After tough start to the 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, the M-Motorsport Interlloy Lamborghini Gallardo of Justin McMillan and reigning Bathurst 1000 champion Steve Richards has continued to improve, claiming a string of pole position trophies and podium finishes.

The season started well enough with pole position at Sandown first time around after Richards demolished the standing lap record. Sadly though the results from the two 60-minute races were less favourable after contact in race one whilst battling over the podium, and a mechanical fault in race two.

From there though the season has steadily improved, with two more pole positions and a string of podiums including two this time around at Sandown where team-boss Justin McMillan set a pace that surprised even himself.

“In practice on old tyres I went around the circuit faster than I’ve ever been, and on new tyres, I’m over a second faster than my personal best at Sandown,” he explained.

For the second Sandown event McMillan was without the assistance of Richards who had his schedule full of V8 Supercar commitments with Red Bull, and his dual role as a championship contender in the Carrera Cup Series. Instead, the M-Motorsport team employed the services of another part-time V8 Supercar driver, but experienced Lamborghini campaigner, David Russell.

“Dave is no slouch in a Lamborghini having run with Roger Lago a number of times over the last few seasons,” McMillan said. “He also ran with Roger and Richo [Richards] at the Spa 24-Hour race a couple of months ago too, and he was pretty quick, so it made sense to sign him on.”

Just how quick was made evident after qualifying [1:08.8147R] where Russell was seven tenths under Richards benchmark pole time from March, after a session long battle with points leader Richard Muscat.

“I’m pretty happy with that,” Russell admitted afterwards. “It was a busy lap, but clean.”

Off pole for the opening 40-minute race, McMillan held out former reigning Bathurst 12-Hour champion Peter Edwards and title contender Tony Quinn for the opening few laps before Quinn moved through to second behind the points leading Mercedes of Richard Muscat.

From there though he held his ground behind the VIP Petfoods Aston Martin, pitting for his compulsory pit stop [CPS] to hand Russell the car from third place.

With a longer pit-stop than his rivals by virtue of the team’s pole position start and Russell’s status as a ‘Pro’ driver, the Nissan V8 Supercar regular was forced to drive the wheels off the #48 Interlloy Lamborghini to regain third in the process setting one of the fastest laps of the race [1:09.3670].

Off the second row for the start of race two, Russell was quickly through to the lead, he and points leader Muscat driving away from the field as they set about breaking the lap-record, lap-after-lap.

In the end it was Russell who set the benchmark on lap nine, his 1:08.9425 only marginally shy of his pole time, but as he drew towards the CPS and started to pull away from the Mercedes Benz driver, drama struck as a the right rear tyre suffered a failure after catching the outside edge of the kerb on the run onto the front straight.

Russell was forced to endure an arduous journey back to the pit lane - almost an entire lap - without causing any further damage to the car.

Once back in pit lane, the M-Motorsport team made a rapid tyre change, and strapped McMillan back behind the wheel for the closing stint, the dual Victorian champion turning some stunning laps to haul himself from 13th back to eighth at the flag.

“That was fun,” McMillan beamed post-race. “But disappointing that we had to come through from the back. Dave was just unlucky, because we were just a couple of laps from stopping anyway, and would have changed outside tyres, but that’s motor racing, we’ll give it another crack in race three.”

McMillan started the final 40-minute race from row four, but the M-Motorsport team leader was soon through to fifth, and up to fourth behind the Bathurst 12-Hour winning Ferrari by lap six. He held station behind Edwards until the CPS, not prepared to make any risky moves and jeopardise the team’s second consecutive podium finish.

“I was quicker, but I also wanted to ensure that David had good tyres under him for the closing stages of the race so that he could go after the leaders,” McMillan explained afterwards.

Russell was quick from his opening lap in the car, working his way through to third at the flag and one of the fastest cars on the circuit.

“I can’t thank Justin enough for the chance to drive with him this weekend,” Russell said post-race. “It’s always nice to get in a Lamborghini, and this one was seriously fast.”

“Dave really set that up with his qualifying run, but to be more than a second faster than my PB here in the past is almost as good as a win for me,” McMillan added. “We’ve shown we can be fast, and with our second podium result in two rounds, we’ve shown we can be consistently amongst the leaders. I think it’s only a matter of time until we make the top step of the podium.”

For the Australian GT Championship teams, there is now almost two months until the season finale, back at Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell in New Zealand during the second week of November [7-9].

The Sandown round of the Australian GT Championship will be telecast on Channel 7mate on Saturday, 20 September at 12:30pm (check local guides for confirmation).

