Jordan Ormsby Michael Almond Darren Berry
Liam Talbot
3 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria May 24–26 Two races Jack Le Brocq Steven McLaughlan George Foessel Mark Griffith
Jack Perkins
4 Sydney Motorsport Park Sydney, New South Wales July 12–14 Two races Jack Le Brocq Steven McLaughlan Brendon Cook
Matt Kingsley
Mark Griffith
Jack Perkins
5 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland August 2–4 Three races Klark Quinn Steven McLaughlan Brendon Cook
Matt Kingsley
Mark Griffith
Jack Perkins
6 Highlands Motorsport Park Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand November 8–10 Two races Tony Quinn
Fabian Coulthard
Andrew Waite
Simon Evans
Ben Foessel
Michael Almond
Mark Griffith
Jack Perkins

The results for each round of the Championship were determined by the number of points scored by each driver within their division at that round.[1]

During each race in Rounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Championship, each automobile was required to complete one compulsory pit stop during a prescribed pit stop window.[1] During the compulsory pit stop, each automobile was required to remain stationary for a prescribed minimum time plus any additional time required dependent on Driver Classification (i.e. Pro, Master or Gold).[1]

Round 1 at Mount Panorama was contested over the first 50 minutes of the 2013 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race.[3] With no compulsory pit stop at the event,[3] time was added to the race time of each automobile, equivalent to double the time prescribed for the Driver Classification of the driver that started the race.[1]

Divisions[edit]

Drivers' titles were awarded in four divisions.[4]

  • GT Championship – for FIA GT3 specification vehicles[4]
  • GT Trophy – for older specification FIA GT3 vehicles[4]
  • GT Challenge – for cars that no longer fit within the GT Championship and GT Trophy divisions[4]
  • GT Sports – for GT4 specification cars[4]

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded to each eligible Driver, based on their qualifying position at each round of the Championship and on their finishing position in each race of the Championship, relative to the other Drivers within their division, in accordance with the following table.[1]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th All other
finishers
Qualifying 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Races 50 42 35 30 25 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Each Competitor who had registered for the entire series could nominate one Round for each automobile, selected from Rounds 2, 3, 4 or 5 only, where double points would be awarded to each Driver entered in that automobile for that Round.[1]

Championship results[edit]

GT Championship[edit]

Tony Quinn placed second driving an Aston Martin Vantage
Rod Salmon placed third driving an Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Craig Baird placed 8th driving Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz (pictured) & Porsche

GT Championship results[5]

Pos. Driver No. Car Competitor / Team[6] Points
1 Klark Quinn 5
1
Porsche 911 GT3-R Type 997 VIP Petfoods 627
2 Tony Quinn 7 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 VIP Petfoods, Darrell Lea 523
3 Rod Salmon 6 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Melbourne Performance Centre 352
4 John Bowe 88 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Maranello Motorsport 334
5 Dean Koutsoumidis[N 1] 71 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Equity-One Mortgage Fund 305
6 Peter Edwards 88 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Maranello Motorsport 252
7 Roger Lago 11
23
Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Lago Racing 234
8 Craig Baird 33
63
1
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
Porsche 911 GT3-R Type 997
Clearwater Racing
Erebus Motorsport
VIP Petfoods
220
9 Jack Le Brocq 36 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 220
10 Justin McMillan 48 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 M Motorpsort 195
11 Andrew McInnes 71 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Equity-One Mortgage Fund 183
12 Jim Manolios 29 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3R Trofeo Motorsport / Pirelli 106
13 Andrew Taplin[N 1] 2 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Taplin Real Estate 100
14 Ivan Capelli 29 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3R Trofeo Motorsport / Pirelli 73
15 Nathan Antunes[N 1] 6 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Melbourne Performance Centre 63
16 Shane Van Gisbergen 5 Porsche 911 GT3-R Type 997 VIP Petfoods 54
17 Allan Simonsen 88 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Maranello Motorsport 50
18 Mika Salo 88 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Maranello Motorsport 50
19 James Winslow 6 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Melbourne Performance Centre 42
20 Greg Murphy 29 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3R
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Trofeo Motorsport / Pirelli
VIP Petfoods Racing
37
21 Simon Middleton 71 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Equity-One Mortgage Fund 30
22 Darryl O'Young 71 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Equity-One Mortgage Fund 30
23 Lee Holdsworth 63 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 26
24 Tim Slade 63 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 26
25 Peter Hackett 63 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 26
26 Matt Griffin 33 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Clearwater Racing 25
27 Mok Weng Sun 33 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Clearwater Racing 25
28 Warren Luff 6 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Melbourne Performance Centre 21
29 Craig Lowndes 6 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Melbourne Performance Centre 21
30 Thomas Jäger 36 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 19
31 Bernd Schneider 36 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 19
32 Alex Roloff 36 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 19
33 Steven Richards 48 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 M Motorpsort 18
34 Peter Kox 11 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Lago Racing 16
35 David Russell 11 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Lago Racing 16
36 Christian Klien 47 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Erebus Motorsport 0
37 Ross Lilley 48 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 M Motorpsort 0

