For this week’s Sportscar365 Weekend Racing Roundup we head Down Under for the final round of the 2014 Australian GT Championship, where Richard Muscat and 2013 series runner-up Tony Quinn went head to head for the championship.
Australian GT Championship
A 32-point lead is what Richard Muscat had as the weekend at the Highlands Motorsport Park got underway. The Erebus Motorsport driver took the lead into the first corner and built up an impressive 18-second lead over Quinn as the drivers stopped for their mandatory stops.
Shortly after the pit window had closed a violent crash for Keith Kassulke’s Ascari resulted in a safety car and race control called the race after 37 minutes, declaring Muscat the winner.
In race two Quinn’s teammate Garth Tander took the lead on the opening lap, but only managed to create a five-second lead when he came into the pits during the pit window. Muscat rejoined behind Quinn but was back on the tail of the Aston after two laps.
Moments after Muscat passed Quinn to take the lead, a safety car was deployed, but after the race was restarted Muscat pulled away and finished three seconds clear of Quinn and securing the 2014 title.
Race 1 – 1. Erebus Motorsport (Muscat) Mercedes, 2. Maranello Motorsport (Bowe) Ferrari, 3. VIP Petfoods (Quinn/Tander) Aston Martin.
Race 2 – 1. Erebus Motosrport (Muscat) Mercedes, 2. VIP Petfoods (Quinn/Tander) Aston Martin, 3. Maranello Motorsport (Bowe) Ferrari.