With the brand new Interlloy Chevrolet Camaro GT3 arriving in the country just days out from the opening round of the 2015 Australian GT season, the Melbourne-based M-Motorsport team knew they were up against it heading to Adelaide, but whilst the results might not have been everything they were looking for, there were few people that left the Clipsal 500 event unaware of the big American inspired GT3 racer.

“When we made the decision to change from the Lamborghini to the Camaro for the 2015 season, we knew that time was against us,” M-Motorsport team-boss Justin McMillan admitted.

“The Camaro is still a relatively new car on the world scene, and Reiter Engineering (who are also responsible for the construction of the successful Lamborghini Gallardo GT3) needed to finish the two cars they sent to Australia just prior to the start of the season, so we had little time to ‘shake’ the cars down. Almost inevitably, we struck teething problems throughout the event.

“There seems to be a number of small electrical pulse issues which Reiter themselves have admitted may well be due to the nature of the Adelaide street circuit and the high kerbs, as they haven’t discovered these problems in Europe or in Thailand where the other Camaros are competing. Ultimately it sidelined us at times during practice - both cars - and again, frustratingly, during qualifying, neither Dale Paterson’s Camaro, nor mine were able to record a good qualifying time.

“That said, both Tomas [Enge] and Steve [Richards] were able to sit on top of the practice times during both sessions, despite limited laps - in the end I think we were fourth fastest and seventh fastest of the 34 cars after practice was completed, so there was no question the speed is there.”

“It’s a pity we didn’t have time to run the cars and iron out any of the problems before Clipsal, because these cars would really have starred here if we’d been able to have a clean run,” three-time Bathurst 1000 champion Steven Richards admitted.

Both Richards and Reiter Engineering favourite Tomas Enge (former F1/Indycar driver) were fast during the opening 30-mninute race, scything through the field from the back, Richards going from 28th to ninth, Enge from 34th to 12th, despite almost a third of the race running behind the Safety Car and two hefty compulsory pit stop penalties by virtue of their status as professional drivers.

“That was fun,” Enge beamed post-race. “I was being a little cautious with the slower cars, so just missed the top ten, but as we predicted, these cars are perfectly suited to the nature of this circuit, with some very slow speed corners running onto long straights.

“I was able to follow Richo once we were through the slower cars, then we had the Safety Car period and pitted, but with our 45-second time penalty because of our driver gradings, we lost all those positions again. So we started from the back again after the restart and worked our way forward.”

Sadly for Enge, he would not turn another lap of the Adelaide Parklands circuit, after team-mate Justin McMillan suffered an ECU failure in the second 60-minute race in which Enge was expected to take over at the compulsory pit stop, whilst the Paterson/Richards Camaro was sidelined with its own electrical issues.

Fortunately Reiter Engineering had sent engineering staff to the event to oversee the operation of the two cars, providing M-Motorsport with valuable support to locate and rectify the problems, something they were able to do ahead of the final 30-minute race on Sunday morning where McMillan and Paterson would once again start rear of field, a position which ultimately kept them clear of the impending drama at the front of the field.

A cautious start by the two Sareni Camaros on the run to turn one proved to be the right strategy, as they entered the relatively blind turn one chicane to the scene of one of the biggest accidents in Australian GT history after the leading Ferrari struck the barriers on the outside of the chicane, before bouncing back across into the path of the chasing pack.

Neither Camaro was damaged in the incident, but with the field circulating behind the Safety Car for almost half the race, overtaking opportunities were limited, McMillan ultimately working his way through for 17th and Paterson 20th.

“We’ve still got a couple of small issues, but we’re getting there with the car,” McMillan explained post-race. “It was fastest outright through the speed trap, so we’re pretty impressed with the speed the car has, we just have to fix those couple of new car issues.

“In conjunction with Reiter Engineering, we’re going to undertake a two-day test at Phillip Island in the next few weeks and we’ll get this car well and truly sorted.”

Whilst a tough weekend for the M-Motorsport team, there were a number of positives to take away from the event, notably the fan reaction to the big 7.9-litre V8 and the attention the car received every time it hit the circuit.

“I’ve never seen so many people come up and ask for photos or to have a look at the car,” McMillan admitted. “They all commented on how good it looked, and on the sound - something which has to be heard to be believed!”

For the M-Motorsport team, the focus now shifts to test-mode ahead of the only endurance race in the 2015 Australian GT Championship, the 101-lap race at Phillip Island on 22-24 May.

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Rnd#1 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Adelaide Parklands Circuit, South Australia

26 February - 1 March

Race #1 (30-minutes) - Saturday, 28 February
1. Nathan Antunes (Audi R8 GT3 ultra) - 18-laps
2. Marcus Marshall (Porsche GT3-R)
3. Peter Fitzgerald (Audi R8 GT3 ultra)
4. Jono Lester (Ferrari 458 GT3)
5. Tony Walls (McLaren 650S GT3)
9. Steven Richards (DPM Motorsport Camaro GT3)
12. Tomas Enge (Interlloy Camaro GT3)
 Race #2 (60-minutes) - Saturday, 28 February
1. Nathan Antunes (Audi R8 GT3 ultra) - 42-laps
2. Klark Quinn/Tony Quinn (McLaren 650S GT3)
3. Jono Lester/Paul Kelly (Ferrari 458 GT3)
4. Tony Walls (McLaren 650S GT3)
5. Peter Fitzgerald (Audi R8 GT3 ultra)
DNF. Paterson/Richards (DPM Motorsport Camaro GT3)
DNS. McMillan/Enge (Interlloy Camaro GT3)

Race #3 (30-minutes) - Sunday, 1 March
1. Tony Quinn (McLaren 650S GT3) - 9-laps
2. Theo Koundouris (Porsche GT3 Cup-S)

3. Nathan Antunes (Audi R8 GT3 ultra)
4. Greg Taylor (Audi R8 LMS GT3)

5. Jan Jinadasa (Lamborghini Gallardo LP560)

17. Justin McMillan (Interlloy Camaro GT3)

20. Dale Paterson (DPM Motorsport Camaro GT3)

Every qualifying session and every race of the 2015 Australian GT Championship held in conjunction with the V8 Supercars will be broadcast live in Australia on the Foxtel network. Check guides for details and replays.