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Rnd#5 - 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Sandown Park - Qualifying (12 September)

1. Justin McMillan/David Russell (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:08.8147R
2. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 1:09.1171
3. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C) - 1:09.1524
4. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:09.7005
5. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:09.8012
6. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 1:09.8252
7. John Morriss (GT - Porsche GT3-R) - 1:10.0165
8. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:10.1161

9. Ockert Fourie/John Magro (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:10.7136
10. Jim Manolios/Ryan Millier (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:10.8003


Race#1 - 40-minutes (13 September)

1. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 26-laps
2. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3)
3. Justin McMillan/David Russell (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
4. John Morriss (GT - Porsche GT3-R)
5. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
6. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
7. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
8. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) 

9. Steve McLaughlan (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra)

10. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP520) - 25-laps


Race#2 - 40-minutes (13 September)

1. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 32-laps
2. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
3. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
4. John Morriss (GT - Porsche GT3-R)
5. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
6. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) 

7. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 31-laps
8. Justin McMillan/David Russell (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
9. Jim Manolios/Ryan Millier (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
10. Michael Hovey/Matt Campbell (GTT - Porsche GT3 Cup)


Race#3 - 40-minutes (14 September)

1. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 31-laps
2. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3)
3. Justin McMillan/David Russell (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
4. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
5. John Morriss (GT - Porsche GT3-R)
6. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
7. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
8. Kevin Weeks (GTT - Ford GT) - 30-laps
9. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
10. Jim Manolios/Ryan Millier (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

GT Championship Class points (after round five of six)
1. Richard Muscat (487 points), 2. Tony Quinn (455), 3. John Bowe (388), 4. Justin McMillan (313), 5. Klark Quinn (292), 6. Peter Edwards (273), 7. Steven Richards (213), 8. Tony D’Alberto (147), 9. James Koundouris (138), 10. Ross Lilley (136), 11. Andrew MacPherson (119), 12. David Russell (101), 13. Steve McLaughlan (93), 14. John Morriss (89), 15. Steve Owen (84) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 28-30 March, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria
(2x 60-minute races - The Nationals)

Rnd#2 - 23-25 May, Phillip Island, Victoria
(101-lap race - The Nationals)

Rnd#3 - 4-6 July, Townsville, Queensland
(3x 40-minute races - V8 Supercars)

Rnd#4 - 22-24 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
(2x 30-minute, 1x 60-minute races - V8 Supercars)

Rnd#5 - 12-14 September, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria
(3x 40-minute races - V8 Supercars)

Rnd#6 - 7-9 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ

(2x 40-min races + 101-lap non-championship feature race)

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Interlloy Pty Ltd is Australia’s lead supplier of Engineering Steels and Alloys to engineering machine shops both nationally and internationally. Founded in 1987and now employing over one hundred and forty (140) people in five states of Australia, Interlloy has become the major supplier of Special Steels to the General and Heavy Engineering Industries, Toolmaking, Mining, Gas & Oil Fields, Automotive, Manufacturing, Petrochemical, Pump, Power Generation and Transport Industries. For more information, please visit; www.interlloy.com.au

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The M-Motorsport Interlloy Lamborghini Gallardo of Justin McMillan and Steve Richards has been one of the standouts in the 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, claiming two impressive pole position trophies in the four rounds contested to date, but the hard-working Melbourne-based team knew that their maiden series podium was only a matter of time, and in Sydney they achieved that milestone.

“We’re a relatively young team racing against a string of professional teams that have been involved in GT racing for years,” team-boss Justin McMillan explained.

“We know we have the equipment, and in Steve Richards we have a driver capable of winning, but these things take time, especially with a new team. So far this year we’d been on the pole twice, and run strongly at the front of the field, but little niggling issues have caught us out.

“We were in contention for a podium at the season opener in Sandown, but an incident whilst I was fighting over second eliminated us, but at the same time, it gave us the momentum we carried into Sydney and a result that I’m particularly proud of.”

A ride day for Interlloy and their clients just two weeks out from the event at Sydney Motorsport Park gave McMillan some serious miles around the 18-turn, 4.5-kilometre venue, although most of those laps were contested in the team’s Freem Gallardo Super Trofeo, but despite the difference in performance between the two cars, both McMillan and Richards were quick through practice in Sydney.

McMillan posted one of his best ever laps of the Eastern Creek venue in the opening practice on a slippery surface and old rubber, before Richards put the gorgeous black and orange Lamborghini on top in session two.

In qualifying both drivers improved their pace, but were unable to get a clear lap, although with an increased pit-stop penalty for every row further towards the front of the field, they also decided that strategy would allow them to stop as much as ten seconds shorter than the teams in front of them, elevating them up the order during the compulsory stop.

