PETER HACKETT TAKES VODKAO RACING LAMBORGHINI TO POLE POSITION AND TWO PODIUM FINISHES IN GT SEASON OPENER March 15, 2010 - VodkaO Racing Lamborghini Gallardo driver Peter Hackett dictated the Lamborghini pace in the 2010 Australian GT ...
PETER HACKETT TAKES VODKAO RACING LAMBORGHINI TO POLE POSITION AND TWO PODIUM FINISHES IN GT SEASON OPENER
March 15, 2010 - VodkaO Racing Lamborghini Gallardo driver Peter Hackett dictated the Lamborghini pace in the 2010 Australian GT Championship season opener on the streets of Adelaide after a superb debut performance with his new car and team.
The former Australian open wheeler champion driver set top ten lap times in practice in his first competitive drive of his exotic Lamborghini Gallardo, making him the fastest Lamborghini driver in the bumper 31 car GT field. The 29 year old followed his practice form by claiming the first Pole position of the new GT Championship season on Friday in Adelaide. Hackett's fastest lap time of 1:24.3872s was over 2/10ths of a second clear of Porsche GT3 997 Cup Car driver Max Twigg and over 4/10ths of a second ahead of defending Australian GT Champion David Wall, also in a Porsche.
In the first of three Clipsal 500 support races, a start line mishap saw Hackett drop from first to fourth and despite suffering some damage in the opening lap melee for positions, he retained a strong fourth place through to the completion of the 11 lap race.
Saturday's second race saw Hackett once again in speedy form, clearly setting the fastest pace of any of the Lamborghini drivers in the impressive GT field to take his first podium finish of the 2010 season in third place.
The final GT Championship race of the Clipsal 500 weekend saw Hackett once again take the fight to the leaders, with another strong third place behind David Wall and Dodge Viper driver Greg Crick.
According to Hackett - "I spent the entire Clipsal 500 weekend learning about my car as it is very different to drive in comparison to my past experience with the Diablo. We made heaps of progress throughout practice,qualifying and in the three races and we were clearly the fastest Lamborghini team in the field. So to head to the Grand Prix with a Pole position and two podium results and be third in the Championship is a great start to my first full time season of racing in two years."
VodkaO Racing Lamborghini Gallardo driver Peter Hackett will be back in action in the GT Championship support races at the 2010 Qantas Australian Grand Prix from March 25-28.
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