To watch a video interview with Tomas Enge, visit; http://goo.gl/d5fp8Z
To hear team-owner Justin McMillan talk about the weekend, visit; http://goo.gl/LNvdjT

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2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA*
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria**
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland*
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW*
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria*
Rnd#6 - 13-15 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
(* with V8 Supercars, ** with the Shannons Nationals)

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 M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning and Vibrabody. About Interlloy

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





During this weekend’s opening round of the Australian GT Championship, a former Formula One driver will make his debut on a circuit that until now, he has only previously seen during television broadcasts of the Australian Grand Prix.

“I well remember watching Michael Schumacher claim his first ever Formula One title here in 1994,” Tomas Enge admitted with a smile.. “He did it after running into Damon Hill at turn six. I’m not planning anything quite so dramatic, but I have to say, I’m really looking forward to making the Camaros Australian debut here this weekend.

“It’s not my first visit to Australia - I was here last in 2007 for A1GP - but it is my first visit to Adelaide, all I’m focussing on right now is trying to prefect the accent..!”

Enge will be paired with M-Motorsport team-leader Justin McMillan in the team’s new Interlloy liveried Chevrolet Camaro GT3, the pair unveiling the 7.9-litre V8 powered retro muscle car at Interlloy’s Adelaide base just 24-hours after Enge flew into Australia.

“From what I have seen of the Australian GT Championship, of all the circuits the series races on, this one is best suited to the Camaro, and best suited to my driving style,” Enge admitted. “Like all street circuits, it rewards commitment and precision, and there’s no margin for error - I like that.

“I’m also a fan of the V8 Supercars and I usually watch the Clipsal round, so I feel a little in awe of the circuit on my first visit, because I’m so used to seeing it on TV.”

“It will be a pretty busy weekend for us with the Camaro only having cleared customs late last week,” McMillan added. “We had a shakedown at Winton on Friday and suffered a few little teething issues that you experience with any new car, but we sorted those pretty quickly, then it was straight into the truck and across to Adelaide for the unveil at Interlloy.”

For the M-Motorsport team, Clipsal 2015 represents a very different scenario to their maiden visit to the circuit in 2013.

“That was my first street circuit race in the Gallardo,” McMillan reflected. “And we did pretty well, I qualified fifth and ran strongly in both races, however two years ago we ran just one car, this year it’s four!”

The M-Motorsport team, with assistance from Reiter Engineering, will manage the Camaros of McMillan/Enge and Dale Paterson/Steve Richards, whilst they will also oversee the Lamborghini entries of John Magro (in the Gallardo FL2 that McMillan campaigned in 2014) and Trophy Class front-runner Jan Jinadasa.

“There will be plenty going on, but we’re prepared for that,” McMillan admitted.

“The Australian GT Championship has really evolved over the last couple of seasons,” Enge acknowledged. “It has certainly become one of the best GT3 championships in the world, and like many of the other leading GT3 series, it’s going to be tough against such competitive teams and equipment.

“Together with Reiter Engineering we’ve had good success with the car in Europe and in Thailand, however it is still relatively new so there will be a steep learning curve for the whole team this weekend.

“Regardless of how it plays out we will try our best. We know the car can be quick, Justin really impressed me with his pace at Bathurst in the Reiter Gallardo, and I hope I can help him come to grips with the Camaro more quickly.

“The weather will obviously play a big part this weekend too, with the affect it will have on car reliability, on driver concentration and on tyre wear. We’re pretty comfortable with the heat after all the miles we’ve done with the Camaro in Thailand, so I don’t think that will be a big problem for us, but with a field of 34-cars, our focus will be on bringing the car home in one piece, whilst enjoying the experience at the same time!”

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Rnd#1 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Adelaide Parklands Circuit, South Australia

Thursday, 26 February

Practice#1 - 10:25am (20-minutes)

Practice#2 - 5:45pm (20-minutes)



Friday, 27 February

Qualifying - 12:20pm (20-minutes)



Saturday, 27 February

Race#1 - 8:55am (30-minutes)

Race#2 - 5:40pm (60-minutes)
 Sunday, 1 March

Race#3 - 9:35am (30-minutes)

Every qualifying session and every race of the 2015 Australian GT Championship will be broadcast live in Australia on the Foxtel network. Check guides for details.

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2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA*
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria**
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland*
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW*
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria*
Rnd#6 - 13-15 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
(* with V8 Supercars, ** with the Shannons Nationals)

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M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning and Vibrabody. About Interlloy

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

“We were right where we wanted to be..” three-time Bathurst 1000 champion Steven Richards lamented after retiring the #48 Interlloy/Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 from the 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour whilst well within reach of the leaders.

“All our strategy had come into play, we were on the lead lap, and whilst we might have had a tough time battling the Nissan and the German Audi for a race win, we would have been in the mix, but sadly a gearbox failure after five hours put paid to that plan..”