McMillan started the car in race one, and was running strongly with the lead pack ahead of a Safety Car period which fell just as the compulsory pit stop [CPS] window opened. Unfortunately for the M-Motorsport team, by virtue of Steve Richards status as a ‘professional’ driver, McMillan was unable to stop until he had completed 45% of race distance, all but negating any advantage that many of their rivals achieved during their stops.

Despite this Richards charged from 14th to 11th within half a lap of the Safety Car pulling off the circuit, but it soon returned after early race leader Richard Muscat rolled to a stop at turn 18.

After three laps the Safety Car returned to pit lane and the race re-started with around 15 minutes remaining, Richards charging through the field to battle the Trophy Class Audis of James Winslow and Nathan Antunes who ultimately elected to let the reigning Bathurst 1000 champion through in the closing stages.

Punching out some of the fastest laps of the race, Richards caught the tail of Klark Quinn on the final lap to cross the line just six tenths of a second from P2, and less than six seconds from the race lead, negating an 18-second deficit across the closing laps.

“The car felt great, and Justin did a brilliant job, but we lost out on the pit stop,” Richards explained. “If the Safety Car had come seven or eight minutes later, we’d have been right in the mix and every chance of taking the win, but that’s the way it goes, sometimes the rules work with you, sometimes they don’t, but it’s a great results regardless and testament to Justin’s hard work and that of the whole M-Motorsport crew.”

Richards was back behind the wheel to start the second one-hour race, and he had the crowd on their feet, charging to the front to lead into the CPS, handing McMillan the car for the final leg, the two-time Victorian State Series Champion working his way back to fifth ahead of the flag having allowed the flying John Bowe through on the final lap.

“I could see Bowey coming, and I wasn’t going to risk our podium result, so I let him through,” McMillan explained post-race. “This was what we’d been working for all year, and it falls perfectly into place with our long term plans for the team. 2014 was about consolidation and getting onto the podium regularly. I still have a lot to learn, and I’m doing my best to juggle my work commitments with time behind the wheel because our goal is obviously the championship, and I think we’re heading in the right direction to be title contenders perhaps as early as 2015.”

“I’m very happy with that,” Richards added. “Justin’s drive was the best I've seen from him, but for me, what is really exciting is his improvement over the last 12 months. 18 months ago he was racing at State level, so this podium is a great testament to him."

For the M-Motorsport team the focus returns once more to Sandown in Melbourne (12-14 September), the scene of their maiden pole-position for the 2014 season, and a circuit both Richards and McMillan know intimately for the penultimate round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli.

The Sydney round of the Australian GT Championship will be telecast on Channel 7/7mate in the coming two weeks (check local guides for details - expected to be Sunday afternoon).

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Rnd#4 - 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Sydney Motorsport Park - Qualifying (22 August)

1. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 1:26.8645R
2. Steve McLaughlan/Warren Luff (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra) - 1:28.0640

3. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:28.2422

4. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C) - 1:28.4002
5. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:28.7142
6. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:28.8073
7. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 1:29.1443
8. James Koundouris/Steve Owen (GT - Porsche GT3-R) - 1:29.4537
9. Adrian Deitz/Josh Hunt (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:29.7824
10. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP520) - 1:30.0889


Race#1 - 60-minutes (23 August)

1. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 31-laps
2. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C)
3. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3)
4. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)

5. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
6. Theo Koundouris (GTT - Porsche 997 Cup-S)
7. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP520)

8. Steve McLaughlan/Warren Luff (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra)

9. Adrian Deitz/Josh Hunt (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
10. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 30-laps


Race#2 - 60-minutes (24 August)

1. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 38-laps
2. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
3. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C)
4. John Bowe/Peter Edwards (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
5. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3)
6. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 37-laps
7. Steve McLaughlan/Warren Luff (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra)

8. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)

9. Andrew MacPherson (GT - Porsche 997 GT3-R)
10. Adrian Deitz/Josh Hunt (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)


2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

GT Championship Class points (after round four of six)
1. Richard Muscat (345 points), 2. Tony Quinn (308), 3. John Bowe (297), 4. Klark Quinn (285), 5. Justin McMillan/Steven Richards (213), 6. Peter Edwards (182),  7. Tony D’Alberto (147), 8. James Koundouris (138), 9. Andrew MacPherson (105), 10. Steve Owen (84), 11. Ross Lilley (64), 12. Garth Tander (58), 12. Steve McLaughlan/Warren Luff (58), 13. Jack Le Brocq (52), 14. Josh Hunt/Adrian Deitz (43), 15. Tony DeFelice (32), 16. Craig Baird (30), 17. Ben Porter (24), 18. Jim Manolios (23), 19. Ryan Millier (19), 20. Roger Lago/David Russell (1)