GT Trophy[edit]

GT Trophy results[7]

Pos. Driver No. Car Competitor / Team[6] Points
1 Steven McLaughlan 75 Dodge Viper Competition Coupe Series II Jamec Pem Racing 308
2 Jan Jinadasa 77 Lamborghini Gallardo LP520 GT3 Jan Jinadasa 220
3 Jordan Ormsby 61 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 Golf Car Solutions 102
4 Kevin Weeks 8 Lamborghini Gallardo LP520 GT3 Supaloc 58

GT Challenge[edit]

GT Challenge results[8]

Pos. Driver No. Car Competitor / Team[6] Points
1 Ben Foessel 4 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 Motor School 596
2 Brendon Cook 25 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 McElrea Racing 460
3 George Foessel 3 Porsche 911 GT3 Type 997 Motor School 391
4 Matt Kingsley 25 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 996 McElrea Racing 346
5 Michael Almond 46 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 Copyworld 218
6 John Goodacre 66 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997 GapSolutions / Sketor 91
7 Kiang Kuan Wong 15 Porsche 911 GT3 R Type 996 ULX110 Custom 61
8 Brenton GriGuol 36 Ferrari 360 Challenge Koala Car Rentals 39
9 Keith Wong 15 Porsche 911 GT3 R Type 996 ULX110 Custom 0

GT Sports[edit]

Mark Griffith won the GT Sports division driving a Ginetta G50 GT4

GT Sports results[9]

Pos. Driver No. Car Competitor / Team[6] Points
1 Mark Griffith 19 Ginetta G50 GT4 Mark Griffith 607
2 Jack Perkins 19 Ginetta G50 GT4 Mark Griffith 600
3 Michael Hovey 73 Ginetta G50 GT4 ES Australia 538
4 Tony Martin 9 Ginetta G50 GT4 TM Motorsports 507
5 Liam Talbot 50 Ginetta G50 GT4 Refresh Cosmetic & Laser Clinic 324
6 Darren Berry 50 Ginetta G50 GT4 Refresh Cosmetic & Laser Clinic 219
7 Lee Castle 9 Ginetta G50 GT4 TM Motorsports 142

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Driver appears twice on GT Championship results published at www.gtchampionship.com.au. The GT Championship table has been adjusted to allow for this.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "2013 Australian GT Championship Sporting and Technical Regulations" (PDF). docs.cams.com.au. Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Australian GT Events". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "The reigning Champ takes round one". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Division System". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "GT Championship results". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Race results". Natsoft. National Software Pty. Ltd. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "GT Trophy results". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "GT Challenge results". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "GT Sports results". Australian GT Championship. Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

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