It was a tough end to what had been a memorable weekend for the Interlloy supported team, where team boss Justin McMillan and Richards were joined by former 12-Hour podium place-getter Craig Baird.

A proven package in Australian GT, the M-Motorsport Lamborghini was always expected to be one of the challengers, Richards and Baird proving through practice that they were ones to keep a close eye on.

McMillan too kept improving to the point where his best lap for the weekend was less than a second off Steven Richards’ qualifying time for the Bathurst 12-Hour in 2013.. “Who’d have thought,” McMillan beamed post-event.

By the close of qualifying, the Interlloy Lamborghini was classified in 11th place, Richards’ best lap a 2:04.5976, a full second and a half faster than they’d been in 2014.

“We didn’t get too caught up in the soft tyre battle like some of the leaders,” Richards explained post-session. “The soft Michelin was good for another second or so, but our focus is on the race and having the right tyre under us as the day warms up.”

As he had done in 2014, Richards started the race and quickly started to move forward before the first Safety Car was called on lap seven, the reigning Carrera Cup champ diving to the pits to install McMillan for the early part of the race.

Rejoining towards the rear of the field, McMillan quickly settled into a rhythm, pumping out a sequence of personal best laps to move back inside the top half of the field, although subsequent stops dropped him down a lap due to the succession of Safety Car periods through the middle stages of the race.

By hour five though, Baird was back behind the wheel and pushing strongly to return to the lead lap and up to seventh, well within reach of the leaders, the multiple Carrera Cup champion handing the car across to Richards to start an assault on the lead, but 24 laps into his stint, Richards was forced to retire from eighth place with gearbox failure.

“It was going perfectly to plan,” Richards admitted with frustration. “It’s hard to know what may have happened, but everything we’d worked our strategy on was falling into place. Justin’s stints were over, Bairdo put us onto the tail of the leaders, and we were strong, but coming out of turn one to start lap 130, I pulled from second to third, and we lost all drive.

“I don’t know what happened, but that was it, game over.

“I’ve had disappointment at Bathurst before, but this one was frustrating because we felt we were in with a shot. We didn’t have the outright pace of the Nissan or the lead Audi, but we would have finished on the lead lap - no question - and from there, who knows what might have happened.”

“It’s certainly frustrating, but apart from finish, we did everything we set out to do,” McMillan added. “The car was almost faultless, the driver lineup worked well, I was quicker than I’ve ever been at Bathurst, and we were right where we wanted to be.

“We don’t know exactly what happened yet, because the car is still on the way back to Melbourne, but the gearbox was serviced just before Bathurst because of the rigours of a 12-Hour endurance race, and it’s not something we’ve ever experienced before, but that - as they tell me - is motor racing!”

For the M-Motorsport/Interlloy team, things now ‘step up’ a gear, with the introduction of the new Camaro GT3 which they will campaign at the season opening Australian GT round in Adelaide in three weeks time.

“Our new car arrives in Melbourne this week, and we’ll do a shake-down at Phillip island and Winton to have it ready for Clipsal,” McMillan confirmed.

The Adelaide event will also see the M-Motorsport Lamborghini sport new colours, with Queenslander John Magro taking over the reigns for the forthcoming season, whilst McMillan will be joined by former Formula One driver - and Reiter Engineering factory driver - Tomas Enge for the Clipsal event.

“It’s going to be a busy three weeks,” McMillan agreed, “but the team has geared up for it, there’s some Reiter Engineering engineers and technicians coming out to assist us at Clipsal, and we have three cars [including the DPM Motorsport Camaro of Dale Patterson] almost ready to go, so I think we’ll be pretty right by the time the truck leaves the factory for Adelaide in a fortnight’s time. Wish us luck!”

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2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli



Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA*
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria**
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland*
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW*
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria*
Rnd#6 - 13-15 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
(* with V8 Supercars, ** with the Shannons Nationals)

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M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning and Vibrabody.

About Interlloy
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

Just recently M-Motorsport team leader Justin McMillan revealed that he would be moving from the Lamborghini Gallardo that took him to fourth place in the 2014 Australian GT Championship, to a Reiter Engineering prepared Chevrolet Camaro GT3 with a former Formula One driver sharing the driving duties.

Whilst fantastic news to the ever-growing category, what the news did was prompt questions about where the pole-sitting Lamborghini would go for season 2015, and what of McMillan’s 2014 co-driver Steven Richards.. Now, all can be revealed.

For the 2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, the M-Motorsport team will campaign three cars - an Interlloy liveried Camaro GT3 for McMillan and Tomas Enge, a second Camaro for Victorian Dale Paterson and Richards, and their Gallardo FL2 GT3 for Queensland’s John Magro.

“I’ve been talking to Dale [Paterson] for some time about running the Camaro,” McMillan explained. “He was one of the first drivers to make contact after we’d done the deal with Reiter Engineering to be the agent for this part of the world for the Sareni Camaro.

“He also came to New Zealand to have a look first hand at the Inky Tulloch Camaro and was impressed with how it went and the feedback he got from Inky and Craig Lowndes who shared the car at Highlands.

“To be honest, that event changed my mind too about my direction moving forward, and after discussions with Reiter in Germany, and with Steve, we elected to make a change from the Lamborghini and assist in the development of the Camaro with a two-car team.

“What that meant though was that we had a Gallardo that we weren’t going to run after the Bathurst 12-Hour, and as soon as I started making noises about leasing that I was inundated with calls.

“In the end John Magro was looking for a drive, and together with his supporters, they put a deal to me that was too good to refuse, which meant that we were able to build M-Motorsport into a three car team for the 2015 season.”