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2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 28-30 March, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria (2x 60-minute races - The Nationals)

Rnd#2 - 23-25 May, Phillip Island, Victoria (101-lap race - The Nationals)

Rnd#3 - 4-6 July, Townsville, Queensland (3x 40-minute races - V8 Supercars)

Rnd#4 - 22-24 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (2x 30-minute, 1x 60-minute races - V8 Supercars)

Rnd#5 - 12-14 September, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria (3x 40-minute races - V8 Supercars)

Rnd#6 - 7-9 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
(2x 40-min races + 101-lap non-championship feature race)

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Interlloy Pty Ltd is Australia’s lead supplier of Engineering Steels and Alloys to engineering machine shops both nationally and internationally. Founded in 1987and now employing over one hundred and forty (140) people in five states of Australia, Interlloy has become the major supplier of Special Steels to the General and Heavy Engineering Industries, Toolmaking, Mining, Gas & Oil Fields, Automotive, Manufacturing, Petrochemical, Pump, Power Generation and Transport Industries. For more information, please visit; www.interlloy.com.au

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After setting the pace during the opening round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli at Melbourne’s Sandown Park, the M-Motorsport/Interlloy team of Justin McMillan and Steve Richards were looking forward to round two at the team’s ‘home’ circuit of Phillip Island, believing they would be one of the outright contenders for the 101-lap endurance race.

Opening practice only cemented that view after Richards topped the opening wet practice session early, ultimately falling to fifth after pitting early to assess data.

Dual Victorian State Series champion Justin McMillan proved too that he was no slouch in the slippery conditions, although the team did elect to send the Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3 out on slick tyres to give McMillan some laps on a surface he was likely to encounter during the big race on Sunday.

“To be honest it was tricky out there, but there will be races where conditions like that become prevalent, so it was ideal to go out and turn laps and gain some experience with how a car with this much power and torque handles the wet..
“The boys added another degree of difficulty too by sending me out on slicks.. now THAT was an eye-opener.

“Overall both Richo and I are pretty happy. Today wasn’t about going after a time, because Saturday is predicted to be dry, so there was no sense unduly risking the car to set a time that didn’t mean anything. Right now laps are important, regardless of the conditions, but we don’t need to be setting the world on fire until qualifying tomorrow..!”

In the end the gorgeous #48 Lamborghini was classified 11th ahead of qualifying where Richards elevated the car to sixth.

“All good,” he smiled post-session. “That’s where we wanted to be, we have a 23 second advantage over the points leader in each of our compulsory pit stops [CPS] by virtue of not going after pole, and in an endurance race, that will play right into our hands.”

Richards was tasked with starting the car and he began strongly, carefully picking his way through the field to be second early, turning laps in the 29s to hold position around 15-seconds back from race leader Richard Muscat in the Mercedes.

On lap 20 though the race was brought under Safety Car conditions after a big accident at turn five eliminated Lamborghini rival Roger Lago, Dean Koutsoumidis and Keith Kassulke.

Muscat immediately dived into pit-lane, Richards following him through to hand over to McMillan.

On lap times that put the Lamborghini in the effective lead of the race, with the Mercedes in P2, however some teams elected to play the strategy game and stay out behind the Safety Car. McMillan held his position on the restart until a problem started to eventuate with the right front tyre, forcing him to pit again ten laps later with a deflating tyre.

The M-Motorsport team effected their second stop at their CPS time and rejoined, McMillan now tenth, but a sequence of consistent laps moved him back up the order again to fourth before he was once again forced to return to pit lane with the same problem.

Sadly for the popular Lamborghini drivers, they weren’t finished with pit stops, returning once more for a new right front before ultimately claiming 12th place, four laps down on the race leaders.

“Something has failed in the right front of the car which has forced increased load on that corner,” McMillan lamented post-race. “For sure we’re disappointed, but on the positive side I’m happy with my pace. The car is straight, we had no other issues and proved we could run with the leaders, so it’s only a matter of time before the pendulum swings our way and it’s us on the podium with the big trophy.”

Richards too was reflective having seen situations like this occur a number of times throughout his career. “Mechanical failures happen, that’s just the nature of motorsport. We’re not 100% sure yet what caused the issue, but we’ll uncover it and it will probably never happen again.

“It was a tough weekend in the changeable conditions, but there were a lot of positives, the biggest one for me being Justin’s pace in all conditions. He was consistent lap after lap and didn’t have a single moment when all around him other cars were spearing off the circuit, so I’d say disappointment, but lots of forward momentum for the remainder of the season.”