For Magro the deal allows the former open-wheel star to return to AGT after a stint in the Trophy Class alongside fellow Queenslander Ockert Fourie last season.

“Ockert unfortunately has been forced to sit out the bulk of the coming season because of a medical condition,” Magro explained. “That meant his car would also be out of action for much of the year, and as a result I needed to find an alternative.

“I looked at a number of options, but in the end, the Lamborghini provided not only the best package, but an opportunity to race with the front runners and go after the Championship.

“I’m really looking forward to it, I can’t thank M-Motorsport enough for the opportunity. Australian GT is a great category and I am very privileged to be a part of it.”

Whilst Magro’s performance in 2014 proved that he can expect to be an outright threat this season, so too M-Motorsport’s third entry, the #70 DPM Motorsport Camaro of 2014 part-timer Dale Paterson.

“The minute Justin revealed the new Camaro GT3 I knew I had to have one,” Paterson reflected.

“It is everything I want in a race car and more.. DPM Motorsport is predominantly an engine tuning and high performance business that works for the most part with Chevrolet and Holden products, so the Camaro fits exactly what I’m looking for on a number of levels.

“Justin and the M-Motorsport team have helped me immensely over the last six months in putting the deal together, and it became even sweeter just recently when they revealed that Richo would also be available to drive with me.

“I love the car and I think at somewhere like Clipsal or Townsville we’ll be right in the mix, but it’s new to me too, so I’ll be pushing hard to get the most out of it but I’ll also be looking to finish every race because that’s what is important in achieving results.”

Magro and Paterson still have six weeks to wait until the opening round of the 2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli on the streets of Adelaide, although for the M-Motorsport team, their season starts with the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour in just under weeks where McMillan and Richards will be joined by New Zealander Craig Baird in the #48 Interlloy Lamborghini.

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2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA*
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria**
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland*
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW*
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria*
Rnd#6 - 13-15 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
(* with V8 Supercars, ** with the Shannons Nationals)

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M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning and Vibrabody. About Interlloy

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 For more information on the M-Motorspot/Interlloy team, please contact Sean Henshelwood at Signature Series Group [SSG] via sean@signatureseries.com.au

www.mmotorsport.com.au

Former Formula One (Prost Grand Prix) driver and international GT star Tomas Enge is the latest high profile signing to the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, the Czechoslovakian driver joining the M-Motorsport/Interlloy team alongside team owner Justin McMillan in a very different looking operation for the 2015 season.

A regular on the Australian GT podium with co-drivers Steven Richards and David Russell in his #48 Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 last season, McMillan has made a wholesale change in 2015 by signing Enge and the stunning new Reiter Engineering prepared Chevrolet Camaro GT3.

“The decision to change from the Lamborghini to the Camaro wasn’t taken lightly,” McMillan admitted. “We had a great season with the Reiter-prepared Gallardo last year, but with the Camaro coming online, and the success that Inky Tulloch and Craig Lowndes enjoyed at Highlands, I thought it was time to make a change.

“Honestly, despite having been a long-time Lamborghini supporter, my heart is in muscle cars and Hot Rods - I’ve built them over the years, and I have a number of them - and the Camaro suits that style for me. A big thumping 7.9-litre Chevrolet V8 wrapped in a GT3 body - what’s not to like..!

We’ve also made a commitment to assist in the development of the car too, and with three Camaros now in the region, it made perfect sense to make the switch this year.

“Since day one of our involvement with Reiter and the Camaro I’ve been involved in testing at Adria (Italy), and was very hands-on with the inky Tulloch car. A second car for Australian GT is on the way, and my car is close behind it, so there will be two cars competing in the full 2015 series, and potentially Inky may make one or two appearances.”

Clipsal won’t be Enge’s first visit to Australia, the 38-year old having represented his country in the former A1GP series. He’s no stranger either to the Camaro, nor street circuits, having contested the Thailand Super Series for the Vattana Motorsport team where he finished runner-up to team-mate Chonsawat Asavahame (Gallardo) in the #25 Camaro GT3 this year, winning the final round in early December on the Bangsean street circuit.

“Tomas has been with Reiter since 2012 and as a result, has been right through the development of the Camaro from day one,” McMillan explained. “He’s run in both Thailand where he was always either first or second in their Supercar/GT3 category, and in the ADAC GT Masters where he was always amongst the leaders.

“He may not have driven Clipsal before, but he’s a driver with immense experience and he will be able to extract the absolute maximum from the Camaro, especially around somewhere like Clipsal where torque will play a big part of firing out of the slower corners.

“Craig Lowndes admitted at Highlands that it was a fantastic car to drive, very controllable, and despite the torque (800Nm) and horsepower (650bhp) it was good on its tyres, so we should have a very competitive package!”

Whilst McMillan’s new Camaro is due to land in Australia in the next few days, his commitment to his Reiter Lamborghini will continue at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, where he will be joined once more by Richards and new recruit, Craig Baird.

“I’m really looking forward to Bathurst,” McMillan admitted. “This will be my third 12-Hour, and with the team we have, I believe we’re right in the equation for an outright result, especially as we were leading early last year with Steve before the incident at the top of the mountain which saw Ross Lilley caught out on the resultant oil across Skyline.

“Both Steve and Bairdo are proven front runners, and I’d like to go out with the Gallardo on a high note, so we’ll be working hard to be amongst the leaders over the closing stages.”

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2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA*
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria**
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland*
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW*
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria*
Rnd#6 - 13-15 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
(* with V8 Supercars, ** with the Shannons Nationals)

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 M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning, Vibrabody and Freem. About Interlloy

Interlloy Pty Ltd is Australia’s lead supplier of Engineering Steels and Alloys to engineering machine shops both nationally and internationally. Founded in 1987 and 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 For more information on the M-Motorspot/Interlloy team, please contact Sean Henshelwood at Signature Series Group [SSG] via sean@signatureseries.com.au


The final round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli is less than a week away, and already the excitement around the AGT - Highlands 101 ‘double-header’ has everyone talking. The level of anticipation amongst the teams too is high, and at Melbourne’s M-Motorsport, there is twice the excitement after the news that former V8 Supercar champion Craig Lowndes will join local star Inky Tulloch to debut the first of the new Chevrolet Camaros into the series.

Experienced competitor Tulloch joined M-Motorsport team leader Justin McMillan at Adria in Italy earlier in the year to test the Hans Reiter inspired Camaro, and the former Mayor of Mataura (NZ) and truck racing champion couldn’t contain his excitement, ordering the first of the M-Motorsport imported Camaros for the Highlands event.

“As a fan of American muscle cars, my interest peaked almost as soon as I knew about the Camaro,” McMillan admitted at the time. “Having dealt with Reiter with the purchase of our Lamborghinis, I called him almost immediately to see what we could do, and the team arranged a private session for us at the Adria Circuit in northern Italy to test the car.

“Like us, Inky was seriously impressed - it’s one of those cars that just begs to be driven, and the sound… just wait till you hear the sound!”

On his own visit to Europe, Steven Richards also had a chance to sample the Camaro, and he admitted it impressed him.

“The car was exceptional,” Richards admitted. “Very different to the Lamborghini.. I’d say the Lamborghini is more like an open-wheeler, more reliant on aero and mechanical grip, whereas the Camaro is very much like a V8 Supercar.

“The Camaro matches the Lamborghini on pace, but the way it achieves that speed is in a totally different way.

“It’s amazing how quickly it accelerates out of the slower corners,” Richards added. “What that will mean in Australia on our circuits and under our weather conditions, only time will tell, but it has proven quick in the GT Masters in one-hour races in Europe, so I’d expect that we’ll face similar situations, although with that much torque, you may need to be a little relaxed on throttle applications, as it can get onto the traction control pretty quickly.

“I also think it’s a better proposition for the gentleman driver because it’s less reliant on carrying mid-corner speed like say the Ferrari and the Lamborghini - more user-friendly.. it’s also significantly cheaper than the Italian thoroughbreds too, and that will make it more attractive to those drivers on the fringe that don’t want to make such a big investment. It also sounds incredible.. it’s arguably the sweetest sounding racecar I’ve heard in a very long time!”

Whilst Richards won’t be driving the Camaro at Highlands - he will return to the wheel of the Interlloy Gallardo alongside McMillan - Lowndes’ Red Bull Racing Australia team-mate will be back in action and looking for the M-Motorsport team’s maiden Australian GT victory after coming so close at Sandown last time out.

“We’ve had pole three times from five rounds [Richards twice, David Russell once], and made the podium at the last two rounds,” McMillan acknowledged. “Richo is coming off the back of a great run at Bathurst and the his maiden Carrera Cup title on the Gold Coast, and I’m getting more and more comfortable in the car, so I think we are capable of being on the podium again. Whether that equates to victory, I guess in a little over a week, we’ll know..”

For McMillan though, his involvement with the Camaro won’t stop after Highlands, the AGT front-runner will be back off to Adria again to shake down the newest addition to the Australian GT family..

“Not long after Highlands, I will be flying back to Italy for a shakedown of the next Camaro destined for Australia - with it’s new owner..

“Two cars are sold already, and my intention is to have three cars in Australian GT next year - it’s an exciting time.”

The final round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli at Highlands Motorsport Park will conclude on Saturday, 8 November with two 40-minute races, before the second annual ‘Highlands 101’ on Sunday 9 November.

Coverage of the Highlands event will be available via www.australiangt.com.au each day, with a one-hour AGT/Highlands 101 package going to air on TV3 in New Zealand (23 November, 2:00pm) and a one hour package available in Australia at a date yet to be determined. Stay tuned to, to www.facebook.com/MMotorsportGT3

Rnd#6 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, New Zealand (7-9 November)
Schedule: [NZDT – GMT +13]

Friday, 7 November 

10:45am - Practice #1

12:30am - Practice #2

2:25pm - Qualifying



Saturday, 8 November

9:25am - warm-up

11:45am - Race#1 (40-minutes - CPS)

3:25pm - Race#2 (40-minutes - CPS)

 Sunday, 9 November

10:30am - Highlands 101 (qualifying)

1:25pm - Highlands 101 (race - 101-laps)

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Fast Facts:
2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli


Pole positions: M-Motorsport x3 (Sandown, Townsville, Sandown)

Podiums: Sydney Motorsport Park, Sandown 500

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3
The Reiter Engineering built Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ (FL2) debuted in 2013 as the flagship for the Italian manufacturer in GT3 competition. Powered by a mid-mounted 5.2-litre V10 with around 600bhp, the FL2 is the last of the Gallardo line ahead of its replacement in 2015 by the new Huracan GT3.

Chevrolet Camaro GT3
The brainchild of Hans Reiter, the Camaro GT3 has been in development since 2013. Powered by a front-engined 7.9-litre Chevrolet V8, it is one of the most powerful GT3 cars in the world with almost 650bhp and 800Nm of torque. During 2014 the car has proven successful in ADAC GT Masters in Germany and is a regular podium finisher.