The M-Motorsport team now has a six week wait until their first event of 2014 on the V8 Supercar program, with three 40-minute races scheduled for the Townsville street circuit over July 4-6. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rnd#2 - 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli
Phillip Island - Qualifying (24 May)
1. 75. Warren Luff (GTT - JAMEC-PEM Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:38.8403
2. 36. Richard Muscat (GT - Erebus Motorsport SLS AMG GT3) - 1:38.9930
3. 7. Garth Tander (GT - VIP Petfoods Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 1:38.3899
4. 6. Nathan Antunes (GTT - Skwirk.com.au Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:40.0263
5. 88. John Bowe (GT - Il Bello Rosso Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:40.3297
6. 48. Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:40.9035
7. 71. James Winslow (GTT - Equity-One Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:42.0598
8. 1. Craig Baird (GT - Darrell Lea McLaren MP4-12C) - 1:42.0733
9. 77. Daniel Gaunt (GTT - JJA Lamborghini Gallardo LP520) - 1:42.1070
10. 51. Ben Porter (GT - IMAK Int. Porsche 997 GT3-R) - 1:42.4328

Phillip Island - 101 Race (24 May)
1. 7. Tony Quinn/Garth Tander (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 82-laps
2. 36. Richard Muscat/Jack Le Brocq (GT - SLS AMG GT3)
3. 88. Peter Edwards/John Bowe (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
4. 48. Tony DeFelice/Tony D’Alberto (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
5. 1. Klark Quinn/Craig Baird (GT - McLaren MP4-12C)
6. 69. Theo Koundouris/Sam Power (GTT - Porsche 997 Cup-S) - 80-laps
7. 6. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
8. 77. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP520) - 79-laps
9. 51. Andrew MacPherson/Ben Porter (GT - Porsche 997 GT3-R)
10. 47. James Koundouris/Steve Owen (GT - Porsche GT3-R)
11. 73. Michael Hovey/Matt Campbell (GTT - Porsche Type 997 GT3 Cup)
12. 48. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 78-laps

2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli
GT Championship Class points (after round two of six)
1. Richard Muscat (152 points), 2. Peter Edwards/John Bowe (127), 3. Klark Quinn (113), 4. Tony Quinn (95), 5. James Koundouris/Steve Owen (81), 6. Garth Tander (58), 7. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (57)

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2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli
Rnd#1 - 28-30 March, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria
(2x 60-minute races - The Nationals)
Rnd#2 - 23-25 May, Phillip Island, Victoria
(101-lap race - The Nationals)
Rnd#3 - 4-6 July, Townsville, Queensland
(3x 40-minute races - V8 Supercars)
Rnd#4 - 22-24 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
(2x 30-minute, 1x 60-minute races - V8 Supercars)
Rnd#5 - 12-14 September, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria
(3x 40-minute races - V8 Supercars)
Rnd#6 - 7-9 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
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Interlloy Pty Ltd is Australia’s lead supplier of Engineering Steels and Alloys to engineering machine shops both nationally and internationally. Founded in 1987and now employing over one hundred and forty (140) people in five states of Australia, Interlloy has become the major supplier of Special Steels to the General and Heavy Engineering Industries, Toolmaking, Mining, Gas & Oil Fields, Automotive, Manufacturing, Petrochemical, Pump, Power Generation and Transport Industries. For more information, please visit; www.interlloy.com.au www.facebook.com/MMotorsportGT3

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00

The ecstasy and agony that is Bathurst..

Twelve months ago dual-Victorian State Series champion Justin McMillan made his ‘main game’ debut at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, one of the most daunting circuits in the world. By the close of the event he had both impressed his highly-rated team-mate Steven Richards, and run strongly amongst the national GT regulars.

For his second attempt at the notorious Bathurst endurance event, McMillan employed not just a fourth driver, but the last Reiter Engineering-prepared Lamborghini Gallardo FLII built - it arrived just a fortnight before the season opener.

During testing at Phillip Island and Winton the new car performed brilliantly and that translated into pace during opening practice at Bathurst.

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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 00:00

M-Motorsport - new car, new livery for 2014

12-months ago M-Motorsport’s Justin McMillan stood on the precipice of the biggest drive of his short motorsport career, staring down the barrel of his debut on Mount Panorama behind the wheel of one of the most ferocious GT cars in the world, the 600bhp Lamborghini Gallardo FLII.

Now, just days out from his second start at ‘the mountain’ McMillan admits that the emotions are different this time around - more akin to a kid in a lolly shop..

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