2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli - 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)

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2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 28-30 March, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria
Rnd#2 - 23-25 May, Phillip Island, Victoria
Rnd#3 - 4-6 July, Townsville, Queensland
Rnd#4 - 22-24 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Rnd#5 - 12-14 September, Sandown, Melbourne, Victoria
Rnd#6 - 7-9 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ

2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria
Rnd#6 - 6-8 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ 
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Australian-based M-Motorsport came into the final round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli looking for a solid end to their 2014 campaign, but whilst New Zealand born Steven Richards and M-Motorsport team-boss Justin McMillan were looking like a real chance for a podium result, so too were series rookies Inky Tulloch and Craig Lowndes in the stunning new Reiter Engineering-built Camaro GT3.

With the two Red Bull Racing Australia endurance drivers competing for the M-Motorsport team, there was always going to be plenty of focus on the V8 Supercar stars, and they delivered, both cars making the Highlands 101 podium, McMillan and Richards outright (third) and Tulloch/Lowndes as part of the New Zealand Series (first and fifth outright), whilst the team also celebrated the Ross Lilley/Paul Kelly Koala Furniture Gallardo FL2 making in three cars in the top seven.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Justin McMillan beamed post-Highlands 101. “I finished fourth in the Championship Class in Australian GT yesterday after a tough season that saw us start from pole three times in six rounds, then Steve and I backed up with a podium in the three-hour 101. On top of that Inky and Craig were right in the mix and they finished a strong fifth in the 101, whilst Ross and Paul also made it home inside the top ten. For us now it’s on to season 2015, and I think what we’ve learnt this year will make us serious title contenders next season, and that’s the goal, podiums and victories!”

Former Bathurst 1000 champion and two-time Australian GT pole-sitter Steve Richards too was all praise for the team’s efforts in 2014.

“You have to remember, we’re a young team coming into a series against some very seasoned professionals, so to finish as strongly as we have is testament to the guys in the crew, and also Justin’s ongoing development as a driver,” Richards said. “This weekend you also saw some of the best drivers in the region competing, guys with V8 Supercar experience, all of whom were battling at the front of the field, so to compete against, and in some cases, defeat these drivers was for me a great result for M-Motorsport. On top of that we also saw the debut of the Camaro, and to have Inky and Craig running so strongly at the front of the field was outstanding. We’d tested the car and knew it would be strong, but there’s no better test than competing against other teams and the Camaro stood up to the challenge, and it stood up to it strongly.”

“The car’s [Camaro] great, it’s got a lot of grunt,” Lowndes admitted with his trademark smile post-race. “It hung in there, it was consistent, the engine was strong, the gearbox was good - it still needs a little more finessing, but overall for it’s first major outing it was a solid car.

“We tried to make it an easy car for Inky [Tulloch] and with that he actually went faster. He did his fastest lap time in the race so he became more comfortable - so as we stepped the car up, he stepped up with it.

“As a gentleman’s car I think it’s right up there to be honest, it’s a very easy car to drive, it’s a very forgiving car - you can step it out and have a bit of fun like you can with a V8 Supercar but it doesn’t snap on you like the Ferrari does. You can’t afford to step the Ferrari out too much otherwise it’s going to bite you, but the Camaro is a very forgiving car. There’s no doubt it’s got great potential - it needs more time - but we’ve progressed the car very well over the last couple of days.

“As for tyre wear, one of the unknowns coming into the event, I was actually quite surprised. We did yesterday’s two races [2x 40-minutes] on the same set of Pirelli’s and they were starting to go off a little bit towards the end of the second race, so I was a little bit uncertain how the 101 would go, but I think Inky did 47-laps in his first stint, then I jumped in and we only changed rears and kept going for another 40-something laps and the fronts hung in there. Then for the last 20 laps we put fresh rubber all around and away we went.

“The car for the size of it - it looks big and heavy - it actually did look after its tyres so I was really impressed.”

With the 2014 Australian GT Championship at its conclusion, attention now turns to the 2015 Bathurst 12-Hour [6-8 February] where M-Motorsport will field their Interlloy Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 with McMillan, Richards and Craig Baird at the wheel, the trio hoping to capitalise on what had been an outstanding start to the 2013 event with Richards leading for a number of laps.

“It’s an exciting time to be involved in GT racing,” McMillan admitted. “We’ve learnt a lot this year getting the Interlloy Gallardo up to speed and that showed with our end of season results where we were on the podium at every event, whilst the Camaro showed itself to be a competitive car on debut in New Zealand and that already has the phone ringing, so I think we’ll be in for a busy season in 2015.”

A one-hour AGT/Highlands 101 television package will go to air in Australia on OneHD on 21 December at 5:00pm. Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/MMotorsportGT3 for more news on the M-Motorsport team ahead of the 2015 season.

Rnd#6 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ
Qualifying (7 November)


1. Tony Quinn/Garth Tander (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 1:31.855
2. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 1:32.097
3. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:32.954
4. Jono Lester (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:33.365
5. John Bowe (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:33.832
6. Klark Quinn/Shane Van Gisbergen (GT - Mosler MT900 GT3) - 1:34.043
7. Inky Tulloch/Craig Lowndes (GT - Chevrolet Camaro GT3) - 1:34.131


8. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:34.741


9. Jim Manolios/Ryan Millier (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:35.521
10. Andrew Macpherson/Ben Porter (GT - Porsche 997 GT3-R) - 1:35.561
13. Ross Lilley/Paul Kelly (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:36.613

 Race#1 (40-minutes - 8 November, 2014)


1. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 19-laps
2. John Bowe (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
3. Garth Tander/Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
4. Ryan Millier/Jim Manolios (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
5. Shane Van Gisbergen/Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C)
6. Jono Lester (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
7. Peter Fitzgerald (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra)


8. Peter Edwards (GT - Bentley Continental GT3)
9. John Magro/Ockert Fourie (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)
10. James Winslow/Dean Koutsoumidis (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 18-laps

14. Ross Lilley/Paul Kelly (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
19. Craig Lowndes/Inky Tulloch (GT - Chevrolet Camaro GT3)

23. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3) 
Race#2 (40-minutes - 8 November, 2014)


1. Richard Muscat (GT - Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3) - 22-laps
2. Garth Tander/Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
3. John Bowe (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
4. Shane Van Gisbergen/Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C)
5. Peter Edwards (GT - Bentley Continental GT3)
6. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3)
7. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP560)


8. Craig Lowndes/Inky Tulloch (GT - Chevrolet Camaro GT3)


9. Jim Manolios/Ryan Millier (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
10. Peter Fitzgerald (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra)

DNF. Ross Lilley/Paul Kelly (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1-laps

Highlands 101 (101-laps - 9 November, 2014)

1. Garth Tander/Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 101-laps
2. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra)

3. Justin McMillan/Steven Richards (GT - Interlloy Gallardo FL2 GT3)
4. Peter Fitzgerald/Michael Almond (GT - Audi R8 LMS GT3 ultra) - 99-laps
5. Craig Lowndes/Inky Tulloch (GT - Chevrolet Camaro GT3)

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

7. Ross Lilley/Paul Kelly (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 97-laps

8. Michael Hovey/Matty Campbell (GTT - Porsche Cup Car) - 96-laps

9. Adrian Deitz/Cameron McConville (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
10. Simon Ellingham/Andre Heimgartner (GTT - Porsche Cup Car) - 95-laps
 
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Fast Facts:
2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli



Pole positions: M-Motorsport Lamborghini - x3 (Sandown, Townsville, Sandown)


Podiums: Sydney Motorsport Park, Sandown 500, Highlands 101

2013 Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3
The Reiter Engineering built Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ (FL2) debuted in 2013 as the flagship for the Italian manufacturer in GT3 competition. Powered by a mid-mounted 5.2-litre V10 with around 600bhp, the FL2 is the last of the Gallardo line ahead of its replacement in 2015 by the new Huracan GT3.

Chevrolet Camaro GT3
The brainchild of Hans Reiter, the Camaro GT3 has been in development since 2013. Powered by a front-engined 7.9-litre Chevrolet V8, it is one of the most powerful GT3 cars in the world with almost 650bhp and 800Nm of torque. During 2014 the car has proven successful in ADAC GT Masters in Germany and is a regular podium finisher.

2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli - after round six of six
1. Richard Muscat (595-points), 2. Tony Quinn (542), 3. John Bowe (470), 4. Justin McMillan (347), 4. Klark Quinn (347), 6. Peter Edwards (314), 7. Steven Richards (247), 8. Tony D’Alberto (147), 9. Ross Lilley (146), 10. Garth Tander (145) 
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2015 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli
Rnd#1 - 26 February-1 March, Clipsal 500, Adelaide, SA**
Rnd#2 - 22-24 May, Phillip Island, Victoria*
Rnd#3 - 10-12 July, Townsville, Queensland**
Rnd#4 - 21-23 August, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW**
Rnd#5 - 11-13 September, Sandown 500, Melbourne, Victoria**
Rnd#6 - 6-8 November, Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, NZ (TBC)
(* with the Shannons Nationals, ** with V8 Supercars)  
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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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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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 M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning, Vibrabody and Freem. About Interlloy

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



 The M-Motorsport team may have just narrowly missed the championship class podium during the third round of the Australian GT Championship on the streets of Townsville, but they bagged valuable series points, took pole position in qualifying, and packed away two straight Gallardo FL2s by the end of the weekend.

After the frustrations of Sandown and Phillip Island, the main focus for the team across the three 40-minute compulsory pit stop [CPS] races, was to finish, gain valuable experience, and gain as many points as possible.

Having turned laps at the venue in the past in both V8 Supercars and Carrera Cup, Steve Richards went out in the opening practice session to establish a good benchmark for the Interlloy Lamborghini, before heading back to his Type 991 Porsche to contest the one-make Carrera Cup category, leaving the bulk of practice to car owner McMillan.

McMillan spent much of the two sessions coming to terms with the 13-turn, 2.85-kilometre layout, running on old rubber before a late change to new tyres to acclimatise himself ahead of qualifying.

“I got one quick lap in, and it was comfortable,” McMillan beamed afterwards. “I’m not trying to do anything dramatic, just creep up on it.. Richo and I spoke at length after the disappointment of Sandown and agreed that we wanted to finish every race, and that’s the plan this weekend.”

With ‘roaded’ Pirellis fitted to the gorgeous black and orange Interlloy Gallardo ahead of qualifying, Richards went out on a mission, and out-paced points leader Richard Muscat in the Mercedes, former V8 Supercar rival Tony D’Alberto in the Ferrari and reigning champion Klark Quinn in the McLaren to take pole position by four tenths of a second, in the process improving the 2011 qualifying record by almost two seconds.

“That was comfortable,” Richards admitted afterwards. “Nothing dramatic, just comfortable. I got held up a little, and probably could have gone at best half a second faster, but that will do. Now it’s down to three races, and three finishes..!”

Richards started the opening 40-minute race on Saturday morning, immediately grabbing the lead and driving away from the pack with points-leader Muscat in tow, all the way to the compulsory pit stop. McMillan rejoined in fourth place, and was immediately under attack from the Audis of Steve McLaughlan and John Magro.

Moving to the extreme outside of the track after leaving the pit exit, McMillan expected the two Audis to pass him under brakes for turn one, instead he was hit with an image he just wasn’t prepared for..

“I heard a god almighty bang, like I was in the middle of an accident, then saw two Audis fly across the circuit in front of me and hard into the outside wall,” he recounted. “I did everything I could to avoid them, and came to a stop in the end to make sure I didn’t clean up the trail of debris they left down the track.

“After that it was understandably a Safety Car period, so for the bulk of the race I wasn’t able to maintain the gap Richo had given me to the guys behind, so ultimately one of the Koundouris Porsches dive-bombed me late in the race, and I let him go.”

Fifth, and with no discernable damage, the Interlloy team celebrated their first race on the Townsville streets, a celebration which included Ross Lilley in the team’s 2013 car, which also came through unscathed with a ninth placed finish.

In the damp of Sunday morning, McMillan was back behind the wheel for race two, starting conservatively on the semi-damp circuit to hand Richards the car in seventh place, the reigning Bathurst 1000 champion crossing the line in fourth position after charging through to finish just behind the points leading Mercedes, in the process setting the second fastest lap of the race - just under the new race lap record he had set in the opening race.

After claiming the Carrera Cup round win just moments before, Richards was back in the Interlloy Lamborghini for race three, and immediately up to speed and applying pressure to the Mercedes and Ferrari in front of him off the start.

He entered the pits for his CPS in third place allowing McMillan to rejoin in third, the team boss hanging on to claim fifth at the flag after coming under fire from Tony Quinn and 2011 race winner Klark Quinn in the dying stages.

Ross Lilley made it home in 11th, to add to his sixth placed finish in race two, and like the #48 Interlloy entry, the #63 Koala Furniture Lamborghini was in pristine condition.

“I can’t be any happier with the weekend’s result,” McMillan admitted as he accepted the pole position trophy. “We were quick, we were consistent, and we finished every race strongly. This was my first time here and I got quicker with each session, and whilst we didn’t quite reach the podium, we’ve amassed some very good points, and along with Ross, have two straight cars to put back into the transporter for the trip home!”

The team now enjoys a seven week break before the fourth round of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park on 22-24 August, again alongside the V8 Supercars with two 30-minute races, and one 60-minute race.

The third round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli will be televised on Channel 7 in the coming weeks (time to be advised).



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Rnd#3 - 2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

Townsville - Qualifying (4 July)

1. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:12.3325R
2. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C) - 1:12.7373
3. John Bowe/Tony D’Alberto (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 1:12.8230
4. Richard Muscat (GT - SLS AMG GT3) - 1:13.0737
5. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3) - 1:13.5273
6. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:14.0535

7. James Koundouris/Steve Owen (GT - Porsche GT3-R) - 1:14.3171
8. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:14.7653
9. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP520) - 1:14.8057

10. Ockert Fourie/John Magro (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:15.6806
11. Steve McLaughlan (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 1:15.7533

12. Theo Koundouris (GTT - Porsche 997 Cup-S) - 1:15.8285
13. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3) - 1:16.0301
 Race#1 - 40-minutes (5 July)

1. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C) - 25-laps
2. Richard Muscat (GT - SLS AMG GT3)
3. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
4. James Koundouris (GT - Porsche GT3-R)
5. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
6. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)

7. Michael Hovey (GTT - Porsche Type 997 GT3 Cup)
8. Theo Koundouris (GTT - Porsche 997 Cup-S)
9. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)

10. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 24-laps
 Race#2 - 40-minutes (6 July)

1. John Bowe/Tony D’Alberto (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3) - 29-laps
2. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
3. Richard Muscat (GT - SLS AMG GT3)
4. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
5. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)

6. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)

7. Andrew MacPherson (GT - Porsche 997 GT3-R)

8. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 28-laps
9. Michael Hovey (GTT - Porsche Type 997 GT3 Cup)
10. Jan Jinadasa/Daniel Gaunt (GTT - Lamborghini Gallardo LP520)

Race#3 - 40-minutes (6 July)

1. Richard Muscat (GT - SLS AMG GT3) - 30-laps
2. John Bowe/Tony D’Alberto (GT - Ferrari 458 Italia GT3)
3. Tony Quinn (GT - Aston Martin Vantage GT3)
4. Klark Quinn (GT - McLaren MP4-12C)
5. Justin McMillan/Steve Richards (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)
6. James Koundouris (GT - Porsche GT3-R)
7. Rod Salmon/Nathan Antunes (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3)

8. Dean Koutsoumidis/James Winslow (GTT - Audi R8 LMS GT3) - 29-laps
9. Andrew MacPherson (GT - Porsche 997 GT3-R)
10. Theo Koundouris (GTT - Porsche 997 Cup-S)

11. Ross Lilley (GT - Gallardo FL2 GT3)

2014 Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli

GT 
Championship points (after round three of six)
1. Richard Muscat (285 points), 2. John Bowe (242), 3. Tony Quinn (212), 4. Klark Quinn (201), 5. Justin McMillan/Steven Richards (147), 5. Tony D’Alberto (147), 6. James Koundouris (135), 7. Peter Edwards (127), 8. Andrew MacPherson (87), 9. Steve Owen (81), 10. Ross Lilley (64), 11. Garth Tander (58), 12. Jack Le Brocq (52), 13. Tony DeFelice (32), 14. Craig Baird (30), 15. Ben Porter (24), 16. Jim Manolios (4), 17. 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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M Motorsport is proudly supported by Interlloy Engineering Steels and Alloys, Australian Post Tensioning, Vibrabody and Freem. About Interlloy